2017 Sydney Sevens

The 2017 Sydney Sevens was the fourteenth edition of the Australian Sevens tournament, the second of which to be held in Sydney, and the fourth tournament of the 2016–17 World Rugby Sevens Series. The tournament was played on 4–5 February 2017 at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

2017 Sydney Sevens
Sevens World Series XVIII
Host nationAustralia Australia
Date4–5 February 2017
Cup
Champion South Africa
Runner-up England
Third New Zealand
Challenge
Winner Russia
Tournament details
Matches played45 top point scorer =
2016
2018

FormatEdit

The teams were drawn into four pools of four teams each. Each team played all the others in their pool once. The top two teams from each pool advanced to the Cup quarter finals. The bottom two teams from each group advanced to the Challenge Trophy quarter finals.

TeamsEdit

The fifteen core teams were joined by Papua New Guinea, who qualified via the 2016 Oceania Sevens,[1] for this tournament.

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
  England 3 3 0 0 66 27 +39 9
  South Africa 3 2 0 1 61 28 +33 7
  Kenya 3 1 0 2 36 45 −9 5
  Japan 3 0 0 3 12 75 −63 3
4 February 2017
09:58
England   19–12   Kenya

4 February 2017
10:20
South Africa   32–0   Japan

4 February 2017
13:53
England   26–0   Japan

4 February 2017
14:15
South Africa   14–7   Kenya

4 February 2017
18:51
Kenya   17–12   Japan

4 February 2017
19:13
South Africa   15–21   England

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  Wales 3 2 1 0 49 34 +15 8
  Fiji 3 2 0 1 86 35 +51 7
  France 3 1 0 2 36 59 −23 5
  Samoa 3 0 1 2 21 64 −43 4
4 February 2017
09:14
France   12–14   Wales

4 February 2017
09:36
Fiji   40–0   Samoa

4 February 2017
12:20
France   17–14   Samoa

4 February 2017
12:42
Fiji   15–28   Wales

4 February 2017
18:07
Wales   7–7   Samoa

4 February 2017
18:29
Fiji   31–7   France

Pool CEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 72 28 +43 9
  Australia 3 2 0 1 83 47 +36 7
  Scotland 3 1 0 2 47 69 −22 5
  Papua New Guinea 3 0 0 3 26 83 −57 3
4 February 2017
10:42
New Zealand   26–14   Australia

4 February 2017
11:04
Scotland   26–12   Papua New Guinea

4 February 2017
14:37
New Zealand   31–7   Papua New Guinea

4 February 2017
14:59
Scotland   14–43   Australia

4 February 2017
19:35
Australia   26–7   Papua New Guinea

4 February 2017
19:57
Scotland   7–14   New Zealand

Pool DEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 3 2 0 1 67 55 +12 7
  Argentina 3 1 1 1 57 53 +4 6
  Canada 3 1 1 1 48 55 −7 6
  Russia 3 1 0 2 38 47 −9 5
4 February 2017
08:30
Argentina   19–22   United States

4 February 2017
08:52
Canada   12–7   Russia

4 February 2017
11:36
Argentina   21–14   Russia

4 February 2017
11:58
Canada   19–31   United States

4 February 2017
17:23
United States   14–17   Russia

4 February 2017
17:45
Canada   17–17   Argentina

Knockout stageEdit

13th placeEdit

 
Semi-finals13th Place Final
 
      
 
5 February 2017 – 13:41 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 
  Kenya19
 
5 February 2017 – 16:57 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
  Scotland14
 
  Kenya5
 
5 February 2017 – 14:03 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
  Canada10
 
  Canada33
 
 
  Papua New Guinea20
 

Challenge TrophyEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsThirteenth Place Final
 
          
 
5 February 2017 – 10:30 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 
  Kenya0
 
5 February 2017 – 14:25 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
  Russia22
 
  Russia17
 
5 February 2017 – 10:52 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
  Samoa12
 
  Scotland14
 
5 February 2017 – 17:24 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
  Samoa21
 
  Russia26
 
5 February 2017 – 11:14 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
  France0
 
  Canada7
 
5 February 2017 – 14:47 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
  Japan19
 
  Japan12
 
5 February 2017 – 11:36 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
  France19
 
  France17
 
 
  Papua New Guinea0
 

5th placeEdit

 
Semi-finals5th Place Final
 
      
 
5 February 2017 – 15:09 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 
  Argentina21
 
5 February 2017 – 17:57 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
  Fiji38
 
  Fiji35
 
5 February 2017 – 15:31 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
  United States12
 
  United States19
 
 
  Wales10
 

CupEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsCup Final
 
          
 
5 February 2017 – 11:58 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
 
  England24
 
5 February 2017 – 15:53 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
  Argentina7
 
  England12
 
5 February 2017 – 12:20 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
  New Zealand5
 
  New Zealand24
 
5 February 2017 – 18:51 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
  Fiji21
 
  England14
 
5 February 2017 – 12:42 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
  South Africa29
 
  United States10
 
5 February 2017 – 16:15 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
  South Africa21
 
  South Africa26
 
5 February 2017 – 13:04 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
  Australia12 Bronze Medal Match
 
  Wales0
 
5 February 2017 – 18:24 – Sydney Football Stadium
 
  Australia26
 
  New Zealand29
 
 
  Australia14
 

Tournament placingsEdit

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

Source: World Rugby (archived)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Olympic champions take Oceania Rugby honours. World Rugby. 12 November 2017.


World Sevens Series XVIII
Preceded by
2017 Wellington Sevens
2017 Sydney Sevens Succeeded by
2017 USA Sevens
Australian Sevens
Preceded by
2016 Sydney Sevens
2017 Sydney Sevens Succeeded by
2018 Sydney Sevens