Rugby 101: Qualification
12 teams will participate in the 2016 Rio Olympics rugby tournament. How they will qualify:
4 teams: 2014-2015 World Rugby Sevens World Series
The top four teams in the final ranking of the 2014-2015 World Rugby Sevens World Series.
6 teams: 2015 World Rugby Regional Association Sevens Championships
The winner of each of the six 2015 World Rugby Regional Association Sevens Championships:
- North America and the Caribbean
- South America
1 team: Final Olympic Qualification Tournament
A tournament with 16 teams. The winner will qualify to go to Rio.
1 team: Host Country Place
As the host country, Brazil is guaranteed a quota place.