2011 Hong Kong Sevens

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2011 Hong Kong Sevens
Host nation Hong Kong Hong Kong
Date 25 – 27 March 2011
Cup
Champions  New Zealand
Runners-up  England
Plate
Champions  South Africa
Runners-up  Australia
Bowl
Champions  Canada
Runners-up  Japan
Shield
Champions  Kenya
Runners-up  Spain
Tournament details
2010
2012

The 2011 Hong Kong Sevens was a seven-a-side rugby union tournament, part of the 2010–11 IRB Sevens World Series. The competition was being held from 25–27 March in at Hong Kong Stadium in Hong Kong and featured 24 teams.

Teams[edit]

World's largest rugby ball – being auctioned – on display in the grounds

The following teams participated:[1]

Security[edit]

Following an incident in 2010 when one spectator invaded the pitch, climbed onto the crossbars at the south end of the stadium before dodging back into the stands and disappearing, organisers stepped up security and announced a zero-tolerance policy of invaders in 2011. Out of concerns for safety, the local Rugby Union sent out notification that anyone entering the playing area who should not enter would be arrested by the police, instead of just being ejected from the arena.[2]

Hong Kong Police said they received 28 reports of fans who had been victims of ticket fraud. The fans had bought the tickets from websites based in Australia, Dubai and England. The Wan Chai criminal investigation team is looking into the cases, which have been classified as "crimes outside Hong Kong." The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union confirmed that easily distinguishable bogus tickets, differing in both colour and font types, were found at the entrance to the venue. Their holders were refused entry.[3]

Pool stage[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that advanced to the Cup Quarter Final

Pool A[edit]

Team
Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 99 19 +80 9
 Portugal 3 2 0 1 65 38 +27 7
 France 3 1 0 2 52 38 +14 5
 South Korea 3 0 0 3 21 142 −121 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2011-03-25  New Zealand 61 – 0  South Korea
2011-03-25  France 5 – 12  Portugal
2011-03-26  France 40 – 7  South Korea
2011-03-26  New Zealand 19 – 12  Portugal
2011-03-26  Portugal 41 – 14  South Korea
2011-03-26  New Zealand 19 – 7  France

Pool B[edit]

Team
Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 England 3 3 0 0 129 31 +98 9
 United States 3 2 0 1 72 70 +2 7
 Japan 3 1 0 2 50 69 −19 5
 China 3 0 0 3 31 112 −81 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2011-03-25  England 59 – 5  China
2011-03-25  United States 24 – 19  Japan
2011-03-26  United States 36 – 14  China
2011-03-26  England 33 – 14  Japan
2011-03-26  Japan 17 – 12  China
2011-03-26  England 37 – 12  United States

Pool C[edit]

Team
Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Samoa 3 3 0 0 119 31 +88 9
 Scotland 3 2 0 1 66 48 +18 7
 Tonga 3 1 0 2 68 36 +32 5
 Mexico 3 0 0 3 7 145 −138 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2011-03-25  Samoa 64 – 0  Mexico
2011-03-25  Scotland 12 – 10  Tonga
2011-03-26  Scotland 40 – 7  Mexico
2011-03-26  Samoa 24 – 17  Tonga
2011-03-26  Tonga 41 – 0  Mexico
2011-03-26  Samoa 31 – 14  Scotland

Pool D[edit]

Team
Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Fiji 3 3 0 0 128 14 +114 9
 Russia 3 2 0 1 86 34 +52 7
 Kenya 3 1 0 2 50 74 −24 5
 Malaysia 3 0 0 3 12 154 −142 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2011-03-25  Fiji 59 – 0  Malaysia
2011-03-25  Kenya 5 – 22  Russia
2011-03-26  Kenya 45 – 12  Malaysia
2011-03-26  Fiji 29 – 14  Russia
2011-03-26  Russia 50 – 0  Malaysia
2011-03-26  Fiji 40 – 0  Kenya

Pool E[edit]

Team
Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 South Africa 3 3 0 0 120 17 +103 9
 Wales 3 2 0 1 75 59 +16 7
 Spain 3 1 0 2 34 68 −34 5
 Hong Kong 3 0 0 3 19 104 −85 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2011-03-25  South Africa 33 – 5  Spain
2011-03-25  Wales 35 – 12  Hong Kong
2011-03-26  Wales 28 – 5  Spain
2011-03-26  South Africa 45 – 0  Hong Kong
2011-03-26  Hong Kong 7 – 24  Spain
2011-03-26  South Africa 42 – 12  Wales

Pool F[edit]

Team
Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Australia 3 3 0 0 89 38 +51 9
 Canada 3 2 0 1 70 57 +13 7
 Argentina 3 1 0 2 56 55 +1 5
 Zimbabwe 3 0 0 3 22 87 −65 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2011-03-25  Australia 42 – 0  Zimbabwe
2011-03-25  Argentina 21 – 22  Canada
2011-03-26  Argentina 21 – 12  Zimbabwe
2011-03-26  Australia 26 – 24  Canada
2011-03-26  Canada 24 – 10  Zimbabwe
2011-03-26  Australia 21 – 14  Argentina

Knockout stage[edit]

