2018 South Africa Sevens

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2018 South Africa Sevens
Sevens World Series XX
Host nation South Africa
Date8–9 December 2018
Cup
Champion Fiji
Runner-up United States
Third South Africa
Challenge Trophy
Winner Argentina
Tournament details
Matches played45
Tries scored293 (average 6.511 per match)
Top point scorer Francisco Hernández (45)
Top try scorer Franco Sábato (7)
2017
2019

The 2018 South Africa Sevens was the second tournament within the 2018–19 World Rugby Sevens Series and the twentieth edition of the South Africa Sevens. It was held on 8–9 December 2018 at Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa.[1][2][3]

Format[edit]

The teams were drawn into four pools of four teams each. Each team played every other team in their pool once. The top two teams from each pool advanced to the Cup brackets where teams competed for the Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals. The bottom two teams from each group went to the playoffs in the Challenge Trophy brackets.

Teams[edit]

Fifteen core teams are participating in the tournament along with one invited team, 2018 Africa Men's Sevens winners Zimbabwe:

Pool stage[edit]

All times in South African Standard Time (UTC+2:00)

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

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 South Africa 3 2 0 1 86 38 +48 6
 New Zealand 3 2 0 1 78 42 +36 6
 Samoa 3 2 0 1 66 51 +15 6
 Zimbabwe 3 0 0 3 12 111 −99 0
8 December 2018
12:27
South Africa  22–12  Samoa
Try: BrownTry 6'
SnymanTry 8'
GeduldTry 9'
VisserTry 12'
Con: GeduldKick 13'
[1] Try: AfamasagaTry 2'
VailiTry 15'
Con: TupouKick 2'
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: James Doleman

8 December 2018
12:49
New Zealand  35–0  Zimbabwe
Try: KnewstubbTry 4'
GregoryTry 8'12'
MasirewaTry 11'14'
Con: KnewstubbKick 4'9'
KoroiKick 11'12'
McGarvey BlackKick 14'
[2]
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Damian Schneider

8 December 2018
15:48
South Africa  43–0  Zimbabwe
Try: SoyizwapiTry  1' 6' 14'
SpecmanTry  5'
BrownTry  8'
GeduldTry  8'
VisserTry  12'
Con: Geduld Kick 1' 5' 9'
Du PreezKick  8'
[3]
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Jeremy Rozier

8 December 2018
16:10
New Zealand  17–21  Samoa
Try: MoliaTry 4' 13'
Ng ShiuTry  7'
Con: KnewstubbKick  4'
[4] Try: MotugaTry  2'
AfamasagaTry  10'
MealoiTry  15'
Con: TupouKick  2'
TusitalaKick  10'
MealoiKick 15'
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge

8 December 2018
19:34
Samoa  33–12  Zimbabwe
Try: AfamasagaTry  1'11'
AlofipoTry  4'
TusitalaTry  5'
MotugaTry  15'
Con: TupouKick  2' 5'
AlosioKick  11'
R EneKick  15'
[5] Try: HunduzaTry  7'
ChitokwindoTry  9'
Con: HunduzaKick  7'
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Paulo Duarte

8 December 2018
19:56
New Zealand  26–21  South Africa
Try: KnewstubbTry  7'
MoliaTry  10'14'
KoroiTry  17'
Con: KnewstubbKick  7'15'
KoroiKick  11'
[6] Try: SpecmanTry  5'
KokTry  10'
Du PreezTry  13'
Con: GeduldKick  6'10'13'
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Damon Murphy

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 123 31 92 9
 Spain 3 2 0 1 104 50 54 6
 Argentina 3 1 0 2 61 73 −12 3
 Japan 3 0 0 3 7 141 −134 0
8 December 2018
11:43
Argentina  12–35  Spain
Try: CarrerasTry 4'
SabatoTry 8'
Con: MareKick 4'
[7] Try: CarrionTry 6'14'
FontesTry 9'11'
PlaTry 13'
Con: HernandezKick 6'9'11'13'15'
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Jeremy Rozler

8 December 2018
12:05
United States  54–0  Japan
Try: IosefoTry 1'
BakerTry 2'
HughesTry
TomasinTry 6'10'
ThompsonTry 9'
LeutaTry 11'
IslesTry 15'
Con: TomasinKick 2'5'7'10'10'12'
HughesKick 4'
[8]
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Matt Rodden

