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The 2019 Canada Sevens was the fourth edition of the Canada Sevens tournament, and the sixth tournament of the 2018–19 World Rugby Sevens Series. The tournament was played on 9–10 March at BC Place in Vancouver.

2019 Canada Sevens
2018–19 World Series
Host nationCanada Canada
Date9–10 March 2019
Cup
Champion South Africa
Runner-up France
Third Fiji
Challenge Trophy
Winner Australia
Tournament details
Matches played45
Tries scored295 (average 6.556 per match)
Top point scorer Connor Braid (59)
Top try scorer Simon Kennewell (8)
2018
2020

Contents

FormatEdit

The 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 played in the tournament along with one invitational team, the winner of the 2019 Sudamérica Rugby Sevens, Chile:[1]

Pool stageEdit

All times in Pacific Standard Time (UTC−08:00).

Pool AEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  South Africa 3 3 0 0 81 17 +64 9
  United States 3 2 0 1 80 52 +28 7
  Wales 3 1 0 2 43 71 –28 5
  Chile 3 0 0 3 31 85 –64 3
9 March 2019
11:20
South Africa   43–0   Chile
Try: Pretorius (2) 0'c, 11'c
Soyizwapi (2) 1'm, 5'c
S. Davids (2) 4'c, 9'm
du Plessis 14'm
Con: S. Davids (4/7) 0', 4', 5', 12'
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)
9 March 2019
11:42
United States   40–14   Wales
Try: Isles (3) 2'c, 5'c, 9'm
Iosefo 7'c
Hughes 11'c
Tupuola 14'c
Con: Williams (2/2) 3', 5'
Niua (1/2) 7'
Hughes (2/2) 11', 14'
Try: Bagshaw 1'c
Smith 7'c
Con: Davies (1/1) 1'
Treharne (1/1) 7'
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)
9 March 2019
14:52
South Africa   19–10   Wales
Try: Snyman 3'm
S. Davids 6'c
Pretorius 8'c
Con: S. Davids (2/3) 7', 9'
Try: Cambriani 0'm
Roach 12'm
Con: Treharne (0/2)
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Jordan Way (Australia)
9 March 2019
15:14
United States   33–19   Chile
Try: Williams 4'c
Pinkelman 8'c
Isles (2) 10'm, 12'c
Tomasin 14'c
Con: Hughes (3/4) 5', 8', 13', 14'
Try: De Vidts (2) 1'm, 3'c
Fernández 7'
Con: Fernández (1/2) 3', 7'
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Damián Schneider (Argentina)
9 March 2019
18:24
Chile   12–19   Wales
Try: Blanc 6'c
De Vidts 7'm
Con: Fernández (1/2) 6'
Try: Davies 1'c
Rogers 8'c
Jenkins 9'm
Con: Davies (2/3) 2', 9'
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Francisco González (Uruguay)
9 March 2019
18:46
United States   7–19   South Africa
Try: Tomasin 10'c
Con: Hughes (1/1) 11'
Try: Pretorius (2) 1'c, 12'm
Gans 4'c
Con: S. Davids (2/2) 1', 5'
Du Preez (0/1)
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  Samoa 3 2 0 1 90 50 +40 7
  Fiji 3 2 0 1 86 55 +31 7
  Canada 3 2 0 1 69 78 –9 7
  Kenya 3 0 0 3 45 107 –62 3
9 March 2019
10:36
Fiji   36–12   Kenya
Try: Mocenacagi (2) 0'm, 12'c
Naduva (2) 2'c, 6'm
Tuwai 7'
Veilawa 10'c
Con: Botitu (1/3) 3'
Veilawa (2/2) 11', 12'
Try: Olindi 9'm
Onyala 11'c
Con: Taabu (1/2) 11'
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Damián Schneider (Argentina)
9 March 2019
10:58
Samoa   38–7   Canada
Try: Vaili (2) 1'c, 7'c
Afamasaga 8'c
Mealoi 9'm
Paulo 11'c
Perez 13'm
Con: Mealoi (3/4) 1', 7', 8'
Paulo (1/2) 11'
Try: Fuailefau 5'c
Con: Hirayama (1/1) 5'
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Jordan Way (Australia)
9 March 2019
14:08
Fiji   19–26   Canada
Try: Veilawa 4'c
Mocenacagi 6'c
Tuimaba 10'c
Con: Veilawa (2/3) 4', 10'
Try: Mullins 1'm
Braid 2'c
Fuailefau 8'c
Jones 11'c
Con: Hirayama (2/3) 3', 9', 11'
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)
9 March 2019
14:30
Samoa   35–12   Kenya
Try: Perez (2) 0'c, 6'c
Motuga (2) 2'c, 14'
Vaili 4'c
Con: Mealoi (4/4) 0', 3', 5', 7', 14'
Try: Taabu (2) 9'c
Con: Taabu (1/1) 9'
Wanjala (0/1)
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Paulo Duarte (Portugal)
9 March 2019
17:40
Kenya   21–36   Canada
Try: Kuto (2) 6'c, 7'
Taabu 14'c
Con: Taabu (2/2) 6', 7'
Olindi 14'
Try: Mullins 0'm
Braid (3) 2'c, 5'c, 9'c
Cejvanovic 10'm
Berna 13'm
Con: Braid (3/5) 3', 5', 9'
Kay (0/1)
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)
9 March 2019
18:02
Samoa   17–31   Fiji
Try: Tuimaba 1'c
Mocenacagi 5'c
Naduva 7'm
Tuwai 8'c
Veilawa 10'm
Con: Veilawa (3/5) 1', 5', 8'
Try: Samuelu 3'm
Motuga 9'c
Vaili 14'm
Con: Tusitala (1/2) 10' Mealoi (0/1)
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Jérémy Rozier (France)

