1999–2000 World Sevens Series

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1999–2000 World Sevens Series
Host nations  Dubai
 South Africa
 Uruguay
 Argentina
 New Zealand
 Fiji
 Australia
 Hong Kong
 Japan
 France
Final positions
Champions  New Zealand
Runners-up  Fiji
Third  Australia

The 1999–2000 IRB Sevens World Series, was the first of an annual series of rugby union sevens tournaments for full national sides run by the International Rugby Board

Sevens is a stripped-down version of rugby union, with seven players on each side rather than fifteen. Games are much shorter, seven or ten minutes each half, and tend to be very fast-paced, open affairs. Sevens is traditionally played in a two-day tournament format.

Itinerary[edit]

1999-2000 Itinerary
Leg Venue Dates Winner
Dubai Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground 2–3 December 1999  New Zealand
South Africa Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch 10–11 December 1999  Fiji
Punta del Este Campus de Maldonado, Punta del Este 7–8 January 2000  New Zealand
Mar del Plata Estadio José María Minella, Mar del Plata 12–13 January 2000  Fiji
Wellington Westpac Stadium, Wellington 4–5 February 2000  Fiji
Fiji National Stadium, Suva 11–12 February 2000  New Zealand
Brisbane Lang Park, Brisbane 18–19 February 2000  Fiji
Hong Kong Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong 24–26 March 2000  New Zealand
Japan Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo 1–2 April 2000  Fiji
Paris Stade Sébastien Charléty, Paris 24–26 March 2000  New Zealand

Final standings[edit]

 
Pos.
Event 
Team

Dubai

Stellenbosch

Punta del Este

Mar del Plata

Wellington

Suva

Brisbane

Hong Kong

Tokyo

Paris
Points
total
1  New Zealand 20 16 20 16 16 20 12 30 16 20 186
2  Fiji 16 20 16 20 20 16 20 24 20 8 180
3  Australia 8 8 8 12 12 12 16 18 12 12 118
4  Samoa 12 6 12 12 12 12 4 8 2 2 82
5  South Africa 12 12 12 4 6 6  0 a 8 4 16 80
6  Canada 4 4 6 6 8 4 4 8 12 4 60
7  Argentina 0 4 8 4 8 8 8 12 52
8  France 6 0 2 4 2 0 6 4 4 6 34
9  England 18 4 22
10  Georgia 0 12 0 12
11  Tonga 4 2 4 0 2 12
12  Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
13  Papua New Guinea 0 2 0 6 8
14  Uruguay 0 4 0 0 4 0 8
15  Morocco 0 4 0 4
16  Scotland 2 0 0 2
 Spain 0 2 2
18  United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19  Hong Kong 0 0 0 0 0 0
20  Cook Islands 0 0 0 0
 Croatia 0 0 0 0
22  Brazil 0 0 0
 Chile 0 0 0
 China 0 0 0
 Chinese Taipei 0 0 0
 Germany 0 0 0
 Ireland 0 0 0
 Kenya 0 0 0
 Malaysia 0 0 0
 Paraguay 0 0 0
 Peru 0 0 0
 Singapore 0 0 0
 South Korea 0 0 0
 Sri Lanka 0 0 0
 Zimbabwe 0 0 0
36 Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Arabian Gulf 0 0
French Barbarians Crest.svg French Barbarians 0 0
 Italy 0 0
 Namibia 0 0
 Thailand 0 0
 Vanuatu 0 0

Source: Rugby7.com

^a South Africa reached the semifinal stage of the Brisbane Sevens but was stripped of all points for the tournament due to fielding ineligible players.[1]

Tournaments[edit]

Dubai[edit]

Main article: 1999 Dubai Sevens
Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  New Zealand 38–14  Fiji  South Africa
 Samoa
Plate  Australia 33–20  France  Tonga
 Canada
Bowl  Scotland 31–24  Zimbabwe  Kenya
 United States

South Africa[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  Fiji 12–10  New Zealand  Georgia
 South Africa
Plate  Australia 22–19  Samoa  Canada
 Morocco
Bowl  Tonga 31–26  Argentina  Uruguay
 Namibia

Punta del Este[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  New Zealand 42–19  Fiji  South Africa
 Samoa
Plate  Australia 27–12  Canada  Uruguay
 Argentina
Bowl  France 31–12  Germany  Chile
 Spain

Mar del Plata[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  Fiji 26–14  New Zealand  Samoa
 Australia
Plate  Argentina 41–7  Canada  France
 South Africa
Bowl  Spain 40–7  Chile  United States
 Germany

Wellington[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  Fiji 24–14  New Zealand  Samoa
 Australia
Plate  Canada 24–21  South Africa  Argentina
 Tonga
Bowl  France 47–12  Croatia  Japan
 Papua New Guinea

Fiji[edit]

Main article: 2000 Fiji Sevens
Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  New Zealand 31–5  Fiji  Samoa
 Australia
Plate  Argentina 17–14  South Africa  Canada
 Uruguay
Bowl  Papua New Guinea 21–17  Tonga  Japan
 France

Australia[edit]

Main article: 2000 Brisbane Sevens
Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  Fiji 24–21  Australia  South Africa
 New Zealand
Plate  Argentina 33–14  France  Samoa
 Canada
Bowl  Tonga 43–0  Papua New Guinea  Hong Kong
 Uruguay

Hong Kong[edit]

Main article: 2000 Hong Kong Sevens
Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists Quarter-finalists
Cup  New Zealand 31–5  Fiji  Australia
 England
 Argentina
 Canada
 Samoa
 South Africa
Plate  France 19–14  Croatia  Italy
 Hong Kong
 Scotland
 South Korea
 United States
 Japan
Bowl  Ireland 31–7  China  Thailand
Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Arabian Gulf
 Chinese Taipei
 Malaysia
 Sri Lanka
 Singapore

Japan[edit]

Main article: 2000 Japan Sevens
Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  Fiji 27–22  New Zealand  Canada
 Australia
Plate  Japan 26–14  Papua New Guinea  France
 South Africa
Bowl  Samoa 19–12  South Korea  Hong Kong
 United States

France[edit]

Main article: 2000 Paris Sevens
Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  New Zealand 69–10  South Africa  Australia
 Argentina
Plate  Fiji 45–7  France  Canada
 England
Bowl  Samoa 37–5  Morocco  Ireland
French Barbarians Crest.svg French Barbarians

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Zealand leaves Fijian nationality issue to IRB". espnscrum.com. 14 November 2000. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016. 

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