2009 Edinburgh Sevens

The Edinburgh 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, which took place on 30 May and 31 May in Edinburgh, Scotland, was the eighth and final Cup trophy in the 2008-09 IRB Sevens World Series.

On the first day of the competition, South Africa advanced to the quarterfinals of the Cup competition, thereby assuring them of the overall season title; they needed only to finish within the top nine teams to make it impossible for second-place England to catch them on the season log. South Africa went on advance to the Cup finals, where they were defeated 20–19 by Fiji, who passed England for second place on the season log in the process. Last year's series champions New Zealand won the second-level Plate competition, with England winning the Bowl and the USA winning the Shield.

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 81 27 +54 9
  New Zealand 3 2 0 1 63 24 +39 7
  France 3 1 0 2 41 60 -19 5
  United States 3 0 0 3 15 89 -74 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2009-05-30 9:35   South Africa 33 - 10   France
2009-05-30 9:57   New Zealand 29 - 5   United States
2009-05-30 13:01   South Africa 34 - 5   United States
2009-05-30 13:23   New Zealand 22 - 5   France
2009-05-30 15:57   France 26 - 5   United States
2009-05-30 17:28   South Africa 14 - 12   New Zealand

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Fiji 3 3 0 0 107 26 +81 9
  Australia 3 2 0 1 72 33 +39 7
  Portugal 3 1 0 2 40 80 -40 5
  Spain 3 0 0 3 7 54 -90 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2009-05-30 11:03   Fiji 41 - 7   Portugal
2009-05-30 11:25   Australia 24 - 7   Spain
2009-05-30 14:29   Fiji 40 - 0   Spain
2009-05-30 14:51   Australia 29 - 0   Portugal
2009-05-30 16:19   Portugal 33 - 10   Spain
2009-05-30 18:34   Fiji 26 - 19   Australia

Pool CEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Kenya 3 3 0 0 78 31 +47 9
  Scotland 3 2 0 1 66 44 +22 7
  England 3 1 0 2 57 66 -9 5
  Canada 3 0 0 3 17 87 -70 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2009-05-30 11:47   Kenya 35 - 0   Canada
2009-05-30 12:09   England 17 - 33   Scotland
2009-05-30 15:13   Kenya 22 - 17   Scotland
2009-05-30 15:35   England 26 - 12   Canada
2009-05-30 17:50   England 14 - 21   Kenya
2009-05-30 18:56   Canada 5 - 26   Scotland

Pool DEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Samoa 3 3 0 0 101 28 +73 9
  Wales 3 2 0 1 83 45 +38 7
  Argentina 3 1 0 2 78 61 +17 5
  Georgia 3 0 0 3 14 142 -128 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2009-05-30 10:19   Argentina 17 - 19   Wales
2009-05-30 10:41   Samoa 38 - 7   Georgia
2009-05-30 13:45   Argentina 54 - 0   Georgia
2009-05-30 14:07   Samoa 21 - 14   Wales
2009-05-30 16:41   Wales 50 - 7   Georgia
2009-05-30 18:12   Argentina 7 - 42   Samoa

KnockoutEdit

ShieldEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
 
  Spain12
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  France28
 
  Spain19
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  Canada21
 
  Argentina14
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  Canada7
 
  Canada10
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  United States12
 
  England31
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  Georgia7
 
  Georgia0
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  United States27
 
  Portugal26
 
 
  United States5
 

BowlEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
 
  Spain12
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  France28
 
  France19
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  Argentina12
 
  Argentina14
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  Canada7
 
  France15
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  England26
 
  England31
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  Georgia7
 
  England31
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  Portugal7
 
  Portugal26
 
 
  United States5
 

PlateEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
 
  South Africa17
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  Australia7
 
  Australia26
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  Samoa14
 
  Samoa12
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  Scotland14
 
  Australia12
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  New Zealand34
 
  Kenya7
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  Wales19
 
  Kenya21
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  New Zealand26
 
  Fiji26
 
 
  New Zealand19
 

CupEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
 
  South Africa17
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  Australia7
 
  South Africa26
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  Scotland21
 
  Samoa12
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  Scotland14
 
  South Africa19
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  Fiji20
 
  Kenya7
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  Wales19
 
  Wales14
 
31 May - Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  Fiji28
 
  Fiji26
 
 
  New Zealand19
 

External linksEdit

Preceded by
London Sevens
Edinburgh Sevens
2009
Succeeded by
Dubai Sevens