2018 London Sevens

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The 2018 London Sevens was the penultimate event of the 2017–18 World Rugby Sevens Series and the eighteenth edition of the London Sevens. The tournament was held at Twickenham Stadium, London on 2–3 June 2018. Fiji won the tournament by defeating South Africa 21–17 in the final. However it was Ireland who stole the show, finishing in third place in their first World Series tournament since 2004. Ireland thus became the first invitational side to reach the semi-finals and the podium of a World Rugby Sevens Series event.[1]

2018 London Sevens
Sevens World Series XIX
Host nationEngland England
Date2–3 June 2018
Cup
Champion Fiji
Runner-up South Africa
Third Ireland
Challenge Trophy
Winner Kenya
Tournament details
Matches played45
Tries scored298 (average 6.622 per match)
Top point scorerKenya Collins Injera (42)
Top try scorerUnited States Carlin Isles (8)
Kenya Collins Injera (8)
England Dan Norton (8)
Ireland Jordan Conroy (8)
2017
2019

Format[edit]

Teams[edit]

The fifteen core teams played in the tournament, along with one invited team, Ireland.

Pool stages[edit]

All times in British Summer Time (UTC+01:00). The games as scheduled are as follows:[2]

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Fiji 3 3 0 0 94 38 +56 9
 New Zealand 3 2 0 1 67 44 +23 7
 Argentina 3 1 0 2 46 83 –37 5
 Scotland 3 0 0 3 43 85 –42 3

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Australia 3 3 0 0 81 41 +40 9
 Ireland 3 1 0 2 64 64 0 5
 Wales 3 1 0 2 45 63 –18 5
 Spain 3 1 0 2 56 78 –22 5

Pool C[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 3 2 1 0 88 47 +41 8
 England 3 2 0 1 86 43 +43 7
 Kenya 3 1 1 1 55 78 –23 6
 France 3 0 0 3 35 96 –61 3

Pool D[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 South Africa 2 2 0 1 60 28 +32 7
 Canada 3 2 0 1 50 27 +23 7
 Samoa 3 1 0 2 38 55 –17 5
 Russia 3 1 0 2 39 77 –38 5

Knockout stage[edit]

13th Place[edit]

 
Semi-finals13th Place Final
 
      
 
3 June 2018 – 12:36 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 
 Samoa26
 
3 June 2018 – 16:07 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Spain10
 
 Samoa34
 
3 June 2018 – 12:58 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Scotland10
 
 Scotland43
 
 
 France21
 

Challenge Trophy[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsChallenge Trophy Final
 
          
 
3 June 2018 – 9:30 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 
 Argentina19
 
3 June 2018 – 13:20 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Samoa14
 
 Argentina10
 
3 June 2018 – 9:52 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Kenya42
 
 Kenya38
 
3 June 2018 – 16:32 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Spain0
 
 Kenya33
 
3 June 2018 – 10:14 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Wales19
 
 Russia15 (a.e.t.)
 
3 June 2018 – 13:42 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Scotland10
 
 Russia12
 
3 June 2018 – 10:36 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Wales27
 
 Wales33
 
 
 France29
 

5th Place[edit]

 
Semi-finals5th Place Final
 
      
 
3 June 2018 – 14:04 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 
 Canada19
 
3 June 2018 – 17:07 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 United States27
 
 United States5
 
3 June 2018 – 14:26 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 New Zealand26
 
 New Zealand38
 
 
 Australia7
 

Cup[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsCup Final
 
          
 
3 June 2018 – 10:58 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 
 Fiji40
 
3 June 2018 – 14:48 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Canada7
 
 Fiji38
 
3 June 2018 – 11:20 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Ireland12
 
 United States12
 
3 June 2018 – 17:57 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Ireland22
 
 Fiji21
 
3 June 2018 – 11:42 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 South Africa17
 
 South Africa14
 
3 June 2018 – 15:10 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 New Zealand5
 
 South Africa29
 
3 June 2018 – 12:04 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 England19 Bronze Medal Match
 
 Australia17
 
3 June 2018 – 17:32 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 England21
 
 Ireland21
 
 
 England19
 

Tournament placings[edit]

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

Source: World Rugby

Players[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Tries scored
Rank Player Tries
1 United States Carlin Isles 8
Kenya Collins Injera 8
England Dan Norton 8
Ireland Jordan Conroy 8
5 Wales Luke Morgan 6
Points scored
Rank Player Points
1 Kenya Collins Injera 42
2 United States Carlin Isles 40
England Dan Norton 40
Ireland Jordan Conroy 40
5 Fiji Vatemo Ravouvou 36

Source: World Rugby

Dream Team[edit]

The following seven players were selected to the tournament Dream Team at the conclusion of the tournament:[3]

Forwards Backs
England Mike Ellery
Fiji Paula Dranisinukula
South Africa Dylan Sage
Ireland Jordan Conroy
Ireland Mark Roche
Fiji Josua Tuisova
Fiji Semi Radradra

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fiji take giant step towards World Rugby Sevens Series title but Ireland steal the show as Jordan Conroy lights up London", 3 June 2018.
  2. ^ "London Fixtures". World Rugby. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  3. ^ "HSBC Dream Team: London". World Rugby. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.

External links[edit]

World Sevens Series XIX
Preceded by
2018 Singapore Sevens
2018 London Sevens Succeeded by
2018 Paris Sevens
London Sevens
Preceded by
2017 London Sevens
2018 London Sevens Succeeded by
2019 London Sevens