Spain was not part of the core teams in the 2016/2017 World Series Sevens season but did play in the last two legs of the series. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Spain won the 12th and last qualifying spot to play at the Olympics and placed 10th. After winning the 2017 qualifying tournament at the Hong Kong 7s, Spain is now a core team for the 2017/2018 Sevens World Series.
Spain has more tourists than residents. In 2016 over 75 million tourists visited Spain, while only 45 million people actually live there.
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Hugo Alonso debuted in 2016/2017, making his first appearances at the last two legs of the tour in Paris and London. While Spain only participated as guests in these final competitions, Alonso managed to be one of the highest try scorers for his team. With Spain now apart of the core teams in the World Series Sevens, the stage is set for Alonso to impress on the world stage.
World Series ranking 2016/2017:
2017 Sydney Sevens placing:
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