2018 Hong Kong Women's Sevens

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2018 Hong Kong Women's Sevens
Women's Sevens Series VI
Host nationHong Kong Hong Kong
Date5–6 April 2017
Cup
Champion China
Runner-up South Africa
Tournament details
Matches played25
2017
2019

The 2018 Hong Kong Women's Sevens acted not only as a qualifier for the 2018–19 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series, but also for seeding purposes for the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens for five of the teams[1]. The tournament was played on 5–6 April 2017 with pool stage matches played at So Kon Po Rec Ground with knock-out stage matches played at the Hong Kong Stadium in Hong Kong alongside the 2018 Hong Kong Sevens for men.

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. Teams in bold also qualified for the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens.

Continental Sevens Championship Dates Venue(s) Berths Qualified
2017 Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Grand Prix Series 3 June–
16 July 2017
France Malemort,
Russia Kazan
3  Wales
 Belgium
 Poland
2017 Women's Africa Cup Sevens 16–17 September 2017 Tunisia Monastir 2  South Africa
 Kenya
2017 Asia Rugby Women's Sevens Series 23 September–
14 October 2017
South Korea Incheon,
Sri Lanka Colombo
3  China
 Kazakhstan
 Hong Kong
2017 Oceania Women's Sevens Championship 10–11 November 2017 Fiji Suva 1  Papua New Guinea
2017 Torneo Valentín Martinez (Sudamérica) 10–11 November 2017 Uruguay Montevideo 2  Brazil
 Argentina
2017 RAN Women's Sevens 25–26
November 2017
Mexico Mexico City 1  Mexico
Total 12

Format[edit]

12 teams, split into three groups of four. The group winners, runners up and the two best third ranked teams will enter the knockout stage. The overall winner will gain a spot on the 2018–19 World Rugby Women's Sevens series.

Pool Stage[edit]

All times in Hong Kong Time (UTC+08:00). The games as scheduled are as follows:[2]

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

Pool X[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Kenya 3 3 0 0 81 17 +64 9
 South Africa 3 2 0 1 69 41 +28 7
 Papua New Guinea 3 1 0 2 49 48 +1 5
 Mexico 3 0 0 3 5 98 –93 3

Pool Y[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 China 3 3 0 0 64 19 +45 9
 Brazil 3 2 0 1 65 41 +24 7
 Hong Kong 3 1 0 2 24 69 –45 5
 Kazakhstan 3 0 0 3 29 53 –24 3

Pool Z[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Belgium 3 3 0 0 43 5 +38 9
 Wales 3 2 0 1 71 34 +37 7
 Argentina 3 1 0 2 26 64 –38 5
 Poland 3 0 0 3 22 59 –37 3

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsWorld Series Qualifier Final
 
          
 
6 April 2017 – 10:30 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 
 China31
 
6 April 2017 – 14:12 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Papua New Guinea10
 
 China22
 
6 April 2017 – 10:52 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Belgium5
 
 Belgium17
 
6 April 2017 – 17:12 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Brazil12
 
 China31
 
6 April 2017 – 11:14 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 South Africa14
 
 Wales0
 
6 April 2017 – 14:34 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 South Africa26
 
 South Africa12 (a.e.t.)
 
6 April 2017 – 11:36 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Kenya7
 
 Kenya17 (a.e.t.)
 
 
 Argentina12
 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 qualification explained". World Rugby. 23 February 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 Match Schedule". Hong Kong Sevens. Retrieved 19 March 2018.