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The 2001 Rugby World Cup Sevens or the Melrose Cup was the third edition of the Rugby World Cup Sevens and was held in Argentina. New Zealand defeated Australia to win the tournament for the first time. This was the first major rugby event ever held in South America.[citation needed]

2001 Rugby World Cup Sevens
Argentina 2001
Tournament details
Host nation Argentina
Dates26 March – 28 March
No. of nations24
Champions Gold medal blank.svg New Zealand
1997
2005

Contents

TeamsEdit

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Teams advanced to the Cup quarter-final
Teams advanced to the Plate quarter-final
Teams advanced to the Bowl quarter-final

Pool AEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Fiji 5 5 0 0 159 36 +123 15
  Argentina 5 4 0 1 157 59 +98 13
  South Korea 5 2 1 2 106 101 +5 10
  Russia 5 2 0 3 59 108 −49 9
  Ireland 5 1 1 3 72 131 −58 8
  Kenya 5 0 0 5 48 166 −118 5

Pool BEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  South Africa 5 5 0 0 143 19 +124 15
  Canada 5 3 0 2 113 60 +53 11
  Cook Islands 5 3 0 2 69 67 +2 11
  Georgia 5 2 0 3 62 79 −17 9
  France 5 2 0 3 73 69 +4 9
  Chinese Taipei 5 0 0 5 21 187 −166 5

Pool CEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  New Zealand 5 5 0 0 175 14 +161 15
  England 5 3 0 2 92 52 +40 11
  Spain 5 3 0 2 66 62 +4 11
  Japan 5 3 0 2 43 100 −57 11
  Chile 5 1 0 4 36 83 −47 7
  Zimbabwe 5 0 0 5 38 139 −101 5

Pool DEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Australia 5 5 0 0 172 22 +150 15
  Samoa 5 4 0 1 139 111 +28 13
  Wales 5 2 1 2 86 89 −3 10
  United States 5 2 0 3 78 130 −52 9
  Portugal 5 1 1 3 79 110 −31 8
  Hong Kong 5 0 0 5 29 121 −92 5

Play OffsEdit

BowlEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
  Ireland24
 
 
 
  Chinese Taipei19
 
  Ireland12
 
 
 
  Portugal26
 
  Portugal19
 
 
 
  Zimbabwe14
 
  Portugal19
 
 
 
  Chile21
 
  Chile19
 
 
 
  Hong Kong14
 
  Chile35
 
 
 
  Kenya12
 
  France7
 
 
  Kenya12
 

PlateEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
  South Korea19
 
 
 
  Georgia24
 
  Georgia17
 
 
 
  Wales10
 
  Wales21
 
 
 
  Japan7
 
  Georgia12
 
 
 
  Russia24
 
  Spain21
 
 
 
  United States5
 
  Spain7
 
 
 
  Russia26
 
  Cook Islands10
 
 
  Russia26
 

CupEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
  Fiji21
 
 
 
  Canada5
 
  Fiji14
 
 
 
  Australia22
 
  Australia33
 
 
 
  England5
 
  Australia12
 
 
 
  New Zealand31
 
  New Zealand45
 
 
 
  Samoa7
 
  New Zealand31
 
 
 
  Argentina7
 
  South Africa12
 
 
  Argentina14
 


 2001 Rugby World Cup Sevens Winners 
 
New Zealand
1st title

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit