2019 London Sevens

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2019 London Sevens
Sevens World Series XX
Host nationEngland England
Date25–26 May 2019
Cup
Champion Fiji
Runner-up Australia
Third United States
Challenge Trophy
Winner Samoa
Tournament details
Matches played45
Tries scored306 (average 6.8 per match)
Top point scorer Andrew Knewstubb (46)
Top try scorer Aminiasi Tuimaba (7)
Maurice Longbottom (7)
2018
2020

The 2019 London Sevens was the penultimate event of the 2018–19 World Rugby Sevens Series and the nineteenth edition of the London Sevens. The tournament was held at Twickenham Stadium, London on 25–26 May 2019.

Format[edit]

Sixteen teams are drawn into four pools of four teams each. Each team plays all the others in their pool once. The top two teams from each pool advance to the Cup quarterfinals. The bottom two teams from each group advance to the Challenge Trophy quarterfinals.

Teams[edit]

The fifteen core teams played in the tournament, along with one invited team, 2018 Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series champion and core team for the 2019–20 season, Ireland.[1][2]

Pool stages[edit]

All times in British Summer Time (UTC+01:00).[3]

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 South Africa 3 3 0 0 134 35 +99 9
 Canada 3 2 0 1 59 69 –10 7
 Argentina 3 1 0 2 69 61 +8 5
 Japan 3 0 0 3 19 116 –97 3
25 May 2019
10:58
Argentina  12–14  Canada
Try: Álvarez 1'c
Con: del Mestre (1/2) 2'
Report Try: Mullins 3'c
Douglas 6'c
Con: Hirayama (2/2) 4', 7'
25 May 2019
11:20
South Africa  49–0  Japan
Try: Arendse (2) 1'c, 12'c
du Preez 3'c
Geduld 4'c
Soyizwapi 6'c
Davids 9'c
Makata 14'c
Con: du Preez (4/4) 2', 3', 5', 6'
Davids (3/3) 9', 12', 14'
Report
Twickenham Stadium
Referee: Tevita Rokovereni (Fiji)
25 May 2019
14:04
Argentina  36–7  Japan
Try: Osadczuk 1'c
Vanni 2'm
Schulz 3'm
Sábato 7'c
Ulloa (2) 13'c, 14'm
Con: Bazan Velez (2/4) 1', 8'
Ulloa (1/2) 13'
Report Try: Toloke 5'c
Con: Hashino (1/1) 5'
Twickenham Stadium
Referee: Jérémy Rozier (France)
25 May 2019
14:26
South Africa  45–14  Canada
Try: Kok (2) 0'c, 10'm
Arendse 4'c
Soyizwapi 7'm
Pretorius 8'c
Visser 13'c
Davids 14'c
Con: du Preez (2/3) 1', 5'
Davids (3/4) 9', 13', 14'
Report Try: Mullins 3'c
McCloskey 6'c
Con: Hirayama (2/2) 3', 7'
Twickenham Stadium
Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)
25 May 2019
17:10
Canada  31–12  Japan
Try: Zaruba (3) 0'c, 4'c, 6'm
Douglas 8'c
Thiel 12'm
Con: Hirayama (3/4) 0', 5', 8'
Jones (0/1)
Report Try: Sakai 3'm
Hashino 10'c
Con: Sakai (1/2) 11'
Twickenham Stadium
Referee: Jordan Way (Australia)
25 May 2019
17:32
South Africa  40–21  Argentina
Try: Soyizwapi (2) 2'c, 6'c
Arendse 5'c
Gans 8'c
du Plessis 9'm
Kok 13'c
Con: du Preez (3/3) 3', 5', 7'
Davids (2/3) 8', 14'
Report Try: Schulz 4'c
Sábato (2) 11'c, 12'c
Con: Bazan Velez (1/1) 4'
Revol (1/1) 11'
Ulloa (1/1) 12'
Twickenham Stadium
Referee: Paulo Duarte (Portugal)

