Rugby sevens at the 1998 Commonwealth Games

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Rugby
at the 1998 Commonwealth Games
Rugby union pictogram.svg
Venue Kuala Lumpur
Dates 12–14 September 1998
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The 1998 Commonwealth Games was the first Games where Rugby sevens was played. It is 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. The Gambia and Zimbabwe withdrew before the tournament started resulting in a re-draw of the first round matches and groups.[2]

Results[edit]

First Round[edit]

(Sep 12)[edit]

Team 1 Team 2 Score
Fiji Wales 54-7
Wales Swaziland 72-0
Fiji Swaziland 71-0
South Africa Papua New Guinea 29-22
Papua New Guinea Trinidad & Tobago 54-0
South Africa Trinidad & Tobago 59-0
Samoa Canada 12-12
Canada Bahamas 60-0
Samoa Bahamas 61-12
New Zealand Sri Lanka 80-0
Malaysia Sri Lanka 35-26
New Zealand Malaysia 53-0
England Tonga 17-10
Tonga Kenya 33-5
England Kenya 28-0
Australia Cook Islands 50-0
Cook Islands Cayman Islands 60-0
Australia Cayman Islands 53-0

(Sep 13)[edit]

Team 1 Team 2 Score
Fiji Malaysia 63-5
Malaysia Kenya 19-5
Fiji Kenya 71-0
South Africa Cook Islands 38-0
Cook Islands Swaziland 50-19
South Africa Swaziland 79-0
Samoa England 19-12
England Trinidad & Tobago 50-7
Samoa Trinidad & Tobago 85-0
New Zealand Tonga 41-12
Tonga Bahamas 38-0
New Zealand Bahamas 93-0
Canada Wales 45-7
Wales Cayman Islands 62-0
Canada Cayman Islands 47-0
Australia Papua New Guinea 59-14
Papua New Guinea Sri Lanka 47-0
Australia Sri Lanka 70-5

Final Standings[edit]

Pos Team P W D L
C Australia Australia 4 4 0 0
C Fiji Fiji 4 4 0 0
C New Zealand New Zealand 4 4 0 0
C South Africa South Africa 4 4 0 0
C Samoa Samoa 4 3 1 0
C Canada Canada 4 3 1 0
C England England 4 3 0 1
C Wales Wales 4 2 0 2
P Cook Islands Cook Islands 4 2 0 2
P Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 4 2 0 2
P Malaysia Malaysia 4 2 0 2
P Tonga Tonga 4 2 0 2
P Cook Islands Cook Islands 4 2 0 2
P Kenya Kenya 4 0 0 4
P Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 4 0 0 4
P Swaziland Swaziland 4 0 0 4
P Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad & Tobago 4 0 0 4
B The Bahamas Bahamas 4 0 0 4
B Cayman Islands 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-finals Semi-finals Gold Medal Match
                   
14 September – Kuala Lumpur        
  New Zealand  38
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
  Wales  14  
  New Zealand  19
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
    Samoa  14  
  Samoa  26
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
  South Africa  5  
  New Zealand  21
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
    Fiji  12
  Fiji  26
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
  Canada  19  
  Fiji  28 Bronze Medal Match
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
    Australia  14  
  Australia  49   Samoa  12
  England  14     Australia  33
14 September – Kuala Lumpur

Plate & Bowl[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Plate Match
                   
14 September – Kuala Lumpur        
  Papua New Guinea  40
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
  Sri Lanka  17  
  Papua New Guinea  35
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia  5  
  Malaysia  26
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
  Swaziland  7  
  Cook Islands  31
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
    Papua New Guinea  12
  Cook Islands  45
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
  Trinidad and Tobago  12  
  Cook Islands  22 Bowl Match
14 September – Kuala Lumpur
    Tonga  21  
  Tonga  35   Bahamas  47
  Kenya  19     Cayman Islands  17
14 September – Kuala Lumpur

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
Ratu 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

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