2014 World Club 7s

The 2014 World Club 7s was the second World Club 7s tournament, a rugby sevens competition organised by Premiership Rugby. It was hosted at Twickenham Stadium on 16 and 17 August 2014.[1] The tournament was won by Buenos Aires.[2]

2014 World Club 7s
Host nationEngland England
Date16-17 August 2014
Cup
ChampionArgentina Buenos Aires
Runner-upNew Zealand Auckland Blues
ThirdRussia Kuban Krasnodar
Plate
WinnerWales Cardiff Blues
Runner-upSouth Africa Blue Bulls
Shield
WinnerUnited States Seattle
Runner-upEngland Harlequins
Tournament details
Matches played34
2013
2015

FormatEdit

11 teams have been invited, and one has qualified for the competition through the 2014 Premiership Rugby Sevens Series contested by English and Welsh clubs.

The 12 teams are split into 3 pools of 4 teams, and each team will play all the others in their pool once on day one. Matches will be played according to International Rugby Board Laws of the Game - 7s Variations, and based on the result, teams will receive league points.

Following the completion of the pool stage, teams will be seeded based on league points and position in their respective pools. The top two teams from each pool, and the two best third place teams, will contest the cup competition. The remaining four teams will contest the shield competition.

These competitions take place on day two as knock-out competitions, with the winners progressing to the next stage at each round. However, the losers of the cup quarter-finals will instead drop down to contest a plate knock-out competition.

TeamsEdit

Team Nation
Auckland   New Zealand
Vodacom Blue Bulls   South Africa
Buenos Aires   Argentina
Cardiff Blues   Wales
DHL Western Province   South Africa
Gloucester Rugby   England
Harlequins   England
Kuban Krasnodar   Russia
New York   USA
Enisei-STM   Russia
Seattle   USA
Waratahs   Australia

Pool StageEdit

Pool AEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA Diff Pts
  DHL Western Province 3 2 1 0 99 69 30 8
  RC Enisei 3 2 0 1 83 64 19 7
  New York 3 1 1 1 67 59 8 6
  Harlequins 3 0 0 3 38 95 -57 3
16 August 2014
11:30
RC Enisei   26 - 17   New York
16 August 2014
11:53
Harlequins   19 - 38   DHL Western Province

16 August 2014
14:15
RC Enisei   33 - 12   Harlequins
16 August 2014
14:38
New York   26 - 26   DHL Western Province

16 August 2014
16:37
RC Enisei   24 - 35   DHL Western Province
16 August 2014
17:00
New York   24 - 7   Harlequins

Pool BEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA Diff Pts
  Buenos Aires 3 3 0 0 92 31 61 9
  Vodacom Blue Bulls 3 2 0 1 67 61 6 7
  Cardiff Blues 3 1 0 2 76 62 14 5
  Gloucester Rugby 3 0 0 3 29 110 -81 3
16 August 2014
12:16
Gloucester Rugby   14 - 36   Vodacom Blue Bulls
16 August 2014
12:39
Cardiff Blues   14 - 33   Buenos Aires

16 August 2014
15:05
Gloucester   5 - 41   Cardiff Blues
16 August 2014
15:28
Vodacom Blue Bulls   7 - 26   Buenos Aires

16 August 2014
17:23
Gloucester   10 - 33   Buenos Aires
16 August 2014
17:46
Vodacom Blue Bulls   24 - 21   Cardiff Blues

Pool CEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA Diff Pts
  Auckland 3 3 0 0 74 39 35 9
  Kuban Krasnodar 3 2 0 1 60 45 15 7
  Seattle 3 1 0 2 50 50 0 5
  NSW Waratahs 3 0 0 3 45 95 -50 3
16 August 2014
13:02
Kuban Krasnodar   15 - 21   Auckland
16 August 2014
13:25
NSW Waratahs   14 - 33   Seattle

16 August 2014
15:51
Kuban Krasnodar   28 - 19   NSW Waratahs
16 August 2014
16:14
Auckland   19 - 12   Seattle

16 August 2014
18:09
Kuban Krasnodar   17 - 5   Seattle
16 August 2014
18:32
Auckland   34 - 12   NSW Waratahs

Knock-out CompetitionEdit

Shield (Places 9-12)Edit

Shield Semi-finalsEdit

17 August 2014
11:30
NSW Waratahs   19 - 26   Harlequins
(Shield SF 1)
17 August 2014
11:52
Seattle   22 - 12   Gloucester
(Shield SF 2)

Eleventh/Twelfth Place play-offEdit

17 August 2014
13:47
NSW Waratahs   17 - 22   Gloucester

Shield FinalEdit

17 August 2014
14:10
Harlequins   14 - 28   Seattle

Cup Quarter-finalsEdit

17 August 2014
12:15
Buenos Aires   7 - 5   Cardiff Blues
(QF 1)
17 August 2014
12:38
RC Enisei   12 - 19   Kuban Krasnodar
(QF 2)
17 August 2014
13:01
Auckland   36 - 5   New York
(QF 3)
17 August 2014
13:24
DHL Western Province   22 - 12   Vodacom Blue Bulls
(QF 4)

Plate Competition (Places 5-8)Edit

Plate Semi-finalsEdit

17 August 2014
14:56
Cardiff Blues   35 - 5   RC Enisei
(Plate SF 1)
17 August 2014
15:19
New York   14 - 31   Vodacom Blue Bulls
(Plate SF 2)

Seventh/Eighth Place play-offEdit

17 August 2014
16:28
RC Enisei   7 - 34   New York

Plate FinalEdit

17 August 2014
16:51
Cardiff Blues   28 - 12   Vodacom Blue Bulls

Cup CompetitionEdit

Cup Semi-finalsEdit

17 August 2014
15:42
Buenos Aires   35 - 12   Kuban Krasnodar
(Cup SF 1)
17 August 2014
16:05
Auckland   19 - 14   DHL Western Province
(Cup SF 2)

Third Place play-offEdit

17 August 2014
17:14
Kuban Krasnodar   22 - 19   DHL Western Province

Cup FinalEdit

17 August 2014
17:37
Buenos Aires   26 - 22   Auckland

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WC7s 2014 Draw" (PDF). Premiership Rugby. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF 1.7 MB) on 17 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  2. ^ Bailey, Chris (17 August 2014). "World Club 7s: Perfect Buenos Aires win final". Premiership Rugby. Archived from the original on 17 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014.

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