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 3 and 5 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 December 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 28 May 2009. 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