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Rugby sevens at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Rugby sevens at the 2014 Commonwealth Games was the fifth time in the competition's history that the event took place. The tournament's preliminaries took place on 26 July, with the classification matches, quarterfinals, semifinals and medal matches the following day.[1] The venue for the competition was Ibrox Stadium. South Africa beat the reigning champions New Zealand in the final on 27 July, beating their opponents 17-12. It was the first time that New Zealand had been beaten in any game since the inception of rugby sevens at the Commonwealth Games in 1998, ending their 30 match win streak and marking the first time any other nation had won the competition.

Rugby sevens at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
Men's Rugby Sevens at the 2014 Commonwealth Games 19.jpg
Podium
Host nation Scotland
Cup
Champion South Africa
Runner-up New Zealand
Third Australia
Plate
Winner England
Runner-up Wales
Bowl
Winner Canada
Runner-up Cook Islands
Shield
Winner Sri Lanka
Runner-up Trinidad and Tobago
Tournament details
Matches played45
2010
2018

171,000 people attended the two-day competition, a record for the sport.[2]

Contents

Participating nationsEdit

 
Ibrox hosting the Rugby Sevens tournament of the 2014 Commonwealth Games

The full pools and fixtures for the event were announced on 18 February 2014.[3][4]

Continent Teams
Asia   Malaysia
  Sri Lanka
Americas   Canada
Caribbean   Trinidad and Tobago[5]
  Barbados
Europe   England
  Scotland (Hosts)
  Wales
Africa   Kenya
  South Africa
  Uganda
Oceania   Australia
  Cook Islands
  New Zealand
  Papua New Guinea
  Samoa

Nigeria were originally announced as one of the sixteen teams, but shortly after the team was withdrawn from the rugby competition and replaced by Barbados.[6]

Pools and formatEdit

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D

  New Zealand
  Canada
  Scotland
  Barbados

  South Africa
  Kenya
  Cook Islands
  Trinidad and Tobago

  Samoa
  Wales
  Papua New Guinea
  Malaysia

  Australia
  England
  Sri Lanka
  Uganda

The sixteen teams were divided into four pools of four nations, with each nation playing their other pool opponents once, every nation playing three times during the group stages. Nations were awarded 3 points for a win, 2 for a draw and one point for a loss, the top two nations of every pool advance to the quarterfinals of the medal competition. The winners of each pool then faced the runners up of a different pool in the quarterfinals in a straight single-elimination knockout competition. The winners moved on to the semifinals, with the winners then moving onto the final, and the losers of the semifinals contesting a play off for the bronze medal.

Points System

The points system was the same one used in most sevens competitions, including the IRB Sevens World Series:

  • 3 points for a win
  • 2 points for a draw
  • 1 point for losing

Pool stageEdit

The round robin stage was played on 26 July 2014. All teams played three matches, with the top two in each pool qualifying for the medal competition, and the bottom two qualifying to the bowl competition.[7][8]

Pool AEdit

Team
Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 115 14 101 9
  Scotland 3 2 0 1 91 22 69 7
  Canada 3 1 0 2 73 65 8 5
  Barbados 3 0 0 3 5 183 -178 3
Qualified for medal competition
Qualified for bowl competition
26 July 2014
10:32
New Zealand   39–0   Canada
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

26 July 2014
12:50
Canada   68–5   Barbados
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

26 July 2014
13:56
New Zealand   17–14   Scotland
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

26 July 2014
18:02
Scotland   56–0   Barbados
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

26 July 2014
20:20
New Zealand   59–0   Barbados
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

26 July 2014
21:04
Canada   5–21   Scotland
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

Pool BEdit

Team
Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  South Africa 3 3 0 0 106 0 106 9
  Kenya 3 2 0 1 63 25 38 7
  Cook Islands 3 1 0 2 33 88 -55 5
  Trinidad and Tobago 3 0 0 3 15 104 -89 3
Qualified for medal competition
Qualified for bowl competition
26 July 2014
11:16
Kenya   28–0   Cook Islands
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

26 July 2014
12:22
South Africa   36–0   Trinidad and Tobago
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

26 July 2014
14:40
Cook Islands   33–10   Trinidad and Tobago
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

26 July 2014
19:30
South Africa   50–0   Cook Islands
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

26 July 2014
19:52
Kenya   35–5   Trinidad and Tobago
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

26 July 2014
22:10
South Africa   20–0   Kenya
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

Pool CEdit

Team
Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  Samoa 3 3 0 0 106 26 80 9
  Wales 3 2 0 1 93 26 67 7
  Papua New Guinea 3 1 0 2 57 69 -12 5
  Malaysia 3 0 0 3 7 142 -135 3
Qualified for medal competition
Qualified for bowl competition
26 July 2014
11:38
Samoa   33–14   Papua New Guinea
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