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Fiji 3 3 0 0 81 44 +37 9
 France 3 2 0 1 63 62 +1 7
 Kenya 3 1 0 2 55 75 –20 5
 Samoa 3 0 0 3 51 69 –18 3
25 May 2019
10:14
Samoa  14–22  France
Try: Matavao 6'c
Afamasaga 7'c
Con: Alosio (1/1) 6'
Tila Mealoi (1/1) 8'
Report Try: Veredamu (2) 0'c, 5'm
Alerte 9'm
Laugel 11'm
Con: Barraque (1/4) 1'
Twickenham Stadium
Referee: Jordan Way (Australia)
25 May 2019
10:36
Fiji  24–17  Kenya
Try: Tuimaba (2) 0'c, 8'm Derenalagi 6'm
Dranisinukula 12'c
Con: Ikanikoda (2/4) 0', 12'
Report Try: Mwale (2) 1'm, 7'c
Oluoch 9'm
Con: Olindi (1/2) 7'
Taabu (0/1)
Twickenham Stadium
Referee: Matt Rodden (Hong Kong)
25 May 2019
13:20
Samoa  20–21  Kenya
Try: Matavao 1'm
Alosio 4'm
Leilua 7'm
Motuga 14'm
Con: Mealoi (0/2)
Vaili (0/1)
Leilua (0/1)
Report Try: Onyala (3) 5', 6', 12'
Con: Olindi (3/3) 5', 6', 12'
Twickenham Stadium
Referee: Tevita Rokovereni (Fiji)
25 May 2019
13:42
Fiji  31–10  France
Try: Derenalagi 2'c
Botitu 4'c
Naduva 11'c
Tuwai 12'm
Ikanikoda 13'm
Con: Botitu (2/2) 2', 4'
Ikanikoda (1/3) 11'
Report Try: Barraque 7'm
Riva 9'm
Con: Barraque (0/2)
Twickenham Stadium
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)
25 May 2019
16:26
France  31–17  Kenya
Try: Riva 4'c
Barraque 6'c
Siega (2) 10'm, 13'm
Bonnefond 12'c
Con: Barraque (2/4) 5', 13'
Parez (1/1) 7'
Report Try: Mwale (2) 0'c, 7'm
Ojee 2'm
Con: Olindi (1/3) 1'
Twickenham Stadium
Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)
25 May 2019
16:48
Fiji  26–17  Samoa
Try: Vakurunabili 1'c
Mocenacagi 8'c
Tuivuaka 13'c
Nacuqu 14'
Con: Ikanikoda (2/2) 2', 8'
Nacuqu (1/2) 13'
Report Try: Perez 2'c
Asofolau (2) 6'm, 9'm
Con: Mealoi (1/2) 3'
Alosio (0/1)
Twickenham Stadium
Referee: Matt Rodden (Hong Kong)

Pool C[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 New Zealand 3 2 0 1 67 31 +36 7
 Ireland 3 2 0 1 71 63 +8 7
 England 3 2 0 1 58 54 +4 7
 Scotland 3 0 0 3 40 88 –48 3
25 May 2019
11:42
New Zealand  21–7  Scotland
Try: Mikkelson 5'c
Curry 7'c
Gregory 8'c
Con: Knewstubb (3/3) 5', 7', 8'
Report Try: Coombes 10'c
Con: Fergusson (1/1) 10'
Twickenham Stadium
Referee: Paulo Duarte (Portugal)
25 May 2019
12:04
England  17–21  Ireland
Try: Olowofela 4'c
Bowen 10'm
Rodwell 12'm
Con: Edwards (1/3) 5'
Report Try: Fitzpatrick 2'c
Mollen 8'c
McGrath 13'c
Con: Dardis (2/2) 2', 9'
Roche (1/1) 14'
Twickenham Stadium
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)
25 May 2019
14:48
New Zealand  34–7  Ireland
Try: Ng Shiu 0'm
Knewstubb (2) 7', 12'c
Ware (2) 7', 13'm
Collier 9'm
Con: Knewstubb (2/5) 7'
Webber (0/1)
Report Try: Mollen 10'c
Con: Roche (1/1) 10'
Twickenham Stadium
Referee: Jordan Way (Australia)
25 May 2019
15:10
England  24–21  Scotland
Try: Norton (2) 2'c, 6'm
Ollie Lindsay-Hague 8'c
Bowen 14'm
Con: Edwards (2/4) 3', 8'
Report Try: Farndale 1'c
Coombes 3'c
Fergusson 4'c
Con: Lowe (3/3) 1', 4', 5'
Twickenham Stadium
Referee: Matt Rodden (Hong Kong)
25 May 2019
17:54
Scotland  12–43  Ireland
Try: McFarland 6'c
Bryce 7'm
Con: Lowe (1/2) 6'
Report Try: Conroy (3) 0'm, 7'c, 9'm
McNulty 4'c
Fitzpatrick 10'c
Kelly 13'm
McGrath 14'c
Con: Dardis (1/2) 4'
Roche (3/5) 8', 11', 14'
Twickenham Stadium
Referee: Damián Schneider (Argentina)
25 May 2019
18:16
England  17–12  New Zealand
Try: Lindsay-Hague 0'c
Norton 7'm
Edwards 7'm
Con: Edwards (1/3) 1'
Report Try: Gregory 4'c
Ng Shiu 10'm
Con: Knewstubb (1/1) 5'
Webber (0/1)
Twickenham Stadium
Referee: Jérémy Rozier (France)

