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Rugby sevens at the 2006 Commonwealth Games

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The rugby sevens at the 2006 Commonwealth Games was the third Commonwealth Games at which rugby sevens was played. It is one of the male-only sports at the Commonwealth Games, the other being boxing. The venue for the rugby competition was the Telstra Dome, on the western edge of Melbourne's Central Business District. Preliminary matches were held on 16 March, with the finals the following day.

Rugby sevens at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
Host nationAustralia Australia
Date16–17 March 2006
Cup
Champion New Zealand
Runner-up England
Third Fiji
Plate
Winner Wales
Runner-up South Africa
Bowl
Winner Kenya
Runner-up Tonga
Tournament details
Matches played32
2002
2010
The Telstra Dome, host venue for the Rugby sevens
Fiji playing Wales
England playing Samoa

The gold medal was won by New Zealand who defeated England 29–21 in the final on 17 March 2006. Fiji won the bronze medal, defeating Australia 24–17 in the 3rd place final. The game was overshadowed by a fit suffered by Australian Scott Fava after a legitimate tackle. Fava recovered quickly and was released from hospital the following day.

New Zealand continued its undefeated streak at the Commonwealth Games in 2006.

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

Continent Qualifier(s)
Asia   Sri Lanka
Africa   Kenya
  Namibia
  South Africa
  Uganda
Americas   Canada
Oceania   Cook Islands
  Fiji
  New Zealand
  Niue
  Samoa
  Tonga
Europe   England
  Scotland
  Wales
Host nation   Australia

Pool StageEdit

Group AEdit

Team P W D L PF PA Pts
  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 117 17 9
  Wales 3 2 0 1 100 42 7
  Kenya 3 1 0 2 31 79 5
  Namibia 3 0 0 3 19 122 3
16 March 2006
11:14
New Zealand   35–10   Wales
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
11:36
Kenya   31–5   Namibia
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
14:20
New Zealand   41–7   Namibia
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
14:42
Wales   33–0   Kenya
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
19:50
New Zealand   41–0   Kenya
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
21:28
Wales   40–7   Namibia
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Group BEdit

Team P W D L PF PA Pts
  Fiji 3 3 0 0 127 21 9
  Canada 3 2 0 1 48 45 7
  Scotland 3 1 0 2 48 48 5
  Niue 3 0 0 3 12 120 3
16 March 2006
10:30
Fiji   31–14   Canada
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
10:52
Scotland   33–5   Niue
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
13:36
Fiji   63–0   Niue
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
13:58
Canada   10–7   Scotland
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
19:28
Canada   24–7   Niue
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
21:06
Fiji   33–7   Scotland
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Group CEdit

Team P W D L PF PA Pts
  England 3 3 0 0 110 17 9
  Australia 3 2 0 1 113 31 7
  Cook Islands 3 1 0 2 71 63 5
  Sri Lanka 3 0 0 3 0 181 3
16 March 2006
12:52
England   35–5   Cook Islands
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
13:14
Australia   73–0   Sri Lanka
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
18:44
England   61–0   Sri Lanka
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
19:06
Australia   28–19   Cook Islands
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
20:44
Cook Islands   47–0   Sri Lanka
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
22:12
England   14–12   Australia
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Group DEdit

Team P W D L PF PA Pts
  South Africa 3 2 0 1 94 43 7
  Samoa 3 2 0 1 66 20 7
  Tonga 3 1 0 2 40 58 5
  Uganda 3 1 0 2 41 108 5
16 March 2006
11:58
Tonga   26–19   South Africa
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
12:20
Samoa   31–10   Uganda
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
18:00
South Africa   63–7   Uganda
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
18:22
Samoa   25–0   Tonga
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
20:22
Uganda   24–14   Tonga
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
16 March 2006
21:50
South Africa   12–10   Samoa
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Knock-out stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold Medal Match
 
          
 
17 March – Melbourne
 
 
  New Zealand24
 
17 March – Melbourne
 
  Canada0
 
  New Zealand21
 
17 March – Melbourne
 
  Australia19
 
  Australia20
 
17 March – Melbourne
 
  South Africa14
 
  New Zealand29
 
17 March – Melbourne
 
  England 21
 
  England17
 
17 March – Melbourne
 
  Samoa14
 
  England21
 
17 March – Melbourne
 
  Fiji14 Bronze Medal Match
 
  Fiji26
 
17 March – Melbourne
 
  Wales7
 
  Fiji24
 
 
  Australia17
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

17 March 2006
New Zealand   24–0   Canada
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
17 March 2006
Australia   20–14   South Africa
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
17 March 2006
England   17–14   Samoa
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
17 March 2006
Fiji   26–7   Wales
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Semi-finalsEdit

17 March 2006
New Zealand   21–19   Australia
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
17 March 2006
England   21–14   Fiji
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Bronze medal matchEdit

17 March 2006
Fiji   24–17   Australia
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Gold medal matchEdit

17 March 2006
New Zealand   29–21   England
Telstra Dome, Melbourne

MedalistsEdit

Men's Gold Silver Bronze
  New Zealand
Josh Blackie
Alando Soakai
Tanerau Latimer
Onosai Tololima-Auva'a
Amasio Valence
Liam Messam
Tamati Ellison
Tafai Ioasa
Nigel Hunt
Cory Jane
Lote Raikabula
Sosene Anesi
  England

Henry Paul
Magnus Lund
Ben Russell
David Seymour
Nils Mordt
Richard Haughton
Thomas Varndell
Andrew Vilk
Danny Care
Ben Gollings
Simon Amor
Mathew Tait

  Fiji
Apolosi Satala
Ratu Mataluvu
Semisi Naevo
Sireli Naqelevuki
Viliame Satala
Waisale Serevi
Jone Daunivucu
Norman Ligairi
Neumi Nanuku
Filimoni Bolavucu
Lepani Nabuliwaqa
William Ryder

Bowl-quarter-finalsEdit

  • Kenya 21–5 Niue Island
  • Uganda 24–12 Sri Lanka
  • Tonga 31–12 Cook Islands
  • Scotland 26–12 Namibia

Bowl semi-finalsEdit

  • Kenya 29–0 Uganda
  • Tonga 12–5 Scotland

Plate semi-finalsEdit

  • South Africa 17–14 Canada
  • Wales 26–17 Samoa

Bowl final – Playoff for 9th and 10thEdit

  • Kenya 26–12 Tonga

Plate final – Playoff for 5th and 6thEdit

  • Wales 29–28 South Africa

See alsoEdit