The 2020 Games in Tokyo: Rugby - a lightning-fast version of rugby
The world-famous sport of Rugby Union has dropped in and out of the programme over the years, especially at the beginning of the modern Games. It was absent during many more recent editions of the Games, but now it is back in a fresh, fast-paced new version known as Rugby Sevens, as seen for the first time in Rio four years ago. Rugby Sevens is an immensely entertaining version of rugby whose popularity was given a tremendous boost by its successful debut in Rio in 2016. Grab your 2020 Games in Tokyo: Rugby tickets as soon as they are released on StubHub or check out options for reselling if you happen to have tickets to spare.
Rugby's little cousin goes international
Rugby Sevens is played on a regular rugby pitch by two teams of seven players, and the whole game lasts for only sixteen minutes, two seven-minute halves and a two-minute half-time break. The aim of the new format is to provide spectators with short bursts of compelling action and, to a certain extent, to reduce (but not eliminate, of course) the number of scrums and tackles, leaving competitors with more space and freedom of movement to score spectacular tries as they sprint down the wings of the sparsely populated pitches. The 2020 Games in Tokyo will host a total of twenty-four teams: twelve men’s teams, including potential favourites Fiji and New Zealand, and twelve women’s teams, of whom, New Zealand may once again be the one to watch, given their success in previous Games. Buy or sell 2020 Games in Tokyo: Rugby tickets here on StubHub.
Ajinomoto Stadium, home of rugby in Japan
The Ajinomoto Stadium, the venue for Rugby Sevens as part of the 2020 Games in Tokyo, will be familiar to rugby fans everywhere because it hosted the 2019 Rugby World Cup. During the 2020 Games in Tokyo, the stadium, also known as the Tokyo Stadium, will hosts the twenty-four teams taking part in the Rugby Sevens event. The teams are divided into three groups, with the four teams in each group playing each other. Then the top two teams in each group and two of the teams in third place go forward to a knockout round comprising quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final. All stages take place on a single day (one day for men and another for women), which means spectators watch the teams progress through the group and the knockout stages, the finals and the medal ceremony all at the same event, so the excitement and tension mount to a crescendo, making for a fabulous day of gripping sporting action and putting tickets in high demand. Book your 2020 Games in Tokyo: Rugby tickets now and avoid disappointment. If you'd like to check out other events at the Tokyo Games, look for tickets for 2020 Games in Tokyo: Handball, 2020 Games in Tokyo: Football and 2020 Games in Tokyo: Softball.
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