Rugby sevens at the 2006 Commonwealth Games

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Rugby sevens at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
Host nationAustralia Australia
Date16–17 March 2006
Cup
Champion New Zealand
Runner-up England
Third Fiji
Plate
Winner Wales
Runner-up South Africa
Bowl
Winner Kenya
Runner-up Tonga
Tournament details
Matches played32
2002
2010
The Telstra Dome, host venue for the Rugby sevens
Fiji playing Wales
England playing Samoa

The rugby sevens at the 2006 Commonwealth Games was the third Commonwealth Games at which rugby sevens was played. It is one of the male-only sports at the Commonwealth Games, the other being boxing. The venue for the rugby competition was the Telstra Dome, on the western edge of Melbourne's Central Business District. Preliminary matches were held on 16 March, with the finals the following day.

The gold medal was won by New Zealand who defeated England 29–21 in the final on 17 March 2006. Fiji won the bronze medal, defeating Australia 24–17 in the 3rd place final. The game was overshadowed by a fit suffered by Australian Scott Fava after a legitimate tackle. Fava recovered quickly and was released from hospital the following day.

New Zealand continued its undefeated streak at the Commonwealth Games in 2006.

Qualified teams[edit]

Continent Qualifier(s)
Asia  Sri Lanka
Africa  Kenya
 Namibia
 South Africa
 Uganda
Americas  Canada
Oceania  Cook Islands
 Fiji
 New Zealand
 Niue
 Samoa
 Tonga
Europe  England
 Scotland
 Wales
Host nation  Australia

Pool Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA Pts
 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 117 17 9
 Wales 3 2 0 1 100 42 7
 Kenya 3 1 0 2 31 79 5
 Namibia 3 0 0 3 19 122 3
16 March 2006
11:14
New Zealand  35–10  Wales
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
11:36
Kenya  31–5  Namibia
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
14:20
New Zealand  41–7  Namibia
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
14:42
Wales  33–0  Kenya
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
19:50
New Zealand  41–0  Kenya
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
21:28
Wales  40–7  Namibia
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Group B[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA Pts
 Fiji 3 3 0 0 127 21 9
 Canada 3 2 0 1 48 45 7
 Scotland 3 1 0 2 48 48 5
 Niue 3 0 0 3 12 120 3
16 March 2006
10:30
Fiji  31–14  Canada
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
10:52
Scotland  33–5  Niue
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
13:36
Fiji  63–0  Niue
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
13:58
Canada  10–7  Scotland
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
19:28
Canada  24–7  Niue
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
21:06
Fiji  33–7  Scotland
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Group C[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA Pts
 England 3 3 0 0 110 17 9
 Australia 3 2 0 1 113 31 7
 Cook Islands 3 1 0 2 71 63 5
 Sri Lanka 3 0 0 3 0 181 3
16 March 2006
12:52
England  35–5  Cook Islands
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
13:14
Australia  73–0  Sri Lanka
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
18:44
England  61–0  Sri Lanka
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
19:06
Australia  28–19  Cook Islands
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
20:44
Cook Islands  47–0  Sri Lanka
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
22:12
England  14–12  Australia
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Group D[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA Pts
 South Africa 3 2 0 1 94 43 7
 Samoa 3 2 0 1 66 20 7
 Tonga 3 1 0 2 40 58 5
 Uganda 3 1 0 2 41 108 5
16 March 2006
11:58
Tonga  26–19  South Africa
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
12:20
Samoa  31–10  Uganda
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
18:00
South Africa  63–7  Uganda
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
18:22
Samoa  25–0  Tonga
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
20:22
Uganda  24–14  Tonga
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
21:50
South Africa  12–10  Samoa
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Knock-out stage[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold Medal Match
 
          
 
17 March – Melbourne
 
 
 New Zealand24
 
17 March – Melbourne
 
 Canada0
 
 New Zealand21
 
17 March – Melbourne
 
 Australia19
 
 Australia20
 
17 March – Melbourne
 
 South Africa14
 
 New Zealand29
 
17 March – Melbourne
 
 England 21
 
 England17
 
17 March – Melbourne
 
 Samoa14
 
 England21
 
17 March – Melbourne
 
 Fiji14 Bronze Medal Match
 
 Fiji26
 
17 March – Melbourne
 
 Wales7
 
 Fiji24
 
 
 Australia17
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

17 March 2006
New Zealand  24–0  Canada
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
17 March 2006
Australia  20–14  South Africa
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
17 March 2006
England  17–14  Samoa
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
17 March 2006
Fiji  26–7  Wales
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Semi-finals[edit]

17 March 2006
New Zealand  21–19  Australia
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
17 March 2006
England  21–14  Fiji
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Bronze medal match[edit]

17 March 2006
Fiji  24–17  Australia
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Gold medal match[edit]

17 March 2006
New Zealand  29–21  England
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Medalists[edit]

Men's Gold Silver Bronze
New Zealand New Zealand
Josh Blackie
Alando Soakai
Tanerau Latimer
Onosai Tololima-Auva'a
Amasio Valence
Liam Messam
Tamati Ellison
Tafai Ioasa
Nigel Hunt
Cory Jane
Lote Raikabula
Sosene Anesi
England England

Henry Paul
Magnus Lund
Ben Russell
David Seymour
Nils Mordt
Richard Haughton
Thomas Varndell
Andrew Vilk
Danny Care
Ben Gollings
Simon Amor
Mathew Tait

Fiji Fiji
Apolosi Satala
Ratu Mataluvu
Semisi Naevo
Sireli Naqelevuki
Viliame Satala
Waisale Serevi
Jone Daunivucu
Norman Ligairi
Neumi Nanuku
Filimoni Bolavucu
Lepani Nabuliwaqa
William Ryder

Bowl-quarter-finals[edit]

  • Kenya 21–5 Niue Island
  • Uganda 24–12 Sri Lanka
  • Tonga 31–12 Cook Islands
  • Scotland 26–12 Namibia

Bowl semi-finals[edit]

  • Kenya 29–0 Uganda
  • Tonga 12–5 Scotland

Plate semi-finals[edit]

  • South Africa 17–14 Canada
  • Wales 26–17 Samoa

Bowl final – Playoff for 9th and 10th[edit]

  • Kenya 26–12 Tonga

Plate final – Playoff for 5th and 6th[edit]

  • Wales 29–28 South Africa

See also[edit]