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Rugby sevens at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

The women's rugby sevens tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was held in Brazil, hosted at the Deodoro Stadium, a temporary outdoor stadium constructed as part of the Deodoro Modern Pentathlon Park in Rio de Janeiro. The tournament was held from 6 August to 8 August 2016, starting with group matches before finishing with the medal ceremony on 8 August.

2016 Women's Olympic Rugby sevens Tournament
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Aerial view of the Deodoro Stadium, where the Women's Rugby Sevens tournament took place.
Tournament details
Host nation Brazil
VenueDeodoro Stadium
Date6–8 August 2016
No. of nations12
Final positions
Champions Australia (1st title)
Runner-up New Zealand
Third place Canada
Fourth place Great Britain
Tournament statistics
Matches played34
Tries scored180 (5.29 per match)
Top scorer(s)New Zealand Portia Woodman
(50 points)
Most triesNew Zealand Portia Woodman
(10 tries)
2020

Australia beat New Zealand 24–17 in the final.[1][2] Canada secured the bronze medal with a win over Great Britain.[3]

QualificationEdit

With Brazil being the hosts, their team automatically qualified despite their sevens team not regularly appearing in the top 6 on the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series. The 2014–15 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series was the initial stage of qualification, where the top 4 teams at the end of the series gaining qualification to the 2016 Olympic Games. Between June and September 2015, each of the six regional rugby unions held an Olympic qualification event, where one team from each region qualified, bring the total up to 11 team qualified. The final spot was determined by a repechage tournament held in Monaco, where the winner of that event became the final team to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games.

As a result of England finishing fourth in the 2014–15 Sevens World Series, Great Britain were awarded a spot in the Olympic games, despite the other nations failing to qualify in the top 4. This is because Great Britain compete as one union in the Olympics and as several in international rugby (England, Wales, Scotland and a combined union from Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland), which meant should one of either the England, Wales or Scotland teams qualify, then Great Britain would be awarded a spot in the Olympic Games. It was decided players based in Northern Ireland were not eligible to represent Great Britain in the rugby sevens tournament as these players represent the IRFU, and the union demanded that Northern Irish players, that have committed to play for the Irish rugby union, only play for Ireland despite being eligible under IOC rules to compete for Great Britain.[4][5][6] The three remaining unions agreed in advance of the 2013–14 Sevens World Series that their highest-finishing teams in that season would represent all three unions in the first stage of qualification.

Qualified teamsEdit

Nation Means of qualification
  Brazil Host nation
  Australia 2014–15 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series top 4 finishers
  Canada
  Great Britain
  New Zealand
  Colombia 2015 CONSUR Women's Sevens Champions
  United States 2015 NACRA Women's Sevens Champions
  France 2015 Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Grand Prix Champions
  Kenya 2015 Women's Africa Cup Sevens Champions
  Fiji 2015 Oceania Women's Sevens Championship Champions
  Japan 2015 ARFU Women's Sevens Championships Champions
  Spain 2016 Women's Final Olympic Qualification Tournament Champions

SquadsEdit

Match officialsEdit

On 11 April 2016, World Rugby announced a panel of twelve match officials for the women's sevens.[7][8] Two Brazilians were latter added assistant referees.

DrawEdit

The draw for the tournament took place on 28 June 2016. The 12 teams were seeded based on their points they have accumulated over the past two seasons on the Women's Sevens Series circuit. The four teams that qualified directly from the 2014–15 Women's Sevens World Series were guaranteed a top four seeding, with their positioning determined by their combined score over the two seasons.[9][10]

Seed 1 Seed 2 Seed 3

Pool stageEdit

Group winners and runners-up advance to the quarter-finals. Third place teams drop to a third-placed teams table, where the top two third placed teams advance to the quarter-finals.[9]

Pool AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Australia 3 2 1 0 101 12 +89 8 Quarter-finals
2   Fiji 3 2 0 1 48 43 +5 7
3   United States 3 1 1 1 67 24 +43 6
4   Colombia 3 0 0 3 0 137 −137 3
Source: World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.


6 August 2016
13:00
United States   7–12   Fiji
Try: Kelter 10' c
Con: Baravilala (1/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Tisolo 4' c
Ravisa 8' m
Con: Tisolo (1/2)
6 August 2016
13:30
Australia   53–0   Colombia
Try: Williams 1' m
Caslick (3) 3' c, 7' m, 8' c
Tonegato 5' m
Parry 7' m
Beck (2) 10' c, 13' c
Turner 12' m
Con: Dalton (3/8)
Etheridge (1/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)

6 August 2016
18:00
United States   48–0   Colombia
Try: Kelter (2) 1' c, 6' c
Doyle 6' m
Johnson (2) 7' m, 13' m
Javelet 8' c
Carlyle 11' c
Fa'avesi 14' m
Con: Kelter (2/3)
Baravilala (2/3)
Stephens (0/2)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
6 August 2016
18:30
Australia   36–0   Fiji
Try: Cherry 1' c
Tonegato (2) 4' m, 13' c
Caslick 5' c
Green 10' m
Dalton 14' m
Con: Dalton (3/6)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)

