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The 2013–14 IRB Sevens World Series, known for sponsorship reasons as the HSBC Sevens World Series, was the 15th annual series of rugby union sevens tournaments for full national sides. The IRB Sevens World Series has been run by the International Rugby Board since 1999–2000.

2013–14 World Rugby Sevens
Series XV
Hosts
Date12 October 2013 – 11 May 2014
Final positions
Champions New Zealand
Runners-up South Africa
Third Fiji

Contents

ItineraryEdit

2013–14 Itinerary[1]
Leg Venue Date Winner
Australia Skilled Park, Gold Coast 12–13 October 2013   New Zealand
Dubai The Sevens, Dubai 29–30 November 2013   Fiji
South Africa Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth 7–8 December 2013   South Africa
United States Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas 24–26 January 2014   South Africa
New Zealand Westpac Stadium, Wellington 7–8 February 2014   New Zealand
Japan Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo 22–23 March 2014   Fiji
Hong Kong Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong 28–30 March 2014   New Zealand
Scotland Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow 3–4 May 2014   New Zealand
England Twickenham Stadium, London 10–11 May 2014   New Zealand

Core teamsEdit

For each season, there are 15 "core teams" that receive guaranteed berths in all events for that season's series. These teams were either placed in the top 12 of the standings before the 2013 London Sevens, or qualified during the World Series Core Team Qualifier held as part of the London Sevens. All 15 core teams from the 2012–13 season retained their core team status. The 2013–14 core teams were:

Changes to core team qualifyingEdit

On 9 October 2013, the IRB announced significant changes to the promotion/relegation process.

First, only one promotion place was available for the 2014–15 series. Also, the World Series Pre-Qualifier, which was a 12-team tournament contested as part of the 2013 Hong Kong Sevens, was folded into the Core Team Qualifier, which involved 12 teams and was entirely contested at the Hong Kong Sevens. The bottom-placed core team at the end of the season will now be automatically relegated, with no opportunity to retain core status.[2]

The remaining three core teams for 2013–14 were determined in a two-stage qualifying process:[3]

  • The first stage was a World Series Qualifier held as part of the Hong Kong Sevens. Two qualifiers from each of the IRB's six regions competed. The 12 teams were drawn into pools, with the top eight teams advancing to a quarterfinal round. The winners of the four quarterfinal matches advanced to the final qualifying stage.
  • The final qualifying stage, the World Series Core Team Qualifier, was held as part of the London Sevens. The qualifying teams were joined by the winner of the HSBC Asian Sevens Series, plus the bottom three core teams following the Scotland Sevens. The qualifying tournament was conducted with a pool stage followed by knockout play, with the two finalists and the winner of the third-place match becoming core teams for the following season.

StandingsEdit

Final standings after completion of the nine tournaments of the series:

2013–14 World Rugby Sevens
Series XV
 
Pos.
Event 
Team
 
Gold Coast
 
Dubai
 
Port
Eliza­beth
 
Las Vegas
 
Well­ington
 
Tokyo
 
Hong Kong
 
Glas­gow
 
London
Points
total
1   New Zealand 22 17 19 19 22 15 22 22 22 180
2   South Africa 15 19 22 22 19 19 13 10 13 152
3   Fiji 13 22 13 8 17 22 17 17 15 144
4   England 17 15 8 13 15 17 19 13 17 134
5   Australia 19 8 7 12 13 13 15 10 19 116
6   Canada 7 5 2 17 12 10 10 19 8 90
7   Kenya 12 10 10 7 8 10 3 12 12 84
8   Samoa 10 5 17 15 10 2 5 5 10 79
9   Argentina 5 13 15 10 10 3 5 7 7 75
10   France 8 3 12 10 5 5 7 8 10 68
11   Wales 10 12 5 5 5 8 12 3 5 65
12   Scotland 5 10 3 5 7 7 8 15 1 61
13   United States 3 1 5 3 3 12 10 1 3 41
14   Portugal 2 7 10 1 1 1 2 1 1 26
15   Spain 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 5 5 20
16   Japan - - - - - 5 - 2 2 9
17   Tonga 1 - - - 1 - - - - 2
18   Russia - 1 - - - - - - - 1
  Uruguay - - - 1 - - - - - 1
  Zimbabwe - - 1 - - - - - - 1
  Sri Lanka - - - - - - 1 - - 1

Source: IRB (Archived) [4]

Legend
Qualification for the 2014–15 World Sevens Series
No colour Core team in 2013–14 and re-qualified as a core team for the 2014–15 World Rugby Sevens Series
Pink Relegated as the lowest placed core team at the end of the 2013–14 Series
Yellow Not a core team

