2018 Hong Kong Sevens

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
2018 Hong Kong Sevens
Sevens World Series XIX
Host nationHong Kong Hong Kong
Date6–8 April 2018
Cup
Champion Fiji
Runner-up Kenya
Third South Africa
Challenge
Winner France
Qualifier
Winner Japan
Tournament details
Matches played45
Top point scorerFiji Amenoni Nasilasila (60)
Top try scorerUnited States Carlin Isles (7)
South Africa Muller du Plessis (7)
South Africa Selvyn Davids (7)
2017
2019

The 2018 Hong Kong Sevens was the 43rd edition of the Hong Kong Sevens tournament, and the seventh tournament of the 2017–18 World Rugby Sevens Series. The performance from this tournament determined the first fourteen seedings of the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament alongside the past year's series and the previous six event of the 2017–18 season.[1]

Fiji won the tournament, defeating Kenya 24–12 in the final. Fiji were dominant throughout the tournament, including a 50–7 thrashing of New Zealand during pool play.

In the World Series Qualifier tournament, Ireland were the dominant team during pool play, but Japan beat Ireland 12–7 in the semifinal, and went on to beat Germany 19–14 in the final to qualify for the 2018-19 World Series as a core team.

Main draw[edit]

Teams[edit]

The main tournament will consist of the fifteen core teams and one invited team, South Korea.[2]

Format[edit]

As in the last tournament, there will be a main draw with the fifteen World Series core teams and one invited team. The teams are drawn into four pools of four teams each. Each team plays all the others in their pool once. 3, 2 or 1 points for a win, draw or loss. The top two teams from each pool advance to the Cup brackets. The bottom two teams go into the Challenge trophy brackets.

Pool Stage[edit]

All times in Hong Kong Time (UTC+08:00). The games as scheduled are as follows:[3]

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Fiji 3 3 0 0 117 33 +84 9
 New Zealand 3 2 0 1 62 67 –5 7
 Samoa 3 1 0 2 52 69 –17 5
 Russia 3 0 0 3 38 100 –62 3

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Kenya 3 2 0 1 85 38 +47 7
 Spain 3 2 0 1 34 50 –16 7
 Canada 3 1 0 2 56 64 –8 5
 Australia 3 1 0 2 54 77 –23 5

Pool C[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 South Africa 3 3 0 0 109 32 +77 9
 Scotland 3 2 0 1 100 57 +43 7
 England 3 1 0 2 81 62 +19 5
 South Korea 3 0 0 3 14 153 –139 3

Pool D[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 3 2 1 0 102 46 +56 8
 Argentina 3 2 0 1 79 55 +24 7
 Wales 3 1 0 2 34 85 –51 5
 France 3 0 1 2 45 74 –29 4

Knockout stage[edit]

13th Place[edit]

 
Semi-finals13th Place Final
 
      
 
8 April 2018 – 13:16 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 
 Samoa33
 
8 April 2018 – 17:00 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 England10
 
 Samoa5
 
8 April 2018 – 13:43 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Wales33
 
 Wales49
 
 
 South Korea5
 

Challenge Trophy[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsChallenge Trophy Final
 
          
 
8 April 2018 – 9:30 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 
 Samoa0
 
8 April 2018 – 14:05 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 France38
 
 France24
 
8 April 2018 – 9:52 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Australia12
 
 England14
 
8 April 2018 – 17:30 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Australia17
 
 France33
 
8 April 2018 – 10:14 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Canada7
 
 Wales7
 
8 April 2018 – 14:30 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Russia15
 
 Russia12
 
8 April 2018 – 10:36 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Canada19
 
 Canada45
 
 
 South Korea0
 

5th Place[edit]

 
Semi-finals5th Place Final
 
      
 
8 April 2018 – 14:55 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 
 Argentina14
 
8 April 2018 – 18:00 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Spain12
 
 Argentina14
 
8 April 2018 – 15:17 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 United States12
 
 United States19
 
 
 Scotland15
 

Cup[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsCup FinalFinal
 
          
 
8 April 2018 – 10:58 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 
 Fiji40
 
8 April 2018 – 15:41 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Argentina14
 
 Fiji26
 
8 April 2018 – 11:20 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 South Africa24
 
 South Africa38
 
8 April 2018 – 19:00 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Spain5
 
 Fiji24
 
8 April 2018 – 11:42 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Kenya12
 
 United States7
 
8 April 2018 – 16:03 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 New Zealand35
 
 New Zealand12
 
8 April 2018 – 12:07 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Kenya21 Bronze Medal Match
 
 Kenya19
 
8 April 2018 – 18:30 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Scotland12
 
 South Africa24
 
 
 New Zealand7
 

Tournament placings[edit]

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

Source: World Rugby

Players[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Tries scored
Rank Player Tries
1 United States Carlin Isles 7
South Africa Muller du Plessis 7
South Africa Selvyn Davids 7
4 Fiji Amenoni Nasilasila 6
5 Scotland George Horne 5
Points scored
Rank Player Points
1 Fiji Amenoni Nasilasila 60
2 South Africa Selvyn Davids 55
3 United States Carlin Isles 35
South Africa Muller du Plessis 35
5 Argentina Gastón Revol 34

Source: World Rugby

Dream Team[edit]

The following seven players were selected to the tournament Dream Team at the conclusion of the tournament:[4]

Forwards Backs
Fiji Kalione Nasoko
Kenya Oscar Ouma
Fiji Semi Kunatani
Kenya Willy Ambaka
South Africa Selvyn Davids
Fiji Eroni Sau
Fiji Amenoni Nasilasila

World Series Qualifier[edit]

Continental qualifying[edit]

Teams will qualify for the World Series Qualifier tournament based on continental championships. The top teams from each continent that are not already core teams will qualify. For the 2018 edition, Europe has been given a third spot, whereas North America was given a single spot. The other continents remain with two spots each.

