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The 2019 Sydney Sevens was the fourth tournament within the 2018–19 World Rugby Sevens Series and the seventeenth edition of the Australian Sevens. It was held over the weekend of 2–3 February 2019 at Spotless Stadium in Sydney, with former venue Allianz Stadium closed for rebuilding. It was run alongside the women's tournament.[1]

2019 Sydney Sevens
Sevens World Series XX
Host nationAustralia Australia
Date2–3 February 2019
Cup
Champion New Zealand
Runner-up United States
Third England
Challenge Trophy
Winner Argentina
Tournament details
Matches played45
Tries scored268 (average 5.956 per match)
Top point scorer Katsuyuki Sakai (47)
Top try scorer Joe Perez (6)
Siviwe Soyizwapi (6)
2018
2020

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:[2]

Pool stageEdit

All times in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (UTC+11:00)

Pool AEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  Fiji 3 3 0 0 65 24 +41 9
  England 3 2 0 1 67 26 +41 7
  Japan 3 1 0 2 26 82 –56 5
  Samoa 3 0 0 3 41 67 –26 2
2 February 2019
11:12
Samoa   12–24   England
Try: Motuga 2'm
Perez 13'c
Con: Tusitala (1/1) 13'
Tupou (0/1)
Try: de Carpentier 1'm
Muir 4'c
Burgess 10'c
Bowen 12'm
Con: Bibby (2/3) 4', 11'
Mitchell (0/1)
2 February 2019
11:34
Fiji   29–5   Japan
Try: Nacuqu 1'm
Nasoko 3'm
Vakurunabili (2) 10'c, 14'c
Naduva 12'm
Con: Veilawa (2/3) 11', 14'
Nacuqu (0/2)
Try: Soejima 9'm
Con: Sakai (0/1)
Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Jérémy Rozier (France)
2 February 2019
16:40
Samoa   17–21   Japan
Try: Vaili 2'c
Perez 9'm
Afamasaga 12'm
Con: Tusitala (1/1) 2'
Tupou (0/1)
Alosio (0/1)
Try: Sakai 4'c
Soejima 7'c
Ozawa 11'c
Con: Sakai (2/2) 4', 8'
Hashino 11'
Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Matt Rodden (Hong Kong)
2 February 2019
17:02
Fiji   14–7   England
Try: Tuimaba 5'c
Tuwai 7'c
Con: Botitu (2/2) 6', 7'
Try: Norton 8'c
Con: Bibby (1/1) 8'
Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)
2 February 2019
20:45
England   36–0   Japan
Try: Norton (2) 1'm, 3'c
Bibby 7'm
Bowen 8'c
Olowofela (2) 10'm, 12'c
Con: Bibby (3/6) 3', 8', 13'
Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Jérémy Rozier (France)
2 February 2019
21:07
Fiji   22–12   Samoa
Try: Veilawa 3'm
Naduva 6'c
Botitu 9'm
Nasoko 10'm
Con: Veilawa (1/3) 6'
Botitu (0/1)
Try: Alosio 4'm
Perez 7c
Con: Alosio (1/1) 7'
Tupou (0/1)
Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 3 3 0 0 84 14 +70 9
  France 3 2 0 1 57 36 +21 7
  Canada 3 1 0 2 50 67 –17 5
  Kenya 3 0 0 3 31 105 –74 3
2 February 2019
9:44
Canada   24–14   Kenya
Try: Davis (2) 1'c, 5'm
Braid 7'm
Berna 14'c
Con: Hirayama (2/4)
Try: Mwale 2'c
Olindi 12'c
Con: Olindi (1/1) 2'
Taabu (1/1) 12'
Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)
2 February 2019
10:06
United States   7–0   France
Try: Williams 10'c
Con: Hughes (1/1) 10'
Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)
2 February 2019
15:12
Canada   12–17   France
Try: Fuailefau 6'm
Kay 8'c
Con: Hirayama (1/2) 8'
Try: Yobo 2'c
Mazzoleni (2) 9'm, 13'm
Con: Riva (1/3) 3'
Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Jordan Way (Australia)
2 February 2019
15:34
United States   41–0   Kenya
Try: Barrett 0'm
Pinkelman 1'm
Iosefo 3'm
Hughes 7'c
Isles 8'm
Brown 10'c
Williams 11'm
Con: Hughes (1/5) 7'
Williams (2/2) 11', 12'
2 February 2019
19:17
Kenya   17–40   France
Try: Wandera 2'm
Onyala 5'c
Ruga 14'm
Con: Taabu (1/2) 6'
Olindi (0/1)
Try: Parez (4) 1'c, 7'c, 7'c, 10'c
Riva 9'c
Huyard 12'm
Con: Riva (3/3) 1', 7', 8'
Mazzoleni (2/3) 10', 11'
Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Matt Rodden (Hong Kong)
2 February 2019
19:39
United States   36–14   Canada
Try: Isles (3) 3'm, 7'm, 12'c
Williams (3) 5'c, 8'm, 13'c
Con: Tomasin (1/2) 6'
Hughes (2/3) 13', 14'
Niua (0/1)
Try: Braid 10'c
Kay 11'c
Con: Hirayama (2/2) 10', 11'
Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)

