2009 Adelaide Sevens

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2009 Adelaide Sevens
IRB Sevens X
Host nation Australia Australia
Date 3–5 April 2009
Cup
Champions  South Africa
Runners-up  Kenya
Plate
Champions  England
Runners-up  Australia
Bowl
Champions  Samoa
Runners-up  France
Shield
Champions  United States
Runners-up  Scotland
Tournament details
2008
2010

The 2009 Adelaide Sevens, promoted as the International Rugby Sevens Adelaide 2009, was a rugby sevens tournament that was part of the IRB Sevens World Series in the 2008–09 season. It was the Australian Sevens leg of the series, held between the 3rd and 5th of April at the Adelaide Oval in South Australia.[1]

South Africa retained their title, and took an almost unassailable lead in the 2008-09 IRB Sevens World Series, defeating rapidly improving Kenya in the final. England won the Plate, Samoa the Bowl and USA the Shield.[1]

Format[edit]

The teams were drawn into four pools of four teams each. Each team played the other teams in their pool once, with 3 points awarded for a win, 2 points for a draw, and 1 point for a loss (no points awarded for a forfeit). he top two teams from each group progressed to quarter-finals in the main competition, with the winners of those quarter-finals competing in cup semi-finals and the losers competing in plate semi-finals. The bottom two teams from each group progressed to quarter-finals in the consolation competition, with the winners of those quarter-finals competing in bowl semi-finals and the losers competing in shield semi-finals.[2]

Teams[edit]

The participating teams were:[1]

Pool stages[edit]

The tournament started on the Friday night and Saturday with matches between teams in the same pool on a round robin basis. The following is a list of the recorded results.[1][3]

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Australia 3 3 0 0 78 41 +37 9
 England 3 1 1 1 70 45 +25 6
 Samoa 3 1 1 1 69 55 +14 6
 Portugal 3 0 0 3 10 86 -76 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2009-04-03  England 17 - 21  Australia
2009-04-03  Samoa 26 - 5  Portugal
2009-04-04  England 29 - 0  Portugal
2009-04-04  Samoa 26 - 19  Australia
2009-04-04  Australia 31 - 5  Portugal
2009-04-04  England 24 - 24  Samoa

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Fiji 3 3 0 0 80 38 +42 9
 Argentina 3 2 0 1 47 40 +7 7
 France 3 1 0 2 41 47 -6 5
 Scotland 3 0 0 3 26 69 -43 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2009-04-03  Argentina 14 - 7  France
2009-04-03  Fiji 33 - 7  Scotland
2009-04-04  Argentina 12 - 7  Scotland
2009-04-04  Fiji 21 - 10  France
2009-04-04  France 24 - 12  Scotland
2009-04-04  Argentina 21 - 26  Fiji

Pool C[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 84 15 +69 9
 Wales 3 1 0 2 53 67 -14 5
 United States 3 1 0 2 39 65 -26 5
 Tonga 3 1 0 2 40 69 -29 5
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2009-04-03  New Zealand 24 - 10  Wales
2009-04-03  United States 17 - 14  Tonga
2009-04-04  New Zealand 33 - 0  Tonga
2009-04-04  United States 17 - 24  Wales
2009-04-04  Wales 19 - 26  Tonga
2009-04-04  New Zealand 27 - 5  United States

Pool D[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Kenya 3 3 0 0 54 19 +35 9
 South Africa 3 2 0 1 85 22 +63 7
 Japan 3 1 0 2 25 67 -42 5
 Cook Islands 3 0 0 3 19 75 -56 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2009-04-03  South Africa 28 - 7  Cook Islands
2009-04-03  Kenya 12 - 5  Japan
2009-04-04  South Africa 43 - 0  Japan
2009-04-04  Kenya 27 - 0  Cook Islands
2009-04-04  Cook Islands 12 - 20  Japan
2009-04-04  South Africa 14 - 15  Kenya

Knockout[edit]

Play on the last day of the tournament consisted of finals matches for the Bowl, Plate, and Cup competitions. The following is a list of the recorded results.[1][3]

Shield[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
5 April - Adelaide, Australia        
  Samoa  27
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  Scotland  14  
  Scotland  17
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
      Japan  14  
  Japan  19
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  Tonga  33  
  Scotland  21
5 April - Adelaide, Australia    
    United States  24
  United States  19
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  Cook Islands  31  
  United States  29
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
      Portugal  14  
  France  27
  Portugal  12  
 

Bowl[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
5 April - Adelaide, Australia        
  Samoa  27
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  Scotland  14  
  Samoa  24
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
      Tonga  12  
  Japan  19
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  Tonga  33  
  Samoa  35
5 April - Adelaide, Australia    
    France  14
  United States  19
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  Cook Islands  31  
  Cook Islands  14
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
      France  35  
  France  27
  Portugal  12  
 

Plate[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
5 April - Adelaide, Australia        
  Australia  5
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  Argentina  12  
  Australia  38
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
      Wales  7  
  Kenya  33
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  Wales  14  
  Australia  19
5 April - Adelaide, Australia    
    England  24
  New Zealand  0
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  South Africa  17  
  New Zealand  14
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
      England  21  
  Fiji  40
  England  0  
 

Cup[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
5 April - Adelaide, Australia        
  Australia  5
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  Argentina  12  
  Argentina  5
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
      Kenya  17  
  Kenya  33
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  Wales  14  
  Kenya  7
5 April - Adelaide, Australia    
    South Africa  26
  New Zealand  0
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  South Africa  17  
  South Africa  21
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
      Fiji  10  
  Fiji  40
  England  0  
 

Statistics[edit]

Individual points[edit]

Individual points [4]
Updated:2009-04-05
Pos. Player Country Points
1 Richard Kingi  Australia 46
1 Renfred Dazel  South Africa 43
1 Lolo Lui  Samoa 41
1 Nasoni Roko  Fiji 33
5= Lionel Mapoe  South Africa 30
5= Kevin Swiryn  United States 30
5= Afa Aiono  Samoa 30
5= Ben Gollings  England 30
5= Tom Varndell  England 30
10 Martin Rodriguez  Argentina 29

Individual tries[edit]

Individual tries [5]
Updated:2009-04-05
Pos. Player Country Tries
1= Afa Aiono  Samoa 6
1= Lionel Mapoe  South Africa 6
1= Kevin Swiryn  United States 6
1= Tom Varndell  England 6
5= Alafoti Fa'osiliva  Samoa 5
5= Shaun Foley  Australia 5
5= Vereniki Goneva  Fiji 5
5= Collins Injera  Kenya 5
5= Nasoni Roko  Fiji 5
5= Niumaia Rokobuli  Fiji 5

Reference list[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "IRB Sevens X Adelaide, Australia.". rugby7.com. 2011. Archived from the original on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "IRB Sevens - Format & Regulation - 16-team tournament". irbsevens.com. Archived from the original on 20 May 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Ultimate Rugby Sevens Match Archive - HSBC World Sevens Series Adelaide". ur7s.com. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  4. ^ IRB.com. "Season Player Points". International Rugby Board. Archived from the original on 2009-05-28. Retrieved 2008-04-04. 
  5. ^ "Season Player Tries". International Rugby Board. Archived from the original on 9 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-04. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Hong Kong Sevens
Adelaide Sevens
2009
Succeeded by
London Sevens