2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens – Men's tournament

The men's tournament in the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens was held at AT&T Park in San Francisco. New Zealand won the tournament and took home the Melrose Cup by defeating England 33–12 in the final; South Africa won the bronze by deafeating Fiji 24—19. The tournament was dominated by the World Series core teams, which accounted for all eight of the teams that reached the quarterfinals. Ireland was the highest placed non core team in ninth, notching wins against core teams Kenya, Wales, and Australia.

2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens – Men's tournament
Tournament details
VenueAT&T Park
Dates20 – 22 July
No. of nations24
Champions Gold medal blank.svg New Zealand
Tournament statistics
Matches played52
Tries scored344 (average 6.62 per match)
Top scorer(s) Emmanuel Guise (37)
Most tries Joe Ravouvou (6)
Siviwe Soyizwapi (6)

The top point scorer was Papua New Guinea’s Emmanuel Guise with 37 points. The joint top try scorers were New Zealand’s Joe Ravouvou and South Africa’s Siviwe Soyizwapi with 6 each.

FormatEdit

Unlike previous editions, the tournament will be played for the first time in a knock-out only format.

  • Teams in the Championship Cup will compete for the Melrose Cup and Bronze medals.
  • Losing teams in the Championship Cup Quarter-finals will compete for 5th Place.
  • Losing teams in the Championship Cup Round of 16 (second round) will compete for the Challenge Trophy.
  • Losing teams in the Championship Cup Pre-round of 16 (first round) will compete for the Bowl.
  • Losing teams in the Challenge Trophy Quarter-finals will compete for 13th Place.
  • Losing teams in the Bowl Quarter-finals will compete for 21st Place.
  • Teams entering in the Pre-round of 16 (first round) in the Championship Cup will play a minimum of four matches and a maximum of five matches.
  • Teams entering in the Round of 16 (second round) in the Championship Cup will play four matches.

TeamsEdit

Africa North America South America Asia Europe Oceania
Automatic qualification
  Kenya
  South Africa
  United States   England
  France
  Wales
  Australia
  Fiji
  New Zealand
2016–17 World Series
  Canada   Argentina   Scotland   Samoa
Regional Qualifiers
  Uganda
  Zimbabwe
  Jamaica   Chile
  Uruguay
  Hong Kong
  Japan
  Ireland
  Russia
  Papua New Guinea
  Tonga

SquadsEdit

DrawEdit

The twenty-four teams are seeded as follows:[1]

  • The fourteen core teams of the 2017–18 World Rugby Sevens Series who qualified are ranked as the first fourteen teams. These teams are seeded according to combined rankings derived from the 2016–17 World Rugby Sevens Series, and the first seven rounds of the 2017–18 World Rugby Sevens Series.
  • Places 15–24 are allocated to teams that qualified by way of the regional tournaments. These teams are seeded based on their rankings from the 2018 Hong Kong Sevens qualifier.
  • Teams ranked 1-8 receive byes and enter the Championship Cup in the Round of 16 (second round).
  • Teams ranked 9-24 enter the Championship Cup in the Pre-round of 16 (first round).
2017–18 Core Team Seeding
Pos
Event 
Team
2016–17  
Dubai
 
Cape Town
 
Sydney
 
Hamilton
 
Las Vegas
 
Vancouver
 
Hong Kong
Points
total
1   South Africa 192 22 17 19 19 15 17 17 318
2   Fiji 150 15 13 12 22 17 22 22 273
3   New Zealand 137 19 22 13 15 13 10 15 244
4   England 164 17 10 10 10 10 13 1 235
5   United States 129 1 12 15 8 22 15 12 214
6   Australia 113 13 8 22 17 12 12 5 202
7   Argentina 90 5 19 17 7 19 10 13 180
8   Scotland 109 10 1 2 10 5 8 10 155
9   Kenya 63 10 3 10 12 10 19 19 146
10   Canada 98 5 15 3 5 7 2 7 142
11   France 66 8 10 8 3 8 1 8 112
12   Wales 73 3 5 7 2 5 5 3 103
13   Samoa 51 12 5 5 13 3 3 2 94
14   Russia 29 1 1 5 1 1 5 5 48
2018 Hong Kong Sevens seeding
Pos Team Round Group Rank Record PD
15   Japan Champion 2 5–1 +130
16   Ireland Semifinal 1 4–1 +126
17   Chile Semifinal 1 3–2 +34
18   Uruguay Quarterfinal 2 2–2 +12
19   Hong Kong Quarterfinal 2 1–3 –10
20   Uganda Quarterfinal 3 2–2 –20
21   Zimbabwe Quarterfinal 3 1–3 –42
22   Jamaica Pool stage 3 1–2 –41
23   Papua New Guinea Pool stage 4 1–2 –35
24   Tonga N/A

