2017 Dubai Sevens

The 2017 Dubai Sevens was the first tournament within the 2017–18 World Rugby Sevens Series. It was held over the weekend of 1–2 December 2017 at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[1]

2017 Dubai Sevens
Sevens World Series XIX
Host nationUnited Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Date1–2 December 2017
Cup
Champion South Africa
Runner-up New Zealand
Third England
Challenge Trophy
Winner France
Tournament details
Matches played45
Tries scored266 (average 5.911 per match)
Top point scorerScotland Darcy Graham (40)
England Dan Norton (40)
Uganda Solomon Okia (40)
Top try scorerScotland Darcy Graham (8)
England Dan Norton (8)
Uganda Solomon Okia (8)
2016
2018

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.

TeamsEdit

Fifteen core teams participate in the tournament along with one invited team, Uganda, the winner of the 2017 Africa Cup Sevens:[2]

Pool stageEdit

All times in UAE Standard Time (UTC+4:00)

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

Pool AEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  South Africa 3 3 0 0 95 15 +80 9
  Kenya 3 2 0 1 63 77 –14 7
  Canada 3 1 0 2 37 74 –37 5
  Uganda 3 0 0 3 41 70 –29 3

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  England 3 3 0 0 71 12 +59 9
  Scotland 3 2 0 1 50 64 –14 7
  Spain 3 1 0 2 35 66 –31 5
  France 3 0 0 3 38 52 –14 3

Pool CEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  Fiji 3 3 0 0 97 33 +64 9
  Australia 3 2 0 1 104 33 +71 7
  Wales 3 1 0 2 43 64 –21 5
  Russia 3 0 0 3 12 126 –114 3

Pool DEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 67 43 +24 9
  Samoa 3 2 0 1 60 50 +10 7
  Argentina 3 1 0 2 53 57 –4 5
  United States 3 0 0 3 40 70 –30 3

Knockout stageEdit

13th placeEdit

 
Semi-finals13th Place Final
 
      
 
2 December 2017 – 13:38 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
 
  United States21
 
2 December 2017 – 17:57 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Wales31
 
  Wales26
 
2 December 2017 – 14:00 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Uganda7
 
  Uganda17 (a.e.t.)
 
 
  Russia12
 

Challenge TrophyEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsChallenge Throphy Final
 
          
 
2 December 2017 – 09:30 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
 
  Canada10 (a.e.t.)
 
2 December 2017 – 14:22 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  United States5
 
  Canada21
 
2 December 2017 – 09:52 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  France28
 
  Wales17
 
2 December 2017 – 18:19 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  France24
 
  France21
 
2 December 2017 – 10:14 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Spain12
 
  Argentina26
 
2 December 2017 – 14:44 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Uganda7
 
  Argentina12
 
2 December 2017 – 10:36 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Spain14
 
  Spain31
 
 
  Russia0
 

5th placeEdit

 
Semi-finals5th Place Final
 
      
 
2 December 2017 – 15:35 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
 
  Samoa27 (a.e.t.)
 
2 December 2017 – 18:44 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Scotland22
 
  Samoa17
 
2 December 2017 – 15:57 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Australia22
 
  Kenya12
 
 
  Australia19
 

CupEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsCup Final
 
          
 
2 December 2017 – 11:00 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
 
  South Africa26
 
2 December 2017 – 16:19 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Samoa10
 
  South Africa12
 
2 December 2017 – 11:22 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Fiji7
 
  Fiji35
 
2 December 2017 – 19:33 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Scotland24
 
  South Africa24
 
2 December 2017 – 11:44 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  New Zealand12
 
  New Zealand14
 
2 December 2017 – 16:41 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Kenya12
 
  New Zealand14
 
2 December 2017 – 12:06 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  England5 Bronze Medal Match
 
  England26
 
2 December 2017 – 19:08 – The Sevens, Dubai
 
  Australia19
 
  Fiji21
 
 
  England28
 

Tournament placingsEdit

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

Source: World Rugby

PlayersEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Tries scored
Rank Player Tries
1   Dan Norton 8
  Darcy Graham 8
  Solomon Okia 8
4   Seabelo Senatla 7
  Tomi Lewis 7
Points scored
Rank Player Points
1   Dan Norton 40
2   Darcy Graham 40
3   Solomon Okia 40
  Tom Mitchell 37
5   Seabelo Senatla 35

Source: World Rugby

Dream TeamEdit

The following seven players were selected to the tournament Dream Team at the conclusion of the tournament:[3]

Forwards Backs
  Alamanda Motuga
  James Rodwell
  Kwagga Smith
  Seabelo Senatla
  Darcy Graham
  Cecil Afrika
  Joe Ravouvou

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series". World Rugby. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Draw made for first round of the Sevens Series in Dubai". World Rugby. 12 October 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Seven players make Dubai Dream Team". World Rugby. 3 December 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
World Sevens Series XIX
Preceded by
None (first event)
2017 Dubai Sevens Succeeded by
2017 South Africa Sevens
Dubai Sevens
Preceded by
2016 Dubai Sevens
2017 Dubai Sevens Succeeded by
2018 Dubai Sevens