2018–19 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series
The 2018–19 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series was the seventh edition of the global circuit for women's national rugby sevens teams, organised by World Rugby. There were six tournament events scheduled on the 2018–19 circuit with twelve teams competing in each tournament. The series also, for the second time, doubled as an Olympic qualifier.
Women's Sevens Series VII
|Host nations|| United States |
United Arab Emirates
|Date||20 October 2018 – 16 June 2019|
The series was won by New Zealand who won four tour events on their way to claiming their fifth World Series title.
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 was determined by points gained from the standings across all events in the season.
The "core teams" qualified to participate in all series events for the 2018–19 series were:
One additional core team qualified through winning the 2018 Hong Kong Women's Sevens:
The twelfth team in each tournament is allocated based on performance in the respective continental competitions within Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, and the Americas.
There were six tournaments in 2018–19:
|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||New Zealand|
|Japan||Mikuni World Stadium||Kitakyushu||20–21 April 2019||Canada|
|Canada||Westhills Stadium||Langford (Victoria)||11–12 May 2019||New Zealand|
|France||Parc des Sports Aguiléra||Biarritz||15–16 June 2019||United States|
Official standings for the 2018–19 series:
|2018–19 World Rugby Women's Sevens|
|6||England [GB 1]||6||10||3||18||10||3||50|
|16||Papua New Guinea||–||–||1||–||–||–||1|
Source: World Rugby
Legend No colour Core team in 2018–19 and re-qualified as a core team for the 2019–20 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series Pink Relegated as the lowest placed core team at the end of the 2018–19 series Yellow Invitational team Qualified to the 2020 Olympic Sevens as one of the four highest placed eligible teams from the 2018–19 series.
Tallies of top four tournament placings during the 2018–19 series, by team:
|Cup||New Zealand||33–7||United States|| Canada (Bronze)|
|5th Place||Australia||21–19||Ireland|| Russia (7th)|
|Challenge Trophy||Spain||20–14||Fiji|| China (11th)|
|Cup||New Zealand||26–14||Canada|| Australia (Bronze)|
|5th Place||Russia||12–7||England|| France (7th)|
|Challenge Trophy||China||12–7||Spain|| Fiji (11th)|
|Cup||New Zealand||34–10||Australia|| United States (Bronze)|
|5th Place||Canada||19–17||France|| Russia (7th)|
|Challenge Trophy||Fiji||15–12||England|| China (11th)|
Papua New Guinea
|Cup||Canada||7–5||England|| United States (Bronze)|
|5th Place||New Zealand||34–26||Australia|| Ireland (7th)|
|Challenge Trophy||Fiji||41–12||Spain|| China (11th)|
|Cup||New Zealand||21-17||Australia|| United States (bronze)|
|5th Place||Canada||31-7||England|| Russia (7th)|
|Challenge Trophy||Fiji||26-19||China|| Ireland (11th)|
|Cup||United States||26-10||New Zealand|| Canada (bronze)|
|5th Place||Australia||24-10||France|| China (7th)|
|Challenge Trophy||Fiji||27-10||England|| Scotland (11th)|
Updated: 12 May 2019
Updated: 12 May 2019
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