2019 Hong Kong Sevens

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2019 Hong Kong Sevens
Sevens World Series XX
Host nationHong Kong Hong Kong
Date5–7 April 2019
Cup
Champion Fiji
Runner-up France
Third United States
Challenge
Winner Scotland
Qualifier
Winner Ireland
Tournament details
Matches played45
Tries scored274 (average 6.089 per match)
Top point scorerJapan Katsuyuki Sakai (50)
Top try scorerUnited States Carlin Isles (9)
2018
2020

The 2019 Hong Kong Sevens was a rugby sevens tournament that took place at the Hong Kong Stadium between the 5–7 April 2019. It was the 44th edition of the Hong Kong Sevens, and the seventh tournament of the 2018–19 World Rugby Sevens Series. Sixteen teams competed in the main tournament, while a further twelve competed in a qualifier tournament with the winner getting core team status for the 2019–20 World Rugby Sevens Series.

After securing three wins from three in their "pool of death", Fiji became the first team to win five consecutive Hong Kong titles after they defeated France 21–7. The United States came in third after losing to Fiji in the semi final before dispatching Samoa (who lost to France) in the third place playoff by 12 points. In the Challenge Trophy, Scotland defeated Japan by two points with Gavin Lowe scoring the match winning try for Scotland. This meant that after seven rounds of the series, the United States margin was dropped to only seven points from second place Fiji with New Zealand a fellow five points behind after they finished sixth in Hong Kong.

The World Series Qualifier tournament saw Ireland and Hong Kong make the final after they defeated Germany and Chile in the respective semi finals. In the final it was Ireland who got core status for the first time in the nation's history after they defeated Hong Kong 28–7 to be able to compete in all events as a core nation for the 2019–20 season.

Background[edit]

The 2019 Hong Kong Sevens is the seventh round of ten in the 2018–19 season[1] and the 44th edition of the tournament since its inception in 1976.[2] Heading into the round the United States was leading the series with 113 points from six rounds. This meant that they had a seven point gap over second place New Zealand after finishing in fourth place in the previous round while New Zealand came in fifth.[3] Behind them was Fiji and South Africa with both teams making the cup semis with South Africa taking out the title in Vancouver.[3] Outside of the top four spots, England was on 80 points with Australia sixth with 65.[4] On 13 March, news about the future of the series was announced with the Hong Kong Sevens being one of six combined rounds in the men's and women's series starting from the 2019–20 season with the other tournaments being Dubai, Cape Town, New Zealand, Sydney and Paris.[5]

Teams[edit]

Sixteen teams will compete in the main tournament with the fifteen teams being core teams to the series.[6] The sixteenth team in Portugal was invited by World Rugby to fill the remaining spot in the draw.[7] A further twelve teams will compete in the World Series Qualifier tournament with the winner to replace the bottom ranked team after the end of the season. Ten teams will be returning from last year with only Russia and the Philippines not competing in the previous year.[6]

Format[edit]

The teams were divided into pools of four teams, who played a round-robin within the pool. Points were awarded in each pool on the standard schedule for rugby sevens tournaments (though different from the standard in the 15-man game)—3 for a win, 2 for a draw, 1 for a loss.[8] The main draw consists of sixteen teams with fifteen of them being core teams that compete in each series event, plus an invitational team (Portugal). These teams competed in Pools A, B, C, and D. The winners and runners-up from each pool in the main draw qualified for the Cup quarterfinals. The losers of these quarterfinals competed in the Challenge Trophy bracket. The qualifying tournament features twelve teams from the six regional championships. These teams play in Pool E, F and G. The top two teams from each pool, plus the top two third-place teams, advanced to the knockout stage. The winner of the qualifying event books a spot as a core team for the following World Series season (2019–20).[9]

Summary[edit]

Day 1[edit]

The opening day of the tournament saw the first eight games of the pool stage. The United States who were predicted to be the favourites for the tournament got off to a good start by defeating Spain 36–7 in the opening match of Pool D with Stephen Tomasin scoring a double.[10] England survived a scare in their match with Wales after being behind by 14 points at the half before coming back with Dan Norton breaking the all-time leading try scorer record. England would go on to win the match 36–19.[11]

