2017 Hong Kong Sevens

The 2017 Hong Kong Sevens was the 42nd edition of the Hong Kong Sevens tournament, and the seventh tournament of the 2016–17 World Rugby Sevens Series. The tournament was played on 7–9 April 2017 at Hong Kong Stadium in Hong Kong.

2017 Hong Kong Sevens
Sevens World Series XVIII
Host nationHong Kong Hong Kong
Date7–9 April 2017
Cup
Champion Fiji
Runner-up South Africa
Third Australia
Challenge
Winner Scotland
Tournament details
Matches played45+25
Top try scorerUnited States Perry Baker (9)
2016
2018

England's Dan Norton scored his 245th career try during the tournament, breaking Kenya's Collins Injera's record of 244 career tries in the World Rugby Sevens Series.[1]

FormatEdit

As in the last tournament, there will be a main draw with the fifteen World Series core teams and one invited team, and a qualifying tournament featuring twelve teams, the winner of which will be given core status in the next series.

The teams were drawn into four pools of four teams each. Each team plays all the others in their pool once. 3, 2 or 1 points for a win, draw or loss. The top two teams from each pool advance to the Cup brackets. The bottom two teams go into the Challenge trophy brackets.

TeamsEdit

The main tournament will consist of the fifteen core teams and one invited team

Main drawEdit

World Series QualifierEdit

Teams will qualify for the World Series Qualifier tournament based on continental championships. The top two teams from each continent that are not already core teams will qualify.

Continental Sevens Championship Dates Venue(s) Berths Qualified
2016 Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series[2][3] 4 June-17 July 2016   Moscow,
  Exeter,
  Gdynia
2   Spain
  Germany
2016 Asia Rugby Sevens Series[4] 3 September-
16 October 2016
  Hong Kong,
  Incheon,
  Colombo
2   Hong Kong
  Sri Lanka
2016 Africa Cup Sevens[5] 24–25 September 2016   Nairobi 2   Namibia
  Uganda
2016 Oceania Sevens Championship[6] 11–12 November 2016   Suva 2   Papua New Guinea
  Tonga
2016 RAN Sevens[7] 12–13 November 2016   Port of Spain 2   Guyana
  Jamaica
2017 Sudamérica Rugby Sevens[8] 6–15 January 2017   Punta Del Este,
  Viña del Mar
2   Chile
  Uruguay
Total 12

Main drawEdit

Pool stageEdit

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

Pool AEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Australia 3 3 0 0 85 29 +56 9
  England 3 2 0 1 74 22 +52 7
  Samoa 3 1 0 2 51 45 +6 5
  South Korea 3 0 0 3 12 126 −114 3
7 April 2017
18:00
Australia   21–19   Samoa
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

7 April 2017
18:22
England   52–0   South Korea
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

8 April 2017
11:18
Australia   52–0   South Korea
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

8 April 2017
11:40
England   12–10   Samoa
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

8 April 2017
15:18
Samoa   22–12   South Korea
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

8 April 2017
15:40
England   10–12   Australia
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

Pool BEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  South Africa 3 3 0 0 78 27 +51 9
  Canada 3 2 0 1 52 54 −2 7
  Kenya 3 1 0 2 53 64 −11 5
  France 3 0 0 3 36 74 −38 3
7 April 2017
20:18
Canada   17–14   Kenya
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

7 April 2017
20:40
South Africa   17–10   France
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

8 April 2017
13:34
Canada   28–14   France
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

8 April 2017
13:56
South Africa   35–10   Kenya
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

8 April 2017
17:34
Kenya   29–12   France
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

8 April 2017
17:56
South Africa   26–7   Canada
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

Pool CEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Fiji 3 2 1 0 70 31 +39 8
  New Zealand 3 2 0 1 73 38 +35 7
  Wales 3 1 1 1 58 57 +1 6
  Japan 3 0 0 3 35 110 −75 3
7 April 2017
19:32
New Zealand   19–7   Wales
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

7 April 2017
19:54
Fiji   36–0   Japan
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

8 April 2017
12:50
New Zealand   40–14   Japan
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

8 April 2017
13:12
Fiji   17–17   Wales
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

8 April 2017
16:48
Wales   34–21   Japan
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

8 April 2017
17:12
Fiji   17–14   New Zealand
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

Pool DEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  United States 3 3 0 0 66 26 +40 9
  Argentina 3 2 0 1 44 59 −15 7
  Russia 3 1 0 2 33 36 −3 5
  Scotland 3 0 0 3 33 55 −22 3
7 April 2017
18:44
Argentina   22–14   Scotland
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

7 April 2017
19:08
United States   14–7   Russia
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

8 April 2017
12:02
Argentina   17–12   Russia
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

8 April 2017
12:26
United States   19–14   Scotland
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

8 April 2017
16:02
Scotland   5–14   Russia
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

8 April 2017
16:24
United States   33–5   Argentina
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

Knockout stageEdit

13th PlaceEdit

 
Semi-finals13th Place Final
 
      
 
9 April 2017 – 13:14 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 
  Samoa12
 
9 April 2017 – 17:00 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
  Wales26
 
  Wales21
 
9 April 2017 – 13:36 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
  Japan28
 
  South Korea7
 
 
  Japan36
 

Challenge TrophyEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsChallenge Trophy Final
 
          
 
