Portuguese rugby sevens team disputes access to the World Circuit

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The Portuguese rugby sevens team qualified today for the Challenger Series 2024, an access tournament to the World Rugby Circuit, after finishing the Hamburg stage of the European Championship in sixth place.

Portugal beat Belgium 28-10 in the first match of the day and then lost 26-12 to Germany in the match for fifth and sixth place, a result that earned Portugal fifth place in the aggregate of the two European stages.

The ‘lobos’, who had been fifth in the first stage, about a month ago, in the Algarve, ended up being the best non-resident team of the World Circuit in this European Championship, behind France, Ireland, Spain and Great Britain.

The four teams that finish the European Championship ahead of Portugal will dispute, even today, the first four places of the Hamburg stage, which will determine the first four positions of the European Championship, which will be won by Ireland or France.

Thus, Portugal secured a spot in the Challenger Series 2024, a competition that will select four teams for the play-off access to the World Series.

In the women’s team, Portugal lost today with Italy by 28-19, in the ninth and 10th places, and finished the European in 10th place, ahead of Romania and Sweden, ensuring maintenance in the Championship, the main competitive scale of the sport at European level.

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