The New Zealand team paid tribute to the victims from the Christchurch massacre as they wore white instead of their traditional black as they knock off Australia 40–19.[12] Fiji began their defence of the title as they defeated Kenya 22–5 in the other match of Pool C in what was a repeat of last year's final.[13] The cup finalists from the previous round won their first games with France smashing Portugal 40–7 while South Africa was given a early scare in their 22–7 win over Japan. The other two games saw Samoa and Argentina record wins over their opposition.[13]

Day 2[edit]

The second day of the tournament saw the remaining sixteen matches being played in the groups. The main action from the second day was in Pool D with the United States losing to Wales in the second match of the day despite a hat-trick from Carlin Isles. The United States would qualify through to the knockout stage after Spain defeated Wales by sixteen points to make it through by point differential. England was the second team that qualified as they defeated Spain 54–5 before knocking off the leaders in the final match of the pool.[14] Fiji kept their defence alive after topping Pool C following a win over New Zealand in what was described as the "group of death".[15] Earlier they defeated Australia 31–12 to eliminate the Australians from title contention. New Zealand finished in second place after they dispatch Kenya 36–0 to qualify through to the cup quarter-finals.[16]

France finished top of Pool B after they came from seven points down in the match against Argentina to record a 26–14 which featured four different try scorers. Argentina would join them in the quarters after getting past Portugal in what was a tough match for Argentina. This was due to them being down by 14 points early in the second half before recovering to a 26–21 win with a Luciano Gonzalez try with only two minutes left on the clock.[17] South Africa also remained perfect in the quest for their first Hong Kong title after they finished top of Pool A with a 21–7 over fellow qualifiers Samoa. For Scotland and Japan they were relegated to the challenge trophy after losing their second matches earlier in the pool.[18]

Day 3[edit]

The third day of competition saw the tournament head to the knockout phase of the competition. The quarter finals saw an upset in the final quarter final match with France defeating New Zealand for the first time at the event. Manoel Dall'igna from the French team responded, "we played like a team, played very well together," in the 14–12 victory.[19] Fiji received a massive shock in their quarter final match with the team going down 12–0 early in the first half. Two tries from Paula Dranisinukula brought Fiji back into the match as they levelled with their opponents at the half. The second half saw the Fijians taking the lead and ending up winners by five points. South Africa attempt to win their first Hong Kong Sevens ended with a loss against the United States while Samoa defeated England 14–12 after Dan Bibby had to be carried off the field in the first half.[20]

In the semi finals, Fiji defeated the Americans by nine points in the first semi final to book a spot in their fifth consecutive Hong Kong final. Sevuloni Mocenacagi opened the scoring for Fiji in the second minute of play before Carlin Isles scored his first of two tries for the game to level the match. The Fijians scored tries either side of the half to give them the victory and a spot in the cup final.[21] Their opponent in the final was France who made it to their second consecutive cup final for the season after dispatching Samoa in the other semi. The game which saw Samoa having to catch up after the French got the lead in the first minute from a Gabin Villière try. With the match see-sawing towards a result, a controversial try from Aurelien Callandret sealed the win for France despite replays showing the foot touching the line.[21]

Vilimoni Botitu opened the scoring for Fiji with a try in the fourth minute to give Fiji the early lead in the final against France. Fiji extended their lead at the end of the first half with Aminiasi Tuimaba scoring the first of two tries in the match to give Fiji a fourteen point lead at the break. A penalty try at the start of the second half gave France some hope. But Tuimaba got his second try of the match to give Fiji the win. This win saw Fiji became the first team to win five consecutive Hong Kong titles.[22] In the third place play-off, the United States defeated Samoa 22–10 as they had four different try scorers in the twelve point victory.[22]

In the World Series Qualifier, Ireland and Hong Kong met in the qualifier final to see who would qualify through to the World Series. This was after they had defeated Germany and Chile earlier in the day. Harry McNulty scored the first try in the third minute of play to give Ireland the lead. This was followed by tries from Greg O'Shea and Jordan Conroy at either end of the half time to give Ireland a 21 point advantage. From there they wouldn't lose the lead despite Hong Kong getting a try back to give some sniff of a victory and for Ireland they received core status.[23]

Main draw[edit]

Pool stage[edit]

All times in Hong Kong Time (UTC+08:00).[24]

