World Rugby Sevens Repechage 2024: Quarter-final places decided on dramatic second day in Monaco

China, Kenya and Uganda go unbeaten to their pools and give themselves the best possible chance of claiming the last open place at the Olympic Games in Paris

China will meet Paraguay, Uganda face Czechia, Kenya will play pool rivals Argentina for a second time in as many matches, and Poland take on Hong Kong China in Sunday’s quarter finals after an action-packed second day at the World Rugby Sevens Repechage 2024 in Monaco.

Sunday’s match between Kenya and Argentina promises to be one to watch after the two sides played out an thrilling Pool D decider in the afternoon sun at Stade Louis II on Saturday.


Sinaida Nyachio scored 16 points – including two tries – as Kenya opened their World Rugby Sevens Repechage account with a 31-5 win over Samoa. 

Kenya then had to come from behind to beat Argentina in an all-action end-to-end affair. Freshia Oduor scored the game’s first and last tries, after Maria Brigido Chamorro had given the South American side the edge. The two sides will meet again in a must-see quarter-final on Sunday.


First-half tries from Lona Amoli, Grace Auma and Agnes Nakuya set Uganda on the path to a hard-fought 17-14 victory over Hong Kong China in a pool-deciding battle of the previously unbeaten sides. Poon Hoi Yan and Chan Tsz Ching’s second-period touchdowns – the first scores Uganda have conceded in Monaco – were not quite enough to complete a comeback.

Both sides were already assured of a last eight place. Chong Ka Yan’s second hat-trick in two matches ensured Hong Kong China’s quarter-final interest as they beat a determined Jamaica 22-12 earlier in the day. 

Paraguay joined the quarter-finalists with their first win of the competition – a 36-21 win over Jamaica in their final pool match, after losing 24-0 earlier in the day to Uganda.


China confirmed their tournament favourites status with a perfect run to the top of Pool F, backing up their 55-0 day one win over Mexico on day one with two more big wins on day two. Czechia were the only side to cross their tryline, but could not stop them running in seven touchdowns of their own en route to a 41-5 win, before they cruised to a 26-0 victory over fancied Poland.

Despite that pool-deciding defeat to China, Poland finished second to make sure of their involvement on finals day, thanks to their 60-0 win over Mexico earlier on day two, while Czechia’s impressive 45-0 victory over the Central American side – for whom Karina Landeros played her last-ever match – was enough to see them through to the last eight as a best third-placed side.

Last updated: Jun 23, 2024, 7:44:44 AM
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