The 2010 Adelaide Sevens, promoted as the International Rugby Sevens Adelaide 2010, was a rugby sevens tournament that was part of the IRB Sevens World Series in the 2009–10 season. It was the Australian Sevens leg of the series, held between 19 and 21 March at the Adelaide Oval in South Australia.[1]

2010 Adelaide Sevens
IRB Sevens XI
Host nationAustralia Australia
Date19–21 March 2010
Cup
Champion Samoa
Runner-up United States
Plate
Winner New Zealand
Runner-up South Africa
Bowl
Winner England
Runner-up Kenya
Shield
Winner Japan
Runner-up Tonga
2009
2011

Samoa picked up their second consecutive Cup win, following on from their victory in the USA Sevens. In a major surprise, their opponent in the final was the United States, who advanced to their first-ever Cup final. Samoa's 38–10 win enabled them to narrow the gap behind series leaders New Zealand to only 2 points.[2][3]

New Zealand, who were knocked out of the Cup competition by Samoa, gained the consolation prize of the Plate, defeating reigning series champions South Africa in the final. The Bowl was won by England and the Shield by Japan.[2][3]

Format

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The teams were drawn into four pools of four teams each. Each team played the other teams in their pool once, with 3 points awarded for a win, 2 points for a draw, and 1 point for a loss (no points awarded for a forfeit). The top two teams from each group progressed 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 progressed 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.[4]

Teams

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The participating teams were:[2]

Pool stage

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The tournament started on the Friday night and Saturday with matches between teams in the same pool on a round robin basis. The following is a list of the recorded results.[2][3]

Pool A

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Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 104 7 +97 9
  Argentina 3 2 0 1 40 71 -31 7
  Tonga 3 1 0 2 39 52 -10 5
  Scotland 3 0 0 3 14 67 -53 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2010-03-19   New Zealand 31–0   Scotland
2010-03-19   Argentina 19–17   Tonga
2010-03-20   New Zealand 26–0   Tonga
2010-03-20   Argentina 14–7   Scotland
2010-03-20   Scotland 7–22   Tonga
2010-03-20   New Zealand 47–7   Argentina

Pool B

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Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  South Africa 3 2 1 0 90 12 +78 8
  Samoa 3 2 1 0 99 29 +70 8
  Japan 3 1 0 2 26 109 -83 5
  France 3 0 0 3 27 92 -65 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2010-03-19   Samoa 33–12   France
2010-03-19   South Africa 40–0   Japan
2010-03-20   Samoa 54–5   Japan
2010-03-20   South Africa 38–0   France
2010-03-20   France 15–21   Japan
2010-03-20   Samoa 12–12   South Africa

Pool C

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Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Wales 3 2 0 1 89 36 +50 7
  Fiji 3 2 0 1 74 24 +50 7
  Kenya 3 2 0 1 53 33 +20 7
  Papua New Guinea 3 0 0 3 12 132 -120 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2010-03-19   Fiji 12–17   Wales
2010-03-19   Kenya 27–7   Papua New Guinea
2010-03-20   Fiji 41–0   Papua New Guinea
2010-03-20   Kenya 19–5   Wales
2010-03-20   Wales 64–5   Papua New Guinea
2010-03-20   Fiji 21–7   Kenya

Pool D

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Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Australia 3 3 0 0 93 17 +76 9
  United States 3 2 0 1 53 64 –11 7
  England 3 1 0 2 71 41 +30 5
  Niue 3 0 0 3 12 107 –95 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2010-03-19   England 21–24   United States
2010-03-19   Australia 40–5   Niue
2010-03-20   England 38–0   Niue
2010-03-20   Australia 36–0   United States
2010-03-20   United States 29–7   Niue
2010-03-20   England 12–17   Australia

Knockout

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Play on the last day of the tournament consisted of finals matches for the Bowl, Plate, and Cup competitions. The following is a list of the recorded results.[2][3]

Shield

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Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
 
  Tonga0
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  France38
 
  Tonga45
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  Papua New Guinea0
 
  England47
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  Papua New Guinea0
 
  Tonga19
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  Japan22
 
  Kenya25
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  Niue7
 
  Niue5
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  Japan22
 
  Japan15
 
 
  Scotland21
 

Bowl

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Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
 
  Tonga0
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  France38
 
  France0
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  England19
 
  England47
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  Papua New Guinea0
 
  England 33
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  Kenya 12
 
  Kenya25
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  Niue7
 
  Kenya36
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  Scotland12
 
  Japan15
 
 
  Scotland21
 

Plate

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Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
 
  New Zealand19
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  Samoa24
 
  New Zealand24
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  Fiji21
 
  Australia26
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  Fiji22
 
  New Zealand 21
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  South Africa 14
 
  Wales10
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  United States12
 
  Wales0
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  South Africa29
 
  South Africa14
 
 
  Argentina17
 
 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
 
  New Zealand19
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  Samoa24
 
  Samoa26
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  Australia12
 
  Australia26
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  Fiji22
 
  Samoa38
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  United States10
 
  Wales10
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  United States12
 
  United States28
 
21 March - Adelaide, Australia
 
  Argentina12
 
  South Africa14
 
 
  Argentina17
 

Statistics

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Individual points

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Individual Points
Pos. Player Country Points
1 Ben Gollings   England 60
2 Mikaele Pesamino   Samoa 57
3 Sampie Mastriet   South Africa 45
4 Tomasi Cama   New Zealand 40
5 Lolo Lui   Samoa 39
6 Cecil Afrika   South Africa 38
7 James Stannard   Australia 34
8 Fautua Otto   Samoa 32
9 Innocent Simiyu   Kenya 30
9 Diego Palma   Argentina 30

Individual tries

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Individual Tries
Pos. Player Country Tries
1 Mikaele Pesamino   Samoa 11
2 Sampie Mastriet   South Africa 9
3 Fautua Otto   Samoa 6
3 Diego Palma   Argentina 6
3 Innocent Simiyu   Kenya 6
6 Brackin Karauria-Henry   Australia 5
6 Humphrey Kayange   Kenya 5
6 Sake Tokula   New Zealand 5
6 Collins Injera   Kenya 5
6 Alisi Tupuailei   Japan 5
6 Koji Wada   Japan 5

Reference list

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  1. ^ "Rugby Sevens kick off at Adelaide Oval 19–21 March". Glam Adelaide. 17 March 2010. Archived from the original on 12 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e "IRB Sevens XII Adelaide, Australia. 4/2/2011 – 4/3/2011". rugby7.com. 2011. Archived from the original on 12 December 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "Ultimate Rugby Sevens Match Archive - HSBC World Sevens Series Adelaide". ur7s.com. Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  4. ^ "IRB Sevens - Format & Regulation - 16-team tournament". irbsevens.com. Archived from the original on 20 May 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
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Preceded by Adelaide Sevens
2010
Succeeded by