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2017–18 World Rugby Sevens Series

The 2017–18 World Rugby Sevens Series, known for sponsorship reasons as the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, was the 19th annual series of rugby sevens tournaments for national men's rugby sevens teams. The Sevens Series has been run by World Rugby since 1999–2000.

2017–18 World Rugby Sevens
Series XIX
Host nations
Date1 Dec 2017 – 10 Jun 2018
Nations21
Final positions
Champions South Africa
Runners-up Fiji
Third New Zealand
Series details
Top point scorer Nathan Hirayama (334)
Top try scorer Carlin Isles (49)

Contents

Core teamsEdit

Tour venuesEdit

The official schedule for the 2017–18 World Rugby Sevens Series is:[2]

2017–18 Venues
Leg Stadium City Dates Winner
Dubai The Sevens Dubai 1–2 December 2017   South Africa
South Africa Cape Town Stadium Cape Town 9–10 December 2017   New Zealand
Australia Allianz Stadium Sydney 26–28 January 2018   Australia
New Zealand FMG Stadium Waikato Hamilton 3–4 February 2018   Fiji
United States Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas 2–4 March 2018   United States
Canada BC Place Vancouver 10–11 March 2018   Fiji
Hong Kong Hong Kong Stadium Hong Kong 6–8 April 2018   Fiji
Singapore National Stadium Singapore 28–29 April 2018   Fiji
England Twickenham Stadium London 2–3 June 2018   Fiji
France Stade Jean-Bouin Paris 8–10 June 2018   South Africa

There were several significant changes to the schedule:

  • The New Zealand event moved from Wellington, which had hosted an event in every previous season of the series, to Hamilton.
  • The Australia and New Zealand events will swap places in the tournament order.
  • The schedule includes a break for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which will hold its sevens tournament on 14–15 April at Gold Coast.
  • The Paris and London Sevens, which swapped places in the season order, will take place several weeks later than usual in order to provide more rest for players, many of whom will have been involved in the Commonwealth Games.

StandingsEdit

Official standings for the 2017–18 series:

2017–18 World Rugby Sevens
Series XIX
 
Pos
Event 
Team
 
Dubai
 
Cape Town
 
Sydney
 
Hamil­ton
 
Las Vegas
 
Van­couver
 
Hong Kong
 
Singa­pore
 
London
 
Paris
Points
total
1   South Africa 22 17 19 19 15 17 17 15 19 22 182
2   Fiji 15 13 12 22 17 22 22 22 22 13 180
3   New Zealand 19 22 13 15 13 10 15 13 13 17 150
4   Australia 13 8 22 17 12 12 5 19 10 5 123
5   England 17 10 10 10 10 13 1 17 15 19 122
6   United States 1 12 15 8 22 15 12 8 12 12 117
7   Argentina 5 19 17 7 19 10 13 2 5 8 105
8   Kenya 10 3 10 12 10 19 19 10 8 3 104
9   Canada 5 15 3 5 7 2 7 7 10 15 76
10   Samoa 12 5 5 13 3 3 2 12 3 1 59
11   Spain 7 7 1 1 2 7 10 10 1 10 56
12   Scotland 10 1 2 10 5 8 10 5 2 2 55
13   France 8 10 8 3 8 1 8 1 1 5 53
14   Wales 3 5 7 2 5 5 3 5 7 7 49
15   Ireland 17 10 27
16   Russia 1 1 5 1 1 5 5 1 5 1 26
17   Papua New Guinea 1 5 6
18   Uganda 2 2 4
19   Japan 3 3
20   Uruguay 1 1 2
21   South Korea 1 1

Source: World Rugby. Archived [3]

Legend
No colour Core team in 2017–18 and re-qualified as a core team for the 2018–19 World Rugby Sevens Series
Pink Relegated as the lowest placed core team at the end of the 2017–18 season
Yellow Not a core team

Placings summaryEdit

Tallies of top four tournament placings during the 2017–18 series, by team:

Team Gold Silver Bronze Fourth Total
  Fiji 5 1 1 7
  South Africa 2 3 3 2 10
  New Zealand 1 1 1 2 5
  Australia 1 1 1 3
  United States 1 2 3
  Argentina 2 1 3
  Kenya 2 2
  England 1 2 1 4
  Ireland 1 1
  Canada 2 2
Totals 10 10 10 10 40

PlayersEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

AwardsEdit

Updated: 5 June 2018

Player of the final award
Tour Leg Winner Ref.
Dubai   Kwagga Smith [13]
Cape Town   Joe Ravouvou [14]
Sydney   Lachlan Anderson [15]
Hamilton   Alasio Naduva [16]
Las Vegas   Danny Barrett [17]
Vancouver   Sevuloni Mocenacagi [18]
Hong Kong   Amenoni Nasilasila [19]
Singapore   Waisea Nacuqu [20]
London   Semi Radradra [21]
Paris   Dewald Human

Updated: 5 June 2018

TournamentsEdit

DubaiEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup   South Africa 24–12   New Zealand   England (Bronze)
  Fiji
5th Place   Australia 22–17   Samoa   Kenya
  Scotland
Challenge Trophy   France 21–12   Spain   Argentina
  Canada
13th Place   Wales 26–7   Uganda   Russia
  United States