7 August 2016
13:00
Fiji   36–0   Colombia
Try: Daveau (2) 1' c, 3' m
Tinai 5' c
Roqica 7' m
Riwai 9' c
Nagasau 14' m
Con: Tinai (2/4)
Riwai (1/1)
Tisolo (0/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Rose Labreche (Canada)
7 August 2016
13:30
Australia   12–12   United States
Try: Tonegato (2) 4' m, 14' c
Con: Dalton (1/2)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Javelet (2) 9' c, 11' m
Con: Baravilala (1/2)

Pool BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   New Zealand 3 3 0 0 109 12 +97 9 Quarter-finals
2   France 3 2 0 1 71 40 +31 7
3   Spain 3 1 0 2 31 65 −34 5
4   Kenya 3 0 0 3 17 111 −94 3
Source: World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.


6 August 2016
11:00
France   24–7   Spain
Try: Grassineau 3' c
Guérin 7' m
Ladagnous 9' c
Guiglion 13' m
Con: Biscarat (2/4)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: P. García 11' c
Con: P. García (1/1)
6 August 2016
11:30
New Zealand   52–0   Kenya
Try: Woodman (3) 1' c, 8' c, 13' m
McAlister (2) 3' c, 14' m
Manuel 6' c
Broughton 10' c
Williams 14' c
Con: Nathan-Wong (5/6)
Brazier (1/2)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)

6 August 2016
16:00
France   40–7   Kenya
Try: Ladagnous (2) 4' c, 14' m
Le Pesq 7' c
Horta 8' c
Guérin 11' c
Amiel 14' c
Con: Le Pesq (4/5)
Biscarat (1/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Masinde 7' c
Con: Awino (1/1)
6 August 2016
16:30
New Zealand   31–5   Spain
Try: Woodman 2' m
McAlister (2) 3' c, 12' m
Nathan-Wong 8' c
Fitzpatrick 14' c
Con: Nathan-Wong (3/5)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Casado 11' m
Con: P. García (0/1)

7 August 2016
11:00
Spain   19–10   Kenya
Try: Plà 1' m
Bravo (2) 9' c, 12' c
Con: P. García (2/3)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Nziwa 6' m
Okelo 14' m
Con: Awino (0/2)

Pool CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Great Britain 3 3 0 0 91 3 +88 9 Quarter-finals
2   Canada 3 2 0 1 83 22 +61 7
3   Brazil (H) 3 1 0 2 29 77 −48 5
4   Japan 3 0 0 3 10 111 −101 3
Source: World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host.


6 August 2016
12:00
Great Britain   29–3   Brazil
Try: Watmore 5' c
Hunt (2) 9' c, 12' m
Joyce 14' m
Scott 14' m
Con: McLean (2/3)
Watmore (0/2)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Pen: Kochhann (1/1) 7'
6 August 2016
12:30
Canada   45–0   Japan
Try: Landry (2) 1' c, 6' c
Moleschi 3' c
Farella (2) 4' m, 9' m
Benn 13' c
Watcham-Roy 14' c
Con: Landry (3/4)
Russell (2/3)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)

6 August 2016
17:30
Canada   38–0   Brazil
Try: Paquin (2) 1' c, 7' c
Kish 5' m
Moleschi 6' c
Farella (2) 12' c, 17' m
Con: Russell (3/4)
Landry (1/2)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)

7 August 2016
12:00
Brazil   26–10   Japan
Try: Ishibashi 2' m
Muhlbauer (2) 10' c, 14' c
Araújo 12' c
Con: Kochhann (2/3)
Balconi (1/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Kuwai 7' m
Yamaguchi 8' m
Con: Okuroda (0/2)
7 August 2016
12:30
Canada   0–22   Great Britain
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Richardson 4' m
Wilson-Hardy 6' m
Scarratt (2) 10' m, 12' c
Con: Richardson (1/2)
McLean (0/2)

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

The top two of the third-placed teams advance to the knockout rounds.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 A   United States 3 1 1 1 67 24 +43 6 Knockout stage
2 B   Spain 3 1 0 2 31 65 −34 5
3 C   Brazil (H) 3 1 0 2 29 77 −48 5
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Point differential; 3) Points scored; 4) Lots drawn by World Rugby
(H) Host.

Knockout stageEdit

9–12th place playoffEdit

 
Semi-finals9th Place Final
 
      
 
7 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
 
  Brazil24
 
8 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
  Colombia0
 
  Brazil33
 
7 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
  Japan5
 
  Kenya0
 
 
  Japan24
 
11th Place
 
 
8 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
 
  Colombia10
 
 
  Kenya22

Semi-finalsEdit

7 August 2016
16:00
Brazil   24–0   Colombia
Try: Ramalho 3' m
Teles (2) 6' c, 7' m
Muhlbauer 9' c
Con: Kochhann (2/4)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Sakurako Kawasaki (Japan)

7 August 2016
16:30
Kenya   0–24   Japan
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Yamaguchi (2) 2' m, 6' c
Kuwai 8' m
Kanematsu 13' c
Con: Okuroda (1/2)
Yamanaka (1/2)

