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The 2019 New Zealand Sevens was the third tournament within the 2018–19 World Rugby Sevens Series and the twentieth edition of the New Zealand Sevens. It was held on 26–27 January 2019 at FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton.[1]

2019 New Zealand Sevens
Sevens World Series XX
Host nation New Zealand
Date26–27 January 2019
Cup
Champion Fiji
Runner-up United States
Third New Zealand
Challenge Trophy
Winner England
Tournament details
Matches played45
Tries scored272 (average 6.044 per match)
Top point scorer Waisea Nacuqu (47)
Top try scorer Aminiasi Tuimaba (8)
Robbie Fergusson (8)
2018

An invitational competition for women's teams, the Women's Fast Four, was held alongside the men's tournament as the precursor to fully integrated men's and women's tournaments planned for Hamilton in 2020.[2]

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 highest-placing non-core team of the 2018 Oceania Sevens Championship, Tonga:[3]

Pool stageEdit

All times in New Zealand Daylight Time (UTC+13:00)

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that advanced to the Cup Quarterfinal

Pool AEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  Fiji 3 3 0 0 113 50 +63 9
  Australia 3 2 0 1 62 43 +19 7
  Argentina 3 1 0 2 72 57 +15 5
  Wales 3 0 0 3 19 116 −97 3
26 January 2019
11:30
Australia   17–12   Argentina
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)

26 January 2019
11:52
Fiji   54–7   Wales
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)

26 January 2019
15:20
Australia   26–5   Wales
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Jérémy Rozier (France)

26 January 2019
15:42
Fiji   33–24   Argentina
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)

26 January 2019
19:30
Argentina   36–7   Wales
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Jordan Way (Australia)

26 January 2019
19:52
Fiji   26–19   Australia
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 3 3 0 0 82 28 +54 9
  Samoa 3 2 0 1 54 56 −2 7
  England 3 1 0 2 53 38 +15 5
  Tonga 3 0 0 3 26 93 −67 3
26 January 2019
10:44
England   10–12   Samoa
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)

26 January 2019
11:06
United States   29–7   Tonga
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Jordan Way (Australia)

26 January 2019
14:54
England   36–7   Tonga
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Matt Rodden (Hong Kong)

26 January 2019
15:26
United States   34–14   Samoa
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Richard Haughton (England)

26 January 2019
18:44
Samoa   28–12   Tonga
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)

26 January 2019
19:06
United States   19–7   England
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)

Pool CEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  South Africa 3 3 0 0 72 22 +50 9
  Scotland 3 2 0 1 52 57 −5 7
  Kenya 3 1 0 2 39 63 −24 5
  France 3 0 0 3 41 62 −21 3
26 January 2019
10:00
Scotland   26–21   France
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Richard Haughton (England)

26 January 2019
10:22
South Africa   29–10   Kenya
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Matt Rodden (Hong Kong)

26 January 2019
13:48
Scotland   19–10   Kenya
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Jordan Way (Australia)

26 January 2019
14:10
South Africa   17–5   France
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)

26 January 2019
18:00
France   15–19   Kenya
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)

26 January 2019
18:22
South Africa   26–7   Scotland
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Jérémy Rozier (France)

Pool DEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 125 10 +115 9
  Canada 3 1 1 1 48 61 −13 6
  Spain 3 1 1 1 34 55 –21 6
  Japan 3 0 0 3 19 100 –81 3
26 January 2019
12:14
Spain   12–12   Canada
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)

26 January 2019
12:36
New Zealand   52–0   Japan
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Jérémy Rozier (France)

26 January 2019
16:04
Spain   22–19   Japan
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)

26 January 2019
16:26
New Zealand   49–10   Canada
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)

26 January 2019
20:14
Canada   26–0   Japan
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Richard Haughton (England)

26 January 2019
20:36
New Zealand   24–0   Spain
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Matt Rodden (Hong Kong)

Knockout stageEdit

Thirteenth placeEdit

 
Semi-finalsThirteenth place
 
      
 
27 January 2019 – 13:10 – Waikato Stadium
 
 
  Japan7
 
27 January 2019 – 17:00 – Waikato Stadium
 
  Tonga31
 
  Tonga33
 
27 January 2019 – 13:32 – Waikato Stadium
 
  France10
 
  Wales19
 
 
  France35
 

Challenge TrophyEdit

 
Quarter-finalsChallenge Trophy FinalFinal
 
          
 
27 January 2019 – 10:00 – Waikato Stadium
 
 
  Argentina35
 
27 January 2019 – 13:54 – Waikato Stadium
 
  Japan0
 
  Argentina7
 
27 January 2019 – 10:22 – Waikato Stadium
 
  Kenya24
 
  Kenya19
 
27 January 2019 – 18:00 – Waikato Stadium
 
  Tonga12
 
  Kenya7
 
27 January 2019 – 10:44 – Waikato Stadium
 
  England36
 
  Spain19
 
27 January 2019 – 14:16 – Waikato Stadium
 
  Wales10
 
  Spain7
 
27 January 2019 – 11:06 – Waikato Stadium
 
  England38
 
  England21
 
 
  France5
 

Fifth placeEdit

 
Semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
27 January 2019 – 15:26 – Waikato Stadium
 
 
  Canada19
 
27 January 2019 – 18:26 – Waikato Stadium
 
  Samoa28
 
  Samoa19
 
27 January 2019 – 15:48 – Waikato Stadium
 
  Scotland24
 
  Australia14
 
 
  Scotland24
 

CupEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsCup Final
 
          
 
27 January 2019 – 11:36 – Waikato Stadium
 
 
  Fiji33
 
27 January 2019 – 16:16 – Waikato Stadium
 
  Canada7
 
  Fiji29
 
27 January 2019 – 11:58 – Waikato Stadium
 
  South Africa7
 
  South Africa28
 
27 January 2019 – 20:10 – Waikato Stadium
 
  Samoa19
 
  Fiji38
 
27 January 2019 – 12:20 – Waikato Stadium
 
  United States0
 
  New Zealand24
 
27 January 2019 – 16:38 – Waikato Stadium
 
  Australia17
 
  New Zealand7
 
27 January 2019 – 12:42 – Waikato Stadium
 
  United States17 Third place
 
  United States19
 
27 January 2019 – 19:10 – Waikato Stadium
 
  Scotland14
 
  South Africa7
 
 
  New Zealand29
 

Tournament placingsEdit

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

Source: World Rugby

PlayersEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Tries scored
Rank Player Tries
1   Aminiasi Tuimaba 8
  Robbie Fergusson
3   Carlin Isles 7
4   Dan Norton 6
  Mateo Carreras
Points scored
Rank Player Points
1   Waisea Nacuqu 47
2   Robbie Fergusson 42
3   Aminiasi Tuimaba 40
4   Madison Hughes 39
5   Alatasi Tupuo 37

Source: World Rugby

Dream TeamEdit

The following seven players were selected to the tournament Dream Team at the conclusion of the tournament:[4]

Forwards Backs
  Ben Pinkelman
  Kalione Nasoko
  Meli Derenalagi
  Carlin Isles
  Vilimoni Botitu
  Folau Niua
  Aminiasi Tuimaba

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Captains ready for HSBC New Zealand Sevens". World Rugby. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Black Ferns Sevens to play Fast Four event in Hamilton". World Rugby. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Australia and Fiji triumph at Oceania Rugby Sevens". 10 November 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  4. ^ "HSBC Dream Team - Hamilton". World Rugby. 28 January 2019. Retrieved 29 January 2019.

External linksEdit