Cape TownEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup   New Zealand 38–14   Argentina   South Africa (Bronze)
  Canada
5th Place   Fiji 26–12   United States   England
  France
Challenge Trophy   Australia 26–7   Spain   Samoa
  Wales
13th Place   Kenya 24–14   Uganda   Russia
  Scotland

SydneyEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup   Australia 29–0   South Africa   Argentina (Bronze)
  United States
5th Place   New Zealand 31–7   Fiji   England
  Kenya
Challenge Trophy   France 29–12   Wales   Russia
  Samoa
13th Place   Canada 14–12   Scotland   Papua New Guinea
  Spain

HamiltonEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup   Fiji 24–17   South Africa   Australia (Bronze)
  New Zealand
5th Place   Samoa 19–15   Kenya   Scotland
  England
Challenge Trophy   United States 31–12   Argentina   Canada
  Papua New Guinea
13th Place   France 19–17   Wales   Russia
  Spain

Las VegasEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup   United States 28–0   Argentina   Fiji (Bronze)
  South Africa
5th Place   New Zealand 17–12
(a.e.t.)
  Australia   England
  Kenya
Challenge Trophy   France 26–19   Canada   Scotland
  Wales
13th Place   Samoa 28–7   Spain   Russia
  Uruguay

VancouverEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup   Fiji 31–12   Kenya   South Africa (Bronze)
  United States
5th Place   England 31–14   Australia   Argentina
  New Zealand
Challenge Trophy   Scotland 29–5   Spain   Russia
  Wales
13th Place   Samoa 21–10   Canada   France
  Uruguay

Hong KongEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup   Fiji 24–12   Kenya   South Africa (Bronze)
  New Zealand
5th Place   Argentina 14–12   United States   Spain
  Scotland
Challenge Trophy   France 33–7   Canada   Australia
  Russia
13th Place   Wales 33–5   Samoa   England
  South Korea
World Series Qualifier   Japan 19–14   Germany   Chile
  Ireland

SingaporeEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup   Fiji 28–22   Australia   England (Bronze)
  South Africa
5th Place   New Zealand 36–17   Samoa   Kenya
  Spain
Challenge Trophy   United States 26–12   Canada   Scotland
  Wales
13th Place   Japan 31–24   Argentina   France
  Russia

LondonEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup   Fiji 21-17   South Africa   Ireland (Bronze)
  England
5th Place   New Zealand 26-5   United States   Australia
  Canada
Challenge Trophy   Kenya 33-19   Wales   Argentina
  Russia
13th Place   Samoa 34-10   Scotland   France
  Spain

ParisEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup   South Africa 24–14   England   New Zealand
(Bronze)
  Canada
5th Place   Fiji 28–7   United States   Ireland
  Spain
Challenge Trophy   Argentina 33–26   Wales   Australia
  France
13th Place   Kenya 21–20   Scotland   Russia
  Samoa

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fiji win Hong Kong Sevens in style" (Press release). World Rugby. 9 April 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017. Meanwhile, Spain secured their spot on next season's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series after beating Germany 12-7 in the World Rugby series qualifier final at the Hong Kong stadium.
  2. ^ "Dates confirmed for HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2017-18" (Press release). World Rugby. 21 May 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  3. ^ "HSBC Sevens World Series Standings". World Rugby. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Joint honours for DHL Impact Player in Dubai". World Rugby. 3 December 2017.
  5. ^ "O'Donnell takes DHL Impact Player award in Sydney". World Rugby. 30 January 2018.
  6. ^ "O'Donnell takes DHL Impact Player award in Sydney". World Rugby. 30 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Senatla picks up DHL Impact Player in Hamilton". World Rugby. 6 February 2018.
  8. ^ "O'Donnell takes home DHL Impact Player award in Las Vegas". World Rugby. 6 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Bryce wins DHL Impact Player in Vancouver". World Rugby. 14 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Eroni Sau is the DHL Impact Player in Hong Kong". World Rugby. 9 April 2018.
  11. ^ "O'Donnell wins DHL Impact Player award in Singapore". World Rugby. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Four-way tie for DHL Impact Player in London". World Rugby. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Blitzboks beat New Zealand to win the Dubai Sevens". timeslive.co.za. 2 December 2017.
  14. ^ "Ravouvou awarded HSBC Player of the Final in Cape Town". World Rugby. 11 December 2017.
  15. ^ "Anderson awarded HSBC Player of the Final in Sydney". World Rugby. 29 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Naduva named HSBC Player of the Final for Hamilton". World Rugby. 5 February 2018.
  17. ^ "Barrett awarded HSBC Player of the Final for Las Vegas". World Rugby. 7 March 2018.
  18. ^ "Mocenacagi claims HSBC Player of the Final for Vancouver". World Rugby. 13 March 2018.
  19. ^ "Nasilasila takes home HSBC Player of the Final award". World Rugby. 9 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Waisea Nacuqu wins HSBC Player of the Final in Singapore". World Rugby. 1 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Fiji's Radradra scoops HSBC Player of the Final in London". World Rugby. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.

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