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The 2018 Dubai Sevens is the twentieth edition of the Dubai Sevens tournament. It was the first tournament within the 2018–19 World Rugby Sevens Series. It was held on 30 November–1 December 2018 at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[1]

2018 Dubai Sevens
Sevens World Series XX
Host nation United Arab Emirates
Date30 November–1 December 2018
Cup
Champion New Zealand
Runner-up United States
Third England
Challenge Trophy
Winner Samoa
Tournament details
Matches played45
Tries scored278 (average 6.178 per match)
Top point scorer John Porch (54)
Top try scorer Marcos Moroni (7)
2017
2019

Contents

FormatEdit

The sixteen 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 are participating in the tournament along with one invited team, 2018 Africa Men's Sevens winners Zimbabwe:

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 2 0 1 62 29 33 7
  Argentina 3 2 0 1 58 52 6 7
  Samoa 3 2 0 1 50 53 −3 7
  Zimbabwe 3 0 0 3 34 70 −36 3
30 November
10:30
Argentina   19–21   Samoa

30 November
10:52
South Africa   31–0   Zimbabwe
The Sevens, Dubai
Referee: Matt Rodden (Hong Kong)

30 November
14:14
Argentina   22–19   Zimbabwe
The Sevens, Dubai
Referee: Jérémy Rozier (France)

30 November
14:36
South Africa   19–12   Samoa
The Sevens, Dubai
Referee: Damián Schneider (Argentina)

30 November
19:31
Samoa   17–15   Zimbabwe

30 November
19:53
South Africa   12–17   Argentina

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  Fiji 3 3 0 0 105 31 74 9
  Scotland 3 1 1 1 68 49 19 6
  France 3 1 1 1 35 72 −37 6
  Kenya 3 0 0 3 43 99 −56 3
30 November
9:44
Kenya   14–35   Scotland
The Sevens, Dubai
Referee: Paulo Duarte (Portugal)

30 November
10:06
Fiji   41–0   France
The Sevens, Dubai
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)

30 November
12:44
Kenya   17–21   France

30 November
13:06
Fiji   21–19   Scotland

30 November
18:44
Scotland   14–14   France
The Sevens, Dubai
Referee: Damián Schneider (Argentina)

30 November
19:06
Fiji   43–12   Kenya
The Sevens, Dubai
Referee: Jérémy Rozier (France)

Pool CEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 80 31 49 9
  United States 3 2 0 1 69 36 33 7
  Spain 3 1 0 2 52 64 −12 5
  Wales 3 0 0 3 26 96 −70 3
30 November
9:00
United States   29–0   Spain

30 November
9:22
New Zealand   28–7   Wales

30 November
12:00
United States   33–12   Wales
The Sevens, Dubai
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)

30 November
12:22
New Zealand   28–17   Spain
The Sevens, Dubai
Referee: Paulo Duarte (Portugal)

30 November
18:00
Spain   35–7   Wales
The Sevens, Dubai
Referee: Matt Rodden (Hong Kong)

30 November
18:22
New Zealand   24–7   United States

Pool DEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  Australia 3 3 0 0 96 38 58 9
  England 3 2 0 1 76 41 35 7
  Canada 3 1 0 2 58 64 −6 5
  Japan 3 0 0 3 14 101 –87 3
30 November
11:14
England   26–12   Canada
The Sevens, Dubai
Referee: Jérémy Rozier (France)

30 November
11:36
Australia   43–0   Japan
The Sevens, Dubai
Referee: Damián Schneider (Argentina)

30 November
14:58
England   31–7   Japan
The Sevens, Dubai
Referee: Matt Rodden (Hong Kong)

30 November
15:20
Australia   31–19   Canada

30 November
20:15
Canada   27–7   Japan
The Sevens, Dubai
Referee: Paulo Duarte (Portugal)

30 November
20:37
Australia   22–19   England
The Sevens, Dubai
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)

Knockout stageEdit

Thirteenth placeEdit

 
Semi-finalsThirteenth place
 
      
 
1 December – 13:38 – The Sevens
 
 
  Japan26
 
1 December – 17:53 – The Sevens
 
  Kenya19
 
  Japan7
 
1 December – 14:00 – The Sevens
 
  Wales31
 
  Zimbabwe10
 
 
  Wales14
 

Challenge TrophyEdit

 
Quarter-finalsChallenge Trophy FinalFinal
 
          
 
1 December – 9:30 – The Sevens
 
 
  Samoa40
 
1 December – 14:22 – The Sevens
 
  Japan12
 
  Samoa26
 
1 December – 9:52 – The Sevens
 
  Spain22
 
  Spain26
 
1 December – 18:15 – The Sevens
 
  Kenya19
 
  Samoa33
 
1 December – 10:14 – The Sevens
 
  France24
 
  Canada38
 
1 December – 14:44 – The Sevens
 
  Zimbabwe5
 
  Canada12
 
1 December – 10:36 – The Sevens
 
  France28
 
  France38
 
 
  Wales17
 

Fifth placeEdit

 
Semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
1 December – 15:33 – The Sevens
 
 
  South Africa29
 
1 December – 18:40 – The Sevens
 
  Scotland0
 
  South Africa19
 
1 December – 15:55 – The Sevens
 
  Fiji24
 
  Argentina21
 
 
  Fiji31
 

CupEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsCup Final
 
          
 
1 December– 11:00 – The Sevens
 
 
  South Africa5
 
1 December– 16:17 – The Sevens
 
  England22
 
  England5
 
1 December– 11:22 – The Sevens
 
  New Zealand7
 
  New Zealand21
 
1 December– 19:29 – The Sevens
 
  Scotland7
 
  New Zealand21
 
1 December– 11:44 – The Sevens
 
  United States5
 
  Australia38
 
1 December– 16:39 – The Sevens
 
  Argentina0
 
  Australia17
 
1 December– 12:06 – The Sevens
 
  United States22 Third place
 
  Fiji12
 
1 December– 19:04 – The Sevens
 
  United States24
 
  England15
 
 
  Australia14
 

Tournament placingsEdit

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

Source: World Rugby

PlayersEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Tries scored
Rank Player Tries
1   Marcos Moroni 7
2   Alamanda Motuga 6
  John Porch
  Muller Du Plessis
  Perry Baker
Points scored
Rank Player Points
1   John Porch 54
2   Andrew Knewstubb 52
3   Tom Mitchell 41
4   Luke Treharne 35
5   Katsuyuki Sakai 32

Source: World Rugby

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Men's and women's match schedule confirmed for Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens 2018". World Rugby. 6 November 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.

External linksEdit

World Sevens Series XX
Preceded by
None (first event)
2018 Dubai Sevens Succeeded by
2018 South Africa Sevens
Dubai Sevens
Preceded by
2017 Dubai Sevens
2018 Dubai Sevens Succeeded by
2019 Dubai Sevens