2019–20 World Rugby Sevens Series

The 2019–20 World Rugby Sevens Series is the 21st annual series of rugby sevens tournaments for national men's rugby sevens teams. The Sevens Series has been run by World Rugby since 1999–2000.

2019–20 World Rugby Sevens
Series XXI
Hosts
Date5 December 2019 – 31 May 2020
Series details
Top point scorerJean-Pascal Barraque (73)
Top try scorerJordan Conroy (11)

FormatEdit

Sixteen nations compete at each event, drawn into four pools of four teams.[1][2] Following the pool matches at each tournament, the top eight teams (two teams from each pool) play off for a Cup, with gold, silver and bronze medals also awarded to the first three teams.[3] The bottom eight teams after the pool matches play off for the lower-ranked placings from ninth to sixteenth at each tournament. The winner of the series is determined by the overall points standings gained across all events in the season.[4]

Core teamsEdit

The fifteen "core teams" qualified to participate in all series events for 2019–20 are:

Ireland joins as a core team for the first time by virtue of winning the 2019–20 World Series qualifier held in Hong Kong. They replace Japan who were relegated after finishing as the lowest-placed core team in 2018–19.

Tour venuesEdit

The official schedule for the 2019–20 World Rugby Sevens Series is:[5]

2019–20 Itinerary
Leg Stadium City Dates Winner
Dubai The Sevens Dubai 5–7 December 2019   South Africa
South Africa Cape Town Stadium Cape Town 13–15 December 2019   New Zealand
New Zealand FMG Stadium Waikato Hamilton 25–26 January 2020
Australia Bankwest Stadium Sydney 1–2 February 2020
United States Dignity Health Sports Park Los Angeles 29 February – 1 March 2020
Canada BC Place Vancouver 7–8 March 2020
Hong Kong Hong Kong Stadium Hong Kong 3–5 April 2020
Singapore National Stadium Singapore 11–12 April 2020
England Twickenham Stadium London 23–24 May 2020
France Stade Jean-Bouin Paris 30–31 May 2020

StandingsEdit

Official standings for the 2019–20 series:

2019–20 World Rugby Sevens
Series XXI
 
Pos
Event 
Team
 
Dubai
 
Cape Town
 
Hamil­ton
 
Sydney
 
Los Angeles
 
Van­couver
 
Hong Kong
 
Singa­pore
 
London
 
Paris
Points
total
1   New Zealand 19 22 41
2   South Africa 22 19 41
3   France 12 17 29
4   Argentina 11 13 24
5   England 17 7 24
6   Fiji 8 15 23
7   Samoa 15 4 19
8   United States 10 8 18
9   Australia 13 5 18
10   Ireland 5 12 17
11   Kenya 4 11 15
12   Canada 7 6 13
13   Scotland 3 10 13
14   Spain 6 3 9
15   Wales 2 1 3
16   Japan 1 2 3

Source: World Rugby

Legend
No colour Core team in 2019–20 and re-qualifying as a core team for the 2020–21 World Rugby Sevens Series
Pink Relegation position for the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series
Yellow Not a core team

PlayersEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Tries scored
Rank Player Tries
1   Jordan Conroy 11
2   Sam Pecqueur 9
3   Dan Norton 8
4   Waisea Nacuqu 8
5 (several players tied) 7
Points scored
Rank Player Points
1   Jean-Pascal Barraque 73
2   Waisea Nacuqu 70
3   Justin Geduld 65
4   Andrew Knewstubb 63
5   Jordan Conroy 55

Updated: 16 December 2019

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tournament Rules 2018, p. 2.
  2. ^ Tournament Rules 2018, p. 3.
  3. ^ Tournament Rules 2018, pp. 3–5.
  4. ^ Tournament Rules 2018, pp. 2–3.
  5. ^ "Schedule announced for HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020". World.Rugby. 8 August 2019. Archived from the original on 8 August 2019.

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