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 South Africa 3 3 0 0 69 24 +45 9
 Samoa 3 2 0 1 55 49 +6 7
 Scotland 3 1 0 2 50 62 –12 5
 Japan 3 0 0 3 47 86 –39 3
5 April 2019
17:42
Samoa  17–7  Scotland
Try: Matavao 7'c
Vaili 8'm
Solia 11'm
Con: Mealoi (1/3) 7'
Report Try: McFarland 3'c
Con: Lowe (1/1) 3'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Jérémy Rozier (France)
5 April 2019
18:06
South Africa  22–7  Japan
Try: Kok (2) 2'm, 8'c
Geduld 9'm
Soyizwapi 11'
Con: S. Davids (1/2) 8'
Du Preez (0/2)
Report Try: Lisala 0'c
Con: Sakai (1/1) 1'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Paulo Duarte (Portugal)
6 April 2019
11:16
Samoa  31–21  Japan
Try: Motuga 0'c
Matavao 3'm
Leilua 5'c
Solia 12'm
Con: Alosio (2/4) 0', 6'
Leilua (1/1) 7'
Report Try: Soejima 4'c
Lisala 7'c
Sakai 10'c
Con: Sakai (3/3) 4', 7', 10'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Matt Rodden (Hong Kong)
6 April 2019
11:41
South Africa  26–10  Scotland
Try: S. Davids
Gans 7'm
Oosthuizen 8'c
Du Preez 10'c
Con: S. Davids (1/2) 6'
Geduld (1/1) 9'
Du Preez (1/1) 10'
Report Try: Farndale 12'm
Brown 13'm
Con: Lowe (0/2)
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)
6 April 2019
15:00
Scotland  33–19  Japan
Try: Farndale (2) 5'c, 10'm, 12'c
Lowe 8'c
Kennedy 13'
Con: Lowe (4/5) 5', 9', 12', 14'
Elms (0/1)
Report Try: Tuqiri 0'c
Fujita (2) 2'm, 6'c
Con: Sakai (2/2) 1', 7'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Damián Schneider (Argentina)
6 April 2019
15:22
South Africa  21–7  Samoa
Try: Visser 3'c
Geduld 8'c
Kok 11'c
Con: Du Preez (2/2) 4', 9'
S. Davids (1/1) 11'
Report Try: Alosio 14'c
Con: Paulo (1/1) 14'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 France 3 3 0 0 90 33 +57 9
 Argentina 3 2 0 1 59 61 –2 7
 Canada 3 1 0 2 45 55 –10 5
 Portugal 3 0 0 3 40 85 –45 3
5 April 2019
20:01
Argentina  19–14  Canada
Try: Osadczuk 3'm
Álvarez 5'c
Gonzalez 9'c
Con: Mare (2/3) 6', 9'
Report Try: Douglas 11'c
Braid 11'c
Con: Hirayama (2/2) 11', 12'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Jordan Way (Australia)
5 April 2019
20:26
France  40–7  Portugal
Try: Veredamu (2) 1'c, 14'c
O'Connor 4'c
Villière 7'c
Barraque 9'm
Alerte 12'c
Con: Barraque (3/4) 2', 4', 7'
Parez (2/2) 12', 14'
Report Try: Conceicao 5'c
Con: Abecasis (1/1) 6'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)
6 April 2019
13:35
Argentina  26–21  Portugal
Try: Osadczuk 1'c
Mare 10'c
Gonzalez (2) 11'c, 13'm
Con: Mare (3/4) 2', 10', 11'
Report Try: Abecasis (2) 4'c, 8'c
Conceicao 7'c
Con: Guedes (2/2) 4', 7'
Abecasis (1/1) 8'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Jérémy Rozier (France)
6 April 2019
13:59
France  24–12  Canada
Try: Siega (2) 0'c, 6'm
Parez 3'm
Dall'igna 9'c
Con: Barraque (2/4) 3', 10'
Report Try: Braid 8'c
Kaay 12'
Con: Hirayama (1/2) 8'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)
6 April 2019
17:17
Canada  19–12  Portugal
Try: Jones 3'c
Hirayama 6'c
Douglas 8'm
Con: Hirayama (2/3) 3', 6'
Report Try: Freudenthal 1'm
Marta 11'c
Con: Guedes (1/1) 11'
Abecasis (0/1)
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)
6 April 2019
17:41
France  26–14  Argentina
Try: Alerte 4'c
Villière 8'c
Siega 10'c
Parez 12'
Con: Barraque (3/3) 5', 9', 10'
Parez (0/1)
Report Try: Mare 1'c
Bazan Velez 6'c
Con: Mare (2/2) 2', 7'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)

