2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens

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2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens
Tournament details
Host nation  Hong Kong
Dates March 18 – March 20
No. of nations 24
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Fiji
2001
2009

The 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens or the Melrose Cup was the 4th edition of the tournament and held in Hong Kong, China. All matches were played at Hong Kong Stadium. Fiji defeated New Zealand in the final to take the Melrose Cup for the second time, becoming the only team to have won the award twice.

Group stage[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Teams advanced to the Cup quarter-final
Teams advanced to the Plate quarter-final
Teams advanced to the Bowl quarter-final

Pool A[edit]

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 New Zealand 5 5 0 0 211 17 +94 15
 Scotland 5 4 0 1 114 98 +16 13
 United States 5 2 0 3 88 145 −57 9
 Ireland 5 2 0 3 86 140 −54 9
 South Korea 5 1 0 4 66 152 −86 7
 Tonga 5 1 0 4 72 85 −13 7

Pool B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 England 5 4 0 1 158 35 +123 13
 France 5 4 0 1 130 48 +82 13
 Samoa 5 4 0 1 120 41 +79 13
 Georgia 5 1 1 3 56 152 −96 8
 Chinese Taipei 5 1 0 4 56 157 −101 7
 Italy 5 0 1 4 46 133 −87 6

Pool C[edit]

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Fiji 5 5 0 0 141 14 +127 15
 Australia 5 4 0 1 133 38 +95 13
 Japan 5 3 0 2 45 91 −46 11
 Portugal 5 2 0 3 40 78 −38 9
 Canada 5 1 0 4 76 81 −5 7
 Hong Kong 5 0 0 5 5 138 −133 5

Pool D[edit]

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 South Africa 5 4 0 1 173 48 +125 13
 Argentina 5 4 0 1 138 48 +90 13
 Tunisia 5 3 0 2 93 70 +23 11
 Russia 5 2 0 3 86 170 −84 9
 Kenya 5 2 0 3 75 124 −49 9
 Uruguay 5 0 0 5 55 160 −105 5

Play Offs[edit]

Bowl[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
       
  South Korea  21
  Italy  26  
  Italy  28
      Kenya  15  
  Kenya  62
  Hong Kong  10  
  Italy  7
   
    Canada  5
  Canada  39
  Uruguay  0  
  Canada  7
      Tonga  0  
  Chinese Taipei  19
  Tonga  28  
 

Plate[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
       
  United States  0
  Georgia  24  
  Georgia  5
      Portugal  29  
  Tunisia  12
  Portugal  21  
  Portugal  7
   
    Samoa  29
  Japan  5
  Russia  29  
  Russia  12
      Samoa  19  
  Samoa  19
  Ireland  14  
 

Cup[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
       
  New Zealand  33
  France  7  
  New Zealand  24
      Australia  20  
  South Africa  14
  Australia  15  
  New Zealand  19
   
    Fiji  29
  Fiji  22
  Argentina  14  
  Fiji  24
      England  19  
  England  36
  Scotland  0  
 


 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens Winners 

Fiji
2nd title
Team roster

Serevi, Bobo, Delasau, Ryder, Vunibaka,

Naevo, Roko, Rawaqa, Daunivucu,

Nabuliwaqa, Ligairi, V. Satala, A. Satala

See also[edit]