[2]

Match officialsEdit

World Rugby announced a panel of ten match officials for the men's tournament.[3]

TournamentEdit

Championship Cup Qualifying RoundEdit

21st PlaceEdit

 
Semi-finals21st Place Final
 
      
 
22 July 2018 – 9:00 – AT&T Park
 
 
  Tonga (24)31
 
22 July 2018 – 13:46 – AT&T Park
 
  Zimbabwe (21)5
 
  Tonga (24)14
 
22 July 2018 – 9:22 – AT&T Park
 
  Papua New Guinea (23)31
 
  Papua New Guinea (23)52
 
 
  Jamaica (22)7
 
23rd Place
 
 
22 July 2018 – 13:24 – AT&T Park
 
 
  Zimbabwe (21)33
 
 
  Jamaica (22)21

BowlEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsBowl Final
 
          
 
21 July 2018 – 12:26 – AT&T Park
 
 
  Tonga (24)29
 
22 July 2018 – 9:44 – AT&T Park
 
  Chile (17)33
 
  Chile (17)20
 
21 July 2018 – 13:32 – AT&T Park
 
  Uganda (20)17
 
  Zimbabwe (21)10
 
22 July 2018 – 14:40 – AT&T Park
 
  Uganda (20)24
 
  Chile (17)20
 
21 July 2018 – 12:48 – AT&T Park
 
  Hong Kong (19)7
 
  Papua New Guinea (23)19
 
22 July 2018 – 10:06 – AT&T Park
 
  Uruguay (18)21
 
  Uruguay (18)5
 
21 July 2018 – 13:10 – AT&T Park
 
  Hong Kong (19)31 19th Place
 
  Jamaica (22)10
 
22 July 2018 – 14:18 – AT&T Park
 
  Hong Kong (19)24
 
  Uganda (20)38
 
 
  Uruguay (18)28
 

13th PlaceEdit

 
Semi-finals13th Place Final
 
      
 
22 July 2018 – 10:28 – AT&T Park
 
 
  Kenya (9) 17
 
22 July 2018 – 15:24 – AT&T Park
 
  Samoa (13) 19
 
  Samoa (13)22
 
22 July 2018 – 10:50 – AT&T Park
 
  Russia (14)17
 
  Japan (15) 20
 
 
  Russia (14) 26
 
15th Place
 
 
22 July 2018 – 15:02 – AT&T Park
 
 
  Kenya (9)14
 
 
  Japan (15)26

Challenge TrophyEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsChallenge Trophy Final
 
          
 
21 July 2018 – 14:04 – AT&T Park
 
 
  Ireland (16)24
 
22 July 2018 – 11:12 – AT&T Park
 
  Kenya (9) 14
 
  Ireland (16) 27
 
21 July 2018 – 15:10 – AT&T Park
 
  Wales (12) 12
 
  Samoa (13)19
 
22 July 2018 – 16:08 – AT&T Park
 
  Wales (12)24
 
  Ireland (16)24
 
21 July 2018 – 14:26 – AT&T Park
 
  Australia (6)14
 
  Japan (15)17
 
22 July 2018 – 11:34 – AT&T Park
 
  Canada (10)35
 
  Canada (10) 7
 
21 July 2018 – 14:48 – AT&T Park
 
  Australia (6) 19 11th Place
 
  Russia (14)0
 
22 July 2018 – 15:46 – AT&T Park
 
  Australia (6)41
 
  Wales (12)35
 
 
  Canada (10)12
 

5th PlaceEdit

 
Semi-finals5th Place Final
 
      
 
