2019 Dubai Sevens

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2019 Dubai Sevens
Sevens World Series XXI
Host nation United Arab Emirates
Date5–7 December 2019
Cup
Champion South Africa
Runner-up New Zealand
Third England
Tournament details
Matches played28
Tries scored203 (average 7.25 per match)
Top point scorer Jordan Conroy (35)
Top try scorer Jordan Conroy (7)
2018
2020

The 2019 Dubai Sevens was the first tournament within the 2019–20 World Rugby Sevens Series and was the 20th international edition and the 50th overall of the Dubai Sevens since it began in 1970. It was held on 5–7 December 2019 at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[1]

Background[edit]

The 2019 Dubai Sevens was the first of ten tournaments in the 2019–20 World Rugby Sevens Series with the tournament holding it's 50th edition of the tournament with it being the 20th time that an World Series event has been held.[2] For Ireland, they would join the series as a core team for the first time after winning the qualifier held at the 2019 Hong Kong Sevens defeating the host nation in the final by 21 points.[3]

Throughout the off-season, qualifying for the 2020 Summer Olympics took place in the continental tournaments. Over in the Americas, Argentina and Canada qualified through to the Olympics after defeating Brazil and Jamaica respectively.[4][5] The following week saw Great Britain became the eighth team to qualify after defeating France in the final at Colomiers.[6] In early November, Australia and Kenya became the ninth and tenth team to qualify as they both won their respective regional tournaments.[7][8] The final contentinal spot went to South Korea after defeating Hong Kong in the final of the 2019 Asia Rugby Sevens Olympic Qualifying Tournament.[9]

Format[edit]

The sixteen teams are drawn into four pools of four teams each. Each team plays every other team in their pool once. The top two teams from each pool advance to the Cup bracket where teams compete for the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals. The bottom two teams from each group go to the Challenge Trophy bracket.

Teams[edit]

Fifteen core teams are participating in the tournament along with one invited team, Japan:

Pool stage[edit]

All times in UAE Standard Time (UTC+4:00)

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
 France 3 2 0 1 67 39 28 7
 Argentina 3 2 0 1 67 40 27 7
 Fiji 3 2 0 1 69 55 14 7
 Japan 3 0 0 3 29 98 –69 3
5 December 2019
18:40
France  12–10  Argentina
Try: Siega 4'm
Bouhraoua 5'c
Con: Barraque (1/2) 6'
Report Try: Bazan Velez 7'm
Osadczuk 8'm
Con: Mare (0/2)
The Sevens
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)

5 December 2019
19:02
Fiji  24–17  Japan
Try: Botitu 0'm
Tuwai 2'm
Tabu 8'c
Mocenacagi 9'c
Con: Nacuqu (2/4) 8', 9'
Report Try: Fujita (2) 5'm, 13'm
Ishida 14'c
Con: Fujita (1/2) 14'
Yoshizawa (0/1)
The Sevens
Referee: Francisco González (Uruguay)

6 December 2019
12:42
France  41–5  Japan
Try: O'Connor 1'm
Bouhraoua (3) 3'c, 4'm, 8'c
Siega 5'c
Dall'igna 10'm
Con: Barraque (3/5) 3', 6', 9'
Riva (0/1)
Mazzoleni (0/1)
Report Try: Yoshizawa 14'm
Con: Fujita (0/1)
The Sevens
Referee: Matt Rodden (Hong Kong)

6 December 2019
13:04
Fiji  21–24  Argentina
Try: Tuimaba 3'c
Botitu 7'c
Derenalagi 9'c
Con: Botitu (1/1) 3'
Nacuqu (2/2) 8', 9'
Report Try: Etchart 1'c
Sábato 6'm
Álvarez 11'c
Moroni 14'm
Con: Mare (1/3) 1'
Álvarez (1/1) 11'
The Sevens
Referee: Jordan Way (Australia)

6 December 2019
18:40
Argentina  33–7  Japan
Try: Schulz 2'c
Sábato 3'c
Bazan Velez 5'c
Osadczuk (2) 8'c, 14'm
Con: Mare (4/5) 2', 4', 6', 8'
Report Try: Yoshizawa 7'c
Con: Yoshizawa (1/1) 7'
The Sevens
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)