Pool C[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Fiji 3 3 0 0 77 22 +55 9
 New Zealand 3 2 0 1 81 43 +38 7
 Australia 3 1 0 2 59 83 –24 5
 Kenya 3 0 0 3 17 86 –69 3
5 April 2019
19:15
New Zealand  40–19  Australia
Try: Ravouvou (2) 0'c, 9'c
Ware 3'c
Dickson 9'c
Nareki 11'c
Webber 12'm
Con: Knewstubb (5/6) 1', 3', 10', 10', 11'
Report Try: Malouf 5'c
Longbottom 6'c
Pietsch 14'm
Con: Holland (2/3) 5', 6'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)
5 April 2019
19:37
Fiji  22–5  Kenya
Try: Tuimaba 0'
Botitu 2'c
Tuwai 4'm
Naduva 12'm
Con: Ikanikoda (1/2) 3'
Veilawa (0/1)
Report Try: Oluoch 9'm
Con: Taabu (0/1)
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)
6 April 2019
12:51
New Zealand  36–0  Kenya
Try: Ravouvou (2) 1'c, 2'm
Ware (2) 8'm, 9'c
Webber 11'm
Curry 12'c
Con: Knewstubb (3/6) 1', 10', 13'
Report
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)
6 April 2019
13:13
Fiji  31–12  Australia
Try: Tuimaba (2) 0'c, 6'm
Tuwai (2) 4'm, 7'c
Botitu 10'c
Con: Ikanikoda (2/2) 1', 8'
Veilawa (1/1) 10'
Botitu (0/2)
Report Try: O'Donnell 2'm
Pietsch 12'c
Con: Holland (1/2) 12'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Paulo Duarte (Portugal)
6 April 2019
16:33
Australia  28–12  Kenya
Try: Longbottom 2'c
Hutchison (2) 3'c, 9'c
Miller 7'c
Con: Holland (3/3) 2', 4', 7'
McNamara (1/1) 10'
Report Try: Mwale 8'c
Oluoch 11'm
Con: Olindi (1/1) 8'
Taabu (0/1)
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Jérémy Rozier (France)
6 April 2019
16:55
Fiji  24–5  New Zealand
Try: Tuimaba 2'm
Botitu 4'c
Ikanikoda 6'c
Cakaubalavu 11'
Con: Ikanikoda (2/3) 5', 6'
Veilawa (0/1)
Report Try: Ravouvou 12'
Con: Knewstubb (0/1)
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Jordan Way (Australia)

Pool D[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 England 3 3 0 0 118 46 +72 9
 United States 3 1 0 2 77 56 +21 5
 Wales 3 1 0 2 50 81 –31 5
 Spain 3 1 0 2 38 100 –62 5
5 April 2019
18:31
England  36–19  Wales
Try: Muir 0'm
Norton 7'c
Ellery (2) 10'm, 13'
Burgess 11'c
Edwards 14'c
Con: Bibby (3/6) 8', 11, 14'
Report Try: Goodchild 2'm
Rogers (2) 5'c, 7'c
Con: Treharne (2/3) 5', 7'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)
5 April 2019
18:53
United States  36–7  Spain
Try: Tomasin (2) 1'm, 7'c
Leuta 4'm
Iosefo 5'm
Isles 7'c
Thompson 12'c
Con: Hughes (3/6) 7', 8', 12'
Report Try: Sánchez 10'c
Con: Hernández (1/1) 10'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Damián Schneider (Argentina)
6 April 2019
12:03
England  54–5  Spain
Try: Edwards 2'c, 5'c
Norton (2) 3'c, 7'c
Kerr 7'c
Muir 9'c
Bowen 10'c, 12'm
Con: Bibby (7/8) 2', 3', 5', 7', 8', 9', 10'
Report Try: de Juan 14'm
Con: Hernández (0/1)
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)
6 April 2019
12:25
United States  19–21  Wales
Try: Isles (3) 4', 7', 8'
Con: Williams (1/1) 4'
Niua (1/2) 7'
Report Try: Cambriani 0'c
Treharne 6'c
Goodchild 12'c
Con: Treharne (3/3) 1', 6', 12'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Jordan Way (Australia)
6 April 2019
15:44
Wales  10–26  Spain
Try: Bagshaw 11'm
Gasson 14'
Con: Treharne (0/2)
Report Try: M. Sainz-Trapaga 1'c
Hernández 4'c
Mata 5'm
T. Sainz-Trapaga 13'c
Con: Hernández (3/4) 2', 4', 13'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Matt Rodden (Hong Kong)
6 April 2019
16:08
United States  22–28  England
Try: Pinkelman (3) 6'c, 7'm, 8'm
Tupuola 14'm
Con: Hughes (1/4) 6'
Report Try: Glover 0'c
Norton 2'c
Burgess 3'c
Ellery 12'c
Con: Bibby (1/1) 1', 3', 4', 12'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)

