2013–14 IRB Sevens World Series

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2013–14 IRB Sevens World Series
Host nations  Australia
 United Arab Emirates
 South Africa
 United States
 New Zealand
 Japan
 Hong Kong
 Scotland
 England
Date 12 October 2013 – 11 May 2014
Final positions
Champions  New Zealand
Runners-up  South Africa
Third  Fiji
Series details

The 2013–14 IRB Sevens World Series, known for sponsorship reasons as the HSBC Sevens World Series, was the 15th annual series of rugby union sevens tournaments for full national sides run by the International Rugby Board since 1999–2000.

Itinerary[edit]

2013–14 Itinerary[1]
Leg Venue Date Winner
Australia Skilled Park, Gold Coast 12–13 October 2013  New Zealand
Dubai The Sevens, Dubai 29–30 November 2013  Fiji
South Africa Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth 7–8 December 2013  South Africa
United States Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas 24–26 January 2014  South Africa
New Zealand Westpac Stadium, Wellington 7–8 February 2014  New Zealand
Japan Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo 22–23 March 2014  Fiji
Hong Kong Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong 28–30 March 2014  New Zealand
Scotland Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow 3–4 May 2014  New Zealand
England Twickenham Stadium, London 10–11 May 2014  New Zealand

Core teams[edit]

For each season, there are 15 "core teams" that receive guaranteed berths in all events for that season's series. These teams were either placed in top top 12 of the standings before the 2013 London Sevens, or qualified during the World Series Core Team Qualifier held as part of the London Sevens. All 15 core teams from the 2012–13 season retained their core team status. The 2013–14 core teams were:

Changes to core team qualifying[edit]

On 9 October 2013, the IRB announced significant changes to the promotion/relegation process.

First, only one promotion place was available for the 2014–15 series. Also, the World Series Pre-Qualifier, which was a 12-team tournament contested as part of the 2013 Hong Kong Sevens, was folded into the Core Team Qualifier, which involved 12 teams and was entirely contested at the Hong Kong Sevens. The bottom-placed core team at the end of the season will now be automatically relegated, with no opportunity to retain core status.[2]

Table[edit]

Legend
Will be in the 2014–15 IRB Sevens World Series
Relegated from IRB Sevens World Series
Not a core team
2013–14 Standings[3]
Pos. Country Australia Dubai South Africa USA New Zealand Japan Hong Kong Scotland England Overall
1.  New Zealand 22 17 19 19 22 15 22 22 22 180
2.  South Africa 15 19 22 22 19 19 13 10 13 152
3.  Fiji 13 22 13 8 17 22 17 17 15 144
4.  England 17 15 8 13 15 17 19 13 17 134
5.  Australia 19 8 7 12 13 13 15 10 19 116
6.  Canada 7 5 2 17 12 10 10 19 8 90
7.  Kenya 12 10 10 7 8 10 3 12 12 84
8.  Samoa 10 5 17 15 10 2 5 5 10 79
9.  Argentina 5 13 15 10 10 3 5 7 7 75
10.  France 8 3 12 10 5 5 7 8 10 68
11.  Wales 10 12 5 5 5 8 12 3 5 65
12.  Scotland 5 10 3 5 7 7 8 15 1 61
13.  United States 3 1 5 3 3 12 10 1 3 41
14.  Portugal 2 7 10 1 1 1 2 1 1 26
15.  Spain 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 5 5 20
16.  Japan - - - - - 5 - 2 2 9
17.  Tonga 1 - - - 1 - - - - 2
18.  Russia - 1 - - - - - - - 1
 Uruguay - - - 1 - - - - - 1
 Zimbabwe - - 1 - - - - - - 1
 Sri Lanka - - - - - - 1 - - 1

Player statistics[edit]

Points scored[edit]

Points scored[4]
Pos. Player Points
1  Tom Mitchell (ENG) 358
2  Samisoni Viriviri (FIJ) 260
3  Gillies Kaka (NZL) 258
4  Emosi Mulevoro (FIJ) 246
5  Cameron Clark (AUS) 229
6  Colin Gregor (SCO) 204
7  Philip Mack (CAN) 202
8  Branco du Preez (RSA) 200
9  Justin Geduld (RSA) 190
10  Tim Mikkelson (NZL) 169

