The 2020 World Rugby Sevens Sequence is formally over.
Remaining tour stops in Langford, B.C., London, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong have been all cancelled Tuesday because of the world coronavirus pandemic.
World Rugby chairman Sir Invoice Beaumont mentioned the choice was made in session with numerous public well being companies all over the world.
“Whereas this can be very disappointing for gamers, followers, organizers and everybody concerned to must cancel these occasions because of the world COVID-19 pandemic, the well being and well-being of the rugby group and wider society stays the primary precedence,” Beaumont mentioned.
With 5 males’s rounds and 6 ladies’s rounds having already been performed, New Zealand was awarded the title on each circuits.
The Canadian ladies’s group positioned third, whereas the boys completed eighth. Each squads have already certified for the Tokyo Olympics.
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The Langford cease is certainly one of two all-women’s places within the sequence.
“Clearly the official cancellation is disappointing information for the group because the Langford cease on the sequence is one thing the gamers look ahead to all yr,” ladies’s head coach John Tait mentioned.
Whereas the Canadian ladies completed tied with Australia for second within the standings when the season paused, Australia received the purpose differential tiebreaker. Nonetheless, Canada finishes its marketing campaign with 4 podiums — three silver, one bronze — in 5 stops.
The boys’s group landed its solely podium look when it received bronze in Vancouver throughout the remaining spherical earlier than the tour ultimately concluded.