2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens qualifying

The qualification process of men's teams for the 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens. Automatic qualification was extended to the host and the eight quarterfinalists of the previous World Cup. The remaining spots were contested in each of the six regions' respective tournaments.

Qualified teamsEdit

Africa North America and the West Indies South America Asia Europe Oceania
Automatic qualification
  South Africa   Canada   Argentina   Hong Kong (hosts)   England   Australia
  Fiji
  New Zealand
  Samoa
Regional Qualifiers
  Kenya
  Tunisia
  United States   Uruguay   Chinese Taipei
  Japan
  South Korea
  France
  Georgia
  Ireland
  Italy
  Portugal
  Russia
  Scotland
  Tonga

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AfricaEdit

From 25−26 September 2004, there were two tournaments for the North and South zones, with the champions of each qualifying.[2]

NorthEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Tunisia 5 5 0 0 173 5 +168 15
  Cameroon 5 4 0 1 102 53 +49 13
  Morocco 5 3 0 2 94 65 +29 11
  Nigeria 5 2 0 3 90 74 +16 9
  Ivory Coast 5 1 0 4 48 154 −106 7
  Senegal 5 0 0 5 5 161 −156 5

SouthEdit

Pool AEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Kenya 3 3 0 0 65 5 +60 9
  Uganda 3 2 0 1 50 43 +7 7
  Zambia 3 1 0 2 52 38 +14 5
  Eswatini 3 0 0 3 7 88 −81 3

Pool BEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Namibia 3 3 0 0 60 34 +26 9
  Zimbabwe 3 1 1 1 55 24 +31 6
  Madagascar 3 1 1 1 40 24 +16 6
  Botswana 3 0 0 3 19 92 −73 3

FinalsEdit

 
Semi-finalsSouth Qualifier Final
 
      
 
26 September 2004
 
 
  Kenya33
 
26 September 2004
 
  Zimbabwe7
 
  Kenya33
 
26 September 2004
 
  Namibia14
 
  Uganda5
 
 
  Namibia19
 
Third place
 
 
26 September 2004
 
 
  Uganda24
 
 
  Zimbabwe19

North America and the West IndiesEdit

Ten teams competed in the 2004 NAWIRA Sevens for a spot in the World Cup.[3]

Pool AEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  United States 4 4 0 0 169 7 +162 12
  Jamaica 4 2 1 1 70 36 +34 9
  Barbados 4 2 1 1 48 44 +4 9
  Bahamas 4 1 0 3 12 86 −74 6
  Cayman Islands 4 0 0 4 10 136 −126 4

Pool BEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Trinidad and Tobago 4 3 1 0 99 14 +85 11
  Bermuda 4 3 1 0 119 35 +84 11
  Guyana 4 2 0 2 87 36 +51 8
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4 1 0 3 29 142 −113 6
  Saint Lucia 4 0 0 4 26 133 −107 4

ShieldEdit

 
Final
 
  
 
 
 
 
  Cayman Islands21
 
 
  Saint Lucia12
 

PlateEdit

 
Semi-finalsPlate
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Barbados27
 
 
 
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines7
 
  Barbados15
 
 
 
  Guyana29
 
  Bahamas7
 
 
  Guyana22
 
Bowl
 
 
 
 
 
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines7
 
 
  Bahamas21

CupEdit

 
Semi-finalsCup/Qualifier Final
 
      
 
 
 
 
  United States31
 
 
 
  Trinidad and Tobago0
 
  United States61
 
 
 
  Bermuda0
 
  Jamaica7
 
 
  Bermuda17
 
Third place
 
 
 
 
 
  Trinidad and Tobago14
 
 
  Jamaica12

South AmericaEdit

On 24–25 January 2004, seven nations took part in the CONSUR Sevens tournament to determine the one spot for the World Cup.[4]

Pool AEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Brazil 3 3 0 0 65 14 +51 9
  Paraguay 3 1 1 1 77 52 +25 6
  Peru 3 1 1 1 50 55 −5 6
  Colombia 3 0 0 3 14 85 −71 3

Pool BEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Uruguay 2 2 0 0 55 5 +50 6
  Chile 2 1 0 1 48 17 +31 4
  Venezuela 2 0 0 2 0 81 −81 2

Knockout roundEdit

Fifth PlaceEdit

 
Final
 
  
 
25 January 2004
 
 
  Peru12
 
 
  Venezuela26
 

PlateEdit

 
Semi-finalsQualifier Final
 
      
 
25 January 2004
 
 
  Brazil14
 
25 January 2004
 
  Chile22
 
  Chile7
 
25 January 2004
 
  Uruguay22
 
  Paraguay0
 
 
  Uruguay17
 

AsiaEdit

From 10–11 September 2004, twelve teams competed in Sri Lanka for three spots in the World Cup.[5]

EuropeEdit

From 16−17 July 2004, sixteen teams participated in the FIRA-AER European Sevens, where seven of the top placing teams qualified.[6]

OceaniaEdit

In the 6–7 February Wellington Sevens of the 2003–04 World Sevens Series, Cook Islands, Niue, Papua New Guinea and Tonga contested the one remaining Oceania qualifying slot by placing the highest of the four. Tonga won by placing in the Plate Final.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RWC Sevens Qualifying". World Rugby. Archived from the original on 23 March 2005. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Kenya and Tunisia through". 30 September 2004. Archived from the original on 18 March 2005. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  3. ^ "NAWIRA: US Eagles Fly". 30 September 2004. Archived from the original on 5 March 2005. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  4. ^ "South America: Uruguayan Teros Shine". 30 September 2004. Archived from the original on 18 March 2005. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Japan head cast of three". 20 September 2004. Archived from the original on 3 March 2005. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Europe: Morais' revolution propels Portugal". 30 September 2004. Archived from the original on 18 March 2005. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Oceania: Tonga shine in Wellington". 30 September 2004. Archived from the original on 18 March 2005. Retrieved 23 October 2017.