2017 Sydney Sevens

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2017 Sydney Sevens
Sevens World Series XVIII
Host nation Australia Australia
Date 4–5 February 2017
Cup
Champion  South Africa
Runner-up  England
Third  New Zealand
Challenge
Winner  Russia
Tournament details
Matches played

45

top point scorer =
2016
2018

The 2017 Sydney Sevens was the fourteenth edition of the Australian Sevens tournament, the second of which to be held in Sydney, and the fourth tournament of the 2016–17 World Rugby Sevens Series. The tournament was played on 4–5 February 2017 at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Format[edit]

The teams were drawn into four pools of four teams each. Each team played all the others in their pool once. The top two teams from each pool advanced to the Cup quarter finals. The bottom two teams from each group advanced to the Challenge Trophy quarter finals.

Teams[edit]

The fifteen core teams were joined by Papua New Guinea, who qualified via the 2016 Oceania Sevens,[1] for this tournament.

Pool stage[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that advanced to the Cup Quarterfinal

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 England 3 3 0 0 66 27 +39 9
 South Africa 3 2 0 1 61 28 +33 7
 Kenya 3 1 0 2 36 45 −9 5
 Japan 3 0 0 3 12 75 −63 3
4 February 2017
09:58
England  19–12  Kenya

4 February 2017
10:20
South Africa  32–0  Japan

4 February 2017
13:53
England  26–0  Japan

4 February 2017
14:15
South Africa  14–7  Kenya

4 February 2017
18:51
Kenya  17–12  Japan

4 February 2017
19:13
South Africa  15–21  England

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Wales 3 2 1 0 49 34 +15 8
 Fiji 3 2 0 1 86 35 +51 7
 France 3 1 0 2 36 59 −23 5
 Samoa 3 0 1 2 21 64 −43 4
4 February 2017
09:14
France  12–14  Wales

4 February 2017
09:36
Fiji  40–0  Samoa

4 February 2017
12:20
France  17–14  Samoa

4 February 2017
12:42
Fiji  15–28  Wales

4 February 2017
18:07
Wales  7–7  Samoa

4 February 2017
18:29
Fiji  31–7  France

Pool C[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 72 28 +43 9
 Australia 3 2 0 1 83 47 +36 7
 Scotland 3 1 0 2 47 69 −22 5
 Papua New Guinea 3 0 0 3 26 83 −57 3
4 February 2017
10:42
New Zealand  26–14  Australia

4 February 2017
11:04
Scotland  26–12  Papua New Guinea

4 February 2017
14:37
New Zealand  31–7  Papua New Guinea

4 February 2017
14:59
Scotland  14–43  Australia

4 February 2017
19:35
Australia  26–7  Papua New Guinea

4 February 2017
19:57
Scotland  7–14  New Zealand

Pool D[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 3 2 0 1 67 55 +12 7
 Argentina 3 1 1 1 57 53 +4 6
 Canada 3 1 1 1 48 55 −7 6
 Russia 3 1 0 2 38 47 −9 5
4 February 2017
08:30
Argentina  19–22  United States

4 February 2017
08:52
Canada  12–7  Russia

4 February 2017
11:36
Argentina  21–14  Russia

4 February 2017
11:58
Canada  19–31  United States

4 February 2017
17:23
United States  14–17  Russia

4 February 2017
17:45
Canada  17–17  Argentina

Knockout stage[edit]

13th place[edit]

 
Semi-finals13th Place Final
 
      
 
5 February 2017 – 13:41 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 
 Kenya19
 
5 February 2017 – 16:57 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 Scotland14
 
 Kenya5
 
5 February 2017 – 14:03 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 Canada10
 
 Canada33
 
 
 Papua New Guinea20
 

Challenge Trophy[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsThirteenth Place Final
 
          
 
5 February 2017 – 10:30 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 
 Kenya0
 
5 February 2017 – 14:25 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 Russia22
 
 Russia17
 
5 February 2017 – 10:52 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 Samoa12
 
 Scotland14
 
5 February 2017 – 17:24 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 Samoa21
 
 Russia26
 
5 February 2017 – 11:14 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 France0
 
 Canada7
 
5 February 2017 – 14:47 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 Japan19
 
 Japan12
 
5 February 2017 – 11:36 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 France19
 
 France17
 
 
 Papua New Guinea0
 

5th place[edit]

 
Semi-finals5th Place Final
 
      
 
5 February 2017 – 15:09 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 
 Argentina21
 
5 February 2017 – 17:57 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 Fiji38
 
 Fiji35
 
5 February 2017 – 15:31 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 United States12
 
 United States19
 
 
 Wales10
 

Cup[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsCup Final
 
          
 
5 February 2017 – 11:58 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 
 England24
 
5 February 2017 – 15:53 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 Argentina7
 
 England12
 
5 February 2017 – 12:20 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 New Zealand5
 
 New Zealand24
 
5 February 2017 – 18:51 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 Fiji21
 
 England14
 
5 February 2017 – 12:42 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 South Africa29
 
 United States10
 
5 February 2017 – 16:15 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 South Africa21
 
 South Africa26
 
5 February 2017 – 13:04 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 Australia12 Bronze Medal Match
 
 Wales0
 
5 February 2017 – 18:24 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 Australia26
 
 New Zealand29
 
 
 Australia14
 

Tournament placings[edit]

Place  Team Points
1st, gold medalist(s)  South Africa 22
2nd, silver medalist(s)  England 19
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  New Zealand 17
4  Australia 15
5  Fiji 13
6  United States 12
7  Argentina 10
 Wales 10
Place  Team Points
9  Russia 8
10  France 7
11  Samoa 5
 Japan 5
13  Canada 3
14  Kenya 2
15  Papua New Guinea 1
 Scotland 1

Source: World Rugby (archived)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olympic champions take Oceania Rugby honours. World Rugby. 12 November 2017.


World Sevens Series XVIII
Preceded by
2017 Wellington Sevens
2017 Sydney Sevens Succeeded by
2017 USA Sevens
Australian Sevens
Preceded by
2016 Sydney Sevens
2017 Sydney Sevens Succeeded by
2018 Sydney Sevens