26 July 2014
12:00
Wales   52–0   Malaysia
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

26 July 2014
14:18
Papua New Guinea   36–7   Malaysia
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

26 July 2014
18:46
Wales   29–7   Papua New Guinea
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

26 July 2014
19:08
Samoa   54–0   Malaysia
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

26 July 2014
21:26
Samoa   19–12   Wales
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

Pool DEdit

Team
Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
  Australia 3 3 0 0 120 19 101 9
  England 3 2 0 1 104 15 89 7
  Uganda 3 1 0 2 22 97 -75 5
  Sri Lanka 3 0 0 3 21 136 -115 3
Qualified for medal competition
Qualified for bowl competition
26 July 2014
10:54
Australia   62–7   Sri Lanka
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

26 July 2014
13:12
Australia   43–5   Uganda
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

26 July 2014
13:34
England   57–0   Sri Lanka
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

26 July 2014
18:24
England   40–0   Uganda
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

26 July 2014
20:42
Sri Lanka   14–17   Uganda
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

26 July 2014
21:48
England   7–15   Australia
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

Knockout stageEdit

Medal competitionEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
27 July 2014 — Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
 
 
  New Zealand19
 
27 July 2014 — Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
 
  Kenya7
 
  New Zealand19
 
27 July 2014 — Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
 
  Australia7
 
  Australia21
 
27 July 2014 — Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
 
  Wales19
 
  New Zealand12
 
27 July 2014 — Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
 
  South Africa17
 
  Samoa15
 
27 July 2014 — Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
 
  England14
 
  Samoa7
 
27 July 2014 — Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
 
  South Africa35 Third place
 
  South Africa35
 
27 July 2014 — Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
 
  Scotland12
 
  Australia24
 
 
  Samoa0
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

27 July 2014
12:06
New Zealand   19–7   Kenya
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

27 July 2014
12:28
Australia   21–19   Wales
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

27 July 2014
12:50
Samoa   15–14   England
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

27 July 2014
13:12
South Africa   35–12   Scotland
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

Semi-finalsEdit

27 July 2014
18:44
New Zealand   19–7   Australia
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

27 July 2014
19:06
Samoa   7–35   South Africa
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

Bronze medal matchEdit

27 July 2014
21:15
Australia   24–0   Samoa
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

Gold medal matchEdit

27 July 2014
21:37
New Zealand   12–17   South Africa
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland

Plate competitionEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
27 July 2014 — Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
 
 
  Kenya5
 
27 July 2014 — Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
 
  Wales28
 
  Wales15
 
27 July 2014 — Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
 
  England17
 
  England15
 
 
  Scotland12
 

Semi-finalsEdit

27 July 2014
18:00
Kenya   5–28   Wales
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

27 July 2014
18:22
England   15–12   Scotland
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

Plate finalEdit

27 July 2014
20:38
Wales   15–17   England
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

Bowl competitionEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
27 July 2014 — Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
 
 
  Canada33
 
27 July 2014 — Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
 
  Trinidad and Tobago0
 
  Canada32
 
27 July 2014 — Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
 
  Uganda0
 
  Uganda35
 
27 July 2014 — Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
 
  Malaysia0
 
  Canada50
 
27 July 2014 — Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
 
  Cook Islands7
 
  Papua New Guinea17
 
27 July 2014 — Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
 
  Sri Lanka12
 
  Papua New Guinea12
 
27 July 2014 — Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
 
  Cook Islands24
 
  Cook Islands31
 
 
  Barbados7
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

27 July 2014
10:32
Canada   33–0   Trinidad and Tobago
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

27 July 2014
10:54
Uganda   35–0   Malaysia
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

27 July 2014
11:16
Papua New Guinea   17–12   Sri Lanka
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

27 July 2014
11:38
Cook Islands   31–7   Barbados
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

Semi-finalsEdit

27 July 2014
17:16
Canada   32–0   Uganda
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

27 July 2014
17:38
Papua New Guinea   12–24   Cook Islands
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

Bowl finalEdit

27 July 2014
20:10
Canada   50–7   Cook Islands
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

Shield competitionEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
27 July 2014 — Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
 
 
  Trinidad and Tobago15
 
27 July 2014 — Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
 
  Malaysia10
 
  Trinidad and Tobago7
 
27 July 2014 — Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
 
  Sri Lanka43
 
  Sri Lanka34
 
 
  Barbados0
 

Semi-finalsEdit

27 July 2014
13:34
Trinidad and Tobago   15–10   Malaysia
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

27 July 2014
13:56
Sri Lanka   34–0   Barbados
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

Shield finalEdit

27 July 2014
19:42
Trinidad and Tobago   7–43   Sri Lanka
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

MedalistsEdit

Men's Gold Silver Bronze
  South Africa
  New Zealand
  Australia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SPORTS SCHEDULE – RUGBY SEVENS" (PDF). Glasgow 2014. p. 2. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 November 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2018.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ glasgow2014.com (18 February 2014). "Rugby Sevens" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Commonwealth Games Sevens pools announced". Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  5. ^ [irbsevens.com] (11 November 2013). "Asia and NACRA sides book places in Hong Kong". Archived from the original on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  6. ^ glasgow2014.com (14 February 2014). "Barbados replace Nigeria in Rugby Sevens competition". Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  7. ^ glasgow2014.com. "Rugby Sevens Schedule" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2014.
  8. ^ glasgow2014.com. "Glasgow 2014 - Rugby Sevens". Archived from the original on 29 July 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014.

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