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2016 Dubai Sevens

The 2016 Dubai Sevens was the first tournament within the 2016–17 World Rugby Sevens Series. It was held over the weekend of 2–3 December 2016 at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

2016 Dubai Sevens
Sevens World Series XVIII
Host nationUnited Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Date2–3 December 2016
Cup
Champion South Africa
Runner-up Fiji
Third England
Challenge
Winner United States
Tournament details
Matches played45
2015
2017

FormatEdit

The teams are drawn into four pools of four teams each. Each team plays every other team in their pool once. The top two teams from each pool advance to the Cup bracket where teams compete for the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals. The bottom two teams from each group go to the Challenge Trophy bracket.[1]

TeamsEdit

Fifteen core teams are participating in the tournament along with one invited team, the winner of the 2016 Africa Cup Sevens, Uganda:[2][3]

Pool stageEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that advanced to the Cup Quarterfinal

Pool AEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  Fiji 3 3 0 0 72 50 +22 9
  Wales 3 2 0 1 64 48 +16 7
  Argentina 3 1 0 2 59 57 +2 5
  Canada 3 0 0 3 38 78 –40 3
2 December 2016
10:30
Argentina   19–21   Wales

2 December 2016
10:52
Fiji   26–19   Canada

2 December 2016
14:14
Argentina   21–14   Canada

2 December 2016
14:36
Fiji   24–12   Wales

2 December 2016
19:31
Wales   31–5   Canada

2 December 2016
19:53
Fiji   22–19   Argentina

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  South Africa 3 3 0 0 86 22 +64 9
  Scotland 3 2 0 1 54 40 +14 7
  United States 3 1 0 2 51 40 +11 5
  Uganda 3 0 0 3 21 110 –89 3
2 December 2016
09:44
United States   5–14   Scotland

2 December 2016
10:06
South Africa   46–0   Uganda

2 December 2016
12:44
United States   29–7   Uganda

2 December 2016
13:06
South Africa   21–5   Scotland

2 December 2016
18:44
Scotland   35–14   Uganda

2 December 2016
19:06
South Africa   19–17   United States

Pool CEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  England 3 3 0 0 83 26 +57 9
  New Zealand 3 2 0 1 64 52 +12 7
  Samoa 3 1 0 2 45 60 –15 5
  Russia 3 0 0 3 27 81 –54 3
2 December 2016
11:14
England   19–7   Samoa

2 December 2016
11:36
New Zealand   26–5   Russia

2 December 2016
14:58
England   38–7   Russia

2 December 2016
15:20
New Zealand   26–21   Samoa

2 December 2016
20:15
Samoa   17–15   Russia

2 December 2016
20:37
New Zealand   12–26   England

Pool DEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  Australia 3 3 0 0 64 26 +38 9
  France 3 2 0 1 59 42 +17 7
  Kenya 3 1 0 2 43 48 –5 5
  Japan 3 0 0 3 21 71 –50 3
2 December 2016
09:00
Kenya   14–24   France

2 December 2016
09:22
Australia   19–14   Japan

2 December 2016
12:00
Kenya   17–7   Japan

2 December 2016
12:22
Australia   28–0   France

2 December 2016
18:00
France   35–0   Japan

2 December 2016
18:22
Australia   17–12   Kenya

Knockout stageEdit

13th placeEdit

 
Semi-finals13th Place Final
 
      
 
3 December 2016 – 13:38 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
 
  Japan19
 
3 December 2016 – 17:57 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Uganda26
 
  Uganda17
 
3 December 2016 – 14:00 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Canada20
 
  Canada27
 
 
  Russia5
 

Challenge trophyEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsChallenge Trophy Final
 
          
 
3 December 2016 – 09:30 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
 
  Argentina31
 
3 December 2016 – 14:22 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Japan14
 
  Argentina10
 
3 December 2016 – 09:52 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Samoa12
 
  Samoa27
 
3 December 2016 – 18:19 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Uganda19
 
  Samoa14
 
3 December 2016 – 10:14 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  United States28
 
  Kenya22
 
3 December 2016 – 14:44 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Canada14
 
  Kenya19
 
3 December 2016 – 10:36 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  United States21
 
  United States40
 
 
  Russia0
 

5th placeEdit

 
Semi-finals5th Place Final
 
      
 
3 December 2016 – 15:27 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
 
  France17
 
3 December 2016 – 18:44 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Scotland26
 
  Scotland12
 
3 December 2016 – 16:19 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Australia19
 
  Australia20
 
 
  New Zealand12
 

CupEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsCup Final
 
          
 
3 December 2016 – 11:00 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
 
  Fiji40
 
3 December 2016 – 16:41 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  France5
 
  Fiji31
 
3 December 2016 – 11:22 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  England12
 
  England24
 
3 December 2016 – 19:33 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Scotland21
 
  Fiji14
 
3 December 2016 – 11:44 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  South Africa26
 
  Australia12
 
3 December 2016 – 17:03 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Wales21
 
  Wales5
 
3 December 2016 – 12:06 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  South Africa36 Bronze Medal Match
 
  South Africa40
 
3 December 2016 – 19:08 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  New Zealand0
 
  England38
 
 
  Wales10
 

Tournament placingsEdit

Place  Team Points
    South Africa 22
    Fiji 19
    England 17
4   Wales 15
5   Australia 13
6   Scotland 12
7   France 10
  New Zealand 10
Place  Team Points
9   United States 8
10   Samoa 7
11   Kenya 5
  Argentina 5
13   Canada 3
14   Uganda 2
15   Japan 1
  Russia 1

Source: World Rugby (archived)

ReferencesEdit


World Sevens Series XVIII
Preceded by
None (first event)
2016 Dubai Sevens Succeeded by
2016 South Africa Sevens
Dubai Sevens
Preceded by
2015 Dubai Sevens
2016 Dubai Sevens Succeeded by
2017 Dubai Sevens