2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens

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2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens
Tournament details
Host nation  United Arab Emirates
Dates March 5 – March 7
No. of nations
  • 24 (men)
  • 16 (women)
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Wales (men)
 Australia (women)
2005
2013

The 2009 Rugby Sevens World Cup was the fifth edition of the Rugby World Cup Sevens. The International Rugby Board (IRB) selected Dubai in the United Arab Emirates as the host venue for the tournament ahead of bids from four other countries.[1] The format included nine direct qualifiers and a further fifteen qualifiers from all six regions defined by the IRB. A women's version of the world cup was also held alongside the men's tournament for the first time and featured sixteen teams.[2] The men's cup was won by Wales, with the women's cup going to Australia.

The men's teams of Fiji, New Zealand and Australia, who entered the semi-finals in the two previous editions, failed to do so in 2009: the former were defeated by quarter-finals Kenya and Wales respectively, whereas Australia lost two of the three matches in the pool stage and did not advance to quarter-finals.

Wales, which had never reached quarter-finals in the previous editions of the World Cup, beat Samoa in semi-finals and Argentina in the final to win the tournament. Kenya had never reached the Cup or Plate stages before, but shared 3rd place in 2009.

Teams[edit]

Men's Women's
Champions Runner-up Champions Runner-up
Cup  Wales  Argentina  Australia  New Zealand
Plate  Scotland  Australia  England  Canada
Bowl  Zimbabwe  Ireland  China  Brazil

Bids[edit]

A record seven countries originally expressed interest in hosting the tournament however, only five officially submitted bids for hosting rights after Kenya and South Africa withdrew from the bidding process.[3]The United Arab Emirates, Australia, the Netherlands, Russia and the United States were the five candidates. The voting process consisted of two rounds. No clear majority was reached in the first round and therefore the top two, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Australia, progressed to a second round, with the IRB subsequently selecting the UAE as the host union.[4] The IRB cited the provision of a new purpose built stadium, the recent success of the Dubai Sevens tournament and the Under 19 Rugby World Championship as strong factors in their decision to select the Arabian Gulf RFU as the host union. The event was the first major rugby tournament to be held in the Middle East.

Men's[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Europe[edit]

The tournament held in Hannover, Germany on 12 and 13 July 2008, as well as being the European Sevens championship, functioned as a qualifying tournament for the world cup. The five best nations out of the twelve participating ones qualified for the Dubai tournament. Teams finished in the following order:[5]

Asia[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that progressed to the Cup Semi-finals
Teams that progressed to the Plate Semi-finals
Teams that progressed to the Bowl Semi-finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Japan 2 2 0 0 72 0 +72 6
 Thailand 2 1 0 1 24 41 -17 4
 Kazakhstan 2 0 0 2 0 55 -55 2
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-04  Japan 41 – 0  Thailand
2008-10-04  Kazakhstan 0 – 24  Thailand
2008-10-04  Japan 31 – 0  Kazakhstan

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Chinese Taipei 2 2 0 0 59 12 +47 6
 South Korea 2 1 0 1 38 28 +10 4
 Singapore 2 0 0 2 12 71 -59 2
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-04  South Korea 33 – 7  Singapore
2008-10-04  Chinese Taipei 38 – 5  Singapore
2008-10-04  South Korea 7 – 21  Chinese Taipei

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Hong Kong 2 2 0 0 83 7 +76 6
 Sri Lanka 2 1 0 1 54 36 +18 4
 India 2 0 0 2 7 101 -94 2
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-04  Hong Kong 52 – 0  India
2008-10-04  Sri Lanka 49 – 7  India
2008-10-04  Hong Kong 31 – 7  Sri Lanka

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 China 2 2 0 0 52 19 +33 6
 Malaysia 2 1 0 1 50 24 +26 4
 Guam 2 0 0 2 12 71 -59 2
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-04  China 33 – 7  Guam
2008-10-04  Malaysia 38 – 5  Guam
2008-10-04  China 19 – 12  Malaysia

Bowl[edit]

Semi-finals Final
October 5, 2008
  Kazakhstan  0  
  Guam  29  
 
October 5, 2008
      Guam  17
    Singapore  7
Bowl 3rd-Place final
October 5, 2008 October 5, 2008
  Singapore  36   Kazakhstan  40
  India  0     India  19

Plate[edit]

