2011 Dubai Sevens

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2011 Dubai Sevens
Host nation United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Date 2–3 December 2011
Cup
Champion  England
Runner-up  France
Third  Fiji
Plate
Winner  Australia
Runner-up  South Africa
Bowl
Winner  Scotland
Runner-up  United States
Shield
Winner  Samoa
Runner-up  Kenya
Tournament details
Matches played 45
Tries scored 277 (average 6.156 per match)
Top point scorer Scotland Andrew Turnbull
(50 points)
Top try scorer Scotland Andrew Turnbull
(10 tries)
2010
2012

The 2011 Dubai Sevens was the 11th edition of the tournament and was part of the 2011–12 IRB Sevens World Series. It was held at Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the host stadium was The Sevens stadium.

It was the official debut for the United Arab Emirates national team, the first of several national teams to have been created after the disbanding of the tournament's former host union, the Arabian Gulf Rugby Football Union.

England defended their title by defeating France 29–12 in the final.[1]

Also, it included the first official IRB-sponsored women's sevens event outside of the Rugby World Cup Sevens. Eight national teams competed in the IRB Women's Sevens Challenge Cup — Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, South Africa, Spain, and the USA, with the semi-finals and finals played on the main pitch at The Sevens.[2]

Canada won the inaugural event by defeating England in the final 26–7.[3]

Format[edit]

The teams were divided into pools of four teams, who played a round-robin within the pool. Points were awarded in each pool on a different schedule from most rugby tournaments—3 for a win, 2 for a draw, 1 for a loss. The top two teams in each pool advanced to the Cup competition. The four quarterfinal losers dropped into the bracket for the Plate. The Bowl was contested by the third- and fourth-place finishers in each pool, with the losers in the Bowl quarterfinals dropping into the bracket for the Shield.

Teams[edit]

The participating teams were:[4]

Pool stage[edit]

The draw was made on November 26.[5]

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that advanced to the Cup Quarterfinal

All times are local (UTC+4).

Pool A[edit]

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Fiji 3 3 0 0 114 21 +93 9
 Argentina 3 1 1 1 108 75 +33 6
 Samoa 3 1 1 1 97 71 +26 6
 United Arab Emirates 3 0 0 3 19 171 −152 3
2 December 2011
10:04
Fiji  40 – 7  Argentina
Report
2 December 2011
10:26
Samoa  55 – 12  United Arab Emirates
Report
2 December 2011
13:46
Fiji  43 – 0  United Arab Emirates
Report
2 December 2011
14:08
Samoa  28 – 28  Argentina
Report
2 December 2011
17:08
Argentina  73 – 7  United Arab Emirates
Report
2 December 2011
19:06
Fiji  31 – 14  Samoa
Report

Pool B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 South Africa 3 3 0 0 74 17 +57 9
 New Zealand 3 2 0 1 76 28 +48 7
 Portugal 3 1 0 2 24 58 −34 5
 United States 3 0 0 3 17 88 −71 3
2 December 2011
10:48
New Zealand  40 – 0  United States
Report
2 December 2011
11:10
South Africa  17 – 5  Portugal
Report
2 December 2011
14:32
New Zealand  31 – 7  Portugal
Report
2 December 2011
14:54
South Africa  36 – 7  United States
Report
2 December 2011
17:30
United States  10 – 12  Portugal
Report
2 December 2011
19:30
New Zealand  5 – 21  South Africa
Report

Pool C[edit]

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 England 3 3 0 0 91 24 +67 9
 France 3 2 0 1 65 34 +31 7
 Zimbabwe 3 1 0 2 21 74 −53 5
 Kenya 3 0 0 3 22 67 −45 3
2 December 2011
11:32
France  27 – 5  Kenya
Report
2 December 2011
11:54
England  43 – 0  Zimbabwe
Report
2 December 2011
15:16
France  26 – 0  Zimbabwe
Report
2 December 2011
15:38
England  19 – 12  Kenya
Report
2 December 2011
18:23
Kenya  5 – 21  Zimbabwe
Report
2 December 2011
19:52
France  12 – 29  England
Report

Pool D[edit]

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Wales 3 3 0 0 62 33 +29 9
 Australia 3 2 0 1 78 52 +26 7
 Scotland 3 1 0 2 38 52 −14 5
 Canada 3 0 0 3 33 74 −41 3
2 December 2011
09:20
Wales  14 – 7  Scotland
Report
2 December 2011
09:42
Australia  40 – 7  Canada
Report
2 December 2011
13:02
Wales  15 – 12  Canada
Report
2 December 2011
13:24
Australia  24 – 12  Scotland
Report
2 December 2011
16:46
Scotland  19 – 14  Canada
Report
2 December 2011
18:44
Wales  33 – 14  Australia
Report

Knockout stage[edit]

[6]

Shield[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
3 December – Dubai        
  Samoa  17
3 December – Dubai
  Canada  26  
  Samoa  21
3 December – Dubai
      Zimbabwe  12  
  Zimbabwe  7
3 December – Dubai
  United States  41  
  Samoa  31
3 December – Dubai    
    Kenya  17
  Scotland  40
3 December – Dubai
  United Arab Emirates  5  
  United Arab Emirates  5
3 December – Dubai
      Kenya  35  
  Portugal  24
  Kenya  12  
 

Bowl[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
3 December – Dubai        
  Samoa  17
3 December – Dubai
  Canada  26  
  Canada  17
3 December – Dubai
      United States  33  
  Zimbabwe  7
3 December – Dubai
  United States  41  
  United States  0
3 December – Dubai    
    Scotland  26
  Scotland  40
3 December – Dubai
  United Arab Emirates  5  
  Scotland  19
3 December – Dubai
      Portugal  17  
  Portugal  24
  Kenya  12  
 

Plate[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
3 December – Dubai        
  Fiji  34
3 December – Dubai
  Australia  7  
  Australia  26
3 December – Dubai
      New Zealand  12  
  England  10
3 December – Dubai
  New Zealand  7  
  Australia  17
3 December – Dubai    
    South Africa  14
  Wales  5
3 December – Dubai
  Argentina  7  
  Wales  7
3 December – Dubai
      South Africa  22  
  South Africa  5
  France  19  
 

Cup[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
3 December – Dubai        
  Fiji  34
3 December – Dubai
  Australia  7  
  Fiji  12
3 December – Dubai
    England  19  
  England  10
3 December – Dubai
  New Zealand  7  
  England  29
3 December – Dubai
    France  12
  Wales  5
3 December – Dubai
  Argentina  7  
  Argentina  5 Third place
3 December – Dubai
    France  24  
  South Africa  5   Fiji  26
  France  19     Argentina  21
3 December – Dubai

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England retain Dubai Sevens crown". irbsevens.com. 2011-12-03. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  2. ^ "First IRB Women's Sevens event announced" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 14 September 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Canada win first IRB Women's Sevens Cup". irbsevens.com. 2011-12-03. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  4. ^ "Teams participating in Dubai Sevens". irbsevens.com. 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  5. ^ "IRB confirms pool draw for Dubai Sevens". irbsevens.com. 2011-11-26. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  6. ^ Results of the knockout stage

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