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2013–14 IRB Women's Sevens World Series

The 2013–14 IRB Women's Sevens World Series was the second edition of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series, organized by the IRB annual series of tournaments for women's national teams in rugby sevens.

World Rugby
Women's Sevens Series II
Hosts United Arab Emirates
 United States
 Brazil
 China
 Netherlands
Date28 Nov 2013 – 17 May 2014
Final positions
Champions New Zealand
Runners-up Australia
Series details
Top point scorerAustralia Emilee Cherry
(195 points)
Top try scorerAustralia Emilee Cherry
(33 tries)

In August 2013 the IRB announced that the season would consist of six tournaments - in Dubai, the Atlanta suburb of Kennesaw, Georgia, São Paulo, Guangzhou and Amsterdam - played from November 2013 to May 2014, with a sixth tournament to be announced later. However, the sixth tournament never took place, and official literature referred to São Paulo as stop two of five. The number of teams in each of the events set at twelve, nine of which participated in all competitions of the season, while others might be identified by elimination or rankings of the six regions reporting to the IRB .[1]

The competitionEdit

As in the case of the men's counterpart, the series winner will be the team that collects the most points throughout the season, based on individual tournament finishes.

The number of "core teams" that participate in all series events will increase to nine for the 2013–14 series, up from six in the inaugural series. The eight quarterfinalists in the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens were granted core team status for 2013–14:[2]

In addition, the IRB has announced that Brazil will be an invited core team for at least the 2013–14 series in an initiative to jump-start women's rugby development in the country, as Brazil is hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics.[2]

The remaining participants in each tournament will be determined through regional qualifying.

EventsEdit

2013–14 Itinerary
Leg Venue Date Winner
Dubai The Sevens, Dubai 28–29 November 2013   Australia
United States Fifth Third Bank Stadium, Kennesaw, Georgia (Atlanta) 15–16 February 2014   New Zealand
Brazil Arena Barueri, São Paulo 21–22 February 2014   Australia
China Guangzhou University Town Stadium, Guangzhou 5–6 April 2014   New Zealand
Netherlands NRCA Stadium, Amsterdam 16–17 May 2014

  New Zealand

Points scheduleEdit

The season championship will be determined by points earned in each tournament. The scoring system, similar to that used in the men's IRB Sevens, was announced shortly before the season kicked off.

  • Cup Winner - 20
  • Cup Runner Up - 18
  • 3rd Place - 16
  • Cup Semi Finalist - 14
  • Plate Winner - 12
  • Plate Runner Up - 10
  • Winner 7th/8th play-off - 8
  • Loser 7th/8th play-off - 6
  • Bowl Winner - 4
  • Bowl Runner Up - 3
  • Winner 11th/12th play-off - 2
  • Loser 11th/12th play-off - 1

Should teams finish equal on series points at the end of the season, the tiebreakers are the same as those in the men's series:[3]

  1. Overall scoring differential in the season.
  2. Total try count in the season.
  3. If neither produces a winner, the teams are tied.

RankingsEdit

Final standings for the 2013–14 series

Women's Rugby Sevens
World Series II
 
Pos.
Event 
Team
 
Dubai
 
Atlanta
 
São Paulo
 
Guangzhou
 
Amsterdam
Points
total
    New Zealand 18 20 18 20 20 96
    Australia 20 16 20 18 18 92
    Canada 14 18 16 16 16 80
4   England 12 8 14 12 14 60
5   Russia 16 14 10 6 10 56
6   Spain 10 10 12 8 1 41
7   United States 8 12 4 2 12 38
8   France 3 - - 10 8 21
9   Fiji 4 - - 14 - 18
10   Brazil 6 2 3 1 6 18
11   Japan - 6 8 - - 14
12   Netherlands - 4 6 - 4 14
13   Ireland 2 1 2 4 2 11
14   China - 3 - 3 - 6
15   South Africa - - - - 3 3
16   Argentina - - 1 - - 1
17   Tunisia 1 - - - - 1
  Legend
Qualified as a core team for women's rugby sevens World Series III
Did not directly qualify for women's rugby sevens World Series III

TournamentsEdit

DubaiEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup   Australia 35-27   New Zealand   Russia (Third)
  Canada
Plate   England 17-10   Spain   United States (Seventh)
  Brazil
Bowl   Fiji 14-10   France   Ireland (Eleventh)
  Tunisia

AtlantaEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup   New Zealand 36-0   Canada   Australia (Third)
  Russia
Plate   United States 22-0   Spain   England (Seventh)
  Japan
Bowl   Netherlands 33-0   China   Brazil (Eleventh)
  Ireland

São PauloEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup   Australia 24-12   New Zealand   Canada (Third)
  England
Plate   Spain 5-0   Russia   Japan (Seventh)
  Netherlands
Bowl   United States 21-0   Brazil   Ireland (Eleventh)
  Argentina

GuangzhouEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup   New Zealand 26-12   Australia   Canada (Third)
  Fiji
Plate   England 19-0   France   Spain (Seventh)
  Russia
Bowl   Ireland 17-7   China   United States (Eleventh)
  Brazil

AmsterdamEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup   New Zealand 29-12   Australia   Canada (Third)
  England
Plate   United States 27-12   Russia   France (Seventh)
  Brazil
Bowl   Netherlands 29-7   South Africa   Ireland (Eleventh)
  Spain

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IRB announces Women's Sevens World Series" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 22 August 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-10-05. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Schedule announced for 2013/14 Women's Series" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 22 August 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Women's Sevens Series Tournament Rules". World Rugby. Archived from the original on 30 May 2016. Retrieved 7 April 2015.

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