Commonwealth Rugby 7's

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    Personally I see the Commonwealth Rugby 7's as a small window into what the future Olympic 7's could be. So, this year's games should be exciting as many countries will hopefully be ramping up their 7's programmes.

    I'm already following N.Ireland on twitter (http://twitter.com/nicommonwealth), waiting on their announcements for the squads. Also, we've already got a thread going about New Zealand's power house squad announcement.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    I'm looking forward to it, it's a great chance for a few players to earn a gold medal, something which I'm suren they'll cherrish. Also, since the squads will be full of big name talent, I'm sure this will be a great preview for the 2016 Olympics.
     
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    i'm going to put $100 on NZ to win it. Have you seen their squad?!
     
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    Yeah, it's loaded with talent. They're definitely sending a message.
     
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    Be interesting to see how Wales go in this.

    I presume no big names will be going. Be a good base for the like of Prydie to gain more international experience.
     
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    If no one but the Kiwis go in with big names...well, I think you're just handing them the gold medals.
     
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    Wales have central contracts for their 7s players. So I very much doubt that the WRU will allow top players to go or fringe players, which is a shame.
     
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    yes, but who regulates stuff like the commonwealth games and the olympics?
     
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    Well for the Commonwealth im sure the WRU have the rule over the 7s. As for the Olympics I presume it will be a similar set up to the Lions.
     
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    England normally take a few up and comers, last time round they had Mathew Tait in the squad
     
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    On a serious note, though...
    Please tell me that the Rugby Nations involved in the Commonwealth Games aren't going to ignore NZ's selection strategy and just "stay the course" are they?
     
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    What are the groups btw?
     
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    There are 16 teams arranged into four pools.
    The teams in each group play each other once, with the top two progressing to the quarter-finals. All pool matches are completed on the first day of the tournament, day eight.
    If teams are level on points during the pool stage, rankings will be decided by the result of the match between the two equal teams. If the match is drawn, points difference will be used.
    The third and fourth placed teams in each pool progress to the Bowl competition, and the quarter-final losers take part in the Plate competition. No medals are awarded to the winners of those events.

    Pool A:

    New Zealand
    Scotland
    Canada
    Guyana

    Pool B:

    South Africa
    Wales
    Tonga
    India

    Pool C:

    Samoa
    Kenya
    Malaysia
    Papua New Guinea

    Pool D:

    England
    Australia
    Sri Lanka
    Uganda

    Some form guide and an introduction to the Commonwealth 7s format: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/commonwealth_games/delhi_2010/9031959.stm
     
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    Only 3 teams in pool C? Now Im no maths boff, but that means there are 15 teams.

    Oh yay, Canada vs. Scotland

    Bowl competition here we come!
     
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    BBC **** up not myself ... the last team is ... Malaysia
     
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    Pool B looks like the one that will be closest fought one to me.

    ... thought i'd obviously like NZ to win, but I certainly don't think it's a done deal that they will - Samoa, England, Kenya,Australia, Tonga, Wales?
    are all realistic chances ... looking forward to it anyway - hopefully i'll get some coverage here :)
     
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    Im gonng go with???.........SAMOA GOLD!
     
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    I don't think England have a very good chance of a medal, based on their squad and performance through last seasons 7s circuit.
    I think it'll be between the Trinations squads, possibly: G: NZ, S: AU, B: SA
     
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