Rugby sevens at the 1998 Commonwealth Games

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Rugby Sevens
at the 1998 Commonwealth Games
Rugby Sevens pictogram.svg
VenueKuala Lumpur
Dates12–14 September 1998
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Rugby sevens at the 1998 Commonwealth Games was the first Commonwealth Games where rugby sevens was played. It was at the time one of the male-only sports at the Commonwealth Games.[1]

The gold medal was won by New Zealand who defeated Fiji 21–12 in the final on 14 September 1998. In the bronze medal playoff Australia defeated Samoa 33–12. Gambia and Zimbabwe withdrew before the tournament started, resulting in a re-draw of the first round matches and groups.[2]

Pool Stage[edit]

First Phase[edit]

Group A

Team P W D L PF PA +/–
 Fiji 2 2 0 0 125 7 +118
 Wales 2 1 0 1 79 54 +25
 Eswatini 2 0 0 2 0 143 –143
12 September 1998
Fiji  54–7  Wales

12 September 1998
Wales  72–0  Eswatini

12 September 1998
Fiji  71–0  Eswatini

Group B

Team P W D L PF PA +/–
 South Africa 2 2 0 0 88 22 +66
 Papua New Guinea 2 1 0 1 76 29 +47
 Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 0 2 0 113 –113
12 September 1998
South Africa  29–22  Papua New Guinea


Group C

Team P W D L PF PA +/–
 Canada 2 1 1 0 72 12 +60
 Samoa 2 1 1 0 73 24 +49
 Bahamas 2 0 0 2 12 121 –109
12 September 1998
Samoa  12–12  Canada

12 September 1998
Canada  60–0  Bahamas

12 September 1998
Samoa  61–12  Bahamas

Group D

Team P W D L PF PA +/–
 New Zealand 2 2 0 0 133 0 +133
 Malaysia 2 1 0 1 35 79 –44
 Sri Lanka 2 0 0 2 26 115 –89
12 September 1998
New Zealand  80–0  Sri Lanka

12 September 1998
Sri Lanka  26–35  Malaysia

12 September 1998
New Zealand  53–0  Malaysia

Group E

Team P W D L PF PA +/–
 England 2 2 0 0 45 10 +35
 Tonga 2 1 0 1 43 22 +21
 Kenya 2 0 0 2 5 61 –56
12 September 1998
England  17–10  Tonga

12 September 1998
Tonga  33–5  Kenya

12 September 1998
England  28–0  Kenya

Group F

Team P W D L PF PA +/–
 Australia 2 2 0 0 103 0 +103
 Cook Islands 2 1 0 1 60 50 +10
 Cayman Islands 2 0 0 2 0 113 –113
12 September 1998
Australia  50–0  Cook Islands

12 September 1998
Cook Islands  60–0  Cayman Islands

12 September 1998
Australia  63–0  Cayman Islands

Second Phase[edit]

Group A

Team P W D L PF PA +/–
 New Zealand 2 2 0 0 132 12 +120
 Tonga 2 1 0 1 50 41 +9
 Bahamas 2 0 0 2 0 129 –129
13 September 1998
New Zealand  91–0  Bahamas

13 September 1998
Tonga  38–0  Bahamas

13 September 1998
New Zealand  41–12  Tonga

Group B

Team P W D L PF PA +/–
 Fiji 2 2 0 0 134 5 +129
 Malaysia 2 1 0 1 24 68 –44
 Kenya 2 0 0 2 5 90 –85
13 September 1998
Fiji  71–0  Kenya

13 September 1998
Malaysia  19–5  Kenya

13 September 1998
Fiji  63–5  Malaysia

Group C

Team P W D L PF PA +/–
 Australia 2 2 0 0 129 19 +110
 Papua New Guinea 2 1 0 1 61 59 +2
 Sri Lanka 2 0 0 2 5 117 –112
13 September 1998
Australia  70–5  Sri Lanka

13 September 1998
Papua New Guinea  47–0  Sri Lanka

13 September 1998
Australia  59–14  Papua New Guinea

Group D

Team P W D L PF PA +/–
 South Africa 2 2 0 0 117 0 +117
 Cook Islands 2 1 0 1 50 57 –7
 Eswatini 2 0 0 2 19 129 –110
13 September 1998
South Africa  79–0  Eswatini

