The Dubai 7s second tournament will enter the knockout stage on Saturday 4 December at The Sevens Stadium with eight sides still in the race for the title.
After qualifying for the Cup quarter-finals as the second-best third-placed team, Kenya 7s have booked a date against last weekend’s Champions South Africa who are on a 21-match unbeaten run in 2021.
The African Derby is scheduled to start at 9:50 AM East African time and 8:50 AM SA time. The Blitzboks registered a 100% win record in the group stage beating Great Britain (21-7), Japan and Ireland. Shujaa had just one win in the competition.
The first cup quarter will see Australia face Ireland. The Aussies topped Pool B following a 100% win record in their pool. Ireland reached the last eight as the third best-placed team.
The second quarterfinal will have Argentina face Great Britain. Argentina topped Pool C with seven points after two wins. GB were runners up in Pool A finishing with seven points.
The third quarterfinal match will see last weekend’s finalists USA tackle France. USA finished second in Pool B with seven points after wins against Kenya 7s and Canada. France also finished second in Pool C with seven points.
SATurday 4 December 2021 Timings in EAT
9th Place Semi-Final
Fiji vs Canada – 08:44 AM
Spain vs Japan – 09:06 AM
Cup Quarter Finals
Australia vs Ireland – 08:44 AM
Argentina vs Great Britain – 09:06 AM
USA vs France – 09:28,
South Africa vs Kenya 7s – 09:50 AM
11th Place Play-Off
LOSER M23 vs LOSER M24 – 12:16 PM
9th Place Play-Off
WINNER M23 vs WINNER M24 – 12:38 PM
5th Place Semi Final
LOSER M19 vs LOSER M20 – 12:35 PM
LOSER M21 vs LOSER M22 – 12:57 PM
Cup Semi Finals
WINNER M19 vs WINNER M20 – 1:24 PM
WINNER M21 vs WINNER M22 – 1:46 PM
5th Place Play-Off, Match 32
WINNER M25 vs WINNER M26 – 4:03- PM
7th Place Play-Off
LOSER M25 vs LOSER M26 – 4:26 PM
LOSER M27 vs LOSER M28 5:29 PM , Sat 04 Dec 2021
Cup Final, Match 34
WINNER M27 vs WINNER M28 – 6:26 PM