The Monaco Sevens took place this weekend at the Stade Louis II. Qualifying one rugby’s team for the Brazilian Olympic Games.
Samoa who were favorites, lost against Spanish in final. All change thanks to a try scored in the final seconds, riding the final score to 22-19. After an excellent start – 12-0 – Spanish were quickly taken to the score by the Samoans, who scored two tries in less than two minutes to regain the advantage at the break. A few minutes later, the Samoans marked a new trial. What wake Spanish who, in five minutes, completely reversed the game until this final try that sent the team to Rio. Before reaching the final, the Spanish won against the Russians, who had a strong team. Canada was also a favorite of this competition but they have been eliminated by Russia after a very difficult game (12-14).
Vincent Romulus, explains the purpose of this event for the Seven and Monaco
This man created the Sevens in 2004. It was after playing 13 seasons alongside rugby semi-pros. Following his career he landed in the area and moved closer to Monaco. Despite a difficult start, he managed his team to win a title of champions of Europe in 2013. Today, the Federation decided to organize this event for specific purposes. Although Monaco team can not participate in these Olympics because of an eligibility requirement (all players must have a Monegasque passport or be a resident of the Principality), they entered the project 1 year ago. The office, wanted to take another dimension that was to organize the World Series in Monaco, to be part of the 9 host country of this great tournament (next to Singapore, Hong Kong, Paris, London or Edinburgh). They also want to promote rugby in Monaco with these qualifications for the Olympic Games. “It’ll be an incredible boost for the sport in the Principality. And why not give ideas for the 15 “concluded Vincent Romulus.
Adrien, a rugbyman, had a great time in the organization team
Monaco rugby players were asked to complete two days. Between escort to the hotels and various roles in the field of Louis II, they were at the heart of the event. Adrien, a student at the Nice School of Journalism, said that it is a pleasure for them to be part of this team. “This is volunteer. We see great teams, we usually see them on TV. That’s great !”.