I approach Tokyo Olympic Games 2021 Rugby players and rugby players from Rugby Sevens will be on the field from July 26. After her debut in Rio 2016, the five-circle Oval Ball returned and the hunt for Fiji’s gold medal in the men’s field began five years ago at the Australian Women’s Championships. Take a look at the squads of all the national teams on the field.
Four confirmations for Argentina compared to Rio 2016, with Santiago Alvarez, Rodrigo Echart, Gaston Revol and German Schulz in the second Olympics. However, the Argentine team is young and is considered out of the medal race
Australia’s strong name is certainly the name of former Walabi Samu Kerevi, a purely world – class player, but will have to confirm himself in the seven – man version. Along with him are two veterans from Rio, Captain Nicholas Malouf and Henry Hutchinson on the team aiming for the medal.
Rosa: Lachlan Anderson, Joe Pinnacles, Dylan Piets, Nicholas Malouf (Capitano), Henry Patterson, Maurice Longbottom, Joshua Coward, Joshua Turner, Lachlan Miller, Samu Kerry, Dietrich Roche,
This is certainly not one of the top teams, but will rely on the experience of top scorer Nathan Hirayama to try to invalidate Canada’s predictions of not being among the medalists.
Rosa: Phil Berna, Connor Braid, Andrew Coe, Justin Douglas, Mike Fulefau, Lucas Hammond, Nathan Hirayama, Harry Jones, Patrick Kay, Matt Mullins, Theo Soder, Jake Theil, Conor Trainer
As current Olympic champions, they are inevitably one of the crown’s biggest favorites. The star is Jerry Tuai, the best player in the 2019 World Series and the only veteran on the victory ride in Rio. But Fiji is a combination of youth, talent and experience, and is certainly a medal.
Rio 2016 silver medal, Great Britain aiming for a medal, however England, Wales and Scotland have not shone in the world series recently. Tom Mitchell is the captain of a team and is still an avid outsider in the stage competition.
He arrives in Tokyo to say thank you for the recharge tournament, but Ireland have been one of the seven wonders of world rugby for the past two years. It’s hard to imagine the Irish fighting for a medal, but until recently it was hard to imagine them at the Olympics.
Rosa: Jordan Conroy, Billy Dardis (Capitano), Ian Fitzpatrick, Foster Horan, Jack Kelly, Terry Kennedy, Adam Levy, Hugo Lennox, Harry McNolti, Gavin Mullin, Greg Occhia, Mark Roche,
They are hosts and, therefore, will have an extra boost. Reaching the semifinals five years ago, they led a champion like Lot Tukiri, as well as top players such as Kazushi Hano and Masakatsu Hiko.
Kenya’s golden moment in seven rugby has been around for some time, with the African team coming into the appointment without a big chance of winning a medal. He closed the eleventh five years ago, and the result is unimaginable.
Rosa: Andrew Amonde (Capitano), Alvin Ottino, Vincent O’Neill, Hermann Hamwa, Collins Inchera, Daniel Tabu, Willie Ambaca, Johnstone Olindi, Eden Aguero, Jeffrey Oloub, Nelson Ojoba,
Another formation that could not achieve top-ranked positions is Cinderella in the tournament, which also includes Korea.
When it comes to favorites for gold, one cannot fail to mention New Zealand. Not to forget veteran champions Tim Mickelson or Scott Curry, the All Blacks 7S aims for ultimate success.
Rio 2016 bronze medalist South Africa is much more renewed than it was five years ago, but it remains one of the strongest teams on the world circuit and one of the favorites for the final victory.
Rosa: Chris Dry, Sacco McCatta, Impi Viser, Zine Davids, Angelo Davids, JC Pretorius, Branco du Preece, Selvin Davids, Justin Geduld, Kurt-Lee Arenaudise, CVV Soyswapy (captain)
The United States, which has been waiting for years for an accurate qualitative leap, is dreaming of an incredible Olympic medal. They will do this not only with the legendary Carlin Islands, but also with the unique talent Perry Baker returning to the field after a long injury.
