2019–20 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series
Women's Sevens Series VIII
|Date||5 October 2019 – 2 February 2020|
|Top try scorer||Stacey Fluhler (31)|
|Top point scorer||Alev Kelter (171)|
Only five of the originally scheduled eight tournaments were completed before the series was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. New Zealand was awarded the series title at the end of June 2020, leading by 16 points over second-placed Australia.
Twelve nations competed at each event, drawn into three pools of four teams. The top-placed teams after the pool matches at each tournament played off for a Cup, with gold, silver and bronze medals also awarded to the first three teams. The winner of the series was determined by the overall points standings gained across all events in the season.
The eleven "core teams" qualified to participate in all series events for 2019–20 were:
Brazil was promoted to core team status after winning the World Series qualifier held in Hong Kong in 2019, replacing China who were relegated after finishing as the lowest-placed core team in 2018–19.
The original itinerary for the 2019–20 women's circuit included three new legs to be played in Cape Town, Hamilton and Hong Kong, although only the first two were able to be played. The women's Tokyo Sevens was not included in the series due to the Olympic Sevens being scheduled there instead.
After all tournaments planned for the second quarter of 2020 were cancelled, the series was reduced from eight legs to five. All but one of the completed legs were combined sevens tournaments with their corresponding events from the men's World Series, with only the Glendale tournament hosted as a stand-alone women's event.
|United States||Infinity Park||Glendale (Denver)||5–6 October 2019||United States|
|Dubai||The Sevens||Dubai||5–7 December 2019||New Zealand|
|South Africa||Cape Town Stadium||Cape Town||13–15 December 2019||New Zealand|
|New Zealand||Waikato Stadium||Hamilton||25–26 January 2020||New Zealand|
|Australia||Bankwest Stadium ||Sydney||1–2 February 2020||New Zealand|
Official standings for the 2019–20 series:
|2019–20 World Rugby Women's Sevens|
Source: World Rugby
Legend No colour Core team in 2019–20 and re-qualified as a core team for the 2020–21 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series Pink Relegated as the lowest placed core team at the end of the 2019–20 series Yellow Invitational team
Tallies of top four tournament placings during the 2019–20 series, by team:
|Cup||United States||26–7||Australia|| New Zealand (Bronze)|
|5th Place||Spain||12–7||Canada|| Russia|
|Challenge Trophy||England||36–14||Japan|| Brazil|
|Cup||New Zealand||17–14||Canada|| United States (Bronze)|
|Cup||New Zealand||17–7||Australia|| Canada (Bronze)|
|9th Place||Spain||19–7||South Africa||-|
* 5th Place and Challenge Trophy not contested
Updated: 4 February 2020
|Cape Town||Séraphine Okemba||58|
|8||Ana Maria Naimasi||27||17||21||71||191|
Updated: 4 February 2020
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