Rugby sevens at the 2006 Commonwealth Games

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Rugby sevens
at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
Tournament details
Host country Australia
City Melbourne
Dates 16 – 17 March
Teams 16
Venue(s) Telstra Dome
Top three teams
Champions  New Zealand (3rd title)
Runner-up  England
Third place  Fiji
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
2002 (previous) (next) 2010
Countries that competed in the 2006 Commonwealth Games rugby sevens tournament.
Fiji playing the Cook Islands
England playing Samoa

The 2006 Commonwealth Games were the third Games at which Rugby sevens was played. It is one of the male-only sports at the Commonwealth Games, the other being Boxing. The venue for the Rugby Sevens was the Telstra Dome, on the western edge of Melbourne's Central Business District. Preliminary matches were held on 16 March, with the finals the following day.

The gold medal was won by New Zealand who defeated England 29–21 in the final on 17 March 2006.

Fiji won the bronze medal, defeating Australia 24–17 in the 3rd place final. The game was overshadowed by a fit suffered by Australian Scott Fava after a legitimate tackle. Fortunately Fava recovered quickly and was released from hospital the following day.

New Zealand has never lost a match at the Commonwealth Games, winning gold in all three Games at which the sport has been played.

Rugby Sevens medal count[edit]

2006 Commonwealth Games
Rugby Sevens medal count
Pos Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 New Zealand New Zealand 1 0 0 1
2 England England 0 1 0 1
3 Fiji Fiji 0 0 1 1
1 1 1 3

16 March 2006[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA Pts
 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 117 17 9
 Wales 3 2 0 1 100 42 7
 Kenya 3 1 0 2 31 79 5
 Namibia 3 0 0 3 19 122 3
16 March 2006
New Zealand  35–10  Wales
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
Kenya  31–5  Namibia
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
New Zealand  41–7  Namibia
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
Wales  33–0  Kenya
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
New Zealand  41–0  Kenya
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
Wales  40–7  Namibia
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Group B[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA Pts
 Fiji 3 3 0 0 127 21 9
 Canada 3 2 0 1 48 45 7
 Scotland 3 1 0 2 48 48 5
 Niue 3 0 0 3 12 120 3
16 March 2006
Fiji  31–14  Canada
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
Scotland  33–5  Niue
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
Fiji  63–0  Niue
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
Canada  10–7  Scotland
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
Canada  24–7  Niue
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
Fiji  33–7  Scotland
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Group C[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA Pts
 England 3 3 0 0 110 17 9
 Australia 3 2 0 1 113 31 7
 Cook Islands 3 1 0 2 71 63 5
 Sri Lanka 3 0 0 3 0 181 3
16 March 2006
England  35–5  Cook Islands
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
Australia  73–0  Sri Lanka
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
England  61–0  Sri Lanka
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
Australia  28–19  Cook Islands
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
Cook Islands  47–0  Sri Lanka
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
England  14–12  Australia
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Group D[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA Pts
 South Africa 3 2 0 1 94 43 7
 Samoa 3 2 0 1 66 20 7
 Tonga 3 1 0 2 40 58 5
 Uganda 3 1 0 2 41 108 5
16 March 2006
Tonga  26–19  South Africa
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
Samoa  31–10  Uganda
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
South Africa  63–7  Uganda
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
Samoa  25–0  Tonga
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
Uganda  24–14  Tonga
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
South Africa  12–10  Samoa
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Knock-out stage[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold Medal Match
                   
17 March – Melbourne        
  New Zealand  24
17 March – Melbourne
  Canada  0  
  New Zealand  21
17 March – Melbourne
    Australia  19  
  Australia  20
17 March – Melbourne
  South Africa  14  
  New Zealand  29
17 March – Melbourne
    England  21
  England  17
17 March – Melbourne
  Samoa  14  
  England  21 Bronze Medal Match
17 March – Melbourne
    Fiji  14  
  Fiji  26   Fiji  24
  Wales  7     Australia  17
17 March – Melbourne

Quarter-finals[edit]

17 March 2006
New Zealand  24–0  Canada
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
17 March 2006
Australia  20–14  South Africa
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
17 March 2006
England  17–14  Samoa
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
17 March 2006
Fiji  26–7  Wales
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Semi-finals[edit]

17 March 2006
New Zealand  21–19  Australia
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
17 March 2006
England  21–14  Fiji
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Bronze medal match[edit]

17 March 2006
Fiji  24–17  Australia
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Gold medal match[edit]

17 March 2006
New Zealand  29–21  England
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Medalists[edit]

Men's Gold Silver Bronze
New Zealand New Zealand
Josh Blackie
Alando Soakai
Tanerau Latimer
Onosai Tololima-Auva'a
Amasio Valence
Liam Messam
Tamati Ellison
Tafai Ioasa
Nigel Hunt
Cory Jane
Lote Raikabula
Sosene Anesi
England England

Henry Paul
Magnus Lund
Ben Russell
David Seymour
Nils Mordt
Richard Haughton
Thomas Varndell
Andrew Vilk
Danny Care
Ben Gollings
Simon Amor
Mathew Tait

Fiji Fiji
Apolosi Satala
Ratu Mataluvu
Semisi Naevo
Sireli Naqelevuki
Viliame Satala
Waisale Serevi
Jone Daunivucu
Norman Ligairi
Neumi Nanuku
Filimoni Bolavucu
Lepani Nabuliwaqa
William Ryder

Bowl-quarter-finals[edit]

  • Kenya 21–5 Niue Island
  • Uganda 24–12 Sri Lanka
  • Tonga 31–12 Cook Islands
  • Scotland 26–12 Namibia

Bowl semi-finals[edit]

  • Kenya 29–0 Uganda
  • Tonga 12–5 Scotland

Plate semi-finals[edit]

  • South Africa 17–14 Canada
  • Wales 26–17 Samoa

Bowl final – Playoff for 9th and 10th[edit]

  • Kenya 26–12 Tonga

Plate final – Playoff for 5th and 6th[edit]

  • Wales 29–28 South Africa

See also[edit]