Pool CEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  New Zealand 3 2 0 1 105 45 +60 7
  France 3 2 0 1 54 72 –18 7
  Australia 3 1 0 2 46 71 –25 5
  Spain 3 1 0 2 50 67 –17 5
9 March 2019
9:52
Australia   17–14   Spain
Try: Malouf 4'm
Kennewell (2) 7'm, 8'c
Con: Porch (1/3) 9'
Try: Carrión 2'c
Alonso 12'c
Con: Hernández (2/2) 3', 12'
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Jérémy Rozier (France)
9 March 2019
10:14
New Zealand   45–7   France
Try: Molia 1'c
Koroi 5'c
Ravouvou 6'm
Mikkelson 9'c
Dickson 10'c
Knewstubb 13'c
Ng Shiu 14'm
Con: Koroi (4/5) 2', 5', 9', 10'
Knewstubb (1/2) 13'
Try: Alerte 7'c
Con: Barraque (1/1) 7'
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Francisco González (Uruguay)
9 March 2019
13:24
Australia   17–21   France
Try: Hutchison 2'm
Kennewell 8'm
O'Donnell 13'c
Con: Porch (1/2) 13'
Holland (0/1)
Try: Lakafia 6'c
Mignot 7'c
Siega 10'c
Con: Barraque (3/3) 6', 7', 11'
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)
9 March 2019
13:46
New Zealand   24–26   Spain
Try: Ravouvou (2) 1'm, 10c
Knewstubb 3'c
Dickson 13'
Con: Knewstubb (2/4) 4', 10'
Try: Rodriguez-Guerra 6'c
Hernández 7'c
Losada 7'c
Pol Pla 14'
Con: Hernández (2/2) 6', 7', 8'
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)
9 March 2019
16:56
Spain   10–26   France
Try: Pla 5'm
Martínez 10'm
Con: Mateu (0/2)
Try: Bonnefond 7'c
Siega (2) 7'c, 11'c
Lakafia 13'
Con: Barraque (3/4) 7', 8', 12'
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Paulo Duarte (Portugal)
9 March 2019
17:18
New Zealand   36–12   Australia
Try: Ravouvou (2) 1'c, 7'm
Dickson 2'm
Mikkelson 4'c
McGarvey Black 12'c
Koroi 12'm
Con: Knewstubb (2/4) 2', 4'
McGarvey-Black (1/1) 12'
Koroi (0/1)
Try: Pietsch 10'c
Porch 14'm
Con: Holland (1/1) 10'
Porch (0/1)
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)

Pool DEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  England 3 3 0 0 73 28 +45 9
  Argentina 3 2 0 1 69 54 +15 7
  Scotland 3 1 0 2 50 59 −9 5
  Japan 3 0 0 3 21 72 −51 3
9 March 2019
9:08
England   21−7   Scotland
Try: Muir 4'c
Mitchell (2/2) 9'c, 14'c
Con: Bibby (3/3) 5', 9', 14'
Try: McFarland 7'c
Con: Lowe (1/1) 7'
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)
9 March 2019
9:30
Argentina   24−7   Japan
Try: Schulz 1'm
Álvarez 6'c
Gonzalez 10'm
Luna 12'c
Con: Mare (2/4) 7', 12'
Try: Koyama 3'c
Con: Goya (1/1) 4'
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Paulo Duarte (Portugal)
9 March 2019
12:40
England   19−7   Japan
Try: Olowofela (2) 0'c, 4'c
Bowen 5'm
Con: Bibby (2/3) 1', 5'
Try: Goto 11'c
Con: Yoshizawa (1/1) 11'
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Francisco González (Uruguay)
9 March 2019
13:02
Argentina   31−14   Scotland
Try: Gonzalez 3'c
Mare 5'
Álvarez 8'c
Barbier 12'm
de la Vega 14'm
Con: Mare (3/4) 4', 6', 8'
Bazan Velez (0/1)
Try: Coombes (2) 7'c, 10'c
Con: Lowe (2/2) 7', 10'
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Jérémy Rozier (France)
9 March 2019
16:12
Scotland   29−7   Japan
Try: Farndale (3) 2'm, 5'm, 11'm
Elms 8'c
Ross McCann 14'c
Con: Lowe (1/3) 9'
McCann (1/1) 14'
Fergusson (0/1)
Try: Soejima 7'c
Con: Yoshizawa (1/1) 7'
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Damián Schneider (Argentina)
9 March 2019
16:34
Argentina   14−33   England
Try: Gonzalez (2/2) 12'c, 14'c
Con: Ulloa (1/1) 12'
Bazan Velez (1/1) 14'
Try: Norton 1'c
Muir 7'c
Burgess 7'c
Bowen 10'm
Glover 13'c
Con: Bibby (3/3) 2', 7', 8'
Edwards (1/2) 13'
BC Place, Vancouver
Referee: Jordan Way (Australia)