9 April 2017 – 09:30 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 
  Samoa21
 
9 April 2017 – 13:58 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
  Scotland26
 
  Scotland21
 

9 April 2017 – 09:52 – Hong Kong Stadium

 
  France19
 
  Wales21
 
9 April 2017 – 17:30 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
  France28
 
  Scotland21
 
9 April 2017 – 10:14 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
  Kenya19
 
  Russia43
 
9 April 2017 – 14:22 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
  South Korea0
 
  Russia5
 
9 April 2017 – 10:36 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
  Kenya24
 
  Kenya24
 
 
  Japan17
 

5th PlaceEdit

 
Semi-finals5th Place Final
 
      
 
9 April 2017 – 14:47 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 
  Argentina20
 
9 April 2017 – 18:00 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
  Canada19
 
  Argentina7
 
9 April 2017 – 15:09 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
  New Zealand10
 
  England7
 
 
  New Zealand21
 

CupEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsCup Final
 
          
 
9 April 2017 – 10:58 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 
  Australia21
 
9 April 2017 – 15:31 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
  Argentina12
 
  Australia12
 
9 April 2017 – 11:20 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
  Fiji33
 
  Fiji29
 
9 April 2017 – 19:00 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
  Canada12
 
  Fiji22
 
9 April 2017 – 11:42 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
  South Africa0
 
  United States27
 
9 April 2017 – 15:53 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
  England7
 
  United States24
 
9 April 2017 – 12:06 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
  South Africa29 Bronze Medal Match
 
  South Africa21
 
9 April 2017 – 18:30 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
  New Zealand19
 
  Australia26
 
 
  United States19
 

Player scoringEdit

Most tries:

  1. Perry Baker (9)
  2. Joe Ravouvou (6)
  3. (Several players tied) (5)

Tournament placingsEdit

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

Source: World Rugby (archived)

World Series QualifierEdit

Pool stageEdit

Pool EEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Germany 3 3 0 0 79 33 +46 9
  Uganda 3 2 0 1 55 29 +26 7
  Tonga 3 1 0 2 35 58 −23 5
  Jamaica 3 0 0 3 22 71 −49 3
7 April 2017
12:44
Uganda   29–0   Tonga
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

7 April 2017
13:06
Germany   31–12   Jamaica
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

7 April 2017
15:40
Tonga   14–5   Jamaica
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

7 April 2017
16:04
Germany   24–0   Uganda
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

8 April 2017
09:44
Uganda   26–5   Jamaica
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

8 April 2017
10:06
Germany   24–21   Tonga
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

Pool FEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Chile 3 3 0 0 95 14 +81 9
  Hong Kong 3 2 0 1 53 43 +10 7
  Namibia 3 1 0 2 47 62 −15 5
  Sri Lanka 3 0 0 3 19 95 −76 3
7 April 2017
13:28
Chile   38–0   Sri Lanka
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

7 April 2017
13:50
Hong Kong   22–7   Namibia
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

7 April 2017
16:28
Chile   26–14   Namibia
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

7 April 2017
16:50
Hong Kong   31–5   Sri Lanka
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

8 April 2017
10:28
Sri Lanka   14–26   Namibia
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

8 April 2017
10:50
Hong Kong   0–31   Chile
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

Pool GEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Spain 3 3 0 0 98 5 +93 9
  Papua New Guinea 3 2 0 1 57 41 +16 7
  Uruguay 3 1 0 2 71 76 −5 5
  Guyana 3 0 0 3 24 128 −104 3
7 April 2017
12:00
Papua New Guinea   26–21   Uruguay
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

7 April 2017
12:22
Spain   47–5   Guyana
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

7 April 2017
14:56
Papua New Guinea   31–5   Guyana
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

7 April 2017
15:34
Spain   36–0   Uruguay
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

8 April 2017
09:00
Uruguay   50–14   Guyana
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

8 April 2017
09:22
Spain   15–0   Papua New Guinea
Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsWorld Series Qualifier Final
 
          
 
8 April 2017 – 18:20 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
 
  Chile21
 
9 April 2017 – 12:30 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
  Uruguay12
 
  Chile7
 
8 April 2017 – 18:44 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
  Germany19
 
  Germany14
 
9 April 2017 – 16:30 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
  Hong Kong7
 
  Germany7
 
8 April 2017 – 19:06 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
  Spain12
 
  Uganda10
 
9 April 2017 – 12:52 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
  Papua New Guinea14
 
  Papua New Guinea12
 
8 April 2017 – 19:28 – Hong Kong Stadium
 
  Spain21
 
  Spain33
 
 
  Namibia0
 

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hong Kong Sevens: England's Dan Norton breaks all-time try-scoring record
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "GB Sevens fixtures unveiled | Scottish Rugby Union". Scottishrugby.org. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Rugby Africa 2016 Fixtures" (PDF). Rugbyafrique.com. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Oceania: 2016 Oceania Rugby Sevens Championships". Oceaniarugby.com. 12 November 2016. Archived from the original on 10 November 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ Frankie Deges. "Argentina, primer campeón del #SudaméricaRugby7s | Sudamérica Rugby". Sudamericarugby.org. Archived from the original on 8 January 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017.

External linksEdit

World Sevens Series XVIII
Preceded by
2017 Canada Sevens
2017 Hong Kong Sevens Succeeded by
2017 Singapore Sevens
Hong Kong Sevens
Preceded by
2016 Hong Kong Sevens
2017 Hong Kong Sevens Succeeded by
2018 Hong Kong Sevens