Knockout stage[edit]

Thirteenth place[edit]

 
Semi-finals13th place final
 
      
 
7 April 2019 – 13:16 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 
 Spain24
 
7 April 2019 – 17:00 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Portugal7
 
 Spain19 (a.e.t.)
 
7 April 2019 – 13:43 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Wales14
 
 Wales29
 
 
 Canada14
 

Challenge Trophy[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsChallenge Trophy final
 
          
 
7 April 2019 – 9:30 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 
 Scotland33
 
7 April 2019 – 14:05 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Spain14
 
 Scotland19
 
7 April 2019 – 9:52 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Australia17
 
 Australia26
 
7 April 2019 – 17:30 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Portugal21
 
 Scotland26
 
7 April 2019 – 10:14 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Japan24
 
 Wales7
 
7 April 2019 – 14:30 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Japan38
 
 Japan21
 
7 April 2019 – 10:36 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Kenya12
 
 Canada0
 
 
 Kenya19
 

5th place[edit]

 
Semi-finals5th place final
 
      
 
7 April 2019 – 14:55 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 
 South Africa17
 
7 April 2019 – 18:00 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Argentina19
 
 Argentina21
 
7 April 2019 – 15:17 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 New Zealand14
 
 England10
 
 
 New Zealand17
 

Cup[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsCup final
 
          
 
7 April 2019 – 10:58 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 
 South Africa12
 
7 April 2019 – 15:41 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 United States21
 
 United States19
 
7 April 2019 – 11:20 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Fiji28
 
 Fiji29
 
7 April 2019 – 19:00 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Argentina24
 
 Fiji21
 
7 April 2019 – 11:42 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 France7
 
 England12
 
7 April 2019 – 16:03 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Samoa14
 
 Samoa12
 
7 April 2019 – 12:07 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 France19 Bronze Medal Match
 
 France14
 
7 April 2019 – 18:30 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 New Zealand12
 
 United States22
 
 
 Samoa10
 

Tournament placings[edit]

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

Source: World Rugby

Players[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Tries scored
Rank Player Tries
1 Carlin Isles 9
2 Fiji Aminiasi Tuimaba 7
3 Scotland Max McFarland 6
4 England Dan Norton 5
Scotland Jamie Farndale 5
Points scored
Rank Player Points
1 Japan Katsuyuki Sakai 50
2 United States Carlin Isles 45
3 Scotland Gavin Lowe 43
4 Argentina Santiago Mare 41
5 Fiji Aminiasi Tuimaba 35

Source: World Rugby

Dream team[edit]

The following seven players were selected to the tournament dream team at the conclusion of the tournament:[25]

Forwards Backs
Samoa Tofatu Solia
France Tavite Veredamu
Fiji Meli Derenalagi
Fiji Jerry Tuwai
France Gabin Villière
United States Carlin Isles
Samoa Johnny Vaili

World Series qualifier[edit]

Teams[edit]

Continental sevens championship Dates Venue(s) Berths Qualified
2018 Europe Grand Prix Series[26] 19 May –
8 Sep 2018
Russia Moscow,
Poland Łódź,
France Marcoussis
England Exeter
3  Ireland
 Germany
 Russia
2018 Asia Rugby Sevens Series[27] 14 Sep –
14 Oct 2018
Hong Kong Hong Kong,
South Korea Incheon,
Sri Lanka Colombo
2  Hong Kong
 Philippines
2018 RAN Sevens[28] 22–23 Sep 2018 Barbados Saint James 1  Jamaica
2018 Africa Men's Sevens[29] 13–14 Oct 2018 Tunisia Monastir 2  Zimbabwe
 Uganda
2018 Oceania Sevens Championship[30] 9–10 Nov 2018 Fiji Suva 2  Tonga
 Cook Islands
2019 Sudamérica Rugby Sevens[31] 5–13 Jan 2019 Uruguay Punta del Este,
Chile Viña del Mar
2  Chile
 Uruguay
Total 12

Pool stage[edit]

All times in Hong Kong Time (UTC+08:00).