8 December 2018
15:04
Argentina  35–7  Japan
Try: CarrerasTry  2'
Bazan VelezTry  5'
F SabatoTry  7'
M MoroniTry  8'
L GonzalezTry  9'
Con: Bazan Velez Kick 3'
RevolKick  5' 8'8' 10'
[9] Try: NoguchiTry  12'
Con: Sakai Kick 12'
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Paulo Duarte

8 December 2018
15:26
United States  38–17  Spain
Try: WilliamsTry 2'
TomasinTry 6'12'
BarrettTry  11'
IslesTry  14'
BrownTry  16'
Con: TomasinKick  2' 7'
HughesKick  11'15'
[10] Try: Rodriguez-GuerraTry  3'
LosadaTry  4'
PoggiTry  9'
Con: HernandezKick 4'
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Damian Schneider

8 December 2018
18:50
Spain  52–0  Japan
Try: PlaTry  1' 6'
HernandezTry  4'9'
LosadaTry  5'
PoggiTry  8'
Sainz-Trapaga DevotoTry  11'
Alonso Try 13'
Con: HernandezKick  1' 4'7' 8'9' 12'
[11]
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Richard Haughton

8 December 2018
19:12
United States  31–14  Argentina
Try: WilliamsTry  3'
HughesTry  8'
IosefoTry  10'
LeutaTry  11'
BakerTry  14'
Con: HughesKick 3'10'15'
[12] Try: SaboatoTry 5'
Cinti LunaTry 7'
Con: RevolKick 6'
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: James Doleman

Pool C[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Fiji 3 3 0 0 109 26 83 9
 England 3 2 0 1 74 45 29 6
 France 3 1 0 2 31 88 −57 3
 Kenya 3 0 0 3 31 86 −55 0
8 December 2018
10:59
Fiji  50–0  France
Try: NacuquTry 4'
TuimabaTry 5'9'
BotituTry 8'
NasokoTry 10'
NaduvaTry 11'
TuwaiTry 13'16'
Con: NacuquKick 4'12'16'
RavouvouKick 6'9'
[13]
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge

8 December 2018
11:21
England  29–12  Kenya
Try: WaddletonTry 1'
NortonTry 7'9'13'
BurgessTry 14'
Con: MitchellKick 2'14'
[14] Try: KutoTry 4'
MugaisiTry 8'
Con: AgeroKick 4'
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Damon Murphy

8 December 2018
14:20
Fiji  38–7  Kenya
Try: DerenalagiTry 1'10'
NaduvaTry 3'7'
NasokoTry 5'MocenacagiTry 8'
Con: RavouvouKick 1'5'
NacuquKick 9'
BotituKick 10'
[15] Try: OnyalaTry 12'
Con: AgeroKick 12'
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Richard Haughton

8 December 2018
14:42
England  26–12  France
Try: MitchellTry 5'
NortonTry 10'
MuirTry 12'
OlowofelaTry 14'
Con: MitchellKick 10'12'14'
[16] Try: HuyardTry 3'7'
Con: RivaKick 8'
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: James Doleman

8 December 2018
17:41
France  19–12  Kenya
Try: MazzoleniTry  4'
BouhraouaTry  7'
RivaTry  13'
Con: Riva Kick 8'
BarraqueKick  14'
[17] Try: OtieroTry 2'9'
Con: AgeroKick 9'
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Matt Rodden

8 December 2018
18:03
England  19–21  Fiji
Try: MuirTry 8'14'
DavisTry 14'
Con: BibbyKick 8'
MitchellKick 14'
[18] Try: DerenalagiTry  2'
TuimabaTry  4'
TuwaiTry  12'
Con: BotituKick 3'
Ravouvou Kick 4'
NacuquKick  13'
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Jeremy Rozier

Pool D[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Australia 3 3 0 0 76 43 33 9
 Scotland 3 2 0 1 63 47 16 6
 Canada 3 1 0 2 57 57 0 3
 Wales 3 0 0 3 28 77 −49 0
8 December 2018
10:15
Scotland  21–14  Canada
Try: FergussonTry 2'
BryceTry 8'
McFarlandTry 15'
Con: LoweKick 2'*'
FergussonKick 14'
[19] Try: BraidTry 4'
KayTry 9'
Con: HirayamaKick 4'10'
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Richard Haughton

8 December 2018
10:37
Australia  21–14  Wales
Try: HutchisonTry 5'
AndersonTry 11'
LongbottomTry 15'
Con: PorchKick 6'12'16'
[20] Try: JonesTry 3'
BlackerTry 13'
Con: JonesKick 3'
TreherneKick 14'
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Paulo Duarte

