2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens qualifying – Men

The qualification process of men's teams for the 2009 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   Argentina   Arabian Gulf (host)   England
  France
  Scotland
  Australia
  Fiji
  New Zealand
Regional Qualifiers
  Kenya
  Tunisia
  Zimbabwe
  Canada
  United States
  Uruguay   Hong Kong
  Japan
  Georgia
  Ireland
  Italy
  Portugal
  Wales
  Samoa
  Tonga

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QualifyingEdit

AfricaEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that progressed to the Cup Semi-finals
Teams that progressed to the Plate Semi-finals
Teams that were eliminated from the Plate Semi-finals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Kenya 3 3 0 0 88 33 +55 9
  Namibia 3 2 0 1 67 55 +12 7
  Uganda 3 1 0 2 57 58 -1 5
  Senegal 3 0 0 3 24 90 -66 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-31   Uganda 38-0   Senegal
2008-10-31   Kenya 31-14   Namibia
2008-10-31   Namibia 26-5   Senegal
2008-10-31   Kenya 31-0   Uganda
2008-11-01   Uganda 19-27   Namibia
2008-11-01   Kenya 26-19   Senegal

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Zimbabwe 4 4 0 0 86 19 +67 12
  Tunisia 4 3 0 1 71 36 +35 10
  Zambia 4 2 0 2 50 39 +11 8
  Madagascar 4 0 1 3 51 71 -20 5
  Botswana 4 0 1 3 31 97 -66 5
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-31   Tunisia 26-0   Botswana
2008-10-31   Zimbabwe 14-0   Zambia
2008-10-31   Tunisia 19-0   Madagascar
2008-10-31   Zimbabwe 28-7   Botswana
2008-10-31   Madagascar 20-21   Zambia
2008-10-31   Tunisia 0-31   Zimbabwe
2008-11-01   Zambia 24-5   Botswana
2008-11-01   Zimbabwe 13-12   Madagascar
2008-11-01   Tunisia 26-5   Zambia
2008-11-01   Madagascar 19-19   Botswana

PlateEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
November 1, 2008
 
 
  Madagascar26
 
November 1, 2008
 
  Uganda12
 
  Madagascar17
 
November 1, 2008
 
  Zambia7
 
  Zambia17
 
 
  Senegal0
 
Plate 3rd-Place final
 
 
November 1, 2008
 
 
  Uganda19
 
 
  Senegal12

CupEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
November 1, 2008
 
 
  Kenya22
 
November 1, 2008
 
  Tunisia12
 
  Kenya26
 
November 1, 2008
 
  Zimbabwe14
 
  Zimbabwe29
 
 
  Namibia10
 
Cup 3rd-Place final
 
 
November 1, 2008
 
 
  Tunisia26
 
 
  Namibia12

North America And West IndiesEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that progressed to the Cup Group stage
Teams that progressed to the Plate Final

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  United States 2 2 0 0 83 0 +83 6
  Bermuda 2 1 0 1 10 36 -26 4
  Mexico 2 0 0 2 5 62 -57 2
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-26   Bermuda 10 – 5   Mexico
2008-10-26   United States 52 – 0   Mexico
2008-10-26   United States 31 – 0   Bermuda

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Canada 2 2 0 0 74 0 +74 6
  Trinidad and Tobago 2 1 0 1 12 26 -14 4
  Bahamas 2 0 0 2 0 60 -60 2
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-26   Trinidad and Tobago 12 - 0   Bahamas
2008-10-26   Canada 48 - 0   Bahamas
2008-10-26   Canada 26 - 0   Trinidad and Tobago

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Guyana 2 2 0 0 44 0 +44 6
  Cayman Islands 2 1 0 1 27 10 -17 4
  Barbados 2 0 0 2 0 61 -61 2
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-26   Cayman Islands 27 - 0   Barbados
2008-10-26   Guyana 34 - 0   Barbados
2008-10-26   Guyana 10 - 0   Cayman Islands

PlateEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Bahamas 2 2 0 0 36 10 +26 6
  Mexico 2 1 0 1 10 17 -7 4
  Barbados 2 0 0 2 5 24 -19 2
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-27   Bahamas 17 - 5   Mexico
2008-10-27   Mexico 5 - 0   Barbados
2008-10-27   Bahamas 19 - 5   Barbados
Key to colours in group tables
Teams that progressed to the Cup Semi-finals
Teams that were eliminated from the Cup Semi-finals

Cup Group stageEdit

Group AEdit
Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  United States 2 2 0 0 76 7 +69 6
  Guyana 2 1 0 1 12 41 –9 4
  Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 0 2 10 40 –60 2
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-27   Guyana 35 - 10   Trinidad and Tobago
2008-10-27   United States 35 - 0   Trinidad and Tobago
2008-10-27   United States 41 - 7   Guyana
Group BEdit
Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Canada 2 2 0 0 86 0 +88 6
  Bermuda 2 1 0 1 17 47 -30 4
  Cayman Islands 2 0 0 2 0 58 -58 2
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-27   Canada 41 - 0   Cayman Islands
2008-10-27   Bermuda 17 - 0   Cayman Islands
2008-10-27   Canada 47 - 0   Bermuda

Cup Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
January 19, 2008
 
 
  United States55
 
January 19, 2008
 
  Bermuda0
 
  United States21
 
January 19, 2008
 
  Canada12
 
  Canada42
 
 
  Guyana0
 
Caribbean Championships Final
 
 
January 19, 2008
 
 
  Guyana42
 
 
  Bermuda0

South AmericaEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Teams granted automatic qualification for RWC Sevens 2009
Teams that progressed to the Cup Semi-finals
Teams that were eliminated from the Cup Semi-finals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Argentina 3 3 0 0 130 0 +130 9
  Uruguay 3 2 0 1 57 34 +23 7
  Brazil 3 1 0 2 50 73 -23 5
  Venezuela 3 0 0 3 12 142 -130 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-01-18   Argentina 45 - 0   Brazil
2008-01-18   Uruguay 36 - 5   Venezuela
2008-01-18   Argentina 68 - 0   Venezuela
2008-01-18   Uruguay 21 - 12   Brazil
2008-01-18   Brazil 38 - 7   Venezuela
2008-01-18   Argentina 17 - 0   Uruguay

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Chile 3 3 0 0 128 24 +104 9
  Colombia 3 2 0 1 36 89 -53 7
  Peru 3 1 0 2 41 62 -21 5
  Paraguay 3 0 0 3 32 62 -30 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-01-18   Chile 38 - 12   Peru
2008-01-18   Colombia 17 - 15   Paraguay
2008-01-18   Chile 57 - 0   Colombia
2008-01-18   Peru 12 - 5   Paraguay
2008-01-18   Peru 17 - 19   Colombia
2008-01-18   Chile 33 - 12   Paraguay

CupEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
January 19, 2008
 
 
  Uruguay29
 
January 19, 2008
 
  Colombia14
 
  Uruguay31
 
January 19, 2008
 
  Chile19
 
  Chile21
 
 
  Brazil12
 
Cup 3rd-Place final
 
 
January 19, 2008
 
 
  Colombia5
 
 
  Brazil12

AsiaEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that progressed to the Cup Semi-finals
Teams that progressed to the Plate Semi-finals
Teams that progressed to the Bowl Semi-finals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Japan 2 2 0 0 72 0 +72 6
  Thailand 2 1 0 1 24 41 -17 4
  Kazakhstan 2 0 0 2 0 55 -55 2
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-04   Japan 41 – 0   Thailand
2008-10-04   Kazakhstan 0 – 24   Thailand
2008-10-04   Japan 31 – 0   Kazakhstan

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Chinese Taipei 2 2 0 0 59 12 +47 6
  South Korea 2 1 0 1 38 28 +10 4
  Singapore 2 0 0 2 12 71 -59 2
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-04   South Korea 33 – 7   Singapore
2008-10-04   Chinese Taipei 38 – 5   Singapore
2008-10-04   South Korea 7 – 21   Chinese Taipei

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Hong Kong 2 2 0 0 83 7 +76 6
  Sri Lanka 2 1 0 1 54 36 +18 4
  India 2 0 0 2 7 101 -94 2
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-04   Hong Kong 52 – 0   India
2008-10-04   Sri Lanka 49 – 7   India
2008-10-04   Hong Kong 31 – 7   Sri Lanka

