2009 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 2009 competition was held on December 4 and December 5 at The Sevens. It is the first of eight events in the 2009–10 IRB Sevens World Series. New Zealand won the tournament with a 24-12 victory over Samoa in the final.

This was the second edition of the Dubai Sevens to be held at The Sevens. Previous editions were held at the Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground.

FormatEdit

The tournament consists of four round-robin pools of four teams. All sixteen teams progress to the knockout stage. The top two teams from each group progress to quarter-finals in the main competition, with the winners of those quarter-finals competing in cup semi-finals and the losers competing in plate semi-finals. The bottom two teams from each group progress to quarter-finals in the consolation competition, with the winners of those quarter-finals competing in bowl semi-finals and the losers competing in shield semi-finals.

TeamsEdit

Pool stagesEdit

Pool AEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  South Africa 3 3 0 0 93 21 72 9
  Australia 3 2 0 1 61 43 18 7
  Wales 3 1 0 2 71 42 29 5
 Arabian Gulf 3 0 0 3 14 133 -119 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2009-12-04   South Africa 28 - 14   Wales
2009-12-04   Australia 47 - 7  Arabian Gulf
2009-12-04   South Africa 36 - 7  Arabian Gulf
2009-12-04   Australia 14 - 7   Wales
2009-12-04   Wales 50 - 0  Arabian Gulf
2009-12-04   South Africa 29 - 0   Australia

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Samoa 3 2 1 0 88 24 64 8
  Fiji 3 2 1 0 90 38 52 8
  Zimbabwe 3 0 1 2 36 88 -52 4
  Scotland 3 0 1 2 36 100 -64 4
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2009-12-04   Fiji 47 - 12   Scotland
2009-12-04   Samoa 40 - 5   Zimbabwe
2009-12-04   Fiji 31 - 14   Zimbabwe
2009-12-04   Samoa 36 - 7   Scotland
2009-12-04   Scotland 17 - 17   Zimbabwe
2009-12-04   Fiji 12 - 12   Samoa

Pool CEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  England 3 3 0 0 95 22 73 9
  Kenya 3 2 0 1 67 58 9 7
  Russia 3 1 0 2 19 66 -47 5
  United States 3 0 0 3 50 85 -35 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2009-12-04   England 40 - 12   United States
2009-12-04   Kenya 26 - 5   Russia
2009-12-04   England 28 - 0   Russia
2009-12-04   Kenya 31 - 26   United States
2009-12-04   United States 12 - 14   Russia
2009-12-04   England 27 - 10   Kenya

Pool DEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 105 20 85 9
  Argentina 3 2 0 1 72 57 15 7
  Portugal 3 1 0 0 31 88 -57 5
  France 3 0 0 3 36 79 -43 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2009-12-04   New Zealand 34 - 0   Portugal
2009-12-04   Argentina 22 - 12   France
2009-12-04   New Zealand 33 - 10   France
2009-12-04   Argentina 40 - 7   Portugal
2009-12-04   Portugal 24 - 14   France
2009-12-04   New Zealand 38 - 10   Argentina

KnockoutEdit

ShieldEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
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  Wales19
 
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  Scotland12
 
  Scotland5
 
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  Portugal29
 
  Portugal0
 
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  United States5
 
  Portugal14
 
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  Russia17
 
  Russia21
 
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  France22
 
  Russia26
 
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 Arabian Gulf12
 
  Zimbabwe28
 
 
 Arabian Gulf19
 

BowlEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
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  Wales 19
 
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  Scotland 12
 
  Wales 33
 
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  United States 12
 
  Portugal 0
 
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  United States 5
 
  Wales 38
 
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  Zimbabwe 7
 
  Russia 21
 
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  France 22
 
  France14
 
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  Zimbabwe27
 
  Zimbabwe 28
 
 
 Arabian Gulf 19
 

PlateEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
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  New Zealand17
 
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  Kenya14
 
  Kenya 14
 
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  South Africa 19
 
  South Africa 5
 
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  Fiji 17
 
  South Africa 0
 
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  Australia 7
 
  England 17
 
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  Argentina 12
 
  Argentina12
 
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  Australia26
 
  Samoa 28
 
 
  Australia 27
 

CupEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
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  New Zealand 17
 
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  Kenya 14
 
  New Zealand 19
 
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  Fiji 0
 
  South Africa 5
 
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  Fiji 17
 
  New Zealand 24
 
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  Samoa 12
 
  England 17
 
December 5 - The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Argentina 12
 
  England19
 
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  Samoa28
 
  Samoa 28
 
 
  Australia 27
 

StatisticsEdit

Individual pointsEdit

Individual Points
Pos. Player Country Points
1 Lolo Lui   Samoa 49
2 Ben Gollings   England 46
3 Clinton Sills   Australia 45
4 Sherwin Stowers   New Zealand 45
5 Vasily Artemyev   Russia 40
6 William Ryder   Fiji 40
7 Mikaele Pesamino   Samoa 40
8 Mzwandile Stick   South Africa 40
9 Junior Tomasi Cama   New Zealand 38
10 Rayno Benjamin   South Africa 35

Individual triesEdit

Individual Tries
Pos. Player Country Tries
1 Clinton Sills   Australia 9
2 Sherwin Stowers   New Zealand 9
3 Vasily Artemyev   Russia 8
4 Mikaele Pesamino   Samoa 8
5 Rayno Benjamin   South Africa 7
6 Alex Cuthbert   Wales 7
7 Nicolas Bruzzone   Argentina 6
8 Collins Injera   Kenya 6
9 Humphrey Kayange   Kenya 6
10 Nick Edwards   United States 5

Notes and referencesEdit

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Edinburgh Sevens
Dubai Sevens
2009
Succeeded by
George Sevens