6 December 2019
19:02
Fiji  24–14  France
Try: Nacuqu 5'c
Tuimaba 8'm
Tuwai 10'c
Naduva 13'm
Con: Nacuqu (2/3) 6', 11'
Veilawa (0/1)
Report Try: O'Connor 2'c
Bouhraoua 3'c
Con: Barraque (2/2) 3', 4'
The Sevens
Referee: Nehuén Jauri-Rivero (Argentina)

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Australia 3 3 0 0 112 47 65 9
 United States 3 2 0 1 67 64 3 7
 Ireland 3 1 0 2 71 98 -27 5
 Scotland 3 0 0 3 64 105 -41 3
5 December 2019
17:50
Australia  43–14  Scotland
Try: Pincus (2) 1'c, 5'm
Coward 7'c
Turner 7'c
Skelton 8'm
Malouf 9'c
Hutchison 14'm
Con: Longbottom (1/2) 2'
Coward (3/4) 7', 7', 10'
Report Try: Fergusson 3'c
McFarland 13'c
Con: Lowe (2/2) 3', 13'
The Sevens
Referee: Nehuén Jauri-Rivero (Argentina)

5 December 2019
18:12
United States  24–19  Ireland
Try: Isles 1'm
Barrett (2) 5'c, 11'm
Baker 9'c
Con: Hughes (2/4) 6', 9'
Report Try: O'Sullivan 4'c
Kennedy 13'c
Kelly 14'm
Con: Dardis (1/1) 4'
Roche (1/2) 13'
The Sevens
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)

6 December 2019
11:58
Australia  45–21  Ireland
Try: Malouf 0'c
Hutchison 2'm
Turner (2) 3'c, 10'c
Skelton 5'c
Pincus 8'm
Anderson 14'c
Con: Longbottom (3/5) 1', 4', 5'
Coward (2/2) 10', 14'
Report Try: Conroy 6'c
Kennedy 9'c
Dardis 12'c
Con: Dardis (3/3) 6', 10', 12'
The Sevens
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)

6 December 2019
12:20
United States  31–21  Scotland
Try: Unufe 3'c
Baker 7'm
Schroeder 7'c
Tomasin 12'm
Isles 14'c
Con: Hughes (3/5) 3', 8', 14'
Report Try: Fergusson 2'c
Elms 5'c
Rowe 13'c
Con: Fergusson (2/2) 2', 6'
Lowe (1/1) 13'
The Sevens
Referee: Francisco González (Uruguay)

6 December 2019
17:50
Scotland  29–31  Ireland
Try: Sofolarin (2) 2'c, 11'm
Pecqueur (3) 3'm, 8'c, 12'm
Con: Fergusson (2/5) 3', 8'
Report Try: Conroy (5) 0'm, 5'c, 7'c, 9'm, 14'c
Con: Dardis (2/4) 5', 7'
Roche (1/1) 14'

6 December 2019
18:12
United States  12–24  Australia
Try: Unufe 11'c
Isles 14'm
Con: Hughes (1/2) 11'
Report Try: Anderson 1'c
Pincus 6'm
Hutchison (2) 8'c, 13'm
Con: Longbottom (2/4) 1', 9'

Pool C[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 107 21 86 9
 Samoa 3 2 0 1 57 64 –7 7
 Canada 3 1 0 2 50 64 –14 5
 Wales 3 0 0 3 33 98 –65 3
5 December 2019
17:06
Samoa  19–12  Canada
Try: Scanlan 3'c
Solia 6'm
Alosio 12'c
Con: Alosio (2/3) 3', 12'
Report Try: Hirayama 1'c
Morra 5'm
Con: Hirayama (1/2) 2'

5 December 2019
17:28
New Zealand  36–7  Wales
Try: Ng Shiu (2) 1'm, 7'c
Baker (2) 2'c, 4'm
McGarvey-Black (2) 9'c, 10'm
Con: Baker (3/5) 2', 8', 10'
Knewstubb (0/1)
Report Try: Goodchild 13'c
Con: Treharne (1/1) 14'

