2017–18 World Rugby Sevens Series

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2017–18 World Rugby Sevens
Series XIX
Host nations
Date 1 Dec 2017 – 10 Jun 2018
Nations 21
Final positions
Champions  South Africa
Runners-up  Fiji
Third  New Zealand
Series details
Top point scorer Nathan Hirayama (334)
Top try scorer Carlin Isles (49)

The 2017–18 World Rugby Sevens Series, known for sponsorship reasons as the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, was the 19th annual series of rugby sevens tournaments for national men's rugby sevens teams. The Sevens Series has been run by World Rugby since 1999–2000.

Core teams[edit]

Tour venues[edit]

The official schedule for the 2017–18 World Rugby Sevens Series is:[2]

2017–18 Venues
Leg Stadium City Dates Winner
Dubai The Sevens Dubai 1–2 December 2017  South Africa
South Africa Cape Town Stadium Cape Town 9–10 December 2017  New Zealand
Australia Allianz Stadium Sydney 26–28 January 2018  Australia
New Zealand FMG Stadium Waikato Hamilton 3–4 February 2018  Fiji
United States Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas 2–4 March 2018  United States
Canada BC Place Vancouver 10–11 March 2018  Fiji
Hong Kong Hong Kong Stadium Hong Kong 6–8 April 2018  Fiji
Singapore National Stadium Singapore 28–29 April 2018  Fiji
England Twickenham Stadium London 2–3 June 2018  Fiji
France Stade Jean-Bouin Paris 8–10 June 2018  South Africa

There were several significant changes to the schedule:

  • The New Zealand event moved from Wellington, which had hosted an event in every previous season of the series, to Hamilton.
  • The Australia and New Zealand events will swap places in the tournament order.
  • The schedule includes a break for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which will hold its sevens tournament on 14–15 April at Gold Coast.
  • The Paris and London Sevens, which swapped places in the season order, will take place several weeks later than usual in order to provide more rest for players, many of whom will have been involved in the Commonwealth Games.

Standings[edit]

Official standings for the 2017–18 series:

2017–18 World Rugby Sevens
Series XIX
 
Pos
Event 
Team

Dubai

Cape Town

Sydney

Hamil­ton

Las Vegas

Van­couver

Hong Kong

Singa­pore

London

Paris
Points
total
1  South Africa 22 17 19 19 15 17 17 15 19 22 182
2  Fiji 15 13 12 22 17 22 22 22 22 13 180
3  New Zealand 19 22 13 15 13 10 15 13 13 17 150
4  Australia 13 8 22 17 12 12 5 19 10 5 123
5  England 17 10 10 10 10 13 1 17 15 19 122
6  United States 1 12 15 8 22 15 12 8 12 12 117
7  Argentina 5 19 17 7 19 10 13 2 5 8 105
8  Kenya 10 3 10 12 10 19 19 10 8 3 104
9  Canada 5 15 3 5 7 2 7 7 10 15 76
10  Samoa 12 5 5 13 3 3 2 12 3 1 59
11  Spain 7 7 1 1 2 7 10 10 1 10 56
12  Scotland 10 1 2 10 5 8 10 5 2 2 55
13  France 8 10 8 3 8 1 8 1 1 5 53
14  Wales 3 5 7 2 5 5 3 5 7 7 49
15  Ireland 17 10 27
16  Russia 1 1 5 1 1 5 5 1 5 1 26
17  Papua New Guinea 1 5 6
18  Uganda 2 2 4
19  Japan 3 3
20  Uruguay 1 1 2
21  South Korea 1 1

Source: World Rugby

Legend
No colour Core team in 2017–18 and re-qualified as a core team for the 2018–19 World Rugby Sevens Series
Pink Relegated as the lowest placed core team at the end of the 2017–18 season
Yellow Not a core team

Placings summary[edit]

Tallies of top four tournament placings during the 2017–18 series, by team:

Team Gold Silver Bronze Fourth Total
 Fiji 5 1 1 7
 South Africa 2 3 3 2 10
 New Zealand 1 1 1 2 5
 Australia 1 1 1 3
 United States 1 2 3
 Argentina 2 1 3
 Kenya 2 2
 England 1 2 1 4
 Ireland 1 1
 Canada 2 2
Totals 10 10 10 10 40

Tournaments[edit]

Dubai[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  South Africa 24–12  New Zealand  England (Bronze)
 Fiji
5th Place  Australia 22–17  Samoa  Kenya
 Scotland
Challenge Trophy  France 21–12  Spain  Argentina
 Canada
13th Place  Wales 26–7  Uganda  Russia
 United States

Cape Town[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  New Zealand 38–14  Argentina  South Africa (Bronze)
 Canada
5th Place  Fiji 26–12  United States  England
 France
Challenge Trophy  Australia 26–7  Spain  Samoa
 Wales
13th Place  Kenya 24–14  Uganda  Russia
 Scotland

