2012–13 IRB Women's Sevens World Series

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World Rugby
Women's Sevens Series I
Host nations United Arab Emirates
 United States
 China
 Netherlands
Date30 Nov 2012 – 18 May 2013
Final positions
Champions New Zealand
Runners-up England
Series details
Top point scorerNew Zealand Portia Woodman
(105 points)
Top try scorerNew Zealand Portia Woodman
(21 tries)

The IRB Women's Sevens World Series (2012/2013) was the inaugural edition of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series, organized by the IRB annual series of tournaments for women's national teams in the Rugby Sevens.

In October 2012 the IRB announced that the season would consist of four tournaments - in Dubai, Houston, Guangzhou and Amsterdam - played from November 2012 to May 2013. The Dubai tournament was held in conjunction with the 2012 Dubai Sevens for men, while the others were separate competitions. The number of teams in each of the events was set at twelve, with six core teams participating in all tournaments of the series and the other teams identified by elimination or rankings within the IRB's six regions.[1]

Itinerary[edit]

2012–13 Itinerary
Leg Venue Date Winner
Dubai The Sevens, Dubai 30 Nov–1 Dec 2012  New Zealand
United States BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston 1–2 February 2013  England
China Guangzhou University Town Stadium, Guangzhou 30–31 March 2013  New Zealand
Netherlands NRCA Stadium, Amsterdam 17–18 May 2013  New Zealand

The competition[edit]

As in the case of male competition series winner will be the team that the entire season will score the most points awarded for winning various places in each event. Each of the twelve team competition accumulate, six of which (Australia, Canada, England, Netherlands, New Zealand, United States) is a series of regular participants (core teams), while others might be identified through regional qualifying.

Points schedule[edit]

The season championship will be determined by points earned in each tournament. The scoring system, similar to that used in the men's IRB Sevens, was announced shortly before the season kicked off.

  • Cup Winner - 20
  • Cup Runner Up - 18
  • 3rd Place - 16
  • Cup Semi Finalist - 14
  • Plate Winner - 12
  • Plate Runner Up - 10
  • Winner 7th/8th play-off - 8
  • Loser 7th/8th play-off - 6
  • Bowl Winner - 4
  • Bowl Runner Up - 3
  • Winner 11th/12th play-off - 2
  • Loser 11th/12th play-off - 1

Rankings[edit]

Final standings for the 2012–13 series:

Women's Rugby Sevens
World Series I
 
Pos.
Event 
Team

Dubai

Houston

Guangzhou

Amsterdam
Points
total
1st, gold medalist(s)  New Zealand 20 14 20 20 74
2nd, silver medalist(s)  England 8 20 18 14 60
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Canada 10 8 16 18 52
4  United States 4 18 14 12 48
5  Australia 14 16 8 8 46
6  Russia 12 12 0 16 40
7  Netherlands 6 10 10 4 30
8  South Africa 18 6 0 3 27
9  Spain 16 0 0 10 26
10  Brazil 1 4 6 1 12
11  Ireland 0 0 12 0 12
12  France 3 0 0 6 9
13  China 2 0 3 2 7
14  Japan 0 3 4 0 7
15  Argentina 0 2 0 0 2
16  Fiji 0 0 2 0 2
17  Trinidad and Tobago 0 1 0 0 1
18  Tunisia 0 0 1 0 1

Notes:

Season[edit]

Round 1: Dubai[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
1 December – Dubai
 
 
 Australia14
 
1 December – Dubai
 
 New Zealand28
 
 New Zealand41
 
1 December – Dubai
 
 South Africa0
 
 South Africa19
 
 
 Spain17
 
Third place
 
 
1 December – Dubai
 
 
 Australia15
 
 
 Spain17

Round 2: United States[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
2 February – Houston
 
 
 England19
 
2 February – Houston
 
 New Zealand12
 
 England29
 
2 February – Houston
 
 United States12
 
 United States17
 
 
 Australia5
 
Third place
 
 
2 February – Houston
 
 
 New Zealand12
 
 
 Australia17

Round 3: China[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
31 March – Guangzhou
 
 
 England19
 
31 March – Guangzhou
 
 Canada0
 
 New Zealand19
 
31 March – Guangzhou
 
 England5
 
 New Zealand24
 
 
 United States12
 
Third place
 
 
31 March – Guangzhou
 
 
 United States5
 
 
 Canada17

Round 4: Netherlands[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
17 May – Amsterdam
 
 
 New Zealand24
 
18 May – Amsterdam
 
 Russia10
 
 New Zealand33
 
17 May – Amsterdam
 
 Canada24
 
 England7
 
 
 Canada12
 
Third place
 
 
18 May – Amsterdam
 
 
 Russia26
 
 
 England5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IRB announces Women's Sevens World Series" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 4 October 2012. Archived from the original on 2014-10-19. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Schedule announced for 2013/14 Women's Series" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 22 August 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2 October 2013.

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