6 December 2019
11:14
Samoa  31–12  Wales
Try: Alosio 4'm
Scanlan 7'c
Perez 8'm
Alofipo (2) 12', 14'
Con: Alosio (2/4) 7', 13'
Scanlan (1/1) 14'
Report Try: Roach 1'm
Dyer 11'c
Con: Treharne (1/2) 12'
The Sevens
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)

6 December 2019
11:36
New Zealand  31–7  Canada
Try: Webber 2'm
Rayasi (3) 5'c, 7'c, 9'm
Ware 11'c
Con: Knewstubb (2/3) 6', 11'
Baker (1/1) 7'
McGarvey-Black (0/1)
Report Try: Hirayama 8'c
Con: Hirayama (1/1) 8'
The Sevens
Referee: Nehuén Jauri-Rivero (Argentina)

6 December 2019
17:06
Canada  31–14  Wales
Try: Kaay (2) 5'm, 7'c
Mullins 7'c
Berna 9'
Coats 14'
Con: Hirayama (2/3) 7', 8'
Coats (1/1) 14'
Report Try: Roach 3'c
T. Lewis 13'c
Con: Treharne (2/2) 3', 13'
The Sevens
Referee: Matt Rodden (Hong Kong)

6 December 2019
17:28
New Zealand  40–7  Samoa
Try: Knewstubb (2) 3'c, 9'c
McGarvey-Black 7'c
Curry 8'm
Molia 11'c
Rayasi 12'c
Con: Knewstubb (3/4) 4', 7', 9'
McGarvey-Black (2/2) 11', 12'
Report Try: Perez 0'm
Con: Tomasi Alosio (1/1) 1'

Pool D[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 South Africa 3 3 0 0 69 31 38 9
 England 3 2 0 1 62 31 31 7
 Spain 3 1 0 2 34 88 -54 5
 Kenya 3 0 0 3 36 51 -15 3
5 December 2019
19:32
England  36–7  Spain
Try: Bibby 2'm
Norton (2) 4'm, 7'm
Emery 7'c
Burgess 9'c
Lindsay-Hague 13'c
Con: Bibby (3/6) 7', 9', 13'
Report Try: Hernández 0'c
Con: Hernández (1/1) 1'
The Sevens
Referee: Matt Rodden (Hong Kong)

5 December 2019
19:54
South Africa  17–12  Kenya
Try: Oosthuizen 1'm
Specman 8'c
Senatla 11'm
Con: Geduld (1/3) 8'
Report Try: Otieno 3'c
Onyala 5'm
Con: Taabu (1/2) 4'
The Sevens
Referee: Jordan Way (Australia)

6 December 2019
13:26
England  12–5  Kenya
Try: Lindsay-Hague 2'c
Bibby 10'm
Con: Emery (1/1) 2'
Bibby (0/1)
Report Try: Oyoo 11'm
Con: Taabu (0/1)

6 December 2019
13:48
South Africa  33–5  Spain
Try: Specman (2) 2'c, 13'c
Dry 5'c
Soyizwapi 7'c
Pretorius 12'c
Con: Geduld (2/2) 3', 6'
S. Davids (3/3) 8', 12', 14'
Report Try: Pla 10'm
Con: Hernández (0/1)

6 December 2019
19:32
Spain  22–19  Kenya
Try: Pla 2'm
Mateu 3'c
Fontes 9'm
Rodriguez-Guerra 11'm
Con: Hernández (1/4) 6'
Report Try: Olindi 0'c
Oyoo 5'c
Ojee 13'm
Con: Taabu|Taabu (2/3) 0', 6'
The Sevens
Referee: Francisco González (Uruguay)

6 December 2019
19:54
South Africa  19–14  England
Try: Oosthuizen 6'm
Geduld (2) 8', 10'
Con: S. Davids (2/3) 8', 10'
Report Try: Lindsay-Hague 3'c
Norton 4'c
Con: Bibby (2/2) 4', 5'
The Sevens
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)