Pool CEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 110 14 +96 9
  Spain 3 2 0 1 31 53 –22 7
  Wales 3 1 0 2 45 60 –15 5
  Scotland 3 0 0 3 19 78 –59 3
2 February 2019
9:00
Scotland   7–10   Spain
Try: Elms 4'c
Con: Lowe (1/1) 5'
Try: Alonso 11'm
Mateu 14'm
Con: Hernández (0/2)
Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)
2 February 2019
9:22
New Zealand   27–14   Wales
Try: Ravouvou 0'm
Ng Shiu 5'm
Baker 7'm
Ware 12'm
Molia 14'c
Con: Knewstubb 14'
Try: Jenkins 3'c
Con: Treharne
2 February 2019
14:28
Scotland   12–26   Wales
Try: Pecqueur 0'c
Coombes 7'm
Con: Lowe (1/2) 1'
Try: Morgan-Williams 3'm
Jenkins (2) 5'c, 12'
Blacker 10'c
Con: Treharne (3/4) 5', 11', 13'
2 February 2019
14:50
New Zealand   41–0   Spain
Try: Ware 0'm
Dickson (2) 2'm, 4'm
Nareki 7'c
Ravouvou (2) 7'c, 13'm
Baker 10'c
Con: Knewstubb (2/5) 7', 7'
Koroi (1/2) 10'
Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Jérémy Rozier (France)
2 February 2019
18:33
Spain   21–5   Wales
Try: Pla (2) 5'c, 7'
Alonso 7'c
Con: Hernández (2/2) 6', 7', 8'
Try: Treharne 13'm
Con: Treharne (0/1)
Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)
2 February 2019
18:55
New Zealand   42–0   Scotland
Try: Knewstubb (2) 1'c, 6'c
Ware 4'c
Gregory (2) 9'c, 11'c
Nareki 14'
Con: Knewstubb (3/3) 2', 5', 6'
Koroi (3/3) 10', 12', 14'
Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Jordan Way (Australia)

Pool DEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  South Africa 3 2 0 1 91 44 +47 7
  Australia 3 2 0 1 75 50 +25 7
  Argentina 3 2 0 1 73 51 +22 7
  Tonga 3 0 0 3 17 111 –94 3
2 February 2019
10:28
Australia   14–29   Argentina
Try: Kennewell 6'c
Longbottom 12'c
Con: Porch (1/1) 7'
Holland (1/1) 12'
Try: Carreras 1'm
Cinti Luna 7'c
Gonzalez 8'c
Ethcart 11'c
Con: Mare (1/2) 7'
Bazan Velez (1/1) 8'
Revol (1/1) 11'
Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)
2 February 2019
10:50
South Africa   45–5   Tonga
Try: Kok (2) 3'c, 8'c
Soyizwapi (2) 6'c, 7'm
Gans (2) 10'c, 12'c
Human 14'm
Con: Du Preez (2/2) 3', 6'
S. Davids (1/2) 8'
Human (2/3) 10', 12'
Try: F. Inisi 1'm
Con: Pakalani (0/1)
Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Matt Rodden (Hong Kong)
2 February 2019
15:56
Australia   32–0   Tonga
Try: Anderson 0'm, 7'm
Holland 2'm
Hutchison 4'm
Parahi 7'c
Holland 11'm
Con: Porch (1/4) 7'
Holland (0/1)
Coward (0/1)
Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Referee: James Doleman (New Zealand)
2 February 2019
16:18
South Africa   25–10   Argentina
Try: Soyizwapi (2) 7'm, 8'm
S. Davids 10'm
Geduld 13'm
Gans 14'm
Con: Du Preez (0/1)
S. Davids (0/3)
Human (0/1)
Try: Barbier 4'm
Etchart 11'm
Con: Mare (0/1)
Revol (0/1)
Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)
2 February 2019
20:01
Argentina   34–12   Tonga
Try: Bazan Velez 6'm
Sabato (2) 7'c, 9'm
Etchart 10'm
Gonzalez 13'm
Schulz 14'c
Con: Bazan Velez (1/3) 8'
Revol (1/3) 14'
Try: Mausia 1'm
F. Inisi 7'
Con: Mausia (1/2) 7'
2 February 2019
20:23
South Africa   21–29   Australia
Try: Geduld (2) 6'c, 8'c
Gans 10'c
Con: Du Preez (1/1) 6'
S. Davids (2/2) 8', 11'
Try: Skelton 1'm
Holland (2) 2'c, 3'm
Coward 12'c
Malouf 14'm
Con: Porch (1/3) 2'
Coward (1/2) 13'
Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)

