2007 Dubai Sevens

2007 Dubai Sevens

The Dubai Sevens is played annually as part of the IRB Sevens World Series for international rugby sevens (seven-a-side version of rugby union). The 2007 competition, which took place on November 30 and December 1 at the Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, was the first Cup trophy in the 2007-08 IRB Sevens World Series.

It was the last Dubai Sevens to be held at the Exiles Ground. Starting in 2008, the tournament moved to The Sevens, a new stadium built to host the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens.[1]

The defending series champions New Zealand won the Cup trophy (overall title) over Fiji. Defending Dubai champions South Africa lost in the Cup semifinals. Other trophy winners, in decreasing order of prestige, were Argentina in the Plate, Australia in the Bowl, and Zimbabwe in the Shield.

TeamsEdit

Pool stagesEdit

Pool AEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 126 24 102 9
  Scotland 3 2 0 1 49 58 −9 7
  France 3 1 0 2 57 38 19 5
 Arabian Gulf 3 0 0 3 5 117 −112 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2007-11-30   New Zealand 41 - 5   Scotland
2007-11-30   France 26 - 0  Arabian Gulf
2007-11-30   New Zealand 64 - 0  Arabian Gulf
2007-11-30   France 12 - 17   Scotland
2007-11-30   Scotland 27 - 5  Arabian Gulf
2007-11-30   New Zealand 21 - 19   France

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Fiji 3 3 0 0 111 36 75 9
  Argentina 3 2 0 1 50 50 0 7
  Australia 3 1 0 2 52 86 −34 5
  Zimbabwe 3 0 0 3 33 74 −41 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2007-11-30   Fiji 31 - 19   Argentina
2007-11-30   Australia 28 - 21   Zimbabwe
2007-11-30   Fiji 34 - 5   Zimbabwe
2007-11-30   Australia 12 - 19   Argentina
2007-11-30   Argentina 12 - 7   Zimbabwe
2007-11-30   Fiji 46 - 12   Australia

Pool CEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Samoa 3 3 0 0 72 33 39 9
  Kenya 3 2 0 1 45 43 2 7
  Wales 3 1 0 2 48 40 8 5
  United States 3 0 0 3 14 63 −49 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2007-11-30   Samoa 24 - 19   Kenya
2007-11-30   Wales 22 - 7   United States
2007-11-30   Samoa 29 - 0   United States
2007-11-30   Wales 12 - 14   Kenya
2007-11-30   Kenya 12 - 7   United States
2007-11-30   Samoa 19 - 14   Wales

Pool DEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  South Africa 3 3 0 0 95 15 80 9
  England 3 1 1 1 61 58 3 6
  Canada 3 1 1 1 53 74 −21 6
  Tunisia 3 0 0 3 31 93 −62 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2007-11-30   South Africa 31 - 5   Canada
2007-11-30   England 27 - 12   Tunisia
2007-11-30   South Africa 42 - 0   Tunisia
2007-11-30   England 24 - 24   Canada
2007-11-30   Canada 24 - 19   Tunisia
2007-11-30   South Africa 22 - 10   England

KnockoutEdit

ShieldEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
 
  France24
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  Zimbabwe19
 
  Zimbabwe 29
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  United States17
 
  Canada21
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  United States12
 
  Zimbabwe22
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  Tunisia19
 
  Wales17
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  Tunisia12
 
  Tunisia 36
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
 Arabian Gulf0
 
  Australia36
 
 
 Arabian Gulf5
 

BowlEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
 
  France24
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  Zimbabwe19
 
  France 5
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  Canada21
 
  Canada21
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  United States12
 
  Canada0
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  Australia31
 
  Wales17
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  Tunisia12
 
  Wales 19
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  Australia22
 
  Australia36
 
 
 Arabian Gulf5
 

PlateEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
 
  New Zealand40
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  Argentina7
 
  Argentina 17
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  Kenya14
 
  South Africa17
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  Kenya15
 
  Argentina15
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  Samoa14
 
  Samoa19
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  England26
 
  Samoa 28
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  Scotland19
 
  Fiji28
 
 
  Scotland5
 

CupEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
 
  New Zealand40
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  Argentina7
 
  New Zealand 12
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  South Africa7
 
  South Africa17
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  Kenya15
 
  New Zealand31
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  Fiji21
 
  Samoa19
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  England26
 
  England 21
 
December 1 - Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground, Dubai
 
  Fiji22
 
  Fiji28
 
 
  Scotland5
 

Round 1 tableEdit

Pos. Country                 Overall
1   New Zealand 20 20
2   Fiji 16 16
3   England 12 12
3   South Africa 12 12
5   Argentina 8 8
6   Samoa 6 6
7   Kenya 4 4
7   Scotland 4 4
9   Australia 2 2
10   Canada 0 0
10   Wales 0 0
10   France 0 0
10   Zimbabwe 0 0
10   Tunisia 0 0
10   United States 0 0
10  Arabian Gulf 0 0

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Emirates unveils Dubai venue 'The Sevens'". International Rugby Board. 2008-07-02. Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-09-17.

External linksEdit