Updated May 20 2014

Tries scored[edit]

Tries scored[5]
Pos. Player Tries
1  Samisoni Viriviri (FIJ) 52
2  Tim Mikkelson (NZL) 33
3  Tom Mitchell (ENG) 32
4  Collins Injera (KEN) 30
4  Diego Palma (ARG) 30
6  Julien Candelon (FRA) 29
6  Seabelo Senatla (RSA) 29
8  Scott Curry (NZL) 28
8  Justin Geduld (RSA) 28
10  Benito Masilevu (FIJ) 27
10  Dan Norton (ENG) 27

Updated May 20 2014

Tournaments[edit]

Gold Coast[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup  New Zealand 40–19  Australia  England (Third)
 South Africa
Plate  Fiji 36–0  Kenya  Samoa
 Wales
Bowl  France 19–14  Canada  Scotland
 Argentina
Shield  United States 22–0  Portugal  Spain
 Tonga

Dubai[edit]

Main article: 2013 Dubai Sevens
Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup  Fiji 29–17  South Africa  New Zealand (Third)
 England
Plate  Argentina 21–5  Wales  Scotland
 Kenya
Bowl  Australia 17–12  Portugal  Canada
 Samoa
Shield  France 28–17  Spain  Russia
 United States

South Africa[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup  South Africa 17–14  New Zealand  Samoa (Third)
 Argentina
Plate  Fiji 45–19  France  Kenya
 Portugal
Bowl  England 28–19  Australia  Wales
 United States
Shield  Scotland 19–12  Canada  Zimbabwe
 Spain

United States[edit]

Main article: 2014 USA Sevens
Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup  South Africa 14–7  New Zealand  Samoa
 Canada (Third)
Plate  England 26–24  Australia  Argentina
 France
Bowl  Fiji 35–0  Kenya  Scotland
 Wales
Shield  United States 31–0  Spain  Portugal
 Uruguay

Wellington[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup  New Zealand 21–0  South Africa  England
 Fiji (Third)
Plate  Australia 12–10  Canada  Samoa
 Argentina
Bowl  Kenya 24–14  Scotland  Wales
 France
Shield  United States 28–12  Spain  Tonga
 Portugal

Japan[edit]

Main article: 2014 Japan Sevens
Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup  Fiji 33–26  South Africa  England (Third)
 New Zealand
Plate  Australia 17–12  United States  Kenya
 Canada
Bowl  Wales 28–21  Scotland  Japan
 France
Shield  Argentina 26–0  Samoa  Spain
 Portugal

Hong Kong[edit]

Main article: 2014 Hong Kong Sevens
Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup  New Zealand 26–7  England  Fiji (Third)
 Australia
Plate  South Africa 19–14  Wales  United States
 Canada
Bowl  Scotland 31–5  France  Argentina
 Samoa
Shield  Kenya 17–10  Portugal  Spain
 Sri Lanka

Scotland[edit]

Main article: 2014 Scotland Sevens
Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup  New Zealand 54–7  Canada  Fiji (Third)
 Scotland
Plate  England 26–5  Kenya  Australia
 South Africa
Bowl  France 20–14  Argentina  Samoa
 Spain
Shield  Wales 29–12  Japan  United States
 Portugal

London[edit]

Main article: 2014 London Sevens
Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup  New Zealand 52–33  Australia  England (Third)
 Fiji
Plate  South Africa 38–14  Kenya  France
 Samoa
Bowl  Canada 31–19  Argentina  Spain
 Wales
Shield  United States 36–12  Japan  Portugal
 Scotland

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HSBC Sevens World Series 2013/14 dates set". irbsevens.com. 2012-05-17. 
  2. ^ "One up one down for HSBC World Sevens Series" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "HSBC Sevens World Series Standings". International Rugby Board. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "IRB Sevens World Series 2013/14 Statistics: Season Player Points". International Rugby Board. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  5. ^ "IRB Sevens World Series 2013/14 Statistics: Season Player Tries". International Rugby Board. Retrieved 2014-05-05. 

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