Pool E[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Hong Kong 3 3 0 0 66 36 +30 9
 Tonga 3 2 0 1 77 48 +29 7
 Philippines 3 1 0 2 58 81 –23 5
 Zimbabwe 3 0 0 3 31 67 –36 3
5 April 2019
13:00
Tonga  29–12  Zimbabwe
Try: Osika 2'm
Halo (3) 4', 6'c, 11'
F. Inisi 9'c
Con: Halo (2/2) 7', 10'
Mausia (0/1)
Report Try: Hunduza 8'm
Tsomondo 14'c
Con: O'Neill (1/1) 14'
Rouse (0/1)
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Nehuén Jauri-Rivero (Argentina)
5 April 2019
13:24
Hong Kong  33–17  Philippines
Try: A. McQueen (2) 1'c, 3'm
Webb 5'c
Brien (2) 10'c, 13'
Con: Webb (3/4) 1', 5', 10', 14'
Report Try: Coleman 7'
Matthews 8'c
Dawson 12'
Con: Berry (1/1) 8'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)
5 April 2019
16:08
Tonga  36–17  Philippines
Try: Tapueluelu 1'm
L. Inisi 4'c
Moala-Liava'a (3) 6'c, 7'c, 12'm
Lokotui 10'm
Con: Halo (3/6) 4', 6', 7'
Report Try: Hardwick 0'm
Howe 8'c
Coleman 14'm
Con: Berry (1/3) 9'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Francisco González (Uruguay)
5 April 2019
16:30
Hong Kong  14–7  Zimbabwe
Try: Lee 8'c
Morrison 11'c
Con: Webb (2/2) 9', 12'
Report Try: O'Neill 2'
Con: Hunduza (1/1) 2'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Tevita Rokovereni (Fiji)
6 April 2019
10:30
Zimbabwe  12–24  Philippines
Try: Tsomondo 1'm
Chitokwindo 9'c
Con: Rouse 9'
Report Try: Coveney 2'm
Howe 6'c, 10'c
Coleman 13'm
Con: Fogerty (1/1) 11'
Berry (1/3) 13'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Tevita Rokovereni (Fiji)
6 April 2019
10:52
Hong Kong  19–12  Tonga
Try: Neville 0'c
Coverdale 6'c
Woodward 8'm
Con: Webb (2/3) 0', 7'
Report Try: Inisi 2'c
Osika 5'm
Con: Halo (1/2) 2'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Paulo Duarte (Portugal)

Pool F[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Ireland 3 2 1 0 85 33 +52 8
 Russia 3 2 0 1 59 43 +16 7
 Uruguay 3 1 1 1 64 64 0 6
 Jamaica 3 0 0 3 22 90 –68 3
5 April 2019
12:14
Russia  26–0  Uruguay
Try: Stepanov 4'c
Evseev 6'c
Shakirov (2) 9', 11'c
Con: Gostyuzhev (3/3) 5', 6', 11'
Report
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)
5 April 2019
12:38
Ireland  26–0  Jamaica
Try: Horan (2) 5'c, 7'c
Conroy 6'c
O'Donnell 9'm
Con: Roche (3/4) 5', 7', 8'
Report
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)
5 April 2019
15:19
Russia  26–10  Jamaica
Try: Lazarenko 1'c
Sozonov 3'
Evseev (2) 5'c, 10'c
Con: Gostyuzhev (3/3) 1', 6', 10'
Report Try: Dixon 7'm
Facey 14'm
Con: Edie (0/1)
Osborne (0/1)
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Nehuén Jauri-Rivero (Argentina)
5 April 2019
15:43
Ireland  26–26  Uruguay
Try: Kennedy (3) 0'c, 4'c, 6'm
Conroy 1'c
Con: Roche (3/4) 0', 2', 4'
Report Try: Alonso 3'c
F. Etcheverry (2) 9'c, 12'c
Ardao 13'm
Con: F. Etcheverry (3/3) 4', 10', 13'
Ubilla (0/1)
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Jordan Way (Australia)
6 April 2019
9:44
Uruguay  38–12  Jamaica
Try: T. Etcheverry (2) 0'm, 7'c
Alonso (2) 1'm, 7'c
Ubilla 9'c
Ardao 11'c
Con: F. Etcheverry (3/5) 7', 7', 10'
Schmidt-Liermann (1/1) 11'
Report Try: Dixon 6'm
Facey 13'c
Con: Stoppani (1/1) 13'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Nehuén Jauri-Rivero (Argentina)
6 April 2019
10:08
Ireland  33–7  Russia
Try: Conroy (3) 2'm, 10'c, 13'c
Leavy 7'c
O'Shea 8'c
Con: Dardis (3/4) 7', 9', 11'
Roche (1/1) 13'
Report Try: Khlutkov 4'c
Con: Gostyuzhev (1/1) 5'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Damián Schneider (Argentina)

