2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens – Women's tournament

The women's tournament in the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens was held at AT&T Park in San Francisco alongside the men's tournament in which the teams competed for the Women's Rugby Sevens World Cup.

2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens – Women's tournament
Tournament details
VenueAT&T Park
Dates20 – 21 July
No. of nations16
Champions Gold medal blank.svg New Zealand
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Tries scored199 (average 6.22 per match)
Top scorer(s) Michaela Blyde (45)
Most tries Michaela Blyde (9)

FormatEdit

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

  • Teams in the Championship Cup competed for the Women's Rugby Sevens World Cup trophy and bronze medals.
  • Losing teams in the Championship Cup Quarter-finals competed for 5th Place.
  • Losing teams in the Championship Cup Round of 16 (first round) competed for the Challenge Trophy and 13th Place.
  • All teams played four matches.

TeamsEdit

Africa North America South America Asia Europe Oceania
Automatic qualification
  Canada
  United States
  Spain   New Zealand
2016–17 World Series
  France
  Russia
  Australia
  Fiji
Regional Qualifiers
  South Africa   Mexico   Brazil   China
  Japan
  England
  Ireland
  Papua New Guinea

SquadsEdit

DrawEdit

The sixteen teams were seeded as follows:[1]

2017–18 Core Team Seeding
Pos
Event 
Team
2016–17  
Dubai
 
Sydney
Points
total
1   New Zealand 116 12 18 146
2   Australia 100 20 20 140
3   Canada 98 14 16 128
4   Russia 66 16 14 96
5   United States 62 18 6 86
6   France 60 10 12 82
7   Fiji 66 2 3 71
8   England 37 6 4 47
9   Ireland 34 4 8 46
10   Spain 19 8 10 37
11   Japan New core team
2018 Hong Kong Women's Sevens seeding
Pos Team Round Record
12   China Winner 6–0
13   South Africa Final 4–2
14   Brazil Quarterfinal 2–2
15   Papua New Guinea Quarterfinal 1–3
16   Mexico Pool stage 0–3

Match officialsEdit

World Rugby announced a panel of nine match officials for the women's tournament.[2]

TournamentEdit

13th PlaceEdit

 
Semi-finals13th Place Final
 
      
 
21 July 2018 – 11:28 – AT&T Park
 
 
  Mexico (16)0
 
21 July 2018 – 18:02 – AT&T Park
 
  South Africa (13)34
 
  South Africa (13) 0
 
21 July 2018 – 11:50 – AT&T Park
 
  Brazil (14)22
 
  Brazil (14)15
 
 
  Papua New Guinea (15)12
 
15th Place
 
 
21 July 2018 – 17:40 – AT&T Park
 
 
  Mexico (16)0
 
 
  Papua New Guinea (15)32

Challenge TrophyEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsChallenge Trophy Final
 
          
 
20 July 2018 – 16:02 – AT&T Park
 
 
  England (8)59
 
21 July 2018 – 12:12 – AT&T Park
 
  Mexico (16)0
 
  England (8)38
 
20 July 2018 – 17:08 – AT&T Park
 
  China (12)0
 
  China (12)29
 
21 July 2018 – 18:46 – AT&T Park
 
  South Africa (13)5
 
  England (8) 31
 
20 July 2018 – 16:46 – AT&T Park
 
  Japan (11)5
 
  Japan (11)19
 
21 July 2018 – 12:34 – AT&T Park
 
  Brazil (14)14
 
  Japan (11)15
 
20 July 2018 – 16:24 – AT&T Park
 
  Fiji (7)14 11th Place
 
  Fiji (7)43
 
21 July 2018 – 18:24 – AT&T Park
 
  Papua New Guinea (15)0
 
  China (12)0
 
 
  Fiji (7)38
 

5th PlaceEdit

 
Semi-finals5th Place Final
 
      
 
21 July 2018 – 12:56 – AT&T Park
 
 
  Ireland (9)20
 
21 July 2018 – 19:30 – AT&T Park
 
  Russia (4)15
 
  Ireland (9) 7
 
21 July 2018 – 13:18 – AT&T Park
 
  Spain (10)12
 
  Canada (3)14
 
 
  Spain (10)26
 
7th Place
 
 
21 July 2018 – 19:08 – AT&T Park
 
 
  Russia (4) 10
 
 
  Canada (3)22

Championship CupEdit

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsChampionship Cup Final
 
              
 
20 July 2018 – 12:12 – AT&T Park
 
 
  England (8)14
 
20 July 2018 – 17:30 – AT&T Park
 
  Ireland (9)19
 
  Ireland (9)0
 
20 July 2018 – 11:50 – AT&T Park
 
  New Zealand (1)45
 
  New Zealand (1)57
 
21 July 2018 – 13:40 – AT&T Park
 
  Mexico (16)0
 
  New Zealand (1)26
 
20 July 2018 – 12:34 – AT&T Park
 
  United States (5)21
 
  United States (5)38
 
20 July 2018 – 18:36 – AT&T Park
 
  China (12)7
 
  United States (5)33
 
20 July 2018 – 10:44 – AT&T Park
 
  Russia (4)17
 
  Russia (4)24
 
21 July 2018 – 20:14 – AT&T Park
 
  South Africa (13)14
 
  New Zealand (1)29
 
20 July 2018 – 10:22 – AT&T Park
 
  France (6)0
 
  France (6)33
 
20 July 2018 – 18:14 – AT&T Park
 
  Japan (11)7
 
  France (6)24
 
20 July 2018 – 11:06 – AT&T Park
 
  Canada (3)19
 
  Canada (3)43
 
21 July 2018 – 14:02 – AT&T Park
 
  Brazil (14)19
 
  France (6)19
 
20 July 2018 – 10:00 – AT&T Park
 
  Australia (2)12 Bronze Medal Match
 
  Fiji (7)12
 
20 July 2018 – 17:52 – AT&T Park 21 July 2018 – 19:52 – AT&T Park
 
  Spain (10)19
 
  Spain (10)0  United States (5)14
 
20 July 2018 – 11:28 – AT&T Park
 
  Australia (2)34   Australia (2)24
 
  Australia (2)34
 
 
  Papua New Guinea (15)5
 

[3]


 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens Women's Winners 
 
New Zealand
2nd title

Tournament placingsEdit

Place  Team
    New Zealand
    France
    Australia
4   United States
5   Spain
6   Ireland
7   Canada
8   Russia
Place  Team
9   England
10   Japan
11   Fiji
12   China
13   Brazil
14   South Africa
15   Papua New Guinea
16   Mexico

Player scoringEdit

Tries scored
Rank Player Tries
1   Michaela Blyde 9
2   Naya Tapper 7
3   Evania Pelite 6
  Portia Woodman
5   Raijieli Daveua 5
  Ellia Green
  Bianca Silva
Points scored
Rank Player Points
1   Michaela Blyde 47
2   Tyla Nathan-Wong 37
3   Holly Aitchison 36
4   Naya Tapper 35
5   Ghislaine Landry 31

Source: World Rugby

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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