Sydney[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  Australia 29–0  South Africa  Argentina (Bronze)
 United States
5th Place  New Zealand 31–7  Fiji  England
 Kenya
Challenge Trophy  France 29–12  Wales  Russia
 Samoa
13th Place  Canada 14–12  Scotland  Papua New Guinea
 Spain

Hamilton[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  Fiji 24–17  South Africa  Australia (Bronze)
 New Zealand
5th Place  Samoa 19–15  Kenya  Scotland
 England
Challenge Trophy  United States 31–12  Argentina  Canada
 Papua New Guinea
13th Place  France 19–17  Wales  Russia
 Spain

Las Vegas[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  United States 28–0  Argentina  Fiji (Bronze)
 South Africa
5th Place  New Zealand 17–12
(a.e.t.)
 Australia  England
 Kenya
Challenge Trophy  France 26–19  Canada  Scotland
 Wales
13th Place  Samoa 28–7  Spain  Russia
 Uruguay

Vancouver[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  Fiji 31–12  Kenya  South Africa (Bronze)
 United States
5th Place  England 31–14  Australia  Argentina
 New Zealand
Challenge Trophy  Scotland 29–5  Spain  Russia
 Wales
13th Place  Samoa 21–10  Canada  France
 Uruguay

Hong Kong[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  Fiji 24–12  Kenya  South Africa (Bronze)
 New Zealand
5th Place  Argentina 14–12  United States  Spain
 Scotland
Challenge Trophy  France 33–7  Canada  Australia
 Russia
13th Place  Wales 33–5  Samoa  England
 South Korea
World Series Qualifer  Japan 19–14  Germany  Chile
 Ireland

Singapore[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  Fiji 28–22  Australia  England (Bronze)
 South Africa
5th Place  New Zealand 36–17  Samoa  Kenya
 Spain
Challenge Trophy  United States 26–12  Canada  Scotland
 Wales
13th Place  Japan 31–24  Argentina  France
 Russia

London[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  Fiji 21-17  South Africa  Ireland (Bronze)
 England
5th Place  New Zealand 26-5  United States  Australia
 Canada
Challenge Trophy  Kenya 33-19  Wales  Argentina
 Russia
13th Place  Samoa 34-10  Scotland  France
 Spain

Paris[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  South Africa 24–14  England  New Zealand
(Bronze)
 Canada
5th Place  Fiji 28–7  United States  Ireland
 Spain
Challenge Trophy  Argentina 33–26  Wales  Australia
 France
13th Place  Kenya 21–20  Scotland  Russia
 Samoa

Players[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Awards[edit]

Updated: 5 June 2018

Player of the final award
Tour Leg Winner Ref.
Dubai Kwagga Smith [12]
Cape Town Joe Ravouvou [13]
Sydney Lachlan Anderson [14]
Hamilton Alasio Naduva [15]
Las Vegas Danny Barrett [16]
Vancouver Sevuloni Mocenacagi [17]
Hong Kong Amenoni Nasilasila [18]
Singapore Waisea Nacuqu [19]
London Semi Radradra [20]
Paris Dewald Human

Updated: 5 June 2018

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fiji win Hong Kong Sevens in style" (Press release). World Rugby. 9 April 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017. Meanwhile, Spain secured their spot on next season's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series after beating Germany 12-7 in the World Rugby series qualifier final at the Hong Kong stadium.
  2. ^ "Dates confirmed for HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2017-18" (Press release). World Rugby. 21 May 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Joint honours for DHL Impact Player in Dubai". World Rugby. 3 December 2017.
  4. ^ "O'Donnell takes DHL Impact Player award in Sydney". World Rugby. 30 January 2018.
  5. ^ "O'Donnell takes DHL Impact Player award in Sydney". World Rugby. 30 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Senatla picks up DHL Impact Player in Hamilton". World Rugby. 6 February 2018.
  7. ^ "O'Donnell takes home DHL Impact Player award in Las Vegas". World Rugby. 6 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Bryce wins DHL Impact Player in Vancouver". World Rugby. 14 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Eroni Sau is the DHL Impact Player in Hong Kong". World Rugby. 9 April 2018.
  10. ^ "O'Donnell wins DHL Impact Player award in Singapore". World Rugby. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Four-way tie for DHL Impact Player in London". World Rugby. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Blitzboks beat New Zealand to win the Dubai Sevens". timeslive.co.za. 2 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Ravouvou awarded HSBC Player of the Final in Cape Town". World Rugby. 11 December 2017.
  14. ^ "Anderson awarded HSBC Player of the Final in Sydney". World Rugby. 29 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Naduva named HSBC Player of the Final for Hamilton". World Rugby. 5 February 2018.
  16. ^ "Barrett awarded HSBC Player of the Final for Las Vegas". World Rugby. 7 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Mocenacagi claims HSBC Player of the Final for Vancouver". World Rugby. 13 March 2018.
  18. ^ "Nasilasila takes home HSBC Player of the Final award". World Rugby. 9 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Waisea Nacuqu wins HSBC Player of the Final in Singapore". World Rugby. 1 May 2018.
  20. ^ "Fiji's Radradra scoops HSBC Player of the Final in London". World Rugby. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.

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