Women’s Rugby Sevens Paris 2024 Olympics – Schedule, Viewing Options, and Results (July 28-30)

The stage is set for an exhilarating Women’s Rugby Sevens tournament at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, scheduled for July 28 to 30 at Stade de France. This year’s event marks a significant milestone, with twenty-four teams—twelve each for men and women—ready to compete for the coveted Olympic medals. The men’s tournament kicks off before the opening ceremony on July 26, with the men’s pool phase and quarter-finals scheduled for July 24 and 25, followed by the semi-finals and medal matches on July 27. The women’s tournament pool phase and quarter-finals are scheduled for July 28 and 29, with the semi-finals and medal matches set for July 30.

The Women’s Pools: Fierce Competition Ahead

The women’s competition features three intensely competitive pools. Reigning Olympic Champions and SVNS League Winners, New Zealand, are set to battle in Pool A against Fiji, Canada, and the recently qualified China. Pool B promises thrilling clashes with Rio 2016 Olympic champions and SVNS 2024 Grand Final winners Australia facing off against Ireland, Great Britain, and debutants South Africa. Hosts France, aiming to better their silver medal finish from Tokyo 2020, will compete in Pool C alongside the USA, Japan, and Brazil.

A Legacy of Champions

Australia made history by winning the first-ever Women’s Rugby Olympics in 2016, triumphing over New Zealand 24-17 in a thrilling final. In that tournament, Canada secured the bronze medal with a win over Great Britain. The semi-finals saw Australia defeat Canada 17-5 and New Zealand overpower Great Britain 25-7. In the bronze medal match, Canada dominated Great Britain 33-10. The gold medal match was a spectacle with Australia edging out New Zealand with tries from Tonegato, Pelite, Green, and Caslick, sealing their place in history.

In 2020, New Zealand claimed their revenge and the title by defeating France 26-12, making them the defending champions as we head into Paris 2024. That year, the semi-finals were intense, with New Zealand narrowly beating Fiji 22-17 in extra time and France overcoming Great Britain 26-19. Fiji secured the bronze by defeating Great Britain 21-12. The gold medal match showcased New Zealand’s dominance with tries from Blyde, Broughton, Fluhler, and Nathan-Wong, securing their victory over France.

Qualification Journey: A Global Representation

The journey to Paris saw teams qualifying through various World Rugby-sanctioned tournaments, including the HSBC SVNS Series and regional competitions. The final twelve women’s teams represent all six World Rugby regions, highlighting the global appeal and competitive nature of the sport.

The top four teams at the end of the 2022–23 World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series directly secured spots for Paris 2024. Additional spots were awarded to the winners of the 2023 World Rugby Regional Association Olympic Qualification Tournaments across Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, North America, and South America. The final berth will go to the winner of the 2024 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament in June. Learn more.

Qualified Teams:

  • Host Nation: France
  • 2022–23 World Rugby HSBC SVNS Series: New Zealand, Australia, USA, Ireland
  • South American Qualification Tournament: Brazil
  • European Games: Great Britain
  • RAN 7s: Canada
  • Africa 7: South Africa
  • Oceania 7s Championship: Fiji
  • Asian Qualification Tournament: Japan
  • Final Olympic Qualification Tournament: China

Watch

In the United States, matches will be available live and on-demand on Peacock Premium. Get Peacock Premium for $5.99/mo (limited time offer). Excludes current Premium and Premium Plus subscribers. Additional restrictions and terms apply.

Not in the USA? Check the Paris 2024 Olympics Broadcast page for other viewing options.

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Pools

Schedule & Results

Note that the men’s competition is July 24-27 while the women play July 28-30. See full fixture list here.

DateTime (CST/CDT)Team 1ScoreTeam 2ScoreCompetition
7/28/249:30 AMIreland Great Britain Pool Play
7/28/2410:00 AMAustralia South Africa Pool Play
7/28/2410:30 AMUSA Japan Pool Play
7/28/2411:00 AMFrance Brazil Pool Play
7/28/2411:30 AMFiji Canada Pool Play
7/28/2412:00 PMNew Zealand China Pool Play
7/28/241:00 PMIreland South Africa Pool Play
7/28/241:30 PMAustralia Great Britain Pool Play
7/28/242:00 PMUSA Brazil Pool Play
7/28/242:30 PMFrance Japan Pool Play
7/28/243:00 PMFiji China Pool Play
7/28/243:30 PMNew Zealand Canada Pool Play
7/29/248:00 AMGreat Britain South Africa Pool Play
7/29/248:30 AMAustralia Ireland Pool Play
7/29/249:00 AMJapan Brazil Pool Play
7/29/249:30 AMFrance USA Pool Play
7/29/2410:00 AMCanada China Pool Play
7/29/2410:30 AMNew Zealand Fiji Pool Play
7/29/242:00 PM9th Place 12th Place 9th SF
7/29/242:30 PM10th Place 11th Place 9th SF
7/29/243:00 PMA1 8th Place Gold QF
7/29/243:30 PMC2 B2 Gold QF
7/29/244:00 PMC1 A2 Gold QF
7/29/244:30 PMB1 7th Place Gold QF
7/30/248:30 AMLoser Match 21 Loser Match 22 5th SF
7/30/249:00 AMLoser Match 23 Loser Match 24 5th SF
7/30/249:30 AMWinner Match 21 Winner Match 22 Gold SF
7/30/2410:00 AMWinner Match 23 Winner Match 24 Gold SF
7/30/2410:30 AMLoser Match 19 Loser Match 20 11th/12th
7/30/2411:00 AMWinner Match 19 Winner Match 20 9th/10th
7/30/2412:00 PMLoser Match 25 Loser Match 26 7th/8th
7/30/2412:30 PMWinner Match 25 Winner Match 26 5th/6th
7/30/241:00 PMLoser Match 27 Loser Match 28 
Bronze Medal Match
7/30/241:45 PMWinner Match 27 Winner Match 28 
Gold Medal Match

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