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Tokyo 2020: what is rugby seven, the modality in which Los Pumas can give Argentina the first medal


With their victory over South Africa, the Albiceleste team, made up of seven players, was on the doorstep of glory.

07/27/2021 18:34

  • Clar铆

  • sports

Updated 07/27/2021 6:34 PM

Rugby returned to being an Olympic sport in 2016, after its appearance in Paris in 1924 when it was played in the traditional way, with 15 players.

Since the Rio games, the sport has been played again but with the particularity that only 7 players take the field and compete with slightly different rules than the 15.

First of all, each team participates with 7 players from each side with the possibility of making 5 changes during the match.

In turn, the playing time also varies since

14 minutes are played in two halves of 7

, divided into a halftime of 2 minutes.

In 15-player Rugby, two 40-minute halves are played.

Where there are no modifications is in the dimensions of the court.

Even if they have 8 less players, the measurements of the field are, like the traditional one, 100x70.

#Rugby Santiago 脕lvarez's try that sealed the victory of Los Pumas 7s against South Africa and the pass to the semifinals!

馃檶馃徎馃弶馃嚘馃嚪 @ gerardowerthein @ lospumas7arg @alvarezsanti #EquipoARG #VamosArgentina # ArgentinaEnTokio2020

- ARG Olympic Committee (@PrensaCOA) July 27, 2021

Former Sevens player and coach Marcus Blackburn wrote in his book "Rugby Sevens Training" about their preparation: "The traditional approach to coaching Sevens was to select the most talented individuals and rely on their brilliance and spontaneity to scoring tries, and the selection was perhaps a bigger concern than the actual preparation of the team. However, this is no longer the case: now the most organized and best prepared team together will very often be the winning team. "

Enter the changing room to celebrate with us!


We are waiting for you at 23:30 (Argentine time) to encourage us in the semis against Fiji #SeVenComoNunca # Tokyo2020 #rugby #olympics

- Los Pumas 7s (@ lospumas7arg) July 27, 2021


Try: 5 points.

When a player lands the ball past the opponent's in-goal line.

Conversion: 2 points.

After the try, the team kicks the clubs with a drop and not from the ground.

Drop Goal: 3 points.

The player lets the ball bounce on the field and immediately hits it in the direction of the posts.

Penalty: 3 points.

After a penalty offense, the team has the possibility to kick in the form of a drop to the sticks. 

Argentina's Rugby 7 team beat South Africa in a heroic game 19-14 with one player down from two and a half minutes into the game due to the expulsion of Gast贸n Revol for a high tackle.

But the Pumas took all their courage and in an extraordinary match they reached the semifinals of the tournament and now they will face one of the candidates, Fiji.

#Rugby Santiago G贸mez Cora, coach of Los Pumas 7, analyzes the game against South Africa and the attitude of the players: "There are times when the team needs to bring out their own love."

馃挭馃徎馃弶馃嚘馃嚪 @ gerardowerthein @ lospumas7arg @santygc #EquipoARG #VamosArgentina # ArgentinaEnTokio2020

- ARG Olympic Committee (@PrensaCOA) July 27, 2021

In the other key are the All Blacks of New Zealand and Great Britain, who will play for a place in the grand final for the gold medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Source: clarin

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