2007 South Africa Sevens

The Emirates Airlines South Africa 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 7 December and 8 December at Outeniqua Park in George, Western Cape, was the second Cup trophy in the 2007-08 IRB Sevens World Series.

In a rematch of the Cup final from the first event in the 2007-08 series, the Dubai Sevens, New Zealand successfully defended their South Africa title by defeating Fiji. The second-level Plate final matched two surprise finalists, with Kenya narrowly defeating a USA team boosted by the presence of emerging 15s star Takudzwa Ngwenya. The Bowl was won by Wales who came from behind to win 21-19 against England. Canada took home the Shield.

Pool stagesEdit

Pool AEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 86 24 +62 9
  Kenya 3 2 0 1 32 36 -4 7
  England 3 1 0 2 55 50 +5 5
  Zimbabwe 3 0 0 3 17 80 -63 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
7 December 2007   New Zealand 19 - 0   Kenya
7 December 2007   England 24 - 7   Zimbabwe
7 December 2007   New Zealand 41 - 0   Zimbabwe
7 December 2007   England 7 - 17   Kenya
7 December 2007   Kenya 15 - 10   Zimbabwe
7 December 2007   New Zealand 26 - 24   England

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Fiji 3 3 0 0 110 19 +91 9
  United States 3 2 0 1 36 64 -28 7
  France 3 1 0 2 48 62 -14 5
  Canada 3 0 0 3 19 68 -49 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
7 December 2007   Fiji 29 - 0   Canada
7 December 2007   France 12 - 14   United States
7 December 2007   Fiji 47 - 7   United States
7 December 2007   France 24 - 14   Canada
7 December 2007   Canada 5 - 15   United States
7 December 2007   Fiji 34 - 12   France

Pool CEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  South Africa 3 3 0 0 96 7 +89 9
  Argentina 3 2 0 1 69 43 +26 7
  Wales 3 1 0 2 50 55 -5 5
  Uganda 3 0 0 3 7 117 -100 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
7 December 2007   South Africa 24 - 7   Argentina
7 December 2007   Wales 38 - 0   Uganda
7 December 2007   South Africa 41 - 0   Uganda
7 December 2007   Wales 12 - 24   Argentina
7 December 2007   Argentina 38 - 7   Uganda
7 December 2007   South Africa 31 - 0   Wales

Pool DEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Samoa 3 3 0 0 80 40 +40 9
  Scotland 3 2 0 1 49 62 -13 7
  Australia 3 0 1 2 41 53 -12 4
  Tunisia 3 0 1 2 40 55 -15 4
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
7 December 2007   Samoa 38 - 7   Scotland
7 December 2007   Australia 12 - 12   Tunisia
7 December 2007   Samoa 22 - 14   Tunisia
7 December 2007   Australia 10 - 21   Scotland
7 December 2007   Scotland 21 - 14   Tunisia
7 December 2007   Samoa 20 - 19   Australia

KnockoutEdit

ShieldEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
 
  England35
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  Canada5
 
  Canada31
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  Uganda5
 
  Australia34
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  Uganda7
 
  Canada31
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  Zimbabwe14
 
  Wales31
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  Tunisia24
 
  Tunisia17
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  Zimbabwe21
 
  France24
 
 
  Zimbabwe19
 

BowlEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
 
  England35
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  Canada5
 
  England29
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  Australia14
 
  Australia34
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  Uganda7
 
  England19
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  Wales21
 
  Wales31
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  Tunisia24
 
  Wales22
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  France17
 
  France24
 
 
  Zimbabwe19
 

PlateEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
 
  New Zealand36
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  United States0
 
  United States24
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  Samoa19
 
  Samoa19
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  Argentina22
 
  United States14
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  Kenya15
 
  South Africa21
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  Scotland17
 
  Scotland15
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  Kenya17
 
  Fiji24
 
 
  Kenya12
 

CupEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
 
  New Zealand36
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  United States0
 
  New Zealand38
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  Argentina14
 
  Samoa19
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  Argentina22
 
'  New Zealand34
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  Fiji7
 
  South Africa21
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  Scotland17
 
  South Africa12
 
8 December - Outeniqua Park, South Africa
 
  Fiji21
 
  Fiji24
 
 
  Kenya12
 

Round 2 tableEdit

Pos. Country                 Overall
1   New Zealand 20 20 40
2   Fiji 16 16 32
3   South Africa 12 12 24
4   Argentina 8 12 20
5   England 12 0 12
5   Kenya 4 8 12
7   Samoa 6 4 10
8   Scotland 4 4 8
9   United States 0 6 6
10   Australia 2 0 2
10   Wales 0 2 2
12   France 0 0 0
12   Canada 0 0 0
12   Zimbabwe 0 0 0
12   Tunisia 0 0 0
12   Uganda - 0 0
12  Arabian Gulf 0 - 0

External linksEdit

  • "SA Rugby Competition – 2007 IRB Sevens Series George". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  • IRB Sevens
  • South Africa 7s on irb.com