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The 2011 Hong Kong Sevens was a seven-a-side rugby union tournament, part of the 2010–11 IRB Sevens World Series. The competition was being held from 25–27 March in at Hong Kong Stadium in Hong Kong and featured 24 teams.

2011 Hong Kong Sevens
Host nationHong Kong Hong Kong
Date25 – 27 March 2011
Cup
Champion New Zealand
Runner-up England
Plate
Winner South Africa
Runner-up Australia
Bowl
Winner Canada
Runner-up Japan
Shield
Winner Kenya
Runner-up Spain
2010
2012

Contents

TeamsEdit

 
World's largest rugby ball – being auctioned – on display in the grounds

The following teams participated:[1]

SecurityEdit

Following an incident in 2010 when one spectator invaded the pitch, climbed onto the crossbars at the south end of the stadium before dodging back into the stands and disappearing, organisers stepped up security and announced a zero-tolerance policy of invaders in 2011. Out of concerns for safety, the local Rugby Union sent out notification that anyone entering the playing area who should not enter would be arrested by the police, instead of just being ejected from the arena.[2]

Hong Kong Police said they received 28 reports of fans who had been victims of ticket fraud. The fans had bought the tickets from websites based in Australia, Dubai and England. The Wan Chai criminal investigation team is looking into the cases, which have been classified as "crimes outside Hong Kong." The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union confirmed that easily distinguishable bogus tickets, differing in both colour and font types, were found at the entrance to the venue. Their holders were refused entry.[3]

Pool stageEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that advanced to the Cup Quarter Final

Pool AEdit

Team
Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 99 19 +80 9
  Portugal 3 2 0 1 65 38 +27 7
  France 3 1 0 2 52 38 +14 5
  South Korea 3 0 0 3 21 142 −121 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2011-03-25   New Zealand 61 – 0   South Korea
2011-03-25   France 5 – 12   Portugal
2011-03-26   France 40 – 7   South Korea
2011-03-26   New Zealand 19 – 12   Portugal
2011-03-26   Portugal 41 – 14   South Korea
2011-03-26   New Zealand 19 – 7   France

Pool BEdit

Team
Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  England 3 3 0 0 129 31 +98 9
  United States 3 2 0 1 72 70 +2 7
  Japan 3 1 0 2 50 69 −19 5
  China 3 0 0 3 31 112 −81 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2011-03-25   England 59 – 5   China
2011-03-25   United States 24 – 19   Japan
2011-03-26   United States 36 – 14   China
2011-03-26   England 33 – 14   Japan
2011-03-26   Japan 17 – 12   China
2011-03-26   England 37 – 12   United States

Pool CEdit

Team
Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Samoa 3 3 0 0 119 31 +88 9
  Scotland 3 2 0 1 66 48 +18 7
  Tonga 3 1 0 2 68 36 +32 5
  Mexico 3 0 0 3 7 145 −138 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2011-03-25   Samoa 64 – 0   Mexico
2011-03-25   Scotland 12 – 10   Tonga
2011-03-26   Scotland 40 – 7   Mexico
2011-03-26   Samoa 24 – 17   Tonga
2011-03-26   Tonga 41 – 0   Mexico
2011-03-26   Samoa 31 – 14   Scotland

Pool DEdit

Team
Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Fiji 3 3 0 0 128 14 +114 9
  Russia 3 2 0 1 86 34 +52 7
  Kenya 3 1 0 2 50 74 −24 5
  Malaysia 3 0 0 3 12 154 −142 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2011-03-25   Fiji 59 – 0   Malaysia
2011-03-25   Kenya 5 – 22   Russia
2011-03-26   Kenya 45 – 12   Malaysia
2011-03-26   Fiji 29 – 14   Russia
2011-03-26   Russia 50 – 0   Malaysia
2011-03-26   Fiji 40 – 0   Kenya

Pool EEdit

Team
Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  South Africa 3 3 0 0 120 17 +103 9
  Wales 3 2 0 1 75 59 +16 7
  Spain 3 1 0 2 34 68 −34 5
  Hong Kong 3 0 0 3 19 104 −85 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2011-03-25   South Africa 33 – 5   Spain
2011-03-25   Wales 35 – 12   Hong Kong
2011-03-26   Wales 28 – 5   Spain
2011-03-26   South Africa 45 – 0   Hong Kong
2011-03-26   Hong Kong 7 – 24   Spain
2011-03-26   South Africa 42 – 12   Wales

Pool FEdit

Team
Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Australia 3 3 0 0 89 38 +51 9
  Canada 3 2 0 1 70 57 +13 7
  Argentina 3 1 0 2 56 55 +1 5
  Zimbabwe 3 0 0 3 22 87 −65 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2011-03-25   Australia 42 – 0   Zimbabwe
2011-03-25   Argentina 21 – 22   Canada
2011-03-26   Argentina 21 – 12   Zimbabwe
2011-03-26   Australia 26 – 24   Canada
2011-03-26   Canada 24 – 10   Zimbabwe
2011-03-26   Australia 21 – 14   Argentina

