TORONTO 2015 Rugby Sevens Schedule Released

Women's rugby sevens to make its Pan Am Games debut

TORONTO, June 11, 2015 /CNW/ - The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Organizing Committee (TO2015) has released its full competition schedule for both men's and women's rugby sevens, one of this summer's most anticipated competitions. Don't miss out on getting tickets to this fast-paced, intense sport during this region's once-in-lifetime multi-games experience.

"With less than 30 days to go before the Games begin, and with competition schedules for popular sports like rugby being released, venues opening, teams being announced and the lineup for PANAMANIA revealed, momentum is building," said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer, TO2015. "We are excited and ready to welcome athletes and spectators from across the Americas to our region. Get your tickets now and join the excitement!"

Known for its speed and power, rugby sevens is quickly becoming a fan favourite and is expected to be one of the most popular events this summer. Rugby sevens games are fast and physical and feature some of the most intense battles for ball possession and field position anywhere in sport. With teams made up of seven players, instead of 15 as in rugby union, and matches finished in under 30 minutes, fans can expect action-packed games.

Both the men's and women's competitions will be held at Exhibition Stadium in CIBC Pan Am Park, which boasts one of the city's most scenic views of the  Toronto skyline and is known for its lively spectator atmosphere.

Adding to the excitement, women's rugby sevens will make its Pan Am Games debut. The Canadian women's team, which is currently the top team in the Americas and third in the world, will be in good company with top competitors including the United States, ranked sixth in the world and Argentina ranked eighth in the world. Rounding out the women's competitions will be teams from Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.

In the men's competitions, reigning Pan Am men's rugby sevens champions, the Canadians, have been drawn in the same pool as silver-medal holders Argentina. The two teams faced off in the finals at the 2011 Guadalajara Games, with Canada coming out in a 26–24 win. The United States will also be one to watch this summer, thanks to the team's sixth place finish in the World Series. Other competing teams include Uruguay, Chile, Mexico, Brazil and Guyana.

"Based on our men's and women's team's recent successes in their respective World Series circuits, and our women qualifying for RIO 2016 by finishing second place, we've seen an incredible amount of growth and support for Rugby Sevens across Canada," said Rugby Canada General Manager, Mike Chu. "A number of our best players, including men's captain John Moonlight and Women's Sevens Series scoring leader Ghislaine Landry, are from the GTA and are excited to compete on home soil in front of friends and family."

World Rugby chairman Bernard Lapasset has high expectations for this summer's tournament. "The Toronto 2015 tournament will showcase some fantastic talent in rugby sevens, with several of the world's top international teams competing, in both the men's and women's tournaments," said Lapasset. "This summer will be an exciting time for the sport. Fans across the world are excited to watch as the women make their debut at this tournament and of course it is all in the context of next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as rugby makes its long-awaited return to the world's biggest sporting stage."

Tickets for this summer's rugby sevens competition offer fans a great deal. Buying a ticket to any session in the tournament will give fans the opportunity to see every team, in both the men's and women's tournament, compete. This includes tickets to the final session (RU004) which will showcase the gold-medal and bronze-medal matches for both men's and women's teams.

To view the full TORONTO 2015 rugby sevens schedule for both the men's and women's tournaments and to purchase tickets, visit TORONTO2015.org/tickets.

The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games ticket program is designed to be affordable and accessible for everyone by offering:

Integrated tickets: Every event ticket will allow the holder to access transit on the day of the event.

Affordable pricing: Tickets start at just $20, with 75 per cent of tickets priced $45 and under.

Half-price tickets for persons under 16 years of age, or 65 and over: Tickets will be offered at a 50 per cent discount — some will start at $10. The number of discounted tickets is limited, so buy early.

Tickets for Parapan Am sporting events will range from $20 to $35 for adults, with a youth (under 16) and senior (65+) discount from $10 to $12.50 available, depending on the event. The number of discounted tickets is limited, so don't delay.

Easy options for buying: Tickets can be purchased online at TORONTO2015.org/tickets or at 1.855.726.2015 and internationally at 1.949.333.4824.

