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Germany wins first Challenger Series tournament

February 18, 2020 10:49 am
Germany after winning the first men’s tournament of the inaugural HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series in Chile [Source: World Rugby Sevens]

Germany have won the first men’s tournament of the inaugural HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series in Chile, after beating Hong Kong 10-0 in a hard-fought final.

The 16 competing teams will now move on to Montevideo, Uruguay, where they will play this weekend in the second round of the men’s series.

As winners in Chile, Germany lead the standings with 22 points, followed by Hong Kong in second on 19 points with Japan another two points further back in third.

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The Challenger Series is a new and exciting competition designed to boost sevens’ growth across the globe, focusing on the development of the next generation of sevens stars via emerging sevens nations.

The winner of this Challenger Series will earn promotion to the World Rugby Sevens Series 2021 which currently features 10 men’s and eight women’s tournaments.

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