Knockout stageEdit

ShieldEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
 
  Kenya 59
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  Malaysia 7
 
  Kenya 24
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  China 5
 
  Hong Kong 26
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  China 35
 
  Kenya 17 (a.e.t.)
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  Spain 12
 
  Zimbabwe 28
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  South Korea 12
 
  Zimbabwe 14
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  Spain 17
 
  Mexico 5
 
 
  Spain 26
 

BowlEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
 
  Scotland 14
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  Japan 19
 
  Japan 14
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  United States 12
 
  Tonga 21
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  United States 28
 
  Japan 12
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  Canada 33
 
  Canada 12
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  France 5
 
  Canada 24
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  Wales 17
 
  Argentina 14
 
 
  Wales 29
 

PlateEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
 
  New Zealand 33
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  Portugal 5
 
  Portugal 5
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  South Africa 28
 
  South Africa 19
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  Fiji 24
 
  South Africa 26
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  Australia 19
 
  Samoa 15
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  Australia 12
 
  Australia 35
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  Russia 12
 
  Russia 7
 
 
  England 10
 

CupEdit

New Zealand, Fiji, England and Samoa reached the semi-finals round. Fiji facing the New Zealand All Blacks, the World Series leaders and favourites 19–14 while England faced Samoa. After Fiji and Samoa were knocked out, both by 19–14, New Zealand faced England in the final.

New Zealand triumphed 29–17 over England: Frank Halai put the All Blacks ahead with a try, and Mat Turner equalised for England. By half time, New Zealand nudged 12–5 ahead after Halai scored a second try.

At the end of the tournament, New Zealand lead England by five points in the World Championship. With 105 points, England remain well clear of Fiji and Samoa, who rank third-equal on 84 points.[4]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
 
  New Zealand 33
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  Portugal 5
 
  New Zealand 19
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  Fiji 14
 
  South Africa 19
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  Fiji 24
 
  New Zealand 29
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  England 17
 
  Samoa 15
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  Australia 12
 
  Samoa 14
 
27 March - Hong Kong
 
  England 19
 
  Russia 7
 
 
  England 10
 

StatisticsEdit

Individual pointsEdit

Individual Points
Pos. Player Country Points
1 Cecil Afrika   South Africa 88
2 Hamish Angus   Australia 55
3 Ben Gollings   England 45
4 Emosi Vucago   Fiji 42
5-tie Katsuyuki Sakai   Japan 40
5-tie Andrew Skeen   Scotland 40
7 Buxton Popoalii   New Zealand 37
8-tie Dan Norton   England 35
8-tie Kristian Phillips   Wales 35
8-tie Tom Iosefo   Samoa 35
8-tie Vladimir Ostroushko   Russia 35

Individual triesEdit

Individual Tries
Pos. Player Country Tries
1 Cecil Afrika   South Africa 8
2-tie Tom Iosefo   Samoa 7
2-tie Dan Norton   England 7
2-tie Vladimir Ostroushko   Russia 7
2-tie Kristian Phillips   Wales 7
6-tie Seremaia Burotu   Fiji 6
6-tie Sibusiso Sithole   South Africa 6
6-tie Zach Test   United States 6
6-tie Emosi Vucago   Fiji 6
10-tie Greg Barden   England 5
10-tie David Batiratu   Fiji 5
10-tie Alex Cuthbert   Wales 5
10-tie Chris Dry   South Africa 5
10-tie Paul Emerick   United States 5
10-tie Ciaran Hearn   Canada 5
10-tie Collins Injera   Kenya 5
10-tie Nikola Matawalu   Fiji 5
10-tie Declan O'Donnell   New Zealand 5
10-tie Chauncey O'Toole   Canada 5

Women's tournamentEdit

The Cable&Wireless Worldwide Hong Kong Women's Rugby Sevens tournament, with all matches played on 25 March 2011, was won by Canada; France claimed runner-up. The Canadian team won all their matches: Playing pool matches against Japan, Chinese Taipei, and Russia, they triumphed 31-0, 64–0, and 40-7 respectively. Canada then defeated USA 26–5 to reach the finals. The French team, which had won against Hong Kong, Philippines, Netherlands and China to reach the final, lost to Canada by 28–14.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Teams for 2011 Hong Kong Sevens
  2. ^ Carney, John (25 March 2011). "Pitch invaders to be arrested at the Sevens", South China Morning Post
  3. ^ Chong, Dennis (28 March 2011). "Cops left to tackle fakes at Sevens" Archived 15 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine, The Standard (Hong Kong)
  4. ^ "Black beauty". AFP. 28 March 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
  5. ^ Canada win Hong Kong women's title Archived 17 April 2016 at the Wayback Machine, HK Sevens, press release, 25 March 2011
  6. ^ "Canadian women win Hong Kong Sevens rugby crown", The Canadian Press (25 Mar 2011)

External linksEdit

Preceded by
USA Sevens
Hong Kong Sevens
2011
Succeeded by
Adelaide Sevens