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The 2001-02 IRB Sevens World Series was the third edition of the IRB Sevens World Series tournament. The Series consisted of 11 tournaments. New Zealand won the Series for a third consecutive year. New Zealand won seven of the eleven tournaments; no other country won more than one, with England and South Africa winning their first ever tournaments.

2001–02 World Sevens Series
Hosts New Zealand
 Hong Kong
 Singapore
 England
 Australia
 Wales
 South Africa
 Chile
 Argentina
 China
 Malaysia
Nations34
Final positions
Champions New Zealand
Runners-up South Africa
Third England

CalendarEdit

2001-02 Itinerary[1]
Leg Venue Dates Winner
Durban Absa Stadium, Durban 17–18 November 2001   New Zealand
Santiago Universidad Católica, Santiago 4–5 January 2002[2]   New Zealand
Mar del Plata José María Minella, Mar del Plata 11–12 January 2002   Fiji
Brisbane Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 2–3 February 2002   Australia
Wellington Westpac Stadium, Wellington 8–9 February 2002   South Africa
Beijing Olympic Sports Centre, Beijing 16–17 March 2002   New Zealand
Hong Kong Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong 22–24 March 2002   England
Singapore National Stadium, Singapore 20–21 April 2002   New Zealand
Kuala Lumpur MBPJ Stadium, Kuala Lumpur 27–28 April 2002   New Zealand
Cardiff Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 30 May to 1 June 2002[3]   New Zealand
London Twickenham, London 24–25 May 2002[4]   New Zealand

StandingsEdit

 
Pos.
Event 
Team
 
Durban
 
Sant­iago
 
Mar Del Plata
 
Bris­bane
 
Well­ing­ton
 
Beijing
 
Hong Kong
 
Singa­pore
 
Kuala Lumpur
 
Cardiff
 
London
Points
total
1   New Zealand 20 20 12 16 12 20 18 20 20 20 20 198
2   South Africa 12 12 16 12 20 16 4 4 16 16 8 136
3   England 12 6 6 4 12 8 30 12 8 12 16 126
4   Fiji 6 12 20 8 4 12 24 8 12 4 12 122
5   Australia 8 4 8 20 4 12 8 12 12 8 12 108
6   Samoa 16 8 4 12 16 6 8 6 4 6 4 90
7   Argentina 4 16 12 6 8 4 8 16 6 4 2 86
8   Wales 0 4 4 0 6 0 18 2 4 12 0 50
9   France 4 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 6 20
10   Scotland 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 2 0 4 13
11   United States 0 2 0 4 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 12
12   Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 8
13   Cook Islands 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
14   Namibia 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
15   Morocco 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
16   Arabian Gulf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17   Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18   Georgia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19   Hong Kong 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20   Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21   Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22   Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23   Kenya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24   Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25   Niue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26   Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27   Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28   Thailand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29   Tonga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30   Tunisia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31   Uganda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32   Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33   West Indies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34   China 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IRB Sevens World Series 2001/02". irb.com. Archived from the original on February 20, 2009. Retrieved May 17, 2016..
  2. ^ http://www.espnscrum.com/scrum/rugby/story/39739.html Chile 7s Preview
  3. ^ http://www.espnscrum.com/scrum/rugby/story/41918.html All Blacks triumph over England in Cardiff 7s Final
  4. ^ http://www.espnscrum.com/scrum/rugby/story/41856.html New Zealand take London 7s title

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