Spain name squad for Los Angeles and Vancouver 7s

Spain in past training session. Phooto Courtesy/Spain Rugby
Spain in past training session. Phooto Courtesy/Spain Rugby

Spain has named their 14-man squad for the upcoming Los Angeles and Vancouver 7s slated for last weekend of February and first weekend of match.

Eduardo Lopez, Alejandro LaForga, Juan Ramos, Enrique Bolinches, Josep Serres, Alvaro Gassot, Asier Perez, Tiago Romero, Aratz de Goicoechea, Miguel Reina, Juan Martinez, Pol Pla, Jaime Manteca, and Paco Cosculluela will represent Spain in the tournament.

They will have a tough task ahead of them in Pool D, with France, Great Britain, and Argentina all being formidable opponents.

Spain have 18 points and are placed 13th on the World 7s Series log.

How will relegation be decided from the men’s Series 2023?

The 15th ranked core team based on accumulated Series points following the tenth round in Toulouse will be relegated. The teams ranked 12th, 13th and 14th at the end of Toulouse will enter a four-team relegation play-off together with the Challenger Series 2023 winners at the eleventh and final round of the Series in London.

The relegation play-off will be round-robin format with the top two teams then playing a final. The winner will become the 12th core team on the 2024 Series, while the other three teams will enter their respective Regional Sevens Championships in order to qualify for the 2024 World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series. The Challenger Series will continue to provide a pathway for teams to qualify for the World Rugby Sevens Series.

Spain 1. Eduardo LOPEZ 2.Alejandro LAFORGA 3.Juan RAMOS 4. Enrique BOLINCHES 5.Josep SERRES 6. Alvaro GASSOT 7.Asier PEREZ 8.Tiago ROMERO 9.Aratz DE GOICOECHEA 10. Miguel REINA 11.Juan MARTINEZ 12.Pol PLA A3.Jaime MANTECA 14. Paco COSCULLUELA

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