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2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens

The 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens or the Melrose Cup was the fourth edition of the Rugby World Cup Sevens. The tournament was held in Hong Kong at Hong Kong Stadium. Fiji defeated New Zealand in the final to take the Melrose Cup for the second time, becoming the first team to win the competition twice.

2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens
Tournament details
Host nation Hong Kong
DatesMarch 18 – March 20
No. of nations24
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Fiji
2001
2009

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
  New Zealand 5 5 0 0 211 17 +94 15
  Scotland 5 4 0 1 114 98 +16 13
  United States 5 2 0 3 88 145 −57 9
  Ireland 5 2 0 3 86 140 −54 9
  South Korea 5 1 0 4 66 152 −86 7
  Tonga 5 1 0 4 72 85 −13 7

Pool BEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  England 5 4 0 1 158 35 +123 13
  France 5 4 0 1 130 48 +82 13
  Samoa 5 4 0 1 120 41 +79 13
  Georgia 5 1 1 3 56 152 −96 8
  Chinese Taipei 5 1 0 4 56 157 −101 7
  Italy 5 0 1 4 46 133 −87 6

Pool CEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Fiji 5 5 0 0 141 14 +127 15
  Australia 5 4 0 1 133 38 +95 13
  Japan 5 3 0 2 45 91 −46 11
  Portugal 5 2 0 3 40 78 −38 9
  Canada 5 1 0 4 76 81 −5 7
  Hong Kong 5 0 0 5 5 138 −133 5

Pool DEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  South Africa 5 4 0 1 173 48 +125 13
  Argentina 5 4 0 1 138 48 +90 13
  Tunisia 5 3 0 2 93 70 +23 11
  Russia 5 2 0 3 86 170 −84 9
  Kenya 5 2 0 3 75 124 −49 9
  Uruguay 5 0 0 5 55 160 −105 5

Play OffsEdit

BowlEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
  South Korea21
 
 
 
  Italy26
 
  Italy28
 
 
 
  Kenya15
 
  Kenya62
 
 
 
  Hong Kong10
 
  Italy7
 
 
 
  Canada5
 
  Canada39
 
 
 
  Uruguay0
 
  Canada7
 
 
 
  Tonga0
 
  Chinese Taipei19
 
 
  Tonga28
 

PlateEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
  United States0
 
 
 
  Georgia24
 
  Georgia5
 
 
 
  Portugal29
 
  Tunisia12
 
 
 
  Portugal21
 
  Portugal7
 
 
 
  Samoa29
 
  Japan5
 
 
 
  Russia29
 
  Russia12
 
 
 
  Samoa19
 
  Samoa19
 
 
  Ireland14
 

CupEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
  New Zealand33
 
 
 
  France7
 
  New Zealand24
 
 
 
  Australia20
 
  South Africa14
 
 
 
  Australia15
 
  New Zealand19
 
 
 
  Fiji29
 
  Fiji22
 
 
 
  Argentina14
 
  Fiji24
 
 
 
  England19
 
  England36
 
 
  Scotland0
 


 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens Winners 
 
Fiji
2nd title
Team roster

Serevi, Bobo, Delasau, Ryder, Vunibaka,

Naevo, Roko, Rawaqa, Daunivucu,

Nabuliwaqa, Ligairi, V. Satala, A. Satala

See alsoEdit

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