2013–14 IRB Women's Sevens World Series
Women's Sevens Series II
|Host nations|| United Arab Emirates|
|Date||28 Nov 2013 – 17 May 2014|
|Top point scorer|| Emilee Cherry |
|Top try scorer|| Emilee Cherry |
The 2013–14 IRB Women's Sevens World Series was the second edition of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series, organized by the IRB annual series of tournaments for women's national teams in rugby sevens.
In August 2013 the IRB announced that the season would consist of six tournaments - in Dubai, the Atlanta suburb of Kennesaw, Georgia, São Paulo, Guangzhou and Amsterdam - played from November 2013 to May 2014, with a sixth tournament to be announced later. However, the sixth tournament never took place, and official literature referred to São Paulo as stop two of five. The number of teams in each of the events set at twelve, nine of which participated in all competitions of the season, while others might be identified by elimination or rankings of the six regions reporting to the IRB .
As in the case of the men's counterpart, the series winner will be the team that collects the most points throughout the season, based on individual tournament finishes.
The number of "core teams" that participate in all series events will increase to nine for the 2013–14 series, up from six in the inaugural series. The eight quarterfinalists in the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens were granted core team status for 2013–14:
In addition, the IRB has announced that Brazil will be an invited core team for at least the 2013–14 series in an initiative to jump-start women's rugby development in the country, as Brazil is hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics.
The remaining participants in each tournament will be determined through regional qualifying.
|Dubai||The Sevens, Dubai||28–29 November 2013||Australia|
|United States||Fifth Third Bank Stadium, Kennesaw, Georgia (Atlanta)||15–16 February 2014||New Zealand|
|Brazil||Arena Barueri, São Paulo||21–22 February 2014||Australia|
|China||Guangzhou University Town Stadium, Guangzhou||5–6 April 2014||New Zealand|
|Netherlands||NRCA Stadium, Amsterdam||16–17 May 2014|
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
Should teams finish equal on series points at the end of the season, the tiebreakers are the same as those in the men's series:
- Overall scoring differential in the season.
- Total try count in the season.
- If neither produces a winner, the teams are tied.
Final standings for the 2013–14 series
|Women's Rugby Sevens|
World Series II
|17||Tunisia||1||-||-||-||-||1|Legend Qualified as a core team for women's rugby sevens World Series III Did not directly qualify for women's rugby sevens World Series III
|Cup||Australia||35-27||New Zealand|| Russia (Third) |
|Plate||England||17-10||Spain|| United States (Seventh) |
|Bowl||Fiji||14-10||France|| Ireland (Eleventh) |
|Cup||New Zealand||36-0||Canada|| Australia (Third) |
|Plate||United States||22-0||Spain|| England (Seventh) |
|Bowl||Netherlands||33-0||China|| Brazil (Eleventh) |
|Cup||Australia||24-12||New Zealand|| Canada (Third) |
|Plate||Spain||5-0||Russia|| Japan (Seventh) |
|Bowl||United States||21-0||Brazil|| Ireland (Eleventh) |
|Cup||New Zealand||26-12||Australia|| Canada (Third) |
|Plate||England||19-0||France|| Spain (Seventh) |
|Bowl||Ireland||17-7||China|| United States (Eleventh) |
|Cup||New Zealand||29-12||Australia|| Canada (Third) |
|Plate||United States||27-12||Russia|| France (Seventh) |
|Bowl||Netherlands||29-7||South Africa|| Ireland (Eleventh) |
- "IRB announces Women's Sevens World Series" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 22 August 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-10-05. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
- "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.
- "Women's Sevens Series Tournament Rules". World Rugby. Retrieved 7 April 2015.