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Madrid 7s fixtures out, South Africa unable to travel
By Eric Njiru | Fri 12 Feb, 2021 17:40

Kenya 7s will face France in the opening game of the inter-regional tournament, Madrid 7s on Saturday, Feb 20, 2021, at 1.50 pm in Spain.

Shujaa will then play Portugal, USA, Spain and Argentina as part of preparations for the Olympics to be held in Tokyo, Japan this summer. South Africa has since pulled out due to travel restrictions. 

The Lionesses will play the USA, France, Russia, Spain and Poland in the women’s competition. Both tournaments will be played on a round-robin basis with the best-placed teams proceeding to the knockout rounds.

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According to Rugby Femenino, this tournament is the starting gun of the international rugby seven competition and will feature two rounds. The first, on February 20 and 21, and the second, the 27th and 28th of the same month. 12 of the world's top teams, six women's and six men's, will compete in each of them, so every weekend there will be a winner.

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The teams will start arriving in Madrid this Sunday, February 14, and will stay indifferent facilities throughout the Community of Madrid, where health measures will be the priority and are contained in a World Rugby protocol that will turn them into bubbles, as well as the venue where the tournament will be played.

Lionesses Fixtures EAT (GMT+3)
20 February
12.22pm Russia v Lionesses
2.45pm  USA v Lionesses
5.30pm France v Lionesses

21 February
12.22pm Spain v Lionesses
3.29pm Poland v Lionesses

Shujaa Fixtures EAT (GMT+3)
20 February
1.50pm Shujaa v France
4.35pm Shujaa v Portugal
7.20pm Shujaa v USA

21 February
1.28pm Shujaa v Spain
4.13pm Shujaa v Argentina

Eric Njiru
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