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2018–19 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series

The 2018–19 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series is the seventh edition of the global circuit for women's national rugby sevens teams, organised by World Rugby. There are six tournament events scheduled on the 2018–19 circuit with twelve teams competing in each tournament. The series also, for the second time, doubles as an Olympic qualifier.

World Rugby
Women's Sevens Series VII
Host nations United States
 United Arab Emirates
 Australia
 Japan
 Canada
 France
Date20 October 2018 – 9 June 2019
Nations16 teams

Contents

FormatEdit

Twelve teams compete at each event. The top-ranked teams at each tournament play off for a Cup, with gold, silver and bronze medals also awarded to the first three teams. Lower-ranked teams at each tournament play off for a Challenge Trophy. The overall winner of the series is determined by points gained from the standings across all events in the season.

TeamsEdit

The "core teams" qualified to participate in all series events for the 2018–19 series are:

One additional core team qualified through winning the 2018 Hong Kong Women's Sevens:

EventsEdit

There are six tournaments in 2018–19:

2018–19 Itinerary
Leg Stadium City Dates Winner
United States Infinity Park Glendale (Denver) 20–21 October 2018   New Zealand
Dubai The Sevens Dubai 29–30 November 2018   New Zealand
Australia Spotless Stadium Sydney 1–3 February 2019
Japan Mikuni World Stadium Kitakyushu 20–21 April 2019
Canada Westhills Stadium Langford (Victoria) 11–12 May 2019
France Stade Jean-Bouin Paris 7–9 June 2019

StandingsEdit

Official standings for the 2018–19 series:

2018–19 World Rugby Women's Sevens
Series VII
Pos
Event 
Team
 
Glendale
 
Dubai
 
Sydney
 
Kitakyushu
 
Langford
 
Paris
Points
total
1   New Zealand 20 20 40
2   Canada 16 18 34
3   United States 18 14 32
4   Australia 12 16 28
5   France 14 8 22
6   Russia 8 12 20
7   Ireland 10 6 16
8   England[a 1] 6 10 16
9   Spain 4 3 7
10   China 2 4 6
11   Fiji 3 2 5
12   Kenya 1 1
13   Mexico 1 1

Source: World Rugby

Legend
Green Qualified to the 2020 Olympic Sevens as one of the four highest placed eligible teams from the 2018–19 series.[2]
Pink Relegated as the lowest placed core team at the end of the 2018–19 series
Yellow Invitational team
  1. ^ By agreement between the three unions on the island of Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales), England represents Great Britain in qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Sevens.[1] The final make-up of the Great Britain women's team will be determined by the British Olympic Association.

Placings summaryEdit

Tallies of top four tournament placings during the 2018–19 series, by team:

Team   Gold   Silver   Bronze Fourth Total
  New Zealand 2 2
  Canada 1 1 2
  United States 1 1 2
  Australia 1 1
  France 1 1
Totals 2 2 2 2 8

TournamentsEdit

GlendaleEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup   New Zealand 33–7   United States   Canada (Bronze)
  France
5th Place   Australia 21–19   Ireland   Russia (7th)
  England
Challenge Trophy   Spain 20–14   Fiji   China (11th)
  Mexico

DubaiEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup   New Zealand 26–14   Canada   Australia (Bronze)
  United States
5th Place   Russia 12–7   England   France (7th)
  Ireland
Challenge Trophy   China 12–7   Spain   Fiji (11th)
  Kenya

SydneyEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup
5th Place
Challenge Trophy

KitakyushuEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup
5th Place
Challenge Trophy

LangfordEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup
5th Place
Challenge Trophy

ParisEdit

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup
5th Place
Challenge Trophy

PlayersEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Tries scored
Rank Player Tries
1   Michaela Blyde 13
2   Bianca Farella 12
3   Ilona Maher 10
  Portia Woodman
5   Amee-Leigh Murphy-Crowe 9
Points scored
Rank Player Points
1   Ghislaine Landry 73
2   Tyla Nathan-Wong 70
3   Michaela Blyde 65
2   Bianca Farella 60
5   Lucy Mulhall 57

Updated: 30 November 2018

AwardsEdit

Updated: 30 November 2018

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Sevens Olympic pathway confirmed for 2020". England Rugby. 17 September 2018. Archived from the original on 12 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Olympic qualification pathway for rugby sevens confirmed for Tokyo 2020". World Rugby. 17 September 2018. Archived from the original on 20 November 2018.