2017–18 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series
Women's Sevens Series VI
|Host nations|| United Arab Emirates |
|Date||30 November 2017 – 10 June 2018|
|Top point scorer||Portia Woodman (43)|
|Top try scorer||Portia Woodman (215)|
The 2017–18 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series was the sixth edition of the global circuit for women's national rugby sevens teams, organised by World Rugby. There were five tournament events scheduled on the 2017–18 circuit and twelve teams competed in each tournament.
Twelve teams compete at each event. The top-ranked teams at each tournament play off for a Cup, with gold, silver and bronze medals also awarded to the first three teams. Lower-ranked teams at each tournament play off for a Challenge Trophy. The overall winner of the series was determined by points gained from the standings across all events in the season.
The "core teams" qualified to participate in all series events for the 2017–18 series were:
There were five tournaments in 2017–18:
|Dubai||The Sevens||Dubai||30 November – 1 December 2017||Australia|
|Australia||Sydney Football Stadium||Sydney||26–28 January 2018 ||Australia|
|Japan||Mikuni World Stadium||Kitakyushu||21–22 April 2018||New Zealand|
|Canada||Westhills Stadium||Langford||12–13 May 2018||New Zealand|
|France||Stade Jean-Bouin||Paris||8–10 June 2018||New Zealand|
Official standings for the 2017–18 series:
|2017–18 World Rugby Women's Sevens|
|16||Papua New Guinea||–||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 Women's Sevens Series Pink Relegated as the lowest placed core team at the end of the 2017–18 World Rugby Sevens Series Yellow Not a core team
Tallies of top four tournament placings during the 2017–18 series, by team:
|Cup||Australia||34–0||United States|| Russia (Bronze)|
|5th Place||New Zealand||24–0||France|| Spain (7th)|
|Challenge Trophy||Ireland||24–7||South Africa|| Fiji (11th)|
|Cup||Australia||31–0||New Zealand|| Canada (Bronze)|
|5th Place||France||19–5||Spain|| Ireland (7th)|
|Challenge Trophy||England||29–10||Fiji|| Japan (11th)|
Papua New Guinea
|Cup||New Zealand||24–12||France|| Australia (Bronze)|
|5th Place||Russia||30–7||Fiji|| England (7th)|
|Challenge Trophy||United States||24–19
|Ireland|| Canada (11th)|
|Cup||New Zealand||46–0||Australia|| United States (Bronze)|
|5th Place||Canada||29–12||Ireland|| England (7th)|
|Challenge Trophy||Japan||26–21||Spain|| Brazil (11th)|
|Cup||New Zealand||33-7||Australia|| Canada (Bronze)|
|5th Place||United States||28-7||Fiji|| Spain (7th)|
|Challenge Trophy||Ireland||10-5||Russia|| Japan (11th)|
Updated: 10 June 2018
Updated: 10 June 2018
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