Rosa: Perry Baker, Danny Barrett, Macio Brown Tempe, Madison Hughes (capt), Martin Isofo, Carlin Isles, Matthew Luta Monteri, Folau Niue, Joe Schroeder, Stephen Tomasin, Kevon Williams
They have won a gold medal in Rio and are the most experienced team, but Australia have been declining in recent times and need to rediscover the attitude of five years ago to reach an encore goal. However, they will have two oval legends, such as Emma Tonegato and Charlotte Castile.
Rosa: Shannon Parry, Sharney Williams, Faith Nathan, Dominic Du Toit, Emma Tonegato, Ivania Pilot, Charlotte Coslik, Madison Ashby, Tia Hinds, Zaria Paki, Demi Hayes, Madison Levy
On the contrary they are not favorites, but the goal of the Brazilians is to get past the group stage and play for a few chances in direct matches. However it will not be easy.
The bronze medal in Rio, Canada, is one of seven teams in women’s rugby around the world, and North Americans are aiming to secure an Olympic medal, perhaps improving the final result.
Rosa: Elisa Alari, Bolivia Apps, Brit Ben, Pomfinet Busa, Bianca Farrella, Julia Greenshilds, Giseline Laundry, Kylie Lucan, Kyla Molechi, Brian Nicholas, Karen Pacquiao, Kia
It seems that China, one of the Cinderellas of the tournament, does not have a big chance to advance to the group stage and is not among the candidates for the crown.
Rosa: Tang Minglin, Ruan Hongting, Wu Juan, Wang Wanyu, Liu Xiaocian, Yan Mailing, Xu Xiaoyan, Yu Xiaming, Yu Liping, Yang Min (Capitano), Chen Ki, Yang Fifi
If they are number one in the men’s category, Fiji can dream of an external role in the women’s sector. They will play with Brazil to the quarter-finals, but it is hard to imagine the Fijians going too far.
Rosa: Rusila Nagasa au (capt), Reggie Dauva, Cesenieli Donu, Vaciti Solikoviti, Repi Ulunasa au, Tokasa Seniasi, Viniana Rivai, Ana Neymasi, Aloci Nakosi, Leisana Likuseva, Rila Radiniova
As one of the fastest growing teams in recent years, the French aim to surprise the world and win an Olympic medal in Tokyo. They come from a recharge tournament, but don’t get me wrong, they are a high target.
They are not among the favorite teams for the title, but Great Britain can always give surprises and they are a national team to watch out for because a place in the quarter-finals must be won without problems.
The hosts are not among the favorites for the medal competition, but they want to form an outdoor role that is stunning.
Kenya, another Cinderella of the tournament, does not seem likely to win after finishing 11th in Rio 2016. This result is even harder to confirm.
The silver medal in the Rio 2016 Blackfans 7s is still burning, and the New Zealanders present themselves as the best favorites of success in Tokyo 2021. Portia Woodman, Michael Blyde and Ruby Tui are just some of the brightest stars in an incredible galaxy.
Russia is in the Games without a flag, but the Russians want to return home with a medal. They belong to those most urious overseas, but it all depends on how they get through the group stage, where they will have to challenge New Zealand and Great Britain. But they can aim for the semifinals.
Another formation that aims for a medal, though not one of the three favorites needed for ultimate success. Americans at the Olympic Games always know they can give something extra, and they will prove it in Tokyo.
Rosa: Kyla Connaught-Oka, Lauren Doyle, Cheta Emba, Abby Gustavitis (co-captain), Nicole Heverland, Alav Kelter, Christy Kirsche, Ilona Maher, Jordan Mathias, Ariana Ramsey, Naya Tapper, Kristen Thomas (co-captain)
Photo: Mike Lee – KLC photos for World Rugby