Continental Sevens Championship Dates Venue(s) Berths Qualified
2017 Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series[5] 3 June–
16 July 2017
Russia Moscow,
Poland Łódź,
France Clermont-Ferrand
England Exeter
3  Ireland
 Germany
 Georgia[2]
2017 Asia Rugby Sevens Series[6] 1 September–
14 October 2017
Hong Kong Hong Kong,
South Korea Incheon,
Sri Lanka Colombo
2  Japan
 Hong Kong
2017 Africa Cup Sevens[7] 6–7 October 2017 Uganda Kampala 2  Uganda
 Zimbabwe
2017 Oceania Sevens Championship[8] 10–11 November 2017 Fiji Suva 2  Papua New Guinea
 Cook Islands
2017 RAN Sevens[9] 25–26
November 2017
Mexico Mexico City 1  Jamaica
2018 Sudamérica Rugby Sevens[10] 6–14
January 2018
Uruguay Punta del Este,
Chile Viña del Mar
2  Uruguay
 Chile
Total 12

Format[edit]

The qualifying tournament features twelve teams divided into three pools of four teams each. Each team plays all the others in their pool once. The top eight teams (the top two from each group, plus the two best third-place finishers) qualify to the quarterfinals of the knockout round. The winner of the knockout round will be given core status in the 2018–19 World Series.

Pool Stage[edit]

All times in Hong Kong Time (UTC+08:00). The games as scheduled are as follows:[3]

Pool E[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Chile 3 2 0 1 58 29 +29 7
 Japan 3 2 0 1 60 39 +21 7
 Uganda 3 2 0 1 50 44 +6 7
 Georgia 3 0 0 3 25 81 –56 3

Pool F[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Germany 3 3 0 0 77 26 +51 9
 Hong Kong 3 1 0 2 52 50 +2 5
 Zimbabwe 3 1 0 2 35 51 –16 5
 Papua New Guinea 3 1 0 2 39 74 –35 5

Pool G[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Ireland 3 3 0 0 103 5 +98 9
 Uruguay 3 2 0 1 60 41 +19 7
 Jamaica 3 1 0 2 26 67 –41 5
 Cook Islands 3 0 0 3 24 100 –76 3

Third Place Tiebreaker[edit]

Pl Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1  Uganda 3 2 0 1 50 44 +6 7
2  Zimbabwe 3 1 0 2 35 51 -16 5
3  Jamaica 3 1 0 2 26 67 -41 5

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsWorld Series Qualifier Final
 
          
 
7 April 2018 – 18:18 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 
 Germany26
 
8 April 2018 – 12:32 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Uganda0
 
 Germany19
 
7 April 2018 – 18:42 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Chile12
 
 Chile24
 
8 April 2018 – 16:30 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Hong Kong12
 
 Germany14
 
7 April 2018 – 19:04 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Japan19
 
 Japan26
 
8 April 2018 – 12:54 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Uruguay19
 
 Japan12
 
7 April 2018 – 19:26 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Ireland7
 
 Ireland38
 
 
 Zimbabwe5
 

Overall record[edit]

Pos Team Wn/Ls Pts Dif
1 Japan 5–1 +38
2 Germany 5–1 +79
3 Ireland 4–1 +126
4 Chile 3–2 +36
5 Uruguay 2–2 +12
6 Uganda 2–2 –20
7 Hong Kong 1–3 –10
8 Zimbabwe 1–3 –49

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rugby World Cup Sevens: Qualified teams and seeding process". World Rugby. 29 November 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Hong Kong Sevens teams confirmed: Ireland return and Fiji hunt more success". South China Morning Post. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b "2018 Match Schedule". Hong Kong Sevens. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Dream Team: Hong Kong". World Rugby. 11 April 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  5. ^ "2017 Men's Sevens – Grand Prix Series | Rugby Europe". rugbyeurope.eu. Retrieved 2017-06-09.
  6. ^ "Calendar 2017 | Asia Rugby | Dates for tournaments and important events for 2017". asiarugby.com. Retrieved 2017-06-09.
  7. ^ "Schedule – Rugby Africa Rugby Africa". rugbyafrique.com. Retrieved 2017-06-09.
  8. ^ "Sevens Action to Return to Fiji in 2017". Oceania Rugby. 19 September 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Mexico City to Host 2017 Rugby Americas North Sevens Tournament – Rugby Americas North". rugbyamericasnorth.com. Retrieved 2017-06-09.
  10. ^ "#7s – Tres torneos sudamericanos en los próximos meses" (in Spanish). 23 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.

External links[edit]

World Sevens Series XIX
Preceded by
2018 Canada Sevens
2018 Hong Kong Sevens Succeeded by
2018 Singapore Sevens
Hong Kong Sevens
Preceded by
2017 Hong Kong Sevens
2018 Hong Kong Sevens Succeeded by
2019 Hong Kong Sevens