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Japan defeated Uruguay 5-0 in an unforgettable final at Montevideo's Estadio Charrúa, bringing to an end the second tournament on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series in South America.
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The World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series, a new and exciting international rugby sevens competition, will be launched in February 2020 to boost rugby sevens’ development across the globe.
This weekend the first of two legs of the brand-new World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series gets underway with the opening tournament in Viña del Mar (Chile).
World Rugby has unveiled the new competition to encourage the further development of the sport’s sevens format. The aim of the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series involves the development of the next generation of rugby players and taking sevens to new nations in the wake of its successful Olympic debut at the Rio 2016 Games.
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After an action-packed start in Chile, the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series heads into the second leg this weekend. Staged almost 1200 miles westward, the teams travelled to the capital of Uruguay during the week in order to compete for a valuable space as a core team of the World Sevens Series next season. Staged at the home of Uruguayan Rugby, the Estadio Charrúa in Montevideo welcomes the 16 teams from all continents to another exciting weekend of 7s.
Hosts Chile, Japan and Hong Kong set the benchmark for the rest of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series after impressing on day one of the inaugural tournament at the Sausalito Stadium in Viña del Mar.
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World Rugby has taken the decision to postpone the women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series tournament that was due to be played in Stellenbosch on 28-29 March in response to the continued COVID-19 situation.
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