2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens qualifying – Women

The qualification process for the inaugural women's tournament of the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens. There are no automatic qualifiers, so all national teams qualified by way of regional tournaments. Unlike the men's tournament, the Arabian Gulf did not prequalify as hosts. The qualification process allocated two slots for Africa, two for North America/West Indies, one for South America, three for Asia, six for Europe and two for Oceania.

Qualified TeamsEdit

Africa North America/
West Indies
South America Asia Europe Oceania
  South Africa
  Uganda
  Canada
  United States
  Brazil   China
  Japan
  Thailand
  England
  France
  Italy
  Netherlands
  Russia
  Spain
  Australia
  New Zealand

AfricaEdit

On 20−21 September, seven national teams plus an invitational team met in Kampala for two world cup slots, which has been won by finalists South Africa and Uganda, the former of which winning the tournament.[1]

Pool StageEdit

Pool A

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  South Africa 3 3 0 0 110 5 +105 9
  Kenya 3 2 0 1 42 55 –13 7
  Zambia 3 1 0 2 50 51 –1 5
  Uganda A 3 0 0 3 0 91 –91 3

Pool B

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Tunisia 3 3 0 0 110 5 +105 9
  Uganda 3 2 0 1 81 12 +69 7
  Zimbabwe 3 1 0 2 24 83 –59 5
  Botswana 3 0 0 3 0 115 –115 3

PlayoffsEdit

Plate

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
21 September 2008
 
 
  Zambia26
 
21 September 2008
 
  Uganda A10
 
  Zambia38
 
21 September 2008
 
  Zimbabwe0
 
  Zimbabwe17
 
 
  Botswana0
 
Third place
 
 
21 September 2008
 
 
  [[Uganda women's national rugby sevens team|Uganda A]]20
 
 
  Botswana7

Cup

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
21 September 2008
 
 
  South Africa26
 
21 September 2008
 
  Kenya5
 
  South Africa24
 
21 September 2008
 
  Uganda0
 
  Tunisia0
 
 
  Uganda7
 
Third place
 
 
21 September 2008
 
 
  Kenya15
 
 
  Tunisia14

North America/West IndiesEdit

From 24–26 October, eight women's teams met in Nassau, Bahamas for the NAWIRA Sevens. Champion Canada and runner-up United States ended up qualifying based on the allotted slots.[2]

Pool StageEdit

Pool A

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  United States 3 3 0 0 142 0 +142 9
  Trinidad and Tobago 3 2 0 1 41 52 –11 7
  Guyana 3 1 0 2 41 57 –16 5
  Bermuda 3 0 0 3 7 122 –115 3

Pool B

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Canada 3 3 0 0 139 0 +139 9
  Jamaica 3 2 0 1 87 29 +58 7
  Barbados 3 1 0 2 10 101 –91 5
  Cayman Islands 3 0 0 3 5 111 –106 3

PlayoffsEdit

Plate

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
25 October 2018
 
 
  Cayman Islands0
 
25 October 2018
 
  Jamaica34
 
  Jamaica53
 
25 October 2018
 
  Bermuda0
 
  Barbados10
 
 
  Bermuda15
 
Seventh Place
 
 
25 October 2018
 
 
  Cayman Islands10
 
 
  Barbados5

Cup

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
25 October 2018
 
 
  United States67
 
25 October 2018
 
  Cayman Islands0
 
  United States59
 
25 October 2018
 
  Guyana0
 
  Guyana12
 
25 October 2018
 
  Jamaica0
 
  United States14
 
25 October 2018
 
  Canada19
 
  Trinidad and Tobago34
 
25 October 2018
 
  Barbados0
 
  Trinidad and Tobago0
 
25 October 2018
 
  Canada41 Third place
 
  Bermuda0
 
25 October 2018
 
  Canada34
 
  Guyana15
 
 
  Trinidad and Tobago5
 

South AmericaEdit

2008 Rugby World Cup Sevens Qualifier
Host nation  Uruguay
Date18−19 January, 2008
Cup
Champion  Brazil
Runner-up  Argentina
Third  Venezuela
Tournament details
Matches played20
2007
2009

The South American qualifier was held in Punta del Este on 18−19 January, with Brazil claiming the continent's sole women's World Cup spot.[3]

Pool PlayEdit

Pool A

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Brazil 3 3 0 0 119 0 +119 9
  Argentina 3 1 1 1 37 24 +13 6
  Chile 3 1 1 1 24 43 –19 6
  Paraguay 3 0 0 3 0 113 –113 3

Pool B

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Uruguay 3 3 0 0 51 15 +36 9
  Venezuela 3 2 0 3 60 27 +33 7
  Colombia 3 1 0 2 42 38 +4 5
  Peru 3 0 0 1 5 78 –73 3

