South Africa’s rugby sevens powerhouse the Blitzboks face a critical challenge at Stade Louis II in Monaco from June 21-23, 2024 as they strive to secure a spot in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
This World Rugby Sevens Repechage marks the final opportunity for teams, with only one men’s and one women’s team earning the coveted chance to compete at the iconic Stade de France in Paris, completing the 24-team lineup.
Returning to Monaco, the prestigious venue that hosted crucial qualification events for the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Blitzboks will contend with formidable opponents like Canada, Great Britain, Spain, Brazil, Chile, China, Hong Kong China, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Uganda.
While the Springbok Women’s Sevens squad has already secured their place among the world’s elite, earning the right to partake in their inaugural Olympic Games, the Blitzboks must navigate through tough competition to join them.
Rugby Sevens is poised to captivate audiences as the opening act at the Stade de France, ushering in the Olympic Games in Paris on July 24, 2024.
Monaco has a rich history of engagement with South African rugby, fostered by a multicultural youth empowerment program between the SA Rugby Legends Association and the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation.
This initiative has facilitated exchanges between age-group sevens players, offering them valuable opportunities to explore each other’s cultures and shores.
Hosted by the Monaco Rugby Union in collaboration with the Monégasque government, the World Rugby event spans three days, providing a high-stakes showdown from June 21-23.