The 2022 Rugby Sevens Toulouse will begin on Friday 20th May when the top teams will take part in the crown. Here’s the preview of when and how to watch the tournament and the full schedule.
Venue: National Stadium in Toulouse
TV channels: beIN and NBC Sports
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World Rugby 7s Preview:
When the best players in the world compete in the HSBC Toulouse Rugby Sevens, it will be the first time all 16 teams have competed in the World Rugby Sevens Series in over two years. This takes place in the national stadium of Toulouse.
This is the first tournament featuring all 16 core teams since the 2022 Canada Sevens, which took place in Toulouse on May 20-22 this year. With the participation of heavyweights New Zealand, Fiji and Samoa, this will be the first event to feature all 16 core teams.
The World Rugby Sevens Series 2021-2022 started in November and December of the previous year with two double headers in Dubai. It continued with tournaments in Malaga and Seville in January. The Toulouse event is the fifth of nine stages in the series.
Rugby Sevens Toulouse 2022 Schedule:
The tournament starts on Friday May 20th and lasts until May 22nd. Here is the full schedule of the tournament.
Friday, May 20, 2022:
- Match 1 – South Africa 7s vs. Ireland 7s
- Match 2 – Samoa 7s vs. Spain 7s
- Game 3 – New Zealand 7s vs. Scotland 7s
- Game 4 – Australia 7s vs USA 7s
- Game 5 – England 7s vs. Canada 7s
- Match 6 – Argentina 7s vs. Japan 7s
- Match 7 – France 7s vs. Wales 7s
- Match – 8 Fiji 7s vs. Kenya 7s
- Match 9 – South Africa 7s vs. Spain 7s
- Game 10 – Samoa 7s vs. Ireland 7s
- Game 11 – New Zealand 7s. vs USA 7s
- Game 12 – Australia 7s vs. Scotland 7s
Saturday May 21, 2022:
- Match 13 – England 7s vs Japan 7s
- Game 14 – Argentina 7s vs. Canada 7s
- Game 15 – France 7s vs. Kenya 7s
- Match 16 – Fiji 7s vs. Wales 7s
- Match 17 – Ireland 7s vs. Spain 7s
- Match 18 – Samoa 7s vs. South Africa 7s
- Game 19 – Scotland 7s vs USA 7s
- Game 20 – Australia 7s vs. New Zealand 7s
- Game 21 – Canada 7s vs. Japan 7s
- Match 22 – Argentina 7s vs. England 7s
- Game 23 – Wales 7s vs. Kenya 7s
- Match 24 – Fiji 7s vs. France 7s
How to watch 2022 Rugby Sevens Toulouse on TV and online?
NBC Sports shows the Sevens Toulouse in the USA. You must connect to the channel with cable TV to watch the entire tournament on your TV.
You can also download the NBC Sports app to your streaming device to watch the tournament live stream. So register and experience all events live.
If you live in Australia you can watch the game on BeIN. They will show all ht games to the fans.
Players to watch:
Charlotte Caslick (Australia)
Charlotte Caslick, one of Australia’s standout actresses on the show for the past nine years, is arguably in the form of her life.
The Olympic champion currently leads the DHL Impact Player Table, which awards points for offloads, carries, line breaks and tackles, with 328 from the five tournaments.
At Langford, Caslick complemented her all-action playstyle with seven tries as Australia secured tournament victory and the 2022 series title.
Australia’s co-captain scored a crucial try in the final against New Zealand when she touched down early in the second half to put her side back in front in a game they would eventually win.
Thalia Costa (Brazil)
Another player in fine form is Brazilian speedster Thalia Costa, who has scored 12 tries in her last eight Series matches.
That run began on day two in Seville in late January, when Costa struck twice in Poland’s narrow 17-15 defeat.
Last weekend in Canada, she crossed the white carpet eight times in just five games, including a hat-trick in Brazil’s Pool B encounter with Japan.
Costa is currently fourth in the try-scoring list for the 2022 series, having scored 21 tries in 24 games all season. She hopes to add a few more to her tally at Toulouse.
Ilona Maher (USA)
Only four players have made more tackles in the 2022 series than US striker Ilona Maher, who was at her best again in Langford.
With a presence on both sides of the ball, Maher made 13 tackles and 21 carries on Vancouver Island to finish the weekend in 10th place at the Langford DHL Impact Player table.
She also came up with crucial tries at crucial moments, scoring en route to sixth place in USA’s victories over Fiji, England and Spain.
She’s one of the most popular players in the series and is sure to carry that form to the south of France later this month.
Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe (Ireland)
The show’s most prolific female Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe ran 12 tries at Langford to bring her season tally to 32.
On day one, Murphy Crowe started with back-to-back hat-tricks against Japan and Brazil and scored all four of Ireland’s tries in defeating France in the bronze medal game.
In her last 14 games in the series, Murphy Crowe has crossed the whitewash 26 times, while scoring three or more tries in five of those appearances.
She recently told World Rugby that her only focus is on helping her team and she certainly is. Aside from her phenomenal batting average, Murphy Crowe is also second to Caslick in the DHL Impact Player chart.
Seraphine Okemba (France)
Séraphine Okemba, one of France’s standout players who secured a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics last July, has brought that form to the 2022 series.
Okemba is currently fourth in the DHL Impact player chart and one of the best players in the world when it comes to keeping the ball alive, having made 23 offloads so far this season.
A strong runner with an eye for a break, she contributed four tries at Langford as France finished fourth.
Okemba and her teammates will be keen to put on a show on home soil. With the 2020 season shortened by COVID-19, France has not hosted a Series tournament since 2019 and the hosts will be looking to get back on the podium in Toulouse.
Reapi Ulunisau (Fiji)
Fijian star Reapi Ulunisau was yet to make her series debut as she helped inspire her country to a bronze medal in Tokyo.
Despite missing the Malaga and Seville tournaments in January due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Ulunisau was a hit in her first season on the circuit.
At Langford, she led the DHL Impact Players’ table with 13 tackles, eight breaks, nine offloads and 25 carries, while Fiji was seventh.
Ulunisau scored six tries over the weekend to take her tally to 13 in just 16 games and she is looking to end her debut campaign on a high when the series arrives in Toulouse later this month.
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