Pool G[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Germany 3 3 0 0 48 26 +22 9
 Chile 3 2 0 1 71 31 +40 7
 Uganda 3 1 0 2 48 76 –28 5
 Cook Islands 3 0 0 3 36 70 –34 3
5 April 2019
11:30
Germany  19–12  Uganda
Try: Dawe 1'c
Lichtenberg 8'c
Fromm 13'm
Con: Heimpel (2/3) 1', 8'
Report Try: Kisiga (2) 5'm, 7'c
Con: Wokorach (1/2) 7'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Francisco González (Uruguay)
5 April 2019
11:52
Chile  31–5  Cook Islands
Try: Neira 0'c
Brangier (2) 2'c, 5'm
Fernández 7'm
De Vidts 10'c
Con: Fernández (2/4) 1', 2'
Videla (1/1) 11'
Report Try: Karati 6'm
Con: Koteka (0/1)
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Tevita Rokovereni (Fiji)
5 April 2019
14:35
Germany  10–7  Cook Islands
Try: Dawe 5'm
Brechenmacher 12'm
Con: Heimpel (0/1)
Himmer (0/1)
Report Try: Willis 9'c
Con: Koteka (1/1) 9'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Matt Rodden (Hong Kong)
5 April 2019
14:57
Chile  33–7  Uganda
Try: Silva 0'c
Fernández (2) 2'c, 10'c
Metuaze 9'm
Videla 12'c
Con: Fernández (3/4) 1', 3', 11'
Videla (1/1) 13'
Report Try: Okorach 6'c
Con: Wokorach (1/1) 6'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Damián Schneider (Argentina)
6 April 2019
9:00
Uganda  29–24  Cook Islands
Try: Wokorach (2) 3'm, 14'm
Oketayot 5'c
Aredo 7'm
Okorach 8'c
Con: Wokorach (2/5) 6', 8'
Report Try: Ravula (2) 0'c, 11'm
Koroitkana 2'm
Matapakia 12'c
Con: Koteka (2/4) 1', 12'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Francisco González (Uruguay)
6 April 2019
9:22
Chile  7–19  Germany
Try: Metuaze 5'c
Con: Fernández (1/1) 6'
Report Try: Himmer 1'm
Fromm 7'c
Lichtenberg 12'c
Con: Himmer (1/2) 8'
Heimpel (1/1) 12'
Hong Kong Stadium
Referee: Jérémy Rozier (France)

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal – World Series qualifier
 
          
 
6 April 2019 – 18:06 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 
 Germany12
 
7 April 2019 – 12:32 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Uruguay7
 
 Germany10
 
6 April 2019 – 18:28 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Ireland19
 
 Ireland47
 
7 April 2019 – 16:30 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Russia0
 
 Ireland28
 
6 April 2019 – 18:50 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Hong Kong7
 
 Chile15
 
7 April 2019 – 12:54 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Tonga12
 
 Chile5
 
6 April 2019 – 19:12 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 Hong Kong7
 
 Hong Kong17
 
 
 Philippines7
 

Overall record[edit]

Pos Team Wn/Ls Pts Dif
1 Ireland 5–1–0 +124
2 Hong Kong 5–1 +21
3 Germany 4–1 +18
4 Chile 3–2 +41
5 Tonga 2–2 +26
6 Russia 2–2 –31
7 Uruguay 1–1–2 –5
8 Philippines 1–3 –33

See also[edit]

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External links[edit]

World Sevens Series XX
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2019 Canada Sevens
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2019 Singapore Sevens
Hong Kong Sevens
Preceded by
2018 Hong Kong Sevens
2019 Hong Kong Sevens Succeeded by
2020 Hong Kong Sevens