8 December 2018
13:36
Scotland  28–7  Wales
Try: McFarlandTry 5'
LoweTry 7'
RiddellTry 9'
NayacavouTry 12'
Con: LoweKick 6'7'9'
FergussonKick 13'
[21] Try: JonesTry 16'
Con: TreherneKick 16'
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Damon Murphy

8 December 2018
13:58
Australia  29–15  Canada
Try: PorchTry 1'7'10'
MaloufTry 3'5'
Con: PorchKick 4'5'
[22] Try: DouglasTry 8'11'
HirayamaTry 14'
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Matt Rodden

8 December 2018
16:57
Canada  28–7  Wales
Try: DouglasTry 2'13'
BraidTry 5'
MullinsTry 8'
Con: HirayamaKick 3'5'9'13'
[23] Try: BagshawTry 8'
Con: TreherneKick 8'
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Damian Schneider

8 December 2018
17:19
Australia  26–14  Scotland
Try: LongbottomTry 1'
ParahiTry 3'
PorchTry 10'
Con: PorchKick 2'4'10'
[24] Try: FergussonTry 8'
ElmsTry 12'
Con: LoweKick 9'12'
Cape Town Stadium
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge

Knockout stage[edit]

Thirteenth place[edit]

 
Semi-finalsThirteenth place
 
      
 
9 December – 13:57 – Cape Town
 
 
 Wales28
 
9 December – 17:43 – Cape Town
 
 Japan7
 
 Wales26
 
9 December – 14:19 – Cape Town
 
 Kenya33
 
 Zimbabwe19
 
 
 Kenya31
 

Challenge Trophy[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
9 December – 10:36 – Cape Town
 
 
 Samoa31
 
9 December – 14:41 – Cape Town
 
 Wales26
 
 Samoa31
 
9 December – 10:58 – Cape Town
 
 France7
 
 France31
 
9 December – 18:05 – Cape Town
 
 Japan0
 
 Samoa14
 
9 December – 11:20 – Cape Town
 
 Argentina38
 
 Canada28
 
9 December – 15:03 – Cape Town
 
 Zimbabwe24
 
 Canada14
 
9 December – 11:42 – Cape Town
 
 Argentina24
 
 Argentina34
 
 
 Kenya31
 

Fifth place[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
9 December – 15:50 – Cape Town
 
 
 Scotland7
 
9 December – 18:36 – Cape Town
 
 Spain12
 
 Spain7
 
9 December – 16:12 – Cape Town
 
 England14
 
 Australia21
 
 
 England24
 

Cup[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsCup Final
 
          
 
9 December – 12:04 – Cape Town
 
 
 South Africa21
 
9 December – 16:34 – Cape Town
 
 Scotland12
 
 South Africa12
 
9 December – 12:26 – Cape Town
 
 Fiji17
 
 Fiji46
 
9 December – 19:44 – Cape Town
 
 Spain7
 
 Fiji29
 
9 December – 12:48 – Cape Town
 
 United States15
 
 Australia17
 
9 December – 16:56 – Cape Town
 
 New Zealand26
 
 New Zealand12
 
9 December – 13:10 – Cape Town
 
 United States31 Third place
 
 United States19
 
9 December – 19:18 – Cape Town
 
 England12
 
 South Africa10
 
 
 New Zealand5
 

Tournament placings[edit]

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

Source: World Rugby

Players[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Points scored
Rank Player Points
1 Francisco Hernández 45
2 John Porch 44
3 Stephen Tomasin 43
4 Justin Geduld 37
5 Franco Sábato 35

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
United States Danny Barrett
Samoa David Afamasaga
Fiji Alasio Naduva
United States Madison Hughes
New Zealand Sione Molia
South Africa Rosko Specman

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Captains all set for HSBC Cape Town Sevens". World Rugby. 4 December 2018. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  2. ^ "HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series - Cape Town 8-9 December 2018". World Rugby. 9 December 2018. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  3. ^ "HSBC Cape Town Sevens Series - 8-9 December 2018". SA Rugby. 9 December 2018. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Seven stars picked for Dream Team in Cape Town". World Rugby. 11 December 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2019.

External links[edit]

World Sevens Series XX
Preceded by
2018 Dubai Sevens
2018 South Africa Sevens Succeeded by
2019 New Zealand Sevens
South Africa Sevens
Preceded by
2017 South Africa Sevens
2018 South Africa Sevens Succeeded by
2019 South Africa Sevens