11th PlaceEdit

8 August 2016
12:30
Colombia   10–22   Kenya
Try: S. Acevedo 1' m
Medina 7' m
Con: Lopera (0/2)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Okelo (2) 4' m, 11' c
I. Otieno 9' m
Masinde 14' m
Con: Awino (1/3)
Nziwa (0/1)
Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Rose Labreche (Canada)

9th Place FinalEdit

8 August 2016
13:00
Brazil   33–5   Japan
Try: Muhlbauer 5' c
Campos 7' m
Ishibashi 8' c
Scatrut 9' c
Cerullo 13' c
Con: Kochhann (4/5)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Okuroda 3' m
Con: Okuroda (0/1)

5–8th place playoffEdit

 
Semi-finals5th Place Final
 
      
 
8 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
 
  Spain12
 
8 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
  France24
 
  France5
 
8 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
  United States19
 
  Fiji7
 
 
  United States12
 
7th Place
 
 
8 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
 
  Spain21
 
 
  Fiji0

Semi-finalsEdit

8 August 2016
13:30
Spain   12–24   France
Try: Erbina 12' c
Etxebarría 14' m
Con: P. García (1/2)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Mayans 1' m
Guérin (3) 3' c, 7' m, 9' c
Con: Le Pesq (1/3)
Biscarat (1/1)

8 August 2016
14:00
Fiji   7–12   United States
Try: Tavo 4' c
Con: Tinai (1/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Kelter 10' c
Stephens 12' m
Con: Kelter (1/1)
Baravilala (0/1)

7th PlaceEdit

5th Place FinalEdit

8 August 2016
18:00
France   5–19   United States
Try: Grassineau 6' m
Con: Le Pesq (0/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Kelter 8' c
Javelet 9' m
Fa'avesi 11' c
Con: Kelter (1/2)
Stephens (1/1)

Medal playoffEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold Medal Match
 
          
 
7 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
 
  Australia24
 
8 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
  Spain0
 
  Australia17
 
7 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
  Canada5
 
  Canada15
 
8 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
  France5
 
  Australia24
 
7 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
  New Zealand17
 
  Great Britain26
 
8 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
  Fiji7
 
  Great Britain7
 
7 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
  New Zealand25 Bronze Medal Match
 
  New Zealand5
 
8 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
  United States0
 
  Canada33
 
 
  Great Britain10
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

7 August 2016
17:00
Australia   24–0   Spain
Try: Tonegato 3' m
Caslick (2) 5' c, 9' c
Green 14' m
Con: Dalton (2/3)
Etheridge (0/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)

7 August 2016
17:30
Canada   15–5   France
Try: Moleschi 6' m
Farella 12' m
Landry 14' m
Con: Landry (0/2)
Russell (0/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Le Pesq 3' m
Con: Le Pesq (0/1)

7 August 2016
18:00
Great Britain   26–7   Fiji
Try: Brown (2) 1' c, 12' c
Richardson 4' c
Waterman 7' m
Con: McLean (3/4)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Naiqato 3' c
Con: Tinai (1/1)

Semi-finalsEdit

8 August 2016
14:30
Australia   17–5   Canada
Try: Cherry (2) 2' c, 7' m
Dalton 10' m
Con: Dalton (1/3)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Williams 13' m
Con: Landry (0/1)

8 August 2016
15:00
Great Britain   7–25   New Zealand
Try: Richardson 4' c
Con: McLean (1/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Woodman (3) 2' m, 7' m, 8' m
Tui 5' m
Manuel 10' m
Con: Nathan-Wong (0/5)

Bronze Medal MatchEdit

8 August 2016
18:30
  Canada   33–10   Great Britain
Try: Paquin 3' c
Landry (2) 6' c, 16' c
Farella 9' m
Russell 10' c
Con: Landry (4/5)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Waterman 4' m
Joyce 13' m
Con: McLean (0/1)
Richardson (0/1)

Gold Medal MatchEdit

8 August 2016
19:00
  Australia   24–17   New Zealand  
Try: Tonegato 7' m
Pelite 10' m
Green 12' c
Caslick 15' c
Con: Dalton (2/4)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: McAlister (2) 4' m, 18' m
Woodman 20' c
Con: Nathan-Wong (1/3)

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Matches Points Avg points Tries Avg tries
    Australia 6 166 27.67 28 4.67
    New Zealand 6 156 26.00 26 4.33
    Canada 6 136 22.67 22 3.67
4   Great Britain 6 134 22.33 22 3.67
5   United States 6 98 16.33 16 2.67
6   France 6 105 17.50 17 2.83
7   Spain 6 64 10.67 10 1.67
8   Fiji 6 62 7.75 10 1.67
9   Brazil 5 86 17.20 13 2.60
10   Japan 5 39 7.80 7 1.40
11   Kenya 5 39 7.80 7 1.40
12   Colombia 5 10 2.00 2 0.40

StatisticsEdit

Try scorersEdit

Point scorersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Olympics rugby sevens: Australian women win gold against New Zealand". Guardian. 8 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
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