2018–19 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series

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World Rugby
Women's Sevens Series VII
Host nations United States
 United Arab Emirates
 Australia
 Japan
 Canada
 France
Date20 October 2018 – 9 June 2019
Nations16 teams

The 2018–19 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series is the seventh edition of the global circuit for women's national rugby sevens teams, organised by World Rugby. There are six tournament events scheduled on the 2018–19 circuit with twelve teams competing in each tournament. The series also, for the second time, doubles as an Olympic qualifier.

Format[edit]

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 is determined by points gained from the standings across all events in the season.

Teams[edit]

The "core teams" qualified to participate in all series events for the 2018–19 series are:

One additional core team qualified through winning the 2018 Hong Kong Women's Sevens:

Events[edit]

There are six tournaments in 2018–19:

2018–19 Itinerary
Leg Stadium City Dates Winner
United States Infinity Park Glendale (Denver) 20–21 October 2018  New Zealand
Dubai The Sevens Dubai 29–30 November 2018  New Zealand
Australia Spotless Stadium Sydney 1–3 February 2019
Japan Mikuni World Stadium Kitakyushu 20–21 April 2019
Canada Westhills Stadium Langford (Victoria) 11–12 May 2019
France Stade Jean-Bouin Paris 7–9 June 2019

Standings[edit]

Official standings for the 2018–19 series:

2018–19 World Rugby Women's Sevens
Series VII
Pos
Event 
Team

Glendale

Dubai

Sydney

Kitakyushu

Langford

Paris
Points
total
1  New Zealand 20 20 40
2  Canada 16 18 34
3  United States 18 14 32
4  Australia 12 16 28
5  France 14 8 22
6  Russia 8 12 20
7  Ireland 10 6 16
8  England[a 1] 6 10 16
9  Spain 4 3 7
10  China 2 4 6
11  Fiji 3 2 5
12  Kenya 1 1
13  Mexico 1 1

Source: World Rugby

Legend
Green Qualified to the 2020 Olympic Sevens as one of the four highest placed eligible teams from the 2018–19 series.[2]
Pink Relegated as the lowest placed core team at the end of the 2018–19 series
Yellow Invitational team
  1. ^ By agreement between the three unions on the island of Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales), England represents Great Britain in qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Sevens.[1] The final make-up of the Great Britain women's team will be determined by the British Olympic Association.

Placings summary[edit]

Tallies of top four tournament placings during the 2018–19 series, by team:

Team 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold 2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Fourth Total
 New Zealand 2 2
 Canada 1 1 2
 United States 1 1 2
 Australia 1 1
 France 1 1
Totals 2 2 2 2 8

Tournaments[edit]

Glendale[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup  New Zealand 33–7  United States  Canada (Bronze)
 France
5th Place  Australia 21–19  Ireland  Russia (7th)
 England
Challenge Trophy  Spain 20–14  Fiji  China (11th)
 Mexico

Dubai[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup  New Zealand 26–14  Canada  Australia (Bronze)
 United States
5th Place  Russia 12–7  England  France (7th)
 Ireland
Challenge Trophy  China 12–7  Spain  Fiji (11th)
 Kenya

Sydney[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup
5th Place
Challenge Trophy

Kitakyushu[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup
5th Place
Challenge Trophy

Langford[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup
5th Place
Challenge Trophy

Paris[edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup
5th Place
Challenge Trophy

Players[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Tries scored
Rank Player Tries
1 Michaela Blyde 13
2 Bianca Farella 12
3 Ilona Maher 10
Portia Woodman
5 Amee-Leigh Murphy-Crowe 9
Points scored
Rank Player Points
1 Ghislaine Landry 73
2 Tyla Nathan-Wong 70
3 Michaela Blyde 65
2 Bianca Farella 60
5 Lucy Mulhall 57

Updated: 30 November 2018

Awards[edit]

Updated: 30 November 2018

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sevens Olympic pathway confirmed for 2020". England Rugby. 17 September 2018. Archived from the original on 12 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Olympic qualification pathway for rugby sevens confirmed for Tokyo 2020". World Rugby. 17 September 2018. Archived from the original on 20 November 2018.