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  China 2 2 0 0 52 19 +33 6
  Malaysia 2 1 0 1 50 24 +26 4
  Guam 2 0 0 2 12 71 -59 2
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-10-04   China 33 – 7   Guam
2008-10-04   Malaysia 38 – 5   Guam
2008-10-04   China 19 – 12   Malaysia

BowlEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
October 5, 2008
 
 
  Kazakhstan0
 
October 5, 2008
 
  Guam29
 
  Guam17
 
October 5, 2008
 
  Singapore7
 
  Singapore36
 
 
  India0
 
Bowl 3rd-Place final
 
 
October 5, 2008
 
 
  Kazakhstan40
 
 
  India19

PlateEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
October 5, 2008
 
 
  Thailand0
 
October 5, 2008
 
  Malaysia36
 
  South Korea28
 
October 5, 2008
 
  Malaysia12
 
  South Korea28
 
 
  Sri Lanka19
 
Plate 3rd-Place final
 
 
October 5, 2008
 
 
  Thailand29
 
 
  Sri Lanka22

CupEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
October 5, 2008
 
 
  Japan24
 
October 5, 2008
 
  China0
 
  Japan12
 
October 5, 2008
 
  Hong Kong10
 
  Chinese Taipei0
 
 
  Hong Kong26
 
Cup 3rd-Place final
 
 
October 5, 2008
 
 
  China38
 
 
  Chinese Taipei5

EuropeEdit

The tournament held in Hannover, Germany on 12 and 13 July 2008, as well as being the European Sevens championship, functioned as a qualifying tournament for the world cup. The five best nations out of the twelve participating ones qualified for the Dubai tournament. Teams finished in the following order:[2]

OceaniaEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that progressed to the Cup Semi-finals
Teams that progressed to the Plate Semi-finals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Samoa 3 3 0 0 152 12 +140 9
  Niue 3 2 0 1 41 69 -28 7
  Papua New Guinea 3 1 0 2 50 62 -12 5
  Solomon Islands 3 0 0 3 17 117 -100 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-07-25   Samoa 47 - 5   Niue
2008-07-25   Papua New Guinea 31 - 7   Solomon Islands
2008-07-25   Samoa 67 - 0   Solomon Islands
2008-07-25   Papua New Guinea 12 - 17   Niue
2008-07-25   Samoa 38 - 7   Papua New Guinea
2008-07-25   Niue 19 - 10   Solomon Islands

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Tonga 3 3 0 0 87 12 +75 9
  Cook Islands 3 2 0 1 81 34 +47 7
  Vanuatu 3 1 0 2 32 84 -52 5
  Tahiti 3 0 0 3 19 89 -70 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-07-25   Tonga 39 - 0   Vanuatu
2008-07-25   Cook Islands 43 - 0   Tahiti
2008-07-25   Tonga 26 - 7   Tahiti
2008-07-25   Cook Islands 33 - 12   Vanuatu
2008-07-25   Tahiti 12 - 20   Vanuatu
2008-07-25   Tonga 22 - 5   Cook Islands

PlateEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
July 26, 2008
 
 
  Papua New Guinea31
 
July 26, 2008
 
  Tahiti7
 
  Papua New Guinea19
 
July 26, 2008
 
  Solomon Islands12
 
  Solomon Islands22
 
 
  Vanuatu14
 
Plate 3rd-Place final
 
 
July 26, 2008
 
 
  Tahiti0
 
 
  Vanuatu24

CupEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
July 26, 2008
 
 
  Samoa34
 
July 26, 2008
 
  Cook Islands0
 
  Samoa52
 
July 26, 2008
 
  Tonga0
 
  Tonga27
 
 
  Niue5
 
Cup 3rd-Place final
 
 
July 26, 2008
 
 
  Cook Islands33
 
 
  Niue15

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Road to the Rugby World Cup Sevens: Men". Ultimate Rugby Sevens. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  2. ^ Die Endplatzierungen (in German) Hannover Sevens website, accessed: 25 January 2009