Placement matches[edit]

Fifteenth place[edit]

7 December 2019
13:30
Wales  38–12  Japan
Try: Dyer (2) 3'c, 14'm
Jones 7'c
C. Lewis 7'c
Davies 10'c
Cambriani 11'm
Con: Treharne (4/6) 4', 7', 8', 10'
Report Try: Yamauchi 2'm
Hikosaka 5'c
Con: Yoshizawa (1/2) 5'
The Sevens
Referee: Matt Rodden (Hong Kong)

Thirteenth place[edit]

7 December 2019
13:52
Kenya  26–14  Scotland
Try: Sikuta 5'c
Onyala 7'c
Olindi 10'c
Otieno 13'm
Con: Taabu (3/4) 5', 7', 10'
Report Try: Pecqueur 8'c
Elms 14'c
Con: Lowe (2/2) 9', 14'
The Sevens
Referee: Francisco González (Uruguay)

Eleventh place[edit]

7 December 2019
15:44
Ireland  14–19  Spain
Try: Lennox 7'c
Conroy 12'c
Con: Dardis (2/2) 7', 13'
Report Try: Sainz-Trapaga (2) 4'c, 6'm
Ramos 10'c
Con: Hernández (1/2) 4'
Fontes (1/1) 11'

Ninth place[edit]

7 December 2019
16:06
Fiji  40–17  Canada
Try: Derenalagi 3'c
Bolaca 7'm
Tuimaba 7'c
Nacuqu (2) 11'c, 12'c
Tamani 14'c
Con: Botitu (1/2) 3'
Bolaca (1/1) 7'
Tamani (3/3) 11', 13', 14'
Report Try: Jones (2) 2'm, 10'c
Hirayama 9'm
Con: Hirayama (1/3) 10'
The Sevens
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)

Cup[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsCup Final
 
          
 
7 December 2019 – 11:14 – The Sevens
 
 
 France12
 
7 December 2019 – 15:00 – The Sevens
 
 England19
 
 England12
 
7 December 2019 – 11:36 – The Sevens
 
 New Zealand19
 
 New Zealand26
 
7 December 2019 – 19:02 – The Sevens
 
 United States5
 
 New Zealand0
 
7 December 2019 – 11:58 – The Sevens
 
 South Africa15
 
 South Africa12
 
7 December 2019 – 15:22 – The Sevens
 
 Argentina5
 
 South Africa38
 
7 December 2019 – 12:20 – The Sevens
 
 Samoa7 Third place
 
 Australia14
 
7 December 2019 – 18:00 – The Sevens
 
 Samoa19
 
 England19
 
 
 Samoa17
 

Tournament placings[edit]

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

Source: World Rugby

Players[edit]

Dream Team
Forwards Backs
New Zealand Scott Curry
New Zealand Tone Ng Shiu
Australia Lachie Anderson
South Africa Rosko Specman
England Dan Bibby
Samoa Tomasio Alosio
Republic of Ireland Jordan Conroy

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pools and schedule announced for Dubai Sevens". World Rugby. 16 October 2019. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  2. ^ Jones, Matt (25 November 2019). "Dubai Rugby Sevens: A look back as Middle East's oldest sporting event turns 50". Sport 360. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Ireland make it to the top table of World Rugby Sevens Series". The Irish Times. 7 April 2019. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ Etchells, Daniel (30 June 2019). "Argentina's men's rugby sevens team qualify for Tokyo 2020". Inside the Games. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Canada's men qualify for Tokyo 2020". World Rugby. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  6. ^ "England secure Great Britain's place at Tokyo 2020". World Rugby. 15 July 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  7. ^ Dutton, Chris (9 November 2019). "Australian men's rugby sevens qualify for Tokyo Olympic Games despite scare". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Kenya qualify for Tokyo 2020 as African champions". World Rugby. 10 November 2019. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  9. ^ "S Korea qualifies for Tokyo Olympic rugby sevens". Incheon: Japan Today. 25 November 2019. Retrieved 26 November 2019.

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