PlayoffsEdit

Plate

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
19 January 2008
 
 
  Chile19
 
19 January 2008
 
  Peru0
 
  Chile7
 
19 January 2008
 
  Colombia17
 
  Paraguay0
 
 
  Colombia36
 
Seventh Place
 
 
19 January 2008
 
 
  Peru15
 
 
  Paraguay10

Cup

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
19 January 2008
 
 
  Brazil24
 
19 January 2008
 
  Venezuela0
 
  Brazil45
 
19 January 2008
 
  Argentina0
 
  Argentina10
 
 
  Uruguay7
 
Third place
 
 
19 January 2008
 
 
  Venezuela17
 
 
  Uruguay5

AsiaEdit

Nine women's national teams competed alongside the men's teams in Hong Kong on 4−5 October, contesting the three allotted World Cup slots. Finalists Japan and Thailand were joined by third-place China.[4]

Pool StageEdit

Legend
Advances to Cup tournament
Advances to Plate tournament
Ninth Place

Pool A

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Kazakhstan 2 2 0 0 30 5 +25 6
  Hong Kong 2 1 0 1 17 15 +2 4
  Singapore 2 0 0 2 5 32 –27 2
4 October 2008
Kazakhstan  20−0  Singapore

4 October 2008
Hong Kong  12−5  Singapore

4 October 2008
Kazakhstan  10−5  Hong Kong

Pool B

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  China 2 2 0 0 92 7 +85 6
  Arabian Gulf 2 1 0 1 34 69 –35 4
  Sri Lanka 2 0 0 2 17 67 –50 2
4 October 2008
China  40−0  Sri Lanka

4 October 2008
Arabian Gulf  27−17  Sri Lanka

4 October 2008
China  52−7  Arabian Gulf

Pool C

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Thailand 2 2 0 0 36 15 +21 6
  Japan 2 1 0 1 37 12 +25 4
  Chinese Taipei 2 0 0 2 5 51 –46 2
4 October 2008
Japan  27−0  Chinese Taipei

4 October 2008
Thailand  24−5  Chinese Taipei

4 October 2008
Japan  10−12  Thailand

PlayoffEdit

Plate

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
5 October 2008
 
 
  Hong Kong31
 
5 October 2008
 
  Chinese Taipei0
 
  Hong Kong12
 
5 October 2008
 
  Arabian Gulf0
 
  Singapore7
 
 
  Arabian Gulf17
 
Seventh Place
 
 
5 October 2008
 
 
  Chinese Taipei5
 
 
  Singapore29

Cup

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
5 October 2008
 
 
  Kazakhstan0
 
5 October 2008
 
  Japan5
 
  Japan17
 
5 October 2008
 
  Thailand12
 
  China7
 
 
  Thailand14
 
Third Place/Qualifier
 
 
5 October 2008
 
 
  Kazakhstan5
 
 
  China17

EuropeEdit

Europe had a sixteen-team tournament in Limoges, France on 14–15 June to determine the six teams eligible for the World Cup. The six top placing teams were England, France, Italy, Netherlands, Russia and Spain.[5]

OceaniaEdit

Apia, Samoa played host to the qualifying tournament played concurrently with the men's tournament. The women's tournament started with a five-team round robin before the top four teams advance to the playoff, from which finalists Australia and New Zealand qualified for the World Cup.[6]

First Round

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Australia 4 4 0 0 141 12 +129 12
  New Zealand 4 3 0 1 124 25 +99 10
  Fiji 4 2 0 2 89 64 +25 8
  Samoa 4 1 0 3 60 92 –32 6
  Niue 4 0 0 4 0 221 –221 4

Playoff

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
26 July 2008
 
 
  Australia29
 
26 July 2008
 
  Samoa0
 
  Australia22
 
26 July 2008
 
  New Zealand15
 
  New Zealand35
 
 
  Fiji10
 
Third place
 
 
26 July 2008
 
 
  Samoa7
 
 
  Fiji24

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "South Africa and Uganda reach World Cup". irb.com. 22 September 2008. Archived from the original on 24 September 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  2. ^ "USA & Canada qualify for the World Cup Sevens". irb.com. 27 October 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Uruguay and Brazil qualify for RWC Sevens". irb.com. 20 January 2008. Archived from the original on 10 June 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Japan leads Asia to World Cup Sevens". irb.com. 5 October 2008. Archived from the original on 9 October 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  5. ^ "England cruise to Rugby World Cup Sevens". rwcsevens.com. 15 June 2008. Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Four secure passage to Dubai 2009". irb.com. 27 July 2008. Archived from the original on 3 August 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2017.