2016 Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Grand Prix Series

The 2016 Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Grand Prix Series was the top level of international women's rugby sevens competitions organised by Rugby Europe during 2016. The series featured two tournaments, one hosted in Kazan and one hosted in Malemort. In preparation for 2016 Summer Olympics, England and Wales were replaced by two Great Britain representative teams, the Lions and the Royals. France won the Kazan tournament while Russia won the Malemort tournament. Russia won the overall championship. Finland and Ukraine were relegated to the 2017 Trophy series. [1][2]

2016 Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Grand Prix Series
Hosts Russia
 France
Nations12
Final positions
Champions Russia
Runners-up France
Third Ireland
2015
2017

KazanEdit

Kazan Tournament
Host nation  Russia
Date11–12 June 2016
Cup
Champion  France
Runner-up  Russia
Third  Great Britain Lions
Plate
Winner  Great Britain Royals
Runner-up  Spain
Bowl
Winner  Italy
Runner-up  Belgium
2015
2017











Pool stagesEdit

Pool AEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  France 3 3 0 0 117 17 +100 9
  Great Britain Royals 3 2 0 1 70 41 +29 7
  Netherlands 3 1 0 2 46 61 -15 5
  Finland 3 0 0 3 7 121 -114 3

Pool BEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Russia 3 3 0 0 109 5 +104 9
  Ireland 3 2 0 1 48 36 +12 7
  Italy 3 1 0 2 24 76 -52 5
  Belgium 3 0 0 3 26 90 -64 3

Pool CEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Great Britain Lions 3 3 0 0 152 0 +152 9
  Spain 3 2 0 1 60 78 -18 7
  Portugal 3 1 0 2 45 59 -14 5
  Ukraine 3 0 0 3 14 134 -120 3

Knockout stageEdit

BowlEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
12 June 2016 – 9:28
 
 
  Italy15
 
12 June 2016 – 13:05
 
  Ukraine12
 
  Italy19
 
12 June 2016 – 9:50
 
  Belgium0
 
  Belgium31
 
 
  Finland12
 
Third place
 
 
12 June 2016 – 12:43
 
 
  Ukraine19
 
 
  Finland0

PlateEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
12 June 2016 – 8:00
 
 
  France17
 
12 June 2016 – 11:15
 
  Netherlands0
 
  Netherlands17
 
12 June 2016 – 9:06
 
  Spain22
 
  Ireland19
 
12 June 2016 – 14:24
 
  Spain10
 
  Spain0
 
12 June 2016 – 8:22
 
  Great Britain Royals44
 
  Russia28
 
12 June 2016 – 11:37
 
  Portugal5
 
  Portugal0
 
12 June 2016 – 8:44
 
  Great Britain Royals36 Third place
 
  Great Britain Lions24
 
12 June 2016 – 14:02
 
  Great Britain Royals5
 
  Netherlands12
 
 
  Portugal7
 

CupEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
12 June 2016 – 8:00
 
 
  France17
 
12 June 2016 – 11:59
 
  Netherlands0
 
  France28
 
12 June 2016 – 9:06
 
  Ireland12
 
  Ireland19
 
12 June 2016 – 14:52
 
  Spain10
 
  France22
 
12 June 2016 – 8:22
 
  Russia12
 
  Russia28
 
12 June 2016 – 12:21
 
  Portugal5
 
  Russia19
 
12 June 2016 – 8:44
 
  Great Britain Lions17 Third place
 
  Great Britain Lions24
 
12 June 2016 – 15:14
 
  Great Britain Royals5
 
  Ireland0
 
 
  Great Britain Lions32
 

MalemortEdit

Malemort Tournament
Host nation  France
Date24–25 September 2016
Cup
Champion  Russia
Runner-up  France
Third  Great Britain Lions
Plate
Winner  Netherlands
Runner-up  Great Britain Royals
Bowl
Winner  Italy
Runner-up  Finland
2015
2017