Pool D[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 76 48 +28 9
 Australia 3 2 0 1 87 41 +46 7
 Wales 3 1 0 2 57 73 –16 5
 Spain 3 0 0 3 34 92 –58 3
25 May 2019
9:30
Australia  28–10  Wales
Try: Holland 4'c
Longbottom (2) 10'c, 11'c
Hood 14'c
Con: Holland (4/4) 4', 10', 11', 14'
Report Try: Rogers 7'm
Goodchild 8'm
Con: Treharne (0/2)
Twickenham Stadium
Referee: Jérémy Rozier (France)
25 May 2019
9:52
United States  29–5  Spain
Try: Isles (2) 0'm, 7'm
Pinkelman 2'c
Baker 8'c
Thompson 11'm
Con: Hughes (2/5) 3', 8'
Report Try: Fontes 10'm
Con: Fontes (0/1)
Twickenham Stadium
Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)
25 May 2019
12:36
Australia  42–12  Spain
Try: O'Donnell 2'c
Longbottom (3) 7'c, 9'c, 14'c
Hutchison 12'c
Holland 31'c
Con: Coward (3/3) 3', 7', 9'
Holland (3/3) 12', 13', 14'
Report Try: Carrión 0'c
Sánchez 4'm
Con: de Santiago (1/1) 2'
Mateu (0/1)
Twickenham Stadium
Referee: Damián Schneider (Argentina)
25 May 2019
12:58
United States  28–26  Wales
Try: Pinkelman (2) 2'c, 7'c
Baker (2) 5'c, 13'c
Con: Tomasin (1/1) 3'
Hughes (3/3) 6', 8', 13'
Report Try: Lewis 0'm
O. Jenkins 7'c
Goodchild 9'c
Rogers 14'c
Con: Treharne (3/4) 7', 9', 15'
25 May 2019
15:42
Wales  21–17  Spain
Try: O. Jenkins 1'c
Williams 7'c
J. Jenkins 11'c
Con: Treharne (3/3) 1', 7', 12'
Report Try: Carrión 2'
de Santiago 6'm
Molinero 8'c
Con: de Santiago (1/1) 9'
Mateu (0/1)
Twickenham Stadium
Referee: Tevita Rokovereni (Fiji)
25 May 2019
16:04
United States  19–17  Australia
Try: Isles 1'm
Barrett 6'c
Tomasin 13'c
Con: Hughes (2/3) 6', 14'
Report Try: Holland 4'm
Longbottom 11'c
Kennewell 12'
Con: Holland (1/3) 11'
Twickenham Stadium
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)

Knockout stage[edit]

13th place[edit]

 
Semi-finals13th place final
 
      
 
26 May 2019 – 12:36 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 
 Spain21
 
26 May 2019 – 16:07 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 England40
 
 England14
 
26 May 2019 – 12:58 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Japan29
 
 Japan26
 
 
 Kenya17
 

Challenge Trophy[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsChallenge Trophy final
 
          
 
26 May 2019 – 9:30 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 
 Argentina28
 
26 May 2019 – 13:20 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Spain19
 
 Argentina5
 
26 May 2019 – 9:52 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Samoa14
 
 England19
 
26 May 2019 – 16:32 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Samoa24 (a.e.t.)
 
 Samoa26
 
26 May 2019 – 10:14 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Scotland17
 
 Wales17
 
26 May 2019 – 13:42 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Japan0
 
 Wales7
 
26 May 2019 – 10:36 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Scotland33
 
 Kenya21
 
 
 Scotland29
 

5th place[edit]

 
Semi-finals5th place final
 
      
 
26 May 2019 – 14:04 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 
 South Africa17
 
26 May 2019 – 17:07 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 New Zealand21
 
 New Zealand35
 
26 May 2019 – 14:26 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Ireland14
 
 Canada14
 
 
 Ireland33
 

Cup[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsCup final
 
          
 
26 May 2019 – 10:58 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 
 South Africa22
 
26 May 2019 – 14:48 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Australia29
 
 Australia31
 
26 May 2019 – 11:20 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 France24
 
 New Zealand14
 
26 May 2019 – 17:57 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 France19
 
 Australia7
 
26 May 2019 – 11:42 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Fiji43
 
 United States29
 
26 May 2019 – 15:10 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Canada14
 
 United States10
 
26 May 2019 – 12:04 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Fiji17 Bronze medal match
 
 Fiji33
 
26 May 2019 – 17:32 – Twickenham Stadium
 
 Ireland24
 
 France14
 
 
 United States31
 

Tournament placings[edit]

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

Source: World Rugby

Players[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Source: World Rugby


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ireland claim historic European sevens title". World Rugby. 10 September 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Ireland secure place on HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020". World Rugby. 7 April 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  3. ^ "London Fixtures". World Rugby. Retrieved 30 April 2019.

External links[edit]

World Sevens Series XX
Preceded by
2019 Singapore Sevens
2019 London Sevens Succeeded by
2019 Paris Sevens
London Sevens
Preceded by
2018 London Sevens
2019 London Sevens Succeeded by
2020 London Sevens