Source: World Rugby

Sevens Series to stream live from Brazil this weekend

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World Rugby has confirmed that the second round of the Women’s Sevens Series will be streamed live from São Paulo, Brazil on 7 and 8 February.

The competition kicks off at the Arena Barueri in São Paulo on Saturday, with New Zealand top of the standings.

Following on from a highly-competitive first round in Dubai in December, where New Zealand beat rivals Australia 19-17 with a last-minute try in the cup final, another titanic battle is anticipated this weekend.

With the Olympic Games the major target on the horizon, this season has an extra edge to it with the top four teams at the end of the series qualifying for Rio 2016.  Currently the standings are as follows:

1 New Zealand 20 points

2 Australia 18 points

3 Canada 16 points

4 France 14 points

5 England 12 points

6 Fiji 10 points

7 USA 8 points

8 Russia 6 points

9 Brazil 4 points

10 South Africa 3 points

11 Spain 2 points

12 China 1 point

World Rugby Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “The prospect of qualification for Rio 2016 has seen competition step up another level in this season’s women’s series.  New Zealand and Australia played out another classic in the last round in Dubai, but teams like France and Russia really stepped up and across the board, we have seen skill and intensity increase.  It’s great that rugby fans across the world will be able to watch all the action live on and join the conversation @worldrugby7s.”

Full fixture list for Saturday 7 February 2015

11.00 – Fiji v China

11.22 – Australia v Brazil

11.44 – France v Spain

12.06 – New Zealand v USA

12.28 – England v South Africa

12.50 – Canada v Russia

13.44 – Australia v China

14.06 – Fiji v Brazil

14.28 – New Zealand v Spain

14.50 – France v USA

15.12 – Canada v South Africa

15.34 – England v Russia

16.28 – Australia v Fiji

16.50 – Brazil v China

17.12 – New Zealand v France

17.34 – USA v Spain

17.56 – Canada v England

18.18 – Russia v South Africa

Fixtures for quarter finals to be announced in due course.