Rugby Sevens Qualification

Qualification Summary

Each National Olympic Committee can enter a maximum of one team in each event (12 men and 12 women). As hosts, Japan was given the maximum quota. The remaining quotas will be decided through qualification events, specifically, the 2018/19 World Rugby Sevens Series, the 2019 continental qualification tournaments and the 2020 Final Olympic Repechage Tournament.

Qualified Nations

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.

Men’s Tournament

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
2018/19 World Rugby Sevens Series 4 Fiji
New Zealand
South Africa
United States
2019 South American Qualification Tournament 1 Argentina
2019 RAN Sevens 1 Canada
2019 European Qualification Tournament 1 Great Britain
2019 Oceania Sevens 1
2019 African Sevens 1
2019 Asian Qualification Tournament 1
2020 Final Olympic Repechage Tournament 1

Women’s Tournament

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
2018/19 World Rugby Sevens Series 4 Australia
Canada
New Zealand
United States
2019 South American Qualification Tournament 1 Brazil
2019 RAN Sevens 0*
2019 European Qualification Tournament 1 Great Britain
2019 African Sevens 1
2019 Oceania Sevens 1
2019 Asian Qualification Tournament 1
2020 Final Olympic Repechage Tournament 2*

* Due to Canada and the United States qualifying through the Women’s World Series the RAN quota has been reallocated to the final Olympic tournament.