22 July 2018 – 11:56 – AT&T Park
 
 
  Scotland (8) 0
 
22 July 2018 – 17:02 – AT&T Park
 
  United States (5) 28
 
  United States (5)7
 
22 July 2018 – 12:18 – AT&T Park
 
  Argentina (7)33
 
  Argentina (7) 26
 
 
  France (11) 15
 
7th Place
 
 
22 July 2018 – 16:40 – AT&T Park
 
 
  Scotland (8)29 (a.e.t)
 
 
  France (11)24

Championship CupEdit

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsChampionship Cup Final
 
              
 
20 July 2018 – 21:15 – AT&T Park
 
 
  South Africa (1)45
 
21 July 2018 – 15:32 – AT&T Park
 
  Ireland (16)7
 
  South Africa (1)36
 
20 July 2018 – 19:03 – AT&T Park
 
  Scotland (8)5
 
  Scotland (8)31
 
22 July 2018 – 12:40 – AT&T Park
 
  Kenya (9)26
 
  South Africa (1) 7
 
20 July 2018 – 20:09 – AT&T Park
 
  England (4) 29
 
  England (4)19
 
21 July 2018 – 16:38 – AT&T Park
 
  Samoa (13)15
 
  England (4)24 (a.e.t)
 
20 July 2018 – 21:37 – AT&T Park
 
  United States (5)19
 
  United States (5)35
 
22 July 2018 – 17:46 – AT&T Park
 
  Wales (12)0
 
  England (4)12
 
20 July 2018 – 20:53 – AT&T Park
 
  New Zealand (3)33
 
  Fiji (2)35
 
21 July 2018 – 15:54 – AT&T Park
 
  Japan (15)10
 
  Fiji (2)43
 
20 July 2018 – 19:25 – AT&T Park
 
  Argentina (7)7
 
  Argentina (7)28
 
22 July 2018 – 13:02 – AT&T Park
 
  Canada (10)0
 
  Fiji (2) 17
 
20 July 2018 – 20:31 – AT&T Park
 
  New Zealand (3) 22 Bronze Medal Match
 
  New Zealand (3)29
 
21 July 2018 – 16:16 – AT&T Park 22 July 2018 – 17:24 – AT&T Park
 
  Russia (14)5
 
  New Zealand (3)12  South Africa (1)24
 
20 July 2018 – 19:47 – AT&T Park
 
  France (11)7   Fiji (2)19
 
  Australia (6)17
 
 
  France (11)22
 

[4]


 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens Men's Winners 
 
New Zealand
3rd title

Tournament placingsEdit

Place  Team
    New Zealand
    England
    South Africa
4   Fiji
5   Argentina
6   United States
7   Scotland
8   France
9   Ireland
10   Australia
11   Wales
12   Canada
Place  Team
13   Samoa
14   Russia
15   Japan
16   Kenya
17   Chile
18   Hong Kong
19   Uganda
20   Uruguay
21   Papua New Guinea
22   Tonga
23   Zimbabwe
24   Jamaica

Player scoringEdit

Tries scored
Rank Player Tries
1   Joe Ravouvou 6
  Siviwe Soyizwapi
3   Justin Geduld 5
  Luke Morgan
5 14 players 4
Points scored
Rank Player Points
1   Emmanuel Guise 37
2   Billy Dardis 32
  Madison Hughes
4   John Porch 30
  Joe Ravouvou
  Siviwe Soyizwapi
  Philip Wokorach

Source: World Rugby

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 qualification explained". World Rugby. 23 February 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  2. ^ rugbybworldcup.com. "RWC Sevens 2018 tournament seedings". www.rwcsevens.com. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  3. ^ "Match officials announced for landmark Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018" (Press release). World Rugby. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 - Tournament schedules". rwcsevens.com. World Rugby. Retrieved 22 October 2017.