2017 Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Grand Prix Series

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2017 Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Grand Prix Series
Malemort Sevens 2017 - Podium.jpg
Russia, France and Ireland share the podium at Malemort
Host nations France
 Russia
Nations12
Final positions
Champions Russia
Runners-up Ireland
2016
2018

The 2017 Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Grand Prix Series was the top level of international women's rugby sevens competitions organised by Rugby Europe during 2017. The series featured two tournaments, one hosted in Malemort and one hosted in Kazan. Russia won both tournaments and finished as overall champions. Ireland finished third in both tournaments and finished as the series runners–up. [1] The series also served as a 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens qualifier and Ireland qualified for the World Cup based on their performances in the series. [2][3] Sweden and the Netherlands were relegated to the 2018 Trophy series.

Malemort[edit]

Malemort Tournament
Malemort Sevens 2017 - Cup.jpg
Malemort Tournament cup winners, Russia
Host nation France
Date17–18 June 2017
Cup
Champion Russia
Runner-up France
Third Ireland
5th Place
Winner Spain
Runner-up Wales
Challenge Trophy
Winner Sweden
Runner-up Poland
2016
2018


















Pool stages[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Russia 3 3 0 0 106 0 +106 9
 Spain 3 1 1 1 31 29 +2 6
 Poland 3 0 2 1 24 65 -41 5
 Netherlands 3 0 1 2 12 79 -67 4

Pool B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 France 3 3 0 0 121 15 +106 9
 Wales 3 2 0 1 57 62 -5 7
 Belgium 3 1 0 2 36 64 -28 5
 Sweden 3 0 0 3 22 95 -73 3

Pool C[edit]

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Ireland 3 3 0 0 93 26 +67 9
 England 3 2 0 1 76 39 +37 7
 Italy 3 1 0 2 53 41 +12 5
 Portugal 3 0 0 3 7 123 -116 3

Knockout stage[edit]

Challenge Trophy[edit]

18 June 2017: Sweden win the Challenge Trophy at Malemort
 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
18 June 2017 – 11:28
 
 
 Poland21
 
18 June 2017 – 15:05
 
 Portugal0
 
 Poland12
 
18 June 2017 – 11:50
 
 Sweden19
 
 Netherlands0
 
 
 Sweden28
 
Third place
 
 
18 June 2017 – 14:43
 
 
 Portugal26
 
 
 Netherlands19

5th Place[edit]

18 June 2017: Wales play Spain in the 5th Place play-off at Malemort
 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
18 June 2017 – 10:00
 
 
 Russia46
 
18 June 2017 – 13:15
 
 Belgium0
 
 Belgium7
 
18 June 2017 – 11:06
 
 Wales12
 
 Wales10
 
18 June 2017 – 16:24
 
 England12
 
 Wales10
 
18 June 2017 – 10:22
 
 Spain19
 
 France26
 
18 June 2017 – 13:37
 
 Italy5
 
 Italy0
 
18 June 2017 – 10:44
 
 Spain19 Third place
 
 Ireland15
 
18 June 2017 – 16:02
 
 Spain0
 
 Belgium0
 
 
 Italy27
 

Cup[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
18 June 2017 – 10:00
 
 
 Russia46
 
18 June 2017 – 13:59
 
 Belgium0
 
 Russia24
 
18 June 2017 – 11:06
 
 England15
 
 Wales10
 
18 June 2017 – 17:14
 
 England12
 
 Russia22
 
18 June 2017 – 10:22
 
 France21
 
 France26
 
18 June 2017 – 14:21
 
 Italy5
 
 France14
 
18 June 2017 – 10:44
 
 Ireland7 Third place
 
 Ireland15
 
18 June 2017 – 16:52
 
 Spain0
 
 England7
 
 
 Ireland26
 

Kazan[edit]

Kazan Tournament
Host nation Russia
Date8–9 July 2017
Cup
Champion Russia
Runner-up England
Third Ireland
5th Place
Winner Wales
Runner-up Poland
Challenge Trophy
Winner Netherlands
Runner-up Spain
2016
2018











Pool stages[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Russia 3 3 0 0 137 5 +132 9
 Wales 3 2 0 1 51 49 +2 7
 Netherlands 3 1 0 2 10 72 –62 5
 Italy 3 0 0 2 5 108 –103 3

Pool B[edit]

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 France 3 3 0 0 77 15 +62 9
 Portugal 3 2 0 1 39 41 –2 7
 Belgium 3 1 0 2 19 36 –17 5
 Spain 3 0 0 3 20 63 –43 3

Pool C[edit]

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 England 3 3 0 0 92 22 +70 9
 Ireland 3 2 0 1 82 28 +54 7
 Poland 3 1 0 2 31 53 –22 5
 Sweden 3 0 0 3 10 112 –102 3

Knockout stage[edit]

Challenge Trophy[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
9 July 2017 – 10:28
 
 
 Netherlands17
 
9 July 2017 – 14:05
 
 Italy0
 
 Netherlands24
 
9 July 2017 – 10:50
 
 Spain12
 
 Spain'17
 
 
 Sweden12
 
Third place
 
 
9 July 2017 – 13:43
 
 
 Italy12
 
 
 Sweden21

5th Place[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
9 July 2017 – 9:00
 
 
 Russia15
 
9 July 2017 – 12:15
 
 Poland0
 
 Poland14
 
9 July 2017 – 10:06
 
 Portugal10
 
 Portugal7
 
9 July 2017 – 16:24
 
 Ireland49
 
 Poland0
 
9 July 2017 – 9:22
 
 Wales23
 
 France12
 
9 July 2017 – 12:37
 
 Belgium7
 
 Belgium5
 
9 July 2017 – 9:44
 
 Wales27 Third place
 
 England21
 
9 July 2017 – 16:02
 
 Wales7
 
 Portugal5
 
 
 Belgium28
 

Cup[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
9 July 2017 – 9:00
 
 
 Russia15
 
9 July 2017 – 12:59
 
 Poland0
 
 Russia27
 
9 July 2017 – 10:06
 
 Ireland5
 
 Portugal7
 
9 July 2017 – 17:14
 
 Ireland49
 
 Russia24
 
9 July 2017 – 9:22
 
 England0
 
 France12
 
9 July 2017 – 13:21
 
 Belgium7
 
 France15
 
9 July 2017 – 9:44
 
 England26 Third place
 
 England21
 
9 July 2017 – 16:52
 
 Wales7
 
 Ireland40
 
 
 France0
 

Final standings[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up Third
17–18 June France Malemort  Russia  France  Ireland
8–9 July Russia Kazan  Russia  England  Ireland
Legend
Qualified for 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens
Already qualified for 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens
Relegated to the 2018 Trophy series
Rank Team 2018 RWC 7s Malemort Kazan Points
1st, gold medalist(s)  Russia Q 20 20 40
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Ireland Q 16 16 32
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  France Q 18 14 32
4  England Q 14 18 32
5  Wales - 10 12 22
6  Spain Q 12 3 15
7  Belgium - 6 8 14
8  Poland - 3 10 13
9  Italy - 8 1 9
10  Portugal - 2 6 8
11  Sweden - 4 2 6
12  Netherlands - 1 4 5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 Women's Sevens Grand Prix Series". www.rugbyeurope.eu. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Ireland Women's Sevens Qualify For World Cup". munsterrugby.ie. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 qualification process". www.worldrugby.org. 9 September 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2018.