Wednesday 31 May 2017

MOSCOW 7S GRAND PRIX SERIES 2017

The 2017 European Series start this week-end with the first round in Moscow

 

The Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series was created by the former FIRA-AER in 2002, organised around qualifying tournaments, leading to a final competition worth of European Championship. In 2008, it was also a qualifying stage for the Sevens World Cup. 

The first European Championship was held in 2002 in Heidelberg, Germany, and was won by Portugal, the team that won every men's championship since except 2007 and 2009, when Russia won. In 2003, the tournament was again held in Heidelberg and, in 2004, Palma de Mallorca, Spain was the host. From 2005 to 2007, Moscow was the host of the tournament.

Hannover held the tournament for the first time in 2008 and did so again in 2009. In 2010, the tournament return to Moscow.

In 2011, the format of the competition changed. The twelve best teams meet on several tournaments, following the model of the IRB World Series. The name also changed, the European Championship was known as Sevens Grand Prix Series.

With the inclusion of Sevens Rugby in Olympic games from 2016, the competition delivered a ticket to France in 2015 and qualified Russia and Spain for Repêchage tournament.

The 2017 Sevens Grand Prix Series is held in 4 rounds : 

- 3/4 June : Moscow (Russia) 

- 10/11 June : Lodz (Poland) 

- 1/2 July : Clermont-Ferrand (France)

- 15/16 July : Exeter (England) 

Competing teams are : Russia (European Champion), France, Spain, England, Wales, Poland, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Georgia, Italy and Ireland (new promoted team)

Programme of Moscow Sevens Grand Prix Series 2017 (local time) - All games live-streamed on Rugbyeurope.tv 

Broadcast on MATCH -TV (Russia), POLSAT SPORT (Poland) and LA CHAINE L'EQUIPE (FRANCE)

Saturday, June 3rd    (local time)                           

Match

KO time            (local time)

 

 

 

M1

10:00

A1

Wales

Ireland

A4

M2

10:22

A2

Germany

Georgia

A3

M3

10:44

C1

England

Belgium

C4

M4

11:06

C2

France

Portugal

C3

M5

11:28

B2

Spain

Italy

B3

M6

11:50

B1

Russia

Poland

B4

Break of 33 minutes  

M7

12:45

A1

Wales

Georgia

A3

M8

13:07

A2

Germany

Ireland

A4

M9

13:29

C1

England

Portugal

C3

M10

13:51

C2

France

Belgium

C4

M11

14:13

B2

Spain

Poland

B4

M12

14:35

B1

Russia

Italy

B3

Break of 33 minutes  

M13

15:30

A1

Wales

Germany

A2

M14

15:52

A3

Georgia

Ireland

A4

M15

16:14

C1

England

France

C2

M16

16:36

C3

Portugal

Belgium

C4

M17

16:58

B3

Italy

Poland

B4

M18

17:20

B1

Russia

Spain

B2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, June 4th (local time)

M19

10:00

1.(A)

Winner Pool A

Place 3 (#2)

3.(#2)

M20

10:22

1.(B)

Winner Pool B

Place 3 (#1)

3.(#1)

M21

10:44

1.(C)

Winner Pool C

Place 2 Pool A

2.(A)

M22

11:06

2.(B)

Place 2 Pool B

Place 2 Pool C

2.(C)

Semi-Finals CHALLENGE TROPHY

M23

11:28

3.(#3)

Place 3 (#3)

Place 4 (#3)

4.(#3)

M24

11:50

4.(#1)

Place 4 (#1)

Place 4 (#2)

4.(#2)

Semi-Finals

M25

13:15

L M19

Loser M19

Loser M22

L M22

M26

13:37

L M20

Loser M20

Loser M21

L M21

Semi-Finals CUP

M27

13:59

W M19

Winner M19

Winner M22

W M22

M28

14:21

W M20

Winner M20

Winner M21

W M21

Match for place 11

M29

14 :43

L M23

Loser M23

Loser M24

LM24

match for place 9 - CHALLENGE TROPHY-Final

M30

15 :05

W M23

Winner M23

Winner M24

W M24

Match for place 7

M31

16 :02

L M25

Loser M25

Loser M26

L M26

Match for Place 5

M32

16 :24

W M25

Winner M27

Winner M26

W M26

Match for place 3

M33

16.52

L M27

Loser M27

Loser M28

L M28

Cup Final

M34

17 :14

W M27

Winner M27

Winner M28

W M28