Women’s Sevens Summer Olympic Schedule Announced

World Rugby has today announced the schedule for rugby sevens at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Both the Men's and Women's competition will take place at the Deodoro Stadium starting Saturday, August 6 and finishing on Thursday, August 11.

How it Works
All 12 teams are broken into three, four-team pools. The top two finishers from each pool move on to the quarterfinals (seeding determined by pool standings). The two best third place finishers from the pool stages will also move on to the quarterfinals.

The quarterfinals begin the knockout round, where a loss will dash a team's hopes of competing for a medal. Quarterfinal winners will move on to the semifinals, which will ultimately decide the teams playing in the Gold and Bronze Medal matches. The loser of the Gold Medal match will win the Silver Medal.

Women's Schedule (August 6 - 8)
The Women will take the world's stage first with the first two matches of pool play coming on Saturday, August 6. On Sunday, August 7, all nations will play their final pool match in the early afternoon before the quarterfinals kick off that evening.

Finally, on Monday, August 8, medals will be awarded. The semifinal matches will kick off at 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm ET that day with the Bronze and Gold Medal matches starting at 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm ET, respectively.

Women's Competition

Note: The order in which knockout matches take place may change subject to broadcast requirements.

Pool A
Pool BPool C
Australia (2-1-0 8pt)New Zealand (3-0-0 9pt)Great Britain (3-0-0 9pt)
Fiji (2-0-1 7pt)France (2-0-1 7pt)Canada (2-0-1 7pt)
USA (1-1-1 6pt)Spain (1-0-2 5pt)Brazil (1-0-2 5pt)
Colombia (0-0-3 3pt)Kenya (0-0-3 3pt)Japan (0-0-3 3pt)

Monday, August 8

Match No.
Time (ET)MatchupTeams
2511:30 amPlace 11-12Colombia 10 - 22 Kenya
2612:00 pmPlace 9-10Brazil 33 - 5 Japan
2712:30 pmPlace 5-8Spain v. France
281:00 pmPlace 5-8Fiji v. USA
291:30 pmSemifinal 1Australia v. Canada
302:00 pmSemifinal 2Great Britain v. New Zealand
314:30 pmPlace 7-8Spain 21 - 0 Fiji
325:00 pmPlace 5-6France v. USA
335:30 pmBronze MedalCanada v. Great Britain
346:00 pmGold MedalAustralia v. New Zealand

Final Standings

Rank
Team
Gold
Silver
BronzeCanada
4Great Britain
5USA
6France
7Spain
8Fiji
9Brazil
10Japan
11Kenya
12Colombia