13 September 1998
Cook Islands  50–19  Eswatini

13 September 1998
South Africa  38–0  Cook Islands

Group E

Team P W D L PF PA +/–
 Samoa 2 2 0 0 104 12 +92
 England 2 1 0 1 62 26 +36
 Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 0 1 7 135 –128
13 September 1998
England  50–7  Trinidad and Tobago

13 September 1998
Samoa  85–0  Trinidad and Tobago

13 September 1998
England  12–19  Samoa

Group F

Team P W D L PF PA +/–
 Canada 2 2 0 0 92 7 +85
 Wales 2 1 0 1 69 45 +24
 Cayman Islands 2 0 0 2 0 109 –109
13 September 1998
Canada  47–0  Cayman Islands

13 September 1998
Wales  62–0  Cayman Islands

13 September 1998
Canada  45–7  Wales

Final Standings[edit]

Pos Team P W D L
C  Australia 4 4 0 0
C  Fiji 4 4 0 0
C  New Zealand 4 4 0 0
C  South Africa 4 4 0 0
C  Samoa 4 3 1 0
C  Canada 4 3 1 0
C  England 4 3 0 1
C  Wales 4 2 0 2
P  Cook Islands 4 2 0 2
P  Papua New Guinea 4 2 0 2
P  Malaysia 4 2 0 2
P  Tonga 4 2 0 2
P  Kenya 4 0 0 4
P  Sri Lanka 4 0 0 4
P  Eswatini 4 0 0 4
P  Trinidad and Tobago 4 0 0 4
B  Bahamas 4 0 0 4
B  Cayman Islands 4 0 0 4
= Qualified for Cup
= Qualified for Plate (to determine places 9-16)
= Qualified for Bowl (to determine places 17-18)

Knockout Stages[edit]

Cup[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold Medal Match
 
          
 
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
 
 
 New Zealand38
 
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
 
 Wales14
 
 New Zealand19
 
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
 
 Samoa14
 
 Samoa26
 
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
 
 South Africa5
 
 New Zealand21
 
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
 
 Fiji12
 
 Fiji26
 
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
 
 Canada19
 
 Fiji28
 
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
 
 Australia14 Bronze Medal Match
 
 Australia49
 
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
 
 England14
 
 Samoa12
 
 
 Australia33
 

Plate & Bowl[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsPlate Match
 
          
 
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
 
 
 Papua New Guinea40
 
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
 
 Sri Lanka17
 
 Papua New Guinea35
 
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
 
 Malaysia5
 
 Malaysia26
 
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
 
 Eswatini7
 
 Cook Islands31
 
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
 
 Papua New Guinea12
 
 Cook Islands45
 
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
 
 Trinidad and Tobago12
 
 Cook Islands22
 
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
 
 Tonga21 Bowl Match
 
 Tonga35
 
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
 
 Kenya19
 
 Bahamas47
 
 
 Cayman Islands17
 

Medallists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's rugby sevens  New Zealand (NZL)
Amasio Valence
Bruce Reihana
Caleb Ralph
Christian Cullen
Dallas Seymour
Eric Rush
Joeli Vidiri
Jonah Lomu
Rico Gear
Roger Randle
 Fiji (FIJ)
Aparama Bosekora
Jope Tuikabe
Alifereti Doviverata
Rauqe Senirusi
Saimoni Rikoni
Setareki Tawake
Sirilo Ragata
Tinasau Akuila
Marika Vunibaka
Waisale Serevi
 Australia (AUS)
Brendan Williams
Cameron Pither
David Campese
Ipolito Fenukitau
Jim Williams
Marc Stcherbina
Matthew Dowling
Richard Graham
Rick Nalatu
Tyron Mandrusiak

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "XVI Commonwealth Games". Sadec.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-08. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
  2. ^ "our Sports Staff. "Champion pushed to the limit by Pollard." Times [London, England] 11 Sept. 1998". Times Archive.