Semi-finals Final
October 5, 2008
  Thailand  0  
  Malaysia  36  
 
October 5, 2008
      South Korea  28
    Malaysia  12
Plate 3rd-Place final
October 5, 2008 October 5, 2008
  South Korea  28   Thailand  29
  Sri Lanka  19     Sri Lanka  22

Cup[edit]

Semi-finals Final
October 5, 2008
  Japan  24  
  China  0  
 
October 5, 2008
      Japan  12
    Hong Kong  10
Cup 3rd-Place final
October 5, 2008 October 5, 2008
  Chinese Taipei  0   China  38
  Hong Kong  26     Chinese Taipei  5

Oceania[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that progressed to the Cup Semi-finals
Teams that progressed to the Plate Semi-finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Samoa 3 3 0 0 152 12 +140 9
 Niue 3 2 0 1 41 69 -28 7
 Papua New Guinea 3 1 0 2 50 62 -12 5
 Solomon Islands 3 0 0 3 17 117 -100 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-07-25  Samoa 47 - 5  Niue
2008-07-25  Papua New Guinea 31 - 7  Solomon Islands
2008-07-25  Samoa 67 - 0  Solomon Islands
2008-07-25  Papua New Guinea 12 - 17  Niue
2008-07-25  Samoa 38 - 7  Papua New Guinea
2008-07-25  Niue 19 - 10  Solomon Islands

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Tonga 3 3 0 0 87 12 +75 9
 Cook Islands 3 2 0 1 81 34 +47 7
 Vanuatu 3 1 0 2 32 84 -52 5
 Tahiti 3 0 0 3 19 89 -70 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-07-25  Tonga 39 - 0  Vanuatu
2008-07-25  Cook Islands 43 - 0  Tahiti
2008-07-25  Tonga 26 - 7  Tahiti
2008-07-25  Cook Islands 33 - 12  Vanuatu
2008-07-25  Tahiti 12 - 20  Vanuatu
2008-07-25  Tonga 22 - 5  Cook Islands

Plate[edit]

Semi-finals Final
July 26, 2008
  Papua New Guinea  31  
  Tahiti  7  
 
July 26, 2008
      Papua New Guinea  19
    Solomon Islands  12
Plate 3rd-Place final
July 26, 2008 July 26, 2008
  Solomon Islands  22   Tahiti  0
  Vanuatu  14     Vanuatu  24

Cup[edit]

Semi-finals Final
July 26, 2008
  Samoa  34  
  Cook Islands  0  
 
July 26, 2008
      Samoa  52
    Tonga  0
Cup 3rd-Place final
July 26, 2008 July 26, 2008
  Tonga  27   Cook Islands  33
  Niue  5     Niue  15

Africa[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that progressed to the Cup Semi-finals
Teams that progressed to the Plate Semi-finals
Teams that were eliminated from the Plate Semi-finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Kenya 3 3 0 0 88 33 +55 9
 Namibia 3 2 0 1 67 55 +12 7
 Uganda 3 1 0 2 57 58 -1 5
 Senegal 3 0 0 3 24 90 -66 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-31  Uganda 38-0  Senegal
2008-10-31  Kenya 31-14  Namibia
2008-10-31  Namibia 26-5  Senegal
2008-10-31  Kenya 31-0  Uganda
2008-11-01  Uganda 19-27  Namibia
2008-11-01  Kenya 26-19  Senegal

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Zimbabwe 4 4 0 0 86 19 +67 12
 Tunisia 4 3 0 1 71 36 +35 10
 Zambia 4 2 0 2 50 39 +11 8
 Madagascar 4 0 1 3 51 71 -20 5
 Botswana 4 0 1 3 31 97 -66 5
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-31  Tunisia 26-0  Botswana
2008-10-31  Zimbabwe 14-0  Zambia
2008-10-31  Tunisia 19-0  Madagascar
2008-10-31  Zimbabwe 28-7  Botswana
2008-10-31  Madagascar 20-21  Zambia
2008-10-31  Tunisia 0-31  Zimbabwe
2008-11-01  Zambia 24-5  Botswana
2008-11-01  Zimbabwe 13-12  Madagascar
2008-11-01  Tunisia 26-5  Zambia
2008-11-01  Madagascar 19-19  Botswana

Plate[edit]

Semi-finals Final
November 1, 2008
  Madagascar  26  
  Uganda  12  
 
November 1, 2008
      Madagascar  17
    Zambia  7
Plate 3rd-Place final
November 1, 2008 November 1, 2008
  Zambia  17   Uganda  19
  Senegal  0     Senegal  12

