2018 Sydney Sevens

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2018 Sydney Sevens
Sevens World Series XIX
Host nationAustralia Australia
Date26–28 January 2018
Cup
Champion Australia
Runner-up South Africa
Third Argentina
Challenge Cup
Winner France
Tournament details
Matches played45
Tries scored252 (average 5.6 per match)
Top point scorerSouth Africa Justin Geduld (56)
Top try scorerUnited States Perry Baker (9)
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The 2018 Sydney Sevens was the third tournament within the 2017–18 World Rugby Sevens Series and the fifteenth edition of the Australia Sevens, of which the third to be held in Sydney. It was held over the weekend of 26–28 January 2018 at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

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 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (UTC+11:00)

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Fiji 3 3 0 0 74 22 +52 9
 New Zealand 3 2 0 1 109 19 +90 7
 Samoa 3 1 0 2 31 74 –43 5
 Russia 3 0 0 3 12 111 –99 3

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 54 38 +16 9
 Kenya 3 2 0 1 50 35 +15 7
 France 3 1 0 2 57 48 +9 5
 Wales 3 0 0 3 45 85 –40 3

Pool C[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 South Africa 3 3 0 0 121 12 +109 9
 England 3 2 0 1 69 48 +21 7
 Papua New Guinea 3 1 0 2 26 102 –76 5
 Spain 3 0 0 3 27 81 –54 3

Pool D[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Australia 3 3 0 0 77 45 +32 9
 United States 3 2 0 1 85 57 +28 7
 Scotland 3 1 0 2 85 55 +30 5
 Canada 3 0 0 3 27 119 –92 3

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Knockout stage[edit]

13th place[edit]

 
Semi-finals13th Place Final
 
      
 
28 January 2018 – 15:24 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
 
 
 Canada31
 
28 January 2018 – 18:40 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
 
 Papua New Guinea14
 
 Canada14
 
28 January 2018 – 15:46 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
 
 Scotland12
 
 Scotland21
 
 
 Spain14
 

Challenge Trophy[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsChallenge Trophy Final
 
          
 
28 January 2018 – 10:00 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
 
 
 Samoa14
 
28 January 2018 – 16:08 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
 
 Canada7
 
 Samoa12
 
28 January 2018 – 10:22 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
 
 Wales17
 
 Papua New Guinea5
 
28 January 2018 – 19:02 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
 
 Wales24
 
 Wales12
 
28 January 2018 – 10:44 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
 
 France29
 
 Scotland12
 
28 January 2018 – 16:30 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
 
 Russia17
 
 Russia0
 
28 January 2018 – 11:06 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
 
 France22
 
 France21
 
 
 Spain7
 

5th place[edit]

 
Semi-finals5th Place Final
 
      
 
28 January 2018 – 16:52 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
 
 
 Fiji24
 
28 January 2018 – 19:39 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
 
 Kenya5
 
 Fiji7
 
28 January 2018 – 17:14 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
 
 New Zealand31
 
 New Zealand10
 
 
 England5
 

Cup[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsCup Final
 
          
 
28 January 2018 – 11:28 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
 
 
 Fiji7
 
28 January 2018 – 17:36 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
 
 United States24
 
 United States7
 
28 January 2018 – 11:50 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
 
 South Africa35
 
 South Africa17
 
28 January 2018 – 20:48 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
 
 Kenya0
 
 South Africa0
 
28 January 2018 – 12:02 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
 
 Australia29
 
 Australia24
 
28 January 2018 – 17:58 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
 
 New Zealand12
 
 Australia28
 
28 January 2018 – 12:24 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
 
 Argentina0 Bronze Medal Match
 
 Argentina10
 
28 January 2018 – 20:21 – Allianz Stadium, Sydney
 
 England0
 
 United States10
 
 
 Argentina31
 

Tournament placings[edit]

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

Source: World Rugby

Players[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Tries scored
Rank Player Tries
1 United States Perry Baker 9
2 South Africa Seabelo Senatla 8
3 Wales Luke Morgan 7
Scotland Max McFarland 7
5 Australia Ben O'Donnell 6
Points scored
Rank Player Points
1 South Africa Justin Geduld 56
2 Fiji Amenoni Nasilasila 45
France Jean-Pascal Barraque 45
United States Perry Baker 45
5 South Africa Seabelo Senatla 40

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
Fiji Josua Vakurunabili
Australia Tim Anstee
United States Ben Pinkelman
Argentina Franco Sábato
Australia Lewis Holland
Australia Ben O'Donnell
South Africa Seabelo Senatla

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Papua New Guinea qualify for first RWC Sevens". 11 November 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Match schedules announced for HSBC Sydney Sevens 2018". World Rugby. 21 December 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Dream team: Seven stars who shone in Sydney". World Rugby. 29 January 2018. Retrieved 13 March 2018.

External links[edit]

Tournament Page

World Sevens Series XIX
Preceded by
2017 South Africa Sevens
2018 Sydney Sevens Succeeded by
2018 New Zealand Sevens
Australian Sevens
Preceded by
2017 Sydney Sevens
2018 Sydney Sevens Succeeded by
2019 Sydney Sevens