About TO2015
The TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10–26 and the Parapan American Games August 7–15. The TORONTO 2015 Games are funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, as well as Lead Partner CIBC and other partners and sponsors.

The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) is tasked with managing and delivering the Games. It is working to bring some of the world's best athletes and artists to Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, giving Ontarians a unique chance to be part of the action, and making the region a hub for sport.

For more information about the Games, please visit TORONTO2015.org or follow @TO2015, @TO2015_fr (French) or @TO2015_es (Spanish).







Men's Pool A

Men's Pool B


Women's Pool


A1 USA

B1 ARG


W1 CAN


A2 URU

B2 CAN


W2 USA


A3 CHI

B3 BRA


W3 BRA


A4 MEX

B4 GUY


W4 ARG





W5 COL





W6 MEX






Match No.

Day 1

Time


Match No.

Day 2

Time

W1

W1  v  W5 CAN v COL

10:05


W10

W4  v  W1 ARG v CAN

10:05

W2

W2  v  W3 USA v BRA

10:27


W11

W5  v  W3 COL v BRA

10:27

W3

W6  v  W4 MEX v ARG

10:49


W12

W6  v  W2 MEX v USA

10:49

M1

A1   v  A3 USA v CHI

11:11


M13

Medal Quarter Final MA 1st place  v  MB 4th place

11:11

M2

A2   v  A4 URU v MEX

11:33


M14

Medal Quarter Final MB 2nd place  v  MA 3rd place

11:33

M3

B1   v  B3 ARG v BRA

11:55


M15

Medal Quarter Final MA 2nd place  v  MB 3rd place

11:55

M4

B2   v  B4 CAN v GUY

12:17


M16

Medal Quarter Final MB 1st place  v  MA 4th place

12:17


10 minute interval

12:39



10 minute interval

12:39

W4

W2  v  W5 USA v COL

12:49


W13

W4  v  W5 ARG v COL

12:49

W5

W3  v  W4 BRA v ARG

13:11


W14

W3  v  W6 BRA v MEX

13:11

W6

W1  v  W6 CAN v MEX

13:33


W15

W1  v  W2 CAN v USA

13:33


1st Session Ends

13:55



3rd Session Ends

13:55

M5

A1   v  A4 USA v MEX

16:05


M17

Loser M13 v Loser M14 

16:05

M6

A2   v  A3 URU V CHI

16:27


M18

Loser M15 v Loser M16 

16:27

M7

B1   v  B4 ARG v GUY

16:49


M19

Winner M13 v Winner M14   - Medal Semi Finals

16:49

M8

B2   v  B3 CAN v BRA

17:11


M20

Winner M15 v Winner M16   - Medal Semi Finals

17:11

W7

W4  v  W2 ARG v USA

17:33


W16

W 5th Seed v W 6th Seed

17:33

W8

W1  v  W3 CAN v BRA

17:55


W17

W 3rd Seed v W 4th Seed (W Bronze Medal) 25mins

17:55

W9

W5  v  W6 COL v MEX

18:17


W18

W 1st Seed v  W 2nd Seed (W Gold / Silver) 30mins

18:20


10 minute interval

18:39


M21

Loser M17 v Loser M18

18:50

M9

A3   v  A4 CHI v MEX

18:49


M22

Winner M17 v Winner M18

19:12

M10

A1   v  A2 USA v URU

19:11


M23

Loser M19 v Loser M20 (M Bronze Medal)  25mins

19:34

M11

B3   v  B4 BRA v GUY

19:33


M24

Winner M19  v  Winner M20 (M Gold & Silver) 30mins

19:59

M12

B1   v  B2 ARG v CAN

19:55



Medal Presentation (30 minutes)                   

20:29


2nd Session Ends

20:17



Event Ends    

20:59

 

SOURCE Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

For further information: Teddy Katz, Director, media relations and chief spokesperson, TO2015, 416.957.2117, teddy.katz@toronto2015.org

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