Shield[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
27 March - Hong Kong        
  Kenya  59
27 March - Hong Kong
  Malaysia  7  
  Kenya  24
27 March - Hong Kong
      China  5  
  Hong Kong  26
27 March - Hong Kong
  China  35  
  Kenya   17 (a.e.t.)
27 March - Hong Kong    
    Spain  12
  Zimbabwe  28
27 March - Hong Kong
  South Korea  12  
  Zimbabwe  14
27 March - Hong Kong
      Spain  17  
  Mexico  5
  Spain  26  
 

Bowl[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
27 March - Hong Kong        
  Scotland  14
27 March - Hong Kong
  Japan  19  
  Japan  14
27 March - Hong Kong
      United States  12  
  Tonga  21
27 March - Hong Kong
  United States  28  
  Japan  12
27 March - Hong Kong    
    Canada  33
  Canada  12
27 March - Hong Kong
  France  5  
  Canada  24
27 March - Hong Kong
      Wales  17  
  Argentina  14
  Wales  29  
 

Plate[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
27 March - Hong Kong        
  New Zealand  33
27 March - Hong Kong
  Portugal  5  
  Portugal  5
27 March - Hong Kong
      South Africa  28  
  South Africa  19
27 March - Hong Kong
  Fiji  24  
  South Africa  26
27 March - Hong Kong    
    Australia  19
  Samoa  15
27 March - Hong Kong
  Australia  12  
  Australia  35
27 March - Hong Kong
      Russia  12  
  Russia  7
  England  10  
 

Cup[edit]

New Zealand, Fiji, England and Samoa reached the semi-finals round. Fiji facing the New Zealand All Blacks, the World Series leaders and favourites 19–14 while England faced Samoa. After Fiji and Samoa were knocked out, both by 19–14, New Zealand faced England in the final.

New Zealand triumphed 29–17 over England: Frank Halai put the All Blacks ahead with a try, and Mat Turner equalised for England. By half time, New Zealand nudged 12–5 ahead after Halai scored a second try.

At the end of the tournament, New Zealand lead England by five points in the World Championship. With 105 points, England remain well clear of Fiji and Samoa, who rank third-equal on 84 points.[4]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
27 March - Hong Kong        
  New Zealand  33
27 March - Hong Kong
  Portugal  5  
  New Zealand  19
27 March - Hong Kong
      Fiji  14  
  South Africa  19
27 March - Hong Kong
  Fiji  24  
  New Zealand  29
27 March - Hong Kong    
    England  17
  Samoa  15
27 March - Hong Kong
  Australia  12  
  Samoa  14
27 March - Hong Kong
      England  19  
  Russia  7
  England  10  
 

Statistics[edit]

Individual points[edit]

Individual Points
Pos. Player Country Points
1 Cecil Afrika  South Africa 88
2 Hamish Angus  Australia 55
3 Ben Gollings  England 45
4 Emosi Vucago  Fiji 42
5-tie Katsuyuki Sakai  Japan 40
5-tie Andrew Skeen  Scotland 40
7 Buxton Popoalii  New Zealand 37
8-tie Dan Norton  England 35
8-tie Kristian Phillips  Wales 35
8-tie Tom Iosefo  Samoa 35
8-tie Vladimir Ostroushko  Russia 35

Individual tries[edit]

Individual Tries
Pos. Player Country Tries
1 Cecil Afrika  South Africa 8
2-tie Tom Iosefo  Samoa 7
2-tie Dan Norton  England 7
2-tie Vladimir Ostroushko  Russia 7
2-tie Kristian Phillips  Wales 7
6-tie Seremaia Burotu  Fiji 6
6-tie Sibusiso Sithole  South Africa 6
6-tie Zach Test  United States 6
6-tie Emosi Vucago  Fiji 6
10-tie Greg Barden  England 5
10-tie David Batiratu  Fiji 5
10-tie Alex Cuthbert  Wales 5
10-tie Chris Dry  South Africa 5
10-tie Paul Emerick  United States 5
10-tie Ciaran Hearn  Canada 5
10-tie Collins Injera  Kenya 5
10-tie Nikola Matawalu  Fiji 5
10-tie Declan O'Donnell  New Zealand 5
10-tie Chauncey O'Toole  Canada 5

Women's tournament[edit]

The Cable&Wireless Worldwide Hong Kong Women's Rugby Sevens tournament, with all matches played on 25 March 2011, was won by Canada; France claimed runner-up. The Canadian team won all their matches: Playing pool matches against Japan, Chinese Taipei, and Russia, they triumphed 31-0, 64–0, and 40-7 respectively. Canada then defeated USA 26–5 to reach the finals. The French team, which had won against Hong Kong, Philippines, Netherlands and China to reach the final, lost to Canada by 28–14.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Teams for 2011 Hong Kong Sevens
  2. ^ Carney, John (25 March 2011). "Pitch invaders to be arrested at the Sevens", South China Morning Post
  3. ^ Chong, Dennis (28 March 2011). "Cops left to tackle fakes at Sevens", The Standard (Hong Kong)
  4. ^ "Black beauty". AFP. 28 March 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Canada win Hong Kong women's title, HK Sevens, press release, 25 March 2011
  6. ^ "Canadian women win Hong Kong Sevens rugby crown", The Canadian Press (25 Mar 2011)

External links[edit]

Preceded by
USA Sevens
Hong Kong Sevens
2011
Succeeded by
Adelaide Sevens