The World 7s Series concluded in London with Champions New Zealand ending the season with 200 points.
The All Blacks had a remarkable season, winning five cup titles and featuring in seven cup finals. Despite finishing fourth in the London leg, they had already secured the overall championship.
Argentina dazzle in the World 7s Series
Argentina had their best season ever, finishing second on the leaderboard. They capped off their season with a victory in the London leg, earning their third cup title. Their impressive performance throughout the series earned them a total of 179 points.
Fiji claimed the third spot with 156 points, showcasing their prowess in the tournament. France followed closely behind in fourth place with 151 points. Australia secured their place in the 2024 Olympics by finishing fifth in the series with 133 points.
Unfortunately, Samoa and South Africa missed out on Olympic qualification, finishing sixth and seventh, respectively, with 132 and 120 points. These teams will now compete in regional tournaments for a chance to qualify for the 2024 Olympics.
Other notable teams heading to the regional competitions include Ireland with 114 points, Great Britain with 100 points, USA with 98 points, and Spain with 57 points.
Kenya lose core status
In a decisive match, Canada defeated Kenya 7s to secure a place in next year’s series, completing the top 12 teams. Kenya 7s concluded their campaign with 40 points and will battle out with SA and Uganda for an Olympic spot in Africa.
Starting from the next season, the Sevens World Series will undergo significant changes. It will feature seven rounds held in seven iconic global destinations over a span of seven months. Both men’s and women’s teams will compete alongside each other at each event, enhancing the inclusivity and excitement of the series.