Cup[edit]

Semi-finals Final
November 1, 2008
  Kenya  22  
  Tunisia  12  
 
November 1, 2008
      Kenya  26
    Zimbabwe  14
Cup 3rd-Place final
November 1, 2008 November 1, 2008
  Zimbabwe  29   Tunisia  26
  Namibia  10     Namibia  12

South America[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Teams granted automatic qualification for RWC Sevens 2009
Teams that progressed to the Cup Semi-finals
Teams that were eliminated from the Cup Semi-finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 130 0 +130 9
 Uruguay 3 2 0 1 57 34 +23 7
 Brazil 3 1 0 2 50 73 -23 5
 Venezuela 3 0 0 3 12 142 -130 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-01-18  Argentina 45 - 0  Brazil
2008-01-18  Uruguay 36 - 5  Venezuela
2008-01-18  Argentina 68 - 0  Venezuela
2008-01-18  Uruguay 21 - 12  Brazil
2008-01-18  Brazil 38 - 7  Venezuela
2008-01-18  Argentina 17 - 0  Uruguay

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Chile 3 3 0 0 128 24 +104 9
 Colombia 3 2 0 1 36 89 -53 7
 Peru 3 1 0 2 41 62 -21 5
 Paraguay 3 0 0 3 32 62 -30 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-01-18  Chile 38 - 12  Peru
2008-01-18  Colombia 17 - 15  Paraguay
2008-01-18  Chile 57 - 0  Colombia
2008-01-18  Peru 12 - 5  Paraguay
2008-01-18  Peru 17 - 19  Colombia
2008-01-18  Chile 33 - 12  Paraguay

Cup[edit]

Semi-finals Final
January 19, 2008
  Uruguay  29  
  Colombia  14  
 
January 19, 2008
      Uruguay  31
    Chile  19
Cup 3rd-Place final
January 19, 2008 January 19, 2008
  Chile  21   Colombia  5
  Brazil  12     Brazil  12

North America And West Indies[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that progressed to the Cup Group stage
Teams that progressed to the Plate Final

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 United States 2 2 0 0 83 0 +83 6
 Bermuda 2 1 0 1 10 36 -26 4
 Mexico 2 0 0 2 5 62 -57 2
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-26  Bermuda 10 – 5  Mexico
2008-10-26  United States 52 – 0  Mexico
2008-10-26  United States 31 – 0  Bermuda

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Canada 2 2 0 0 74 0 +74 6
 Trinidad and Tobago 2 1 0 1 12 26 -14 4
 Bahamas 2 0 0 2 0 60 -60 2
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-26  Trinidad and Tobago 12 - 0  Bahamas
2008-10-26  Canada 48 - 0  Bahamas
2008-10-26  Canada 26 - 0  Trinidad and Tobago

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Guyana 2 2 0 0 44 0 +44 6
 Cayman Islands 2 1 0 1 27 10 -17 4
 Barbados 2 0 0 2 0 61 -61 2
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-26  Cayman Islands 27 - 0  Barbados
2008-10-26  Guyana 34 - 0  Barbados
2008-10-26  Guyana 10 - 0  Cayman Islands

Plate[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Bahamas 2 2 0 0 36 10 +26 6
 Mexico 2 1 0 1 10 17 -7 4
 Barbados 2 0 0 2 5 24 -19 2
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-27  Bahamas 17 - 5  Mexico
2008-10-27  Mexico 5 - 0  Barbados
2008-10-27  Bahamas 19 - 5  Barbados
Key to colours in group tables
Teams that progressed to the Cup Semi-finals
Teams that were eliminated from the Cup Semi-finals

Cup Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]
Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 United States 2 2 0 0 76 7 +69 6
 Guyana 2 1 0 1 12 41 –9 4
 Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 0 2 10 40 –60 2
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-27  Guyana 35 - 10  Trinidad and Tobago
2008-10-27  United States 35 - 0  Trinidad and Tobago
2008-10-27  United States 41 - 7  Guyana
Group B[edit]
Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Canada 2 2 0 0 86 0 +88 6
 Bermuda 2 1 0 1 17 47 -30 4
 Cayman Islands 2 0 0 2 0 58 -58 2
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-27  Canada 41 - 0  Cayman Islands
2008-10-27  Bermuda 17 - 0  Cayman Islands
2008-10-27  Canada 47 - 0  Bermuda

