Rugby sevens at the 2003 South Pacific Games

Rugby sevens at the 2003 Pacific Games was played as a tournament for 11 men's teams from 3–5 July 2003 at Suva in Fiji. The Fijian team won the final, defeating Cook Islands by 43–10 to claim the gold medal.[1][2]

Rugby union
at the 2003 South Pacific Games
Rugby sevens pictogram.svg
VenueSuva, Fiji
DatesSeptember
Nations11
← 1999
2007 →

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's rugby 7s   Fiji   Cook Islands   Samoa

ParticipantsEdit

There were 11 teams for the 2003 tournament:[3]

FormatEdit

The eleven teams were drawn into three pools and the first stage was played as a round robin within each group. The top two teams from the each pool and the best two third-placed teams advanced to the knockout stage.

Quarterfinals and semifinals in the knockout stage were followed by the third place play-off for the Bronze Medal, and the final for the Gold Medal.

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Papua New Guinea 2 2 0 0 74 5 +69
  Tahiti 2 1 0 1 38 27 +11
  Guam 2 0 0 2 5 85 −80

Group A matches:[4][5]

Group BEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Samoa 3 3 0 0 124 7 +117
  Niue 3 2 0 2 38 29 +9
  Vanuatu 3 1 0 2 15 60 −45
  New Caledonia 3 0 0 3 10 91 −81

Group B matches:[6][7]

Group CEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
  Fiji 3 3 0 0 145 0 +145
  Cook Islands 3 2 0 2 83 45 +38
  Tonga 3 1 0 2 94 64 +30
  Wallis and Futuna 3 0 0 3 0 213 −213

Group C matches:[8][9]

Knockout stageEdit

Championship bracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
5 July
 
 
  Fiji50
 
5 July
 
  Vanuatu5
 
  Fiji36
 
5 July
 
  Tonga0
 
  Papua New Guinea 14
 
5 July
 
  Tonga19
 
  Fiji43
 
5 July
 
  Cook Islands10
 
  Cook Islands36
 
5 July
 
  Niue0
 
  Cook Islands14
 
5 July
 
  Samoa12 Third place
 
  Tahiti 0
 
5 July
 
  Samoa21
 
  Tonga 0
 
 
  Samoa50
 

Play-offs for 5th to 8thEdit

Play-offs for 9th to 13thEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SPG Rugby 7s: Finals". Sporting Pulse. 2003. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  2. ^ "South Pacific Games Update". Rotums News Archive. 15 July 2003. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  3. ^ "SPG Rugby 7s: Ladder". Sporting Pulse. 2003. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  4. ^ "SPG Rugby 7s: Group 1". Sporting Pulse. 2003. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  5. ^ "SPG Rugby 7s: Pool 1". Sporting Pulse. 2003. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  6. ^ "SPG Rugby 7s: Group 2". Sporting Pulse. 2003. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  7. ^ "SPG Rugby 7s: Pool 2". Sporting Pulse. 2003. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  8. ^ "SPG Rugby 7s: Group 3". Sporting Pulse. 2003. Archived from the original on 2015-05-25. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  9. ^ "SPG Rugby 7s: Pool 3". Sporting Pulse. 2003. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.