Following an exciting weekend in Langford we look at seven women’s stars who could light up Toulouse 7s Rugby between 20-22 May. Following another action-packed weekend in Langford, there is only one women’s event left on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2022. Australia have been crowned 2022 Series champions but as a busy year for sevens continues towards Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 in Cape Town there is still plenty to play for.
Toulouse will play host to the final women’s tournament of the season, a dual event between 20-22 May, as the Series heads to France for the first time in three years. With just over two weeks to go until the teams arrive in Toulouse, we look at seven women you will want to keep an eye on in the south of France.
But that won’t be the end of the year’s sevens action, far from it. Attention will remain in England in July, moving north towards Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games 2022.
New Zealand claimed gold in both the men’s and women’s tournaments on Australia’s Gold Coast four years ago but will face stiff opposition from the likes of Fiji, Australia and the hosts, among others, in Birmingham.
It remains to be seen whether the men’s or women’s gold medallists remain in the hunt for a unique calendar hat-trick of Series, Commonwealth Games and Rugby World Cup Sevens titles when they leave Coventry Stadium.
Women’s World Rugby 7s 2022 in Toulouse match schedule
Friday 20 May
Match 1 Canada 7s vs Spain 7s
Match 2 New Zealand 7s vs Scotland 7s
Match 3 USA 7s vs Fiji 7s
Match 4 Australia 7s vs South Africa 7s
Match 5 France 7s vs Brazil 7s
Match 6 Ireland 7s vs England 7s
Match 7 Canada 7s vs Scotland 7s
Match 8 New Zealand 7s vs Spain 7s
Match 9 USA 7s vs South Africa 7s
Match 10 Australia 7s vs Fiji 7s
Saturday 21 May
Match 11 France 7s vs England 7s
Match 12 Ireland 7s vs Brazil 7s
Match 13 Spain 7s vs Scotland 7s
Match 14 New Zealand 7s vs Canada 7s
Match 15 Fiji 7s vs South Africa 7s
Match 16 Australia 7s vs USA 7s
Match 17 Brazil 7s vs England 7s
Match 18 Ireland 7s vs France 7s
RWC Sevens 2022, the shorter format’s showpiece event, will take place at the picturesque Cape Town Stadium, in the shadow of Table Mountain, between 9-11 September.
Following three days of intense action in San Francisco four years ago, it was New Zealand who came out on top in both the men’s and women’s tournaments – beating England and France respectively in the finals.
Michaela Blyde, Tyla Nathan-Wong and Portia Woodman all starred for the Black Ferns Sevens at AT&T Park and played a pivotal role in the team’s Olympic success in Tokyo in 2021. They will hope to add another title to their bulging collection in South Africa next September.
Watch Women’s World Rugby Toulouse 7s live stream
You can watch all the Women’s World Rugby Sevens Series live on beinSports, which you’ll find on streaming service Kayo.
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