Knockout stageEdit

All times in Pacific Daylight Time (UTC−07:00).

Thirteenth PlaceEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
10 March 2019 – 12:46 – BC Place, Vancouver
 
 
  Japan22
 
10 March 2019 – 16:12 – BC Place, Vancouver
 
  Kenya14
 
  Japan10
 
10 March 2019 – 13:08 – BC Place, Vancouver
 
  Spain15
 
  Chile12
 
 
  Spain28
 

Challenge TrophyEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
10 March 2019 – 9:30 – BC Place, Vancouver
 
 
  Wales35
 
10 March 2019 – 13:30 – BC Place, Vancouver
 
  Japan0
 
  Wales22
 
10 March 2019 – 9:52 – BC Place, Vancouver
 
  Australia33
 
  Australia47
 
10 March 2019 – 16:37 – BC Place, Vancouver
 
  Kenya7
 
  Australia35
 
10 March 2019 – 10:14 – BC Place, Vancouver
 
  Canada21
 
  Scotland25
 
10 March 2019 – 13:52 – BC Place, Vancouver
 
  Chile5
 
  Scotland14
 
10 March 2019 – 10:36 – BC Place, Vancouver
 
  Canada19
 
  Canada33
 
 
  Spain7
 

5th PlaceEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
10 March 2019 – 14:24 – BC Place, Vancouver
 
 
  Argentina21
 
10 March 2019 – 17:07 – BC Place, Vancouver
 
  New Zealand26
 
  New Zealand26
 
10 March 2019 – 14:46 – BC Place, Vancouver
 
  England19
 
  England33
 
 
  Samoa14
 

CupEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
10 March 2019 – 11:08 – BC Place, Vancouver
 
 
  South Africa33
 
10 March 2019 – 15:08 – BC Place, Vancouver
 
  Argentina12
 
  South Africa31
 
10 March 2019 – 11:30 – BC Place, Vancouver
 
  Fiji12
 
  New Zealand21
 
10 March 2019 – 18:19 – BC Place, Vancouver
 
  Fiji22
 
  South Africa21
 
10 March 2019 – 11:52 – BC Place, Vancouver
 
  France12
 
  England19
 
10 March 2019 – 15:30 – BC Place, Vancouver
 
  United States21
 
  United States5
 
10 March 2019 – 12:14 – BC Place, Vancouver
 
  France33 Third place
 
  Samoa12
 
10 March 2019 – 17:52 – BC Place, Vancouver
 
  France35
 
  Fiji24
 
 
  United States14
 

Tournament placingsEdit

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

Source: World Rugby

PlayersEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Tries scored
Rank Player Tries
1   Simon Kennewell 8
2   Dylan Pietsch 7
3   Carlin Isles 6
  Connor Braid
  Jamie Farndale
Points scored
Rank Player Points
1   Selvyn Davids 59
2   Connor Braid 54
3   Jean-Pascal Barraque 49
4   Simon Kennewell 40
5   Terio Veilawa 38

Source: World Rugby

Dream TeamEdit

The following seven players were selected to the tournament Dream Team at the conclusion of the tournament:[2]

Forwards Backs
  JC Pretorius
  Stephen Tomasin
  Tofatu Solia
  Selvyn Davids
  Stephen Parez
  Jean-Pascal Barraque
  Connor Braid

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chile crowned Sudamérica Rugby Sevens champions". 13 January 2018. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Seven stars make up your Dream Team in Vancouver". World Rugby. 11 March 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2019.

External linksEdit

World Sevens Series XX
Preceded by
2019 USA Sevens
2019 Canada Sevens Succeeded by
2019 Hong Kong Sevens
Canada Sevens
Preceded by
2018 Canada Sevens
2019 Canada Sevens Succeeded by
2020 Canada Sevens