2011 Dubai Sevens

The 2011 Dubai Sevens was the 11th edition of the tournament and was part of the 2011–12 IRB Sevens World Series. It was held at Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the host stadium was The Sevens stadium.

2011 Dubai Sevens
Host nationUnited Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Date2–3 December 2011
Cup
Champion England
Runner-up France
Third Fiji
Plate
Winner Australia
Runner-up South Africa
Bowl
Winner Scotland
Runner-up United States
Shield
Winner Samoa
Runner-up Kenya
Tournament details
Matches played45
Tries scored277 (average 6.16 per match)
Most pointsScotland Andrew Turnbull
(50 points)
Most triesScotland Andrew Turnbull
(10 tries)
2010
2012

It was the official debut for the United Arab Emirates national team, the first of several national teams to have been created after the disbanding of the tournament's former host union, the Arabian Gulf Rugby Football Union.

England defended their title by defeating France 29–12 in the final.[1]

Also, it included the first official IRB-sponsored women's sevens event outside of the Rugby World Cup Sevens. Eight national teams competed in the IRB Women's Sevens Challenge Cup — Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, South Africa, Spain, and the USA, with the semi-finals and finals played on the main pitch at The Sevens.[2]

Canada won the inaugural event by defeating England in the final 26–7.[3]

FormatEdit

The teams were divided into pools of four teams, who played a round-robin within the pool. Points were awarded in each pool on a different schedule from most rugby tournaments—3 for a win, 2 for a draw, 1 for a loss. The top two teams in each pool advanced to the Cup competition. The four quarterfinal losers dropped into the bracket for the Plate. The Bowl was contested by the third- and fourth-place finishers in each pool, with the losers in the Bowl quarterfinals dropping into the bracket for the Shield.

TeamsEdit

The participating teams were:[4]

Pool stageEdit

The draw was made on November 26.[5]

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that advanced to the Cup Quarterfinal

All times are local (UTC+4).

Pool AEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Fiji 3 3 0 0 114 21 +93 9
  Argentina 3 1 1 1 108 75 +33 6
  Samoa 3 1 1 1 97 71 +26 6
  United Arab Emirates 3 0 0 3 19 171 −152 3
2 December 2011
10:04
Fiji   40 – 7   Argentina
Report
2 December 2011
10:26
Samoa   55 – 12   United Arab Emirates
2 December 2011
13:46
Fiji   43 – 0   United Arab Emirates
2 December 2011
14:08
Samoa   28 – 28   Argentina
Report
2 December 2011
17:08
Argentina   73 – 7   United Arab Emirates
Report
2 December 2011
19:06
Fiji   31 – 14   Samoa

Pool BEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  South Africa 3 3 0 0 74 17 +57 9
  New Zealand 3 2 0 1 76 28 +48 7
  Portugal 3 1 0 2 24 58 −34 5
  United States 3 0 0 3 17 88 −71 3
2 December 2011
10:48
New Zealand   40 – 0   United States
2 December 2011
11:10
South Africa   17 – 5   Portugal
2 December 2011
14:32
New Zealand   31 – 7   Portugal
2 December 2011
14:54
South Africa   36 – 7   United States
2 December 2011
17:30
United States   10 – 12   Portugal
2 December 2011
19:30
New Zealand   5 – 21   South Africa
Report

Pool CEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  England 3 3 0 0 91 24 +67 9
  France 3 2 0 1 65 34 +31 7
  Zimbabwe 3 1 0 2 21 74 −53 5
  Kenya 3 0 0 3 22 67 −45 3
2 December 2011
11:32
France   27 – 5   Kenya
2 December 2011
11:54
England   43 – 0   Zimbabwe
2 December 2011
15:16
France   26 – 0   Zimbabwe
Report
2 December 2011
15:38
England   19 – 12   Kenya
Report
2 December 2011
18:23
Kenya   5 – 21   Zimbabwe
2 December 2011
19:52
France   12 – 29   England

Pool DEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Wales 3 3 0 0 62 33 +29 9
  Australia 3 2 0 1 78 52 +26 7
  Scotland 3 1 0 2 38 52 −14 5
  Canada 3 0 0 3 33 74 −41 3
2 December 2011
09:20
Wales   14 – 7   Scotland
Report
2 December 2011
09:42
Australia   40 – 7   Canada
Report
2 December 2011
13:02
Wales   15 – 12   Canada
2 December 2011
13:24
Australia   24 – 12   Scotland
2 December 2011
16:46
Scotland   19 – 14   Canada
2 December 2011
18:44
Wales   33 – 14   Australia

Knockout stageEdit

[6]

ShieldEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
3 December – Dubai
 
 
  Samoa17
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  Canada26
 
  Samoa21
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  Zimbabwe12
 
  Zimbabwe7
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  United States41
 
  Samoa31
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  Kenya17
 
  Scotland40
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  United Arab Emirates5
 
  United Arab Emirates5
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  Kenya35
 
  Portugal24
 
 
  Kenya12
 

BowlEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
3 December – Dubai
 
 
  Samoa17
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  Canada26
 
  Canada17
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  United States33
 
  Zimbabwe7
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  United States41
 
  United States0
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  Scotland26
 
  Scotland40
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  United Arab Emirates5
 
  Scotland19
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  Portugal17
 
  Portugal24
 
 
  Kenya12
 

PlateEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
3 December – Dubai
 
 
  Fiji34
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  Australia7
 
  Australia26
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  New Zealand12
 
  England10
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  New Zealand7
 
  Australia17
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  South Africa14
 
  Wales5
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  Argentina7
 
  Wales7
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  South Africa22
 
  South Africa5
 
 
  France19
 

CupEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
3 December – Dubai
 
 
  Fiji34
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  Australia7
 
  Fiji12
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  England19
 
  England10
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  New Zealand7
 
  England29
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  France12
 
  Wales5
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  Argentina7
 
  Argentina5
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  France24 Third place
 
  South Africa5
 
3 December – Dubai
 
  France19
 
  Fiji26
 
 
  Argentina21
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "England retain Dubai Sevens crown". irbsevens.com. 2011-12-03. Archived from the original on December 4, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-03.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ "First IRB Women's Sevens event announced" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 14 September 2011. Archived from the original on September 25, 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ "Canada win first IRB Women's Sevens Cup". irbsevens.com. 2011-12-03. Archived from the original on December 6, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-03.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ "Teams participating in Dubai Sevens". irbsevens.com. 2011-09-15. Archived from the original on November 21, 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-15.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. ^ "IRB confirms pool draw for Dubai Sevens". irbsevens.com. 2011-11-26. Archived from the original on November 28, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-26.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  6. ^ Results of the knockout stage

External linksEdit