Women’s Rugby Sevens Summer Events: Road to Paris 2024

The women’s qualification process for the Olympic rugby sevens tournament began in November 2022 and will extend to June 2024, ensuring all six World Rugby zones will have a continental representation at the Olympic rugby sevens tournament. The Paris 2024 Olympic Games Rugby Sevens events will take place at the iconic Stade de France in Saint-Denis from July 24 to 31, with the women’s tournament taking place July 29 to 31.

It is expected that all six World Rugby zones will be represented in the Olympic rugby sevens tournament. France, as the host nation, holds direct qualification, while the remaining quota spots will be distributed among eligible National Olympic Committees (NOCs).

The top four teams at the conclusion of the 2022–23 World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series will automatically secure spots for their respective NOCs in the Paris 2024 tournament. Additionally, six more spots will be awarded to the winning teams from each of the six confederations (Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, North America, and South America) during their designated 2023 World Rugby Regional Association Olympic Qualification Tournaments. To complete the field of twelve teams for Paris 2024, the last berth will be earned by the victor of the 2024 World Rugby Sevens Repechage Tournament, which is scheduled to take place a month before the Games begin.

Below we dive into the details of how each team qualified!

HSBC 7s Qualification

The 2022–23 World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series played a crucial role in determining the teams that directly secured spots for their respective NOCs in the Paris 2024 tournament. Host nation France pre-qualified, along with France, New Zealand, Australia, USA, and Ireland, thanks to their outstanding performances in that series.

South America

In June, Brazil emerged as the victors in the South America 7s tournament. Argentina and Paraguay, finishing second and third, respectively, sealed their places in the World Rugby Sevens Repechage.

The 2023 Pan American Games took place in Santiago, Chile, from November 3 to 4, 2023, with USA winning overall, Canada placing second and Brazil third. Other participating teams included Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Mexico, and Paraguay. These teams qualified through various means, including host status (Chile), automatic qualification, and achievements in events such as the 2022 Sudamerica 7s, 2022 South American Games, and the 2022 RAN Super Sevens. It’s important to note that while this event does not impact Olympic qualification, it provides nations with an opportunity to participate in another official event.


The European Games in Krakow marked a historic moment as rugby was included for the first time. Great Britain’s triumph secured direct qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympics, while Poland and Czechia earned spots in the World Rugby Sevens Repechage.


Canada claimed victory in the Rugby Americas North (RAN) 7s tournament held in Langford, earning a direct entry to the 2024 Olympics. Mexico finished in second place, and Jamaica secured the third spot, both advancing to the World Rugby Sevens Repechage next year.


In July, Zambia secured the gold medal in the Africa Sevens pre-qualifier, with Ghana earning silver and Zimbabwe taking home bronze. Senegal, Ivory Coast, Algeria, Mauritius, Burkina Faso, Egypt, and DR Congo also participated.

South Africa emerged as the champions of the Africa 7s Olympic Qualification tournament held in Tunisia, while Kenya secured second place, and Uganda clinched third, both earning spots in the World Rugby Sevens Repechage. The tournament also featured Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Zambia, and Ghana.


The Rugby 7s competition at the 19th Asian Games is scheduled to take place from September 24 to 26, in Hangzhou, China. A total of 7 women’s sevens rugby teams are set to compete. In Pool E, teams Thailand, Kazakhstan, and China will vie for supremacy, while Pool F features Hong Kong, India, Japan, and Singapore in a fiercely competitive lineup.

Preceding the Asian Games, the Asia Rugby Sevens Series 2023 will have legs in South Korea and Thailand. After the conclusion of the Asian Games, the 2024 Olympic Qualifiers took place from November 18 to 19, 2023, at Mikuni World Stadium in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan. The participating countries included Japan, Thailand, Kazakhstan, China, Hong Kong, India, and Guam. Japan emerged victorious in the event, while China and Hong Kong secured spots in the World Rugby Sevens Repechage.


The Oceania Sevens Championship took place from November 10 to 12. Australia emerged victorious overall, showcasing their dominance on the rugby field. However, the highlight came when Fiji faced off against Papua New Guinea, securing a crucial 54-0 win in the women’s final and earning a spot in the Olympics Paris 2024.

Papua New Guinea and Samoa also shone, securing spots in the World Rugby Sevens Repechage in 2024 as the second and third highest-ranked non-qualified nations.

World Rugby Sevens Repechage

The World Rugby Sevens Repechage Tournament will take place in Monaco on June 21-23. That weekend will be the last chance for teams to secure their places in the Paris 2024 Olympics. The stakes are high as the journey to the ultimate sporting event nears its conclusion.

Repechage Teams

  1. Americas
    1. Argentina
    2. Paraguay
    3. Mexico
    4. Jamaica
  2. Europe
    1. Poland
    2. Czechia
  3. Africa
    1. Kenya
    2. Uganda
  4. Oceania
    1. Papua New Guinea
    2. Samoa
  5. Asia
    1. China
    2. Hong Kong

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