The World Rugby Sevens Series Sydney Sevens will be taking place this weekend, from 1-2 February, 2020.
Australia will be one of twelve women's teams to compete in the tournament taking place at Parramatta’s Bankwest Stadium.
A draw occurred to place the twelve teams into three initial pool groups. Each team will play every team in their group, with the first two matches occurring on February 1 2020. The third pool match will occur on the morning of the 2nd.
Pool A will have New Zealand, England, Russia, and Japan. Pool B will be composed of Canada, the USA, Fiji, and Brazil.
The remaining matches occur later on the 2nd of February 2020. Depending on their standing at the end of the pool stage, teams will be placed in respective post-pool matches. Only the top team in each pool and the best second-placed team will progress to the tournament semi-finals. The remaining are sorted into 5th, 7th, 9th, and 11th place games.
Australia were drawn in Pool C for this tournament against currently ranked 5th place France, 9th place Spain and 10th place Ireland.
They will face Spain at 10:58 AM and Ireland at 4:36 PM on the 1st, France at 10:35 AM on the second. The remaining matches, dependent on qualification, are on the afternoon of the 2nd.
Australia has faced Spain three times and Ireland twice this series, winning on all accounts. They have face France three times, winning two including their first game by a margin of 40-0 in Glendale.
However, they lost their most recent match in Hamilton 14-19 against a French side that showed a strong ability to contain the Aussies defensively.
Entering the Sydney 7s tournament Australia is currently ranked second. They are twelve points behind leaders New Zealand in the 2019-20 Sevens Series.
The Aussies will undoubtedly not only be looking to win on home ground but close the current points gap they have with their Trans-Tasman rivals to keep their series contention alive.
The men’s competition will also be taking place consecutively to the women's. More information about the tournament, including match times and tickets, can be found below.
Here are the confirmed men's and women's pools for the #Sydney7s this weekend @BankwestStadium.— AU 7s (@Aussie7s) January 29, 2020
For the full match schedule head to https://t.co/VbrtfsweHT
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