The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Rugby sevens Men’s Games will kick off on Monday 26 July 2021 with 12 matches lined up at Tokyo Stadium.
The final pool stage matches will be on Tuesday with the top eight teams proceeding to the Quarters while the bottom four will head to the placement matches.
Kenya 7s will start off their race for Gold with a match against Mike Friday’s USA on Monday morning. The match will be at 5:30 AM East African Time.
Shujaa’s next match will be an African Derby against 2016 Bronze Medalists South Africa. The match starts at 1PM EAT (12:00 PM SA time )
Innocent Simiyu charges will then conclude their Pool C matches on Tuesday with a 5:00 AM clash against Ireland.
South Africa’s opening match will see them take on Ireland at 4:00 AM SA time on Monday. On Tuesday the Blitzboks will face USA in a 4:30 AM (SA time).
2016 winners Fiji will kickstart their Gold chase on Monday with a match against Japan at 12: 00 PM (Fijian Time) before facing Canada 8.00 PM (Fijian Time). On Tuesday they will complete their pool stage matches with a clash against Great Britain in what will be a repeat of the 2016 final. The match will start at 12:30 PM (Fijian Time) and 2:30 AM (BST).
Great Britain opening matches will be against Canada on Monday at 2:30 AM (BST) and against Japan at 9:30 AM (BST).
World 7s Series title holders New Zealand will have their first match on Monday at 1PM (NZST) against Republic of Korea. Their second match will be against Argentina at 08:30 PM (NZST). The final group stage match will be on Tuesday at 1:30 PM (NZST) against Australia.
Australia will have their other matches at 12: 30 PM AEST against Argentina, 8PM AEST against Republic of Korea on Monday.
MONDAY, 26 JULY 2021
Tokyo Olympics 7s PLAYING SCHEDULE IN EAST AFRICAN TIME
Men 1 Pool B: Fiji vs Japan -3:00 AM
Men 2 Pool B: Great Britain vs Canada -3:30 AM
Men 3 Pool A: New Zealand vs RO Korea -4:00 AM
Men 4 Pool A: Australia vs Argentina-4:30 AM
Men 5 Pool C: South Africa vs Ireland-5:00 AM
Men 6 Pool C: USA vs Kenya 7s–5:30 AM
Men 7 Pool B: Great Britain vs Japan- 10:30 AM
Men 8 Pool B: Fiji vs Canada-11:00 AM
Men 9 Pool A: New Zealand vs Argentina -11:30 AM
Men 10 Pool A: Australia vs RO Korea-12:00 PM
Men 11 Pool C: USA vs Ireland-12:30 PM
Men 12 Pool C: South Africa vs Kenya 7s–1:00 PM
TUESDAY, 27 JULY 2021 PLAYING SCHEDULE EAST AFRICAN TIME (EAT)
Men 13 Pool B: Canada vs Japan- 3:00 AM
Men 14 Pool B: Fiji vs Great Britain-3:30 AM
Men 15 Pool A: Argentina vs RO Korea-4:00 AM
Men 16 Pool A: New Zealand vs Australia-4:30 AM
Men 17 Pool C: Kenya 7s vs Ireland—5:00 AM
Men 18 Pool C: South Africa vs USA-5:30 AM
Men 19 9th Place SF 1: 3rd Best 3rd vs 3rd Best 4th-10:30 AM
Men 20 9th Place SF 2: Best 4th vs 2nd Best 4th-11:00 AM
Men 21 Medal QF 1: 1st Pool A vs 2nd Best 3rd-11:30 PM
Men 22 Medal QF 2: 2nd Pool B vs 2nd Pool C-12:00 PM
Men 23 Medal QF 3: 1st Pool C vs 2nd Pool A-12:30 PM
Men 24 Medal QF 4:1st Pool B vs Best 3rd- 1:00 PM
WEDNESDAY, 28 JULY 2021 PLAYING SCHEDULE EAST AFRICAN TIME (EAT)
Men 25 11th Place Play-Off Loser M19 – Loser M20 – 3:00 AM
Men 26 9th Place Play-Off Winner M19 – Winner M20- 3:30 AM
Men 27 5th Place SF 1 Loser M21 – Loser M22 -4:00 AM
Men 28 5th Place SF 2 Loser M23 – Loser M24-4:30 AM
Men 29 Medal SF 1 Winner M21 – Winner M22-05:00 AM
Men 30 Medal SF 2 Winner M23 – Winner M24-05:30 AM
Men 31 7th Place Play-Off Loser M27 – Loser M28 – 10:30 AM
Men 32 5th Place Play-Off Winner M27 – Winner M28- 11:00 AM
Men 33 Bronze Final Loser M29 – Loser M30- 11:30 AM
Men 34 Gold Final Winner M29 – Winner M30- 12: 00 PM