Pool stagesEdit

Pool AEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  France 3 3 0 0 112 14 +98 9
  Spain 3 2 0 1 55 33 +22 7
  Netherlands 3 1 0 2 43 45 -2 5
  Finland 3 0 0 3 0 118 -118 3

Pool BEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Russia 3 3 0 0 148 0 +148 9
  Great Britain Royals 3 2 0 1 56 43 +13 7
  Portugal 3 1 0 2 24 99 -75 5
  Ukraine 3 0 0 3 26 112 -86 3

Pool CEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Ireland 3 2 1 0 51 22 +29 8
  Great Britain Lions 3 2 0 1 40 51 -11 7
  Belgium 3 1 0 2 24 38 -14 5
  Italy 3 0 1 2 29 33 -4 4

Knockout stageEdit

BowlEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
25 September 2016 – 11:28
 
 
  Portugal12
 
25 September 2016 – 15:05
 
  Finland19
 
  Finland0
 
25 September 2016 – 11:50
 
  Italy34
 
  Italy14
 
 
  Ukraine7
 
Third place
 
 
25 September 2016 – 14:43
 
 
  Portugal22
 
 
  Ukraine5

PlateEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
25 September 2016 – 10:00
 
 
  France31
 
25 September 2016 – 13:15
 
  Belgium7
 
  Belgium7
 
25 September 2016 – 11:06
 
  Great Britain Royals29
 
  Great Britain Royals5
 
25 September 2016 – 16:24
 
  Great Britain Lions14
 
  Great Britain Royals0
 
25 September 2016 – 10:22
 
  Netherlands10
 
  Russia21
 
25 September 2016 – 13:37
 
  Netherlands0
 
  Netherlands24
 
25 September 2016 – 10:44
 
  Spain5 Third place
 
  Ireland26
 
25 September 2016 – 16:02
 
  Spain0
 
  Belgium14
 
 
  Spain19
 

CupEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
25 September 2016 – 10:00
 
 
  France31
 
25 September 2016 – 13:59
 
  Belgium7
 
  France22
 
25 September 2016 – 11:06
 
  Great Britain Lions19
 
  Great Britain Royals5
 
25 September 2016 – 17:14
 
  Great Britain Lions14
 
  France5
 
25 September 2016 – 10:22
 
  Russia26
 
  Russia21
 
25 September 2016 – 14:21
 
  Netherlands0
 
  Russia27
 
25 September 2016 – 10:44
 
  Ireland5 Third place
 
  Ireland26
 
25 September 2016 – 16:52
 
  Spain0
 
  Great Britain Lions12
 
 
  Ireland5
 

Final standingsEdit

Date Venue Winner Runner-up Third
11–12 June   Kazan   France   Russia   Great Britain Lions
24–25 September   Malemort   Russia   France   Great Britain Lions

The three highest teams who did not already have core team status during the 2016–17 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series qualified for the 2017 Hong Kong Women's Sevens, which in turn was a qualifying event for promotion to core team status on the 2017–18 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series.

Legend
Winner
Qualified for the 2017 Hong Kong Women's Sevens
Relegated to 2017 Trophy series
Rank Team Kazan Malemort Points
    Russia 18 20 38
    France 20 18 38
-   Great Britain Lions [Note 1] 16 16 32
    Ireland 14 14 28
-   Great Britain Royals [Note 1] 12 10 22
4   Netherlands 8 12 20
5   Spain 10 8 18
6   Belgium 3 6 9
7   Italy 4 4 8
7   Portugal 6 2 8
9   Finland 1 3 4
10   Ukraine 2 1 3
Notes
  • ^1 The two Great Britain representative teams, the Lions and the Royals were not included in the official ranking.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "GB Sevens fixtures unveiled". www.scottishrugby.org. 8 April 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Rugby Europe Women Sevens Grand Prix – Malemort (FR)". 4theloveofsport.co.uk. 24 September 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2018.