2018 New Zealand Sevens

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2018 New Zealand Sevens
Sevens World Series XIX
Host nationNew Zealand New Zealand
Date3–4 February 2018
Cup
Champion Fiji
Runner-up South Africa
Third Australia
Challenge Cup
Winner United States
Tournament details
Matches played45
Tries scored255 (average 5.667 per match)
Top point scorerUnited States Perry Baker (40)
Wales Luke Morgan (40)
South Africa Seabelo Senatla (40)
Top try scorerUnited States Perry Baker (8)
Wales Luke Morgan (8)
South Africa Seabelo Senatla (8)
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The 2018 New Zealand Sevens was the third tournament within the 2017–18 World Rugby Sevens Series and the fifteenth edition of the New Zealand Sevens, and the first to be held in Hamilton. It was held over the weekend of 3–4 February 2017 at FMG Stadium Waikato.

Format[edit]

The teams were drawn into four pools of four teams each, with each team playing every other team in their pool once. The top two teams from each pool advanced to the Cup/5th place brackets. The bottom two teams from each group went to the Challenge trophy/13th place brackets.

Teams[edit]

Fifteen core teams are participating in the tournament along with one invited team, the highest-placing non-core team of the 2017 Oceania Sevens Championship, Papua New Guinea:[1]

Pool stage[edit]

All times in New Zealand Daylight Time (UTC+13:00)

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Fiji 3 3 0 0 78 27 +51 9
 Australia 3 2 0 1 62 38 +24 7
 Wales 3 1 0 2 36 75 –39 5
 Spain 3 0 0 3 38 74 –36 3

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 South Africa 3 3 0 0 102 12 +90 9
 England 3 2 0 1 81 28 +53 7
 Papua New Guinea 3 1 0 2 38 70 –32 5
 Russia 3 0 0 3 7 118 –111 3

Pool C[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 93 27 +69 9
 Scotland 3 1 0 2 45 57 –12 5
 Argentina 3 1 0 2 45 59 –14 5
 France 3 1 0 2 49 92 –43 5

Pool D[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Kenya 3 2 1 0 57 47 +10 8
 Samoa 3 2 0 1 50 43 +7 7
 United States 3 1 1 1 57 47 +10 6
 Canada 3 0 0 3 42 69 –27 3

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Knockout stage[edit]

13th Place[edit]

 
Semi-finals13th Place Final
 
      
 
4 February 2018 – 14:19 – FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
 
 
 Wales33
 
4 February 2018 – 18:03 – FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
 
 Russia7
 
 Wales17
 
4 February 2018 – 14:41 – FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
 
 France19
 
 Spain14
 
 
 France19
 

Challenge Trophy[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsChallenge Trophy Final
 
          
 
4 February 2018 – 11:00 – FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
 
 
 Wales14
 
4 February 2018 – 15:03 – FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
 
 Canada19
 
 Canada12
 
4 February 2018 – 11:22 – FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
 
 Argentina14
 
 Argentina21
 
4 February 2018 – 18:33 – FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
 
 Russia12
 
 Argentina12
 
4 February 2018 – 11:44 – FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
 
 United States31
 
 United States29
 
4 February 2018 – 15:25 – FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
 
 Spain12
 
 United States42
 
4 February 2018 – 12:06 – FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
 
 Papua New Guinea12
 
 Papua New Guinea35
 
 
 France0
 

5th Place[edit]

 
Semi-finals5th Place Final
 
      
 
4 February 2018 – 16:05 – FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
 
 
 Samoa22
 
4 February 2018 – 19:03 – FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
 
 England17
 
 Samoa19
 
4 February 2018 – 16:27 – FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
 
 Kenya15
 
 Kenya33
 
 
 Scotland19
 

Cup[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsCup Final
 
          
 
4 February 2018 – 12:36 – FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
 
 
 Fiji12
 
4 February 2018 – 16:49 – FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
 
 Samoa10
 
 Fiji14
 
4 February 2018 – 12:58 – FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
 
 New Zealand12
 
 New Zealand19
 
4 February 2018 – 20:03 – FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
 
 England12
 
 Fiji24
 
4 February 2018 – 13:20 – FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
 
 South Africa17
 
 Kenya12
 
4 February 2018 – 17:11 – FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
 
 Australia33
 
 Australia5
 
4 February 2018 – 13:42 – FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
 
 South Africa24 Bronze Medal Match
 
 South Africa22
 
4 February 2018 – 19:33 – FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
 
 Scotland0
 
 New Zealand7
 
 
 Australia8
 

Tournament placings[edit]

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

Source: World Rugby

Players[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Tries scored
Rank Player Tries
1 Wales Luke Morgan 8
United States Perry Baker 8
South Africa Seabelo Senatla 8
4 Wales Eroni Sau 5
Papua New Guinea Gairo Kapana 5
Points scored
Rank Player Points
1 Wales Luke Morgan 40
United States Perry Baker 40
South Africa Seabelo Senatla 40
New Zealand Vilimoni Koroi 40
5 United States Folau Niua 35

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
New Zealand Scott Curry
Fiji Kalione Nasoko
Australia Lachie Anderson
Fiji Jerry Tuwai
New Zealand Vilimoni Koroi
South Africa Werner Kok
Fiji Eroni Sau

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Papua New Guinea qualify for first RWC Sevens". 11 November 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Hamilton Fixtures". World Rugby. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Dream Team: New Zealand Sevens superstars". World Rugby. 5 February 2018. Retrieved 13 March 2018.

External Links[edit]

Tournament Page

World Sevens Series XIX
Preceded by
2018 Sydney Sevens
2018 New Zealand Sevens Succeeded by
2018 USA Sevens
New Zealand Sevens
Preceded by
2017 Wellington Sevens
2018 New Zealand Sevens Succeeded by
2019 New Zealand Sevens