Cup Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
January 19, 2008
  United States  55  
  Bermuda  0  
 
January 19, 2008
      United States  21
    Canada  12
Caribbean Championships Final
January 19, 2008 January 19, 2008
  Canada  42   Guyana  42
  Guyana  0     Bermuda  0

Teams[edit]

24 Teams took part in this tournament

Pool Stages[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- P
 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 107 12 95 9
 Tonga 3 2 0 1 57 34 23 7
 Italy 3 1 0 2 29 90 -61 5
Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Arabian Gulf 3 0 0 3 22 79 -57 3

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Fiji 3 3 0 0 90 27 63 9
 France 3 2 0 1 64 55 9 7
 United States 3 1 0 2 62 57 5 5
 Georgia 3 0 0 3 15 92 -77 3

Pool C[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 South Africa 3 3 0 0 60 26 34 9
 Canada 3 2 0 1 62 41 21 7
 Scotland 3 1 0 2 59 62 -3 5
 Japan 3 0 0 3 27 79 -52 3

Pool D[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Samoa 3 3 0 0 74 12 62 9
 Australia 3 1 0 2 45 55 -10 5
 Portugal 3 1 0 2 36 49 -13 5
 Ireland 3 1 0 2 34 73 -39 5

Pool E[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 England 3 3 0 0 94 36 58 9
 Kenya 3 2 0 1 79 40 39 7
 Tunisia 3 1 0 2 48 69 -21 5
 Hong Kong 3 0 0 3 26 102 -76 3

Pool F[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 73 12 61 9
 Wales 3 2 0 1 58 19 39 7
 Zimbabwe 3 1 0 2 38 95 -57 5
 Uruguay 3 0 0 3 31 74 -43 3

Knockout[edit]

Bowl[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
       
  Zimbabwe  28
  Georgia  10  
  Zimbabwe  24
      Uruguay  7  
  Japan  12
  Uruguay  19  
  Zimbabwe  17
   
    Ireland  14
  Ireland  24
 Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Arabian Gulf  5  
  Ireland  22
      Hong Kong  15  
  Hong Kong  14
  Italy  7  
 

Plate[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
       
  Tonga  24
  Tunisia  7  
  Tonga  19
      Australia  22  
  United States  14
  Australia  24  
  Australia  17
   
    Scotland  21
  France  19
  Scotland  21  
  Scotland  29
      Portugal  7  
  Portugal  12
  Canada  5  
 

Cup[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
       
  New Zealand  14
  Wales  15  
  Wales  19
      Samoa  12  
  England  26
  Samoa  31  
  Wales  19
   
    Argentina  12
  South Africa  12
  Argentina  14  
  Argentina  12
      Kenya  0  
  Fiji  7
  Kenya  26  
 

Women’s[edit]

Teams[edit]

16 Teams will take part in this tournament

Pool Stages[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 France 3 2 0 1 47 32 +15 7
 Australia 3 2 0 1 96 26 +70 7
 China 3 1 0 2 48 81 -33 5
 Netherlands 3 1 0 2 29 81 -52 5

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 England 3 3 0 0 93 0 +93 9
 United States 3 2 0 1 50 17 +33 7
 Russia 3 1 0 2 31 51 -20 5
 Japan 3 0 0 3 10 116 -106 3

Pool C[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 50 12 +38 9
 Canada 3 2 0 1 90 19 +71 7
 Brazil 3 1 0 2 12 67 -55 5
 Thailand 3 0 0 3 29 83 -54 3

Pool D[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 120 0 +120 9
 South Africa 3 2 0 1 43 30 +13 7
 Italy 3 1 0 2 17 69 -52 5
 Uganda 3 0 0 3 7 88 -81 3

Knockout[edit]

Bowl[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
       
  China  21
  Japan  5  
  China  28
      Italy  0  
  Italy  17
  Thailand  0  
  China  10
   
    Brazil  7
  Brazil  12
  Uganda  7  
  Brazil  17
      Russia  12  
  Russia  12
  Netherlands  5  
 

Plate[edit]

Semi-finals Final
  France 12  
  Canada 19  
 
      Canada 0
    England 12
  Spain 7
  England 12  

Cup[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
       
  France  0
  United States  19  
  United States  12
      New Zealand  14  
  New Zealand  33
  Canada  12  
  New Zealand  10
   
    Australia  15
  Spain  7
  South Africa  15  
  South Africa  10
      Australia  17  
  England  10
  Australia  17  
 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]