Player statisticsEdit

Points scoredEdit

Points scored[5]
Pos. Player Points
1   Tom Mitchell (ENG) 358
2   Samisoni Viriviri (FIJ) 260
3   Gillies Kaka (NZL) 258
4   Emosi Mulevoro (FIJ) 246
5   Cameron Clark (AUS) 229
6   Colin Gregor (SCO) 204
7   Phil Mack (CAN) 202
8   Branco du Preez (RSA) 200
9   Justin Geduld (RSA) 190
10   Tim Mikkelson (NZL) 169

Updated May 20 2014

Tries scoredEdit

Tries scored[6]
Pos. Player Tries
1   Samisoni Viriviri (FIJ) 52
2   Tim Mikkelson (NZL) 33
3   Tom Mitchell (ENG) 32
4   Collins Injera (KEN) 30
4   Diego Palma (ARG) 30
6   Julien Candelon (FRA) 29
6   Seabelo Senatla (RSA) 29
8   Scott Curry (NZL) 28
8   Justin Geduld (RSA) 28
10   Benito Masilevu (FIJ) 27
10   Dan Norton (ENG) 27

Updated May 20 2014

TournamentsEdit

Gold CoastEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup   New Zealand 40–19   Australia   England (Third)
  South Africa
Plate   Fiji 36–0   Kenya   Samoa
  Wales
Bowl   France 19–14   Canada   Scotland
  Argentina
Shield   United States 22–0   Portugal   Spain
  Tonga

DubaiEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup   Fiji 29–17   South Africa   New Zealand (Third)
  England
Plate   Argentina 21–5   Wales   Scotland
  Kenya
Bowl   Australia 17–12   Portugal   Canada
  Samoa
Shield   France 28–17   Spain   Russia
  United States

South AfricaEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup   South Africa 17–14   New Zealand   Samoa (Third)
  Argentina
Plate   Fiji 45–19   France   Kenya
  Portugal
Bowl   England 28–19   Australia   Wales
  United States
Shield   Scotland 19–12   Canada   Zimbabwe
  Spain

United StatesEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup   South Africa 14–7   New Zealand   Samoa
  Canada (Third)
Plate   England 26–24   Australia   Argentina
  France
Bowl   Fiji 35–0   Kenya   Scotland
  Wales
Shield   United States 31–0   Spain   Portugal
  Uruguay

WellingtonEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup   New Zealand 21–0   South Africa   England
  Fiji (Third)
Plate   Australia 12–10   Canada   Samoa
  Argentina
Bowl   Kenya 24–14   Scotland   Wales
  France
Shield   United States 28–12   Spain   Tonga
  Portugal

JapanEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup   Fiji 33–26   South Africa   England (Third)
  New Zealand
Plate   Australia 17–12   United States   Kenya
  Canada
Bowl   Wales 28–21   Scotland   Japan
  France
Shield   Argentina 26–0   Samoa   Spain
  Portugal

Hong KongEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup   New Zealand 26–7   England   Fiji (Third)
  Australia
Plate   South Africa 19–14   Wales   United States
  Canada
Bowl   Scotland 31–5   France   Argentina
  Samoa
Shield   Kenya 17–10   Portugal   Spain
  Sri Lanka

ScotlandEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup   New Zealand 54–7   Canada   Fiji (Third)
  Scotland
Plate   England 26–5   Kenya   Australia
  South Africa
Bowl   France 20–14   Argentina   Samoa
  Spain
Shield   Wales 29–12   Japan   United States
  Portugal

LondonEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup   New Zealand 52–33   Australia   England (Third)
  Fiji
Plate   South Africa 38–14   Kenya   France
  Samoa
Bowl   Canada 31–19   Argentina   Spain
  Wales
Shield   United States 36–12   Japan   Portugal
  Scotland

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "HSBC Sevens World Series 2013/14 dates set". irbsevens.com. 2012-05-17.
  2. ^ "One up one down for HSBC World Sevens Series" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Pools confirmed for Hong Kong Sevens" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  4. ^ "HSBC Sevens World Series Standings". International Rugby Board. Archived from the original on 2 September 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "IRB Sevens World Series 2013/14 Statistics: Season Player Points". International Rugby Board. Archived from the original on 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2014-05-20. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "IRB Sevens World Series 2013/14 Statistics: Season Player Tries". International Rugby Board. Archived from the original on 2010-11-21. Retrieved 2014-05-05. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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