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The 2011 London Sevens was a rugby union sevens tournament, part of the 2010–11 IRB Sevens World Series. The competition was held from May 21–22 at Twickenham Stadium in England and featured 16 teams.

2011 London Sevens
Host nationEngland England
DateMay 21 – 22, 2011
Cup
Champion South Africa
Runner-up Fiji
Plate
Winner Samoa
Runner-up Australia
Bowl
Winner Scotland
Runner-up Kenya
Shield
Winner England
Runner-up Portugal
Tournament details
Attendance100,094
2010
2012

South Africa won the Cup competition for their second Cup win on the season. New Zealand clinched the season title after advancing to the Cup semi-finals while their nearest competition going into London, England, fell into the Shield competition and earned no series points.

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FormatEdit

The tournament consisted of four round-robin pools of four teams. All sixteen teams progressed to the knockout stage. 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.

TeamsEdit

The following teams participated:[1]

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 31 +68 9
  Wales 3 2 0 1 74 53 +21 7
  Spain 3 1 0 2 34 80 −46 5
  Kenya 3 0 0 3 31 74 −43 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2011-05-21   New Zealand 28 – 12   Kenya
2011-05-21   Wales 33 – 10   Spain
2011-05-21   New Zealand 40 – 7   Spain
2011-05-21   Wales 29 – 12   Kenya
2011-05-21   Kenya 7 – 17   Spain
2011-05-21   New Zealand 31 – 12   Wales

Pool BEdit

Team
Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  France 3 2 0 1 60 59 +1 7
  Argentina 3 1 1 1 61 49 +12 6
  England 3 1 1 1 57 54 +3 6
  United States 3 1 0 2 60 76 −16 5
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2011-05-21   England 31 – 21   United States
2011-05-21   Argentina 28 – 15   France
2011-05-21   England 14 – 21   France
2011-05-21   Argentina 21 – 22   United States
2011-05-21   United States 17 – 24   France
2011-05-21   England 12 – 12   Argentina

Pool CEdit

Team
Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Australia 3 3 0 0 64 55 +9 9
  Samoa 3 2 0 1 77 60 +17 7
  Canada 3 1 0 2 63 69 −6 5
  Scotland 3 0 0 3 48 68 −20 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2011-05-21   Samoa 19 – 15   Scotland
2011-05-21   Australia 19 – 14   Canada
2011-05-21   Samoa 38 – 24   Canada
2011-05-21   Australia 24 – 21   Scotland
2011-05-21   Scotland 12 – 25   Canada
2011-05-21   Samoa 20 – 21   Australia

Pool DEdit

Team
Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
  Fiji 3 3 0 0 77 28 +49 9
  South Africa 3 2 0 1 46 26 +20 7
  Portugal 3 0 1 2 40 58 −18 4
  Russia 3 0 1 2 19 70 −51 4
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2011-05-21   South Africa 17 – 7   Russia
2011-05-21   Fiji 24 – 21   Portugal
2011-05-21   South Africa 22 – 7   Portugal
2011-05-21   Fiji 41 – 0   Russia
2011-05-21   Russia 12 – 12   Portugal
2011-05-21   South Africa 7 – 12   Fiji

Knockout stageEdit

ShieldEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
May 22 – London
 
 
  Spain14
 
May 22 – London
 
  United States0
 
  United States15
 
May 22 – London
 
  Portugal21
 
  Portugal0
 
May 22 – London
 
  Scotland26
 
  Portugal7
 
May 22 – London
 
  England22
 
  Canada12
 
May 22 – London
 
  Russia15
 
  Canada14
 
May 22 – London
 
  England22
 
  England17
 
 
  Kenya19
 

BowlEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
May 22 – London
 
 
  Spain14
 
May 22 – London
 
  United States0
 
  Spain17
 
May 22 – London
 
  Scotland19
 
  Portugal0
 
May 22 – London
 
  Scotland26
 
  Scotland21
 
May 22 – London
 
  Kenya19
 
  Canada12
 
May 22 – London
 
  Russia15
 
  Russia15
 
May 22 – London
 
  Kenya19
 
  England17
 
 
  Kenya19
 

PlateEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
May 22 – London
 
 
  New Zealand31
 
May 22 – London
 
  Argentina14
 
  Argentina0
 
May 22 – London
 
  Samoa38
 
  Fiji26
 
May 22 – London
 
  Samoa14
 
  Samoa22
 
May 22 – London
 
  Australia12
 
  Australia0
 
May 22 – London
 
  South Africa17
 
  Australia19
 
May 22 – London
 
  France0
 
  France12
 
 
  Wales19
 

CupEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
May 22 – London
 
 
  New Zealand31
 
May 22 – London
 
  Argentina14
 
  New Zealand19
 
May 22 – London
 
  Fiji42
 
  Fiji26
 
May 22 – London
 
  Samoa14
 
  Fiji14
 
May 22 – London
 
  South Africa24
 
  Australia0
 
May 22 – London
 
  South Africa17
 
  South Africa21
 
May 22 – London
 
  Wales19
 
  France12
 
 
  Wales19
 

StatisticsEdit

Points scored by one player

Number Player Team Points
1 Tom Iosefo Samoa 50
2 Metuisela Talebula Fiji 48
3 Tomasi Cama New Zealand 47
4 Dan Norton England 40
5 Ben Gollings England 38
6 Peter Horne Scotland 36
7 Bernado Botha South Africa 30
8 Gonzalo Gutierrez Taboada Argentina 30
9 Alatasi Tupou Samoa 29
10 Cecil Afrika South Africa 28
10 Pedro Leal Portugal 28

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Adelaide Sevens
London Sevens
2011
Succeeded by
Edinburgh Sevens