Knockout stageEdit

Thirteenth PlaceEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
3 February 2019 – 14:04 – Spotless Stadium, Sydney
 
 
  Tonga20
 
3 February 2019 – 19:08 – Spotless Stadium, Sydney
 
  Kenya17
 
  Tonga5
 
3 February 2019 – 14:26 – Spotless Stadium, Sydney
 
  Samoa25
 
  Samoa26
 
 
  Scotland12
 

Challenge TrophyEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
3 February 2019 – 10:38 – Spotless Stadium, Sydney
 
 
  Japan31
 
3 February 2019 – 14:48 – Spotless Stadium, Sydney
 
  Tonga19
 
  Japan19
 
3 February 2019 – 11:00 – Spotless Stadium, Sydney
 
  Wales17
 
  Wales19
 
3 February 2019 – 19:30 – Spotless Stadium, Sydney
 
  Kenya14
 
  Japan7
 
3 February 2019 – 11:22 – Spotless Stadium, Sydney
 
  Argentina10
 
  Argentina36
 
3 February 2019 – 15:10 – Spotless Stadium, Sydney
 
  Samoa12
 
  Argentina24
 
3 February 2019 – 11:44 – Spotless Stadium, Sydney
 
  Canada19
 
  Canada35
 
 
  Scotland21
 

5th PlaceEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
3 February 2019 – 15:32 – Spotless Stadium, Sydney
 
 
  Australia17
 
3 February 2019 – 20:07 – Spotless Stadium, Sydney
 
  France14
 
  Australia10
 
3 February 2019 – 15:54 – Spotless Stadium, Sydney
 
  South Africa12
 
  South Africa33
 
 
  Spain0
 

CupEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
3 February 2019 – 12:16 – Spotless Stadium, Sydney
 
 
  Fiji22
 
3 February 2019 – 16:16 – Spotless Stadium, Sydney
 
  Australia17
 
  Fiji14
 
3 February 2019 – 12:38 – Spotless Stadium, Sydney
 
  New Zealand36
 
  New Zealand28
 
3 February 2019 – 20:56 – Spotless Stadium, Sydney
 
  France5
 
  New Zealand21
 
3 February 2019 – 13:00 – Spotless Stadium, Sydney
 
  United States5
 
  South Africa5
 
3 February 2019 – 16:38 – Spotless Stadium, Sydney
 
  England26
 
  England7
 
3 February 2019 – 13:22 – Spotless Stadium, Sydney
 
  United States14 Third place
 
  United States38
 
3 February 2019 – 20:29 – Spotless Stadium, Sydney
 
  Spain10
 
  Fiji17
 
 
  England19
 

Tournament placingsEdit

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

Source: World Rugby

PlayersEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Tries scored
Rank Player Tries
1   Joe Perez 6
  Siviwe Soyizwapi
3   Alasio Naduva 5
  Carlin Isles
  Mateo Carreras
Points scored
Rank Player Points
1   Katsuyuki Sakai 47
2   Madison Hughes 35
3   Vilimoni Koroi 32
3   Joe Perez 30
  Selvyn Davids

Source: World Rugby

Dream TeamEdit

The following seven players were selected to the tournament Dream Team at the conclusion of the tournament:[3]

Forwards Backs
  Mesulame Kunavula
  Sam Dickson
  Stephen Tomasin
  Alasio Naduva
  Madison Hughes
  Kurt Baker
  Dan Norton

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Teams ready for HSBC Sydney Sevens kick-off". World Rugby. 29 January 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Australia and Fiji triumph at Oceania Rugby Sevens". 10 November 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Seven stars make HSBC Dream Team in Sydney". World Rugby. 4 February 2019. Retrieved 4 February 2019.

External linksEdit

World Sevens Series XX
Preceded by
2019 New Zealand Sevens
2019 Sydney Sevens Succeeded by
2019 USA Sevens
Australian Sevens
Preceded by
2018 Sydney Sevens
2019 Sydney Sevens Succeeded by
2020 Sydney Sevens