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The inaugural 1993 Rugby World Cup Sevens was held at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, Scotland, in April 1993. The International Rugby Board invited the established rugby union nations but also were keen to involve emerging nations in the event, recognising the fact that Sevens was providing the bridge between the developed rugby nations and those whose rugby union traditions were less well established. England defeated Australia 21-17 to become the first team to hold the Melrose Cup and claim the title world champions.

BackgroundEdit

Prior to 1993, Rugby Sevens had already built up a substantial international presence. The relative ease with which the rules could be learnt and applied, combined with the ability to quickly organise teams due to fewer players, as well as providing a fast paced game for spectators enticed many nations to set up domestic tournaments, and appealed to a large international audience outside of the established power houses of the traditional 15-a-side game. Such was the international popularity of the game that the Scottish Rugby Union were able to organise a well attended International Tournament in 1973 to celebrate the centenary of the Scottish Rugby Union.[1] England came away victorious from that first international event.

Soon after, in early 1975 the Chairman of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, A.D.C. "Tokkie" Smith, was talking with tobacco company executive Ian Gow. Gow had been a spectator at the 1973 event and had proposed to Smith to sponsor a Rugby tournament with top teams from throughout the world competing. This gave rise to the inaugural Hong Kong Sevens on March 28, 1976.[2] This tournament grew throughout the 1970s and 1980s in both supporter popularity and the number of participating teams. Sevens was proving to be the bridge between the established international rugby elite and those nations with less resources and less developed professional infrastructures.

In the early 1990s, The Scottish Rugby Union made a proposal to the International Rugby Football Board for the creation of a Rugby Sevens World Cup. The World Cup for the 15-a-side game had been staged successfully in 1987 and 1991 and had proved the worth of such an event. The IRB, which had a duty to involve and help to develop the rugby of the new member unions, recognised the value of Sevens to further this end, and their chairman, Vernon Pugh, enthusiastically agreed. Thus, the IRB organised the first officially sanctioned Rugby World Cup Sevens to be held at Murrayfield in April 1993. The ultimate prize of the competition was to be called the Melrose Cup, named after the small Scottish town of Melrose where the Sevens format had been born in 1883. A butchers apprentice and Melrose 20-a-side quarterback, Ned Haig, suggested having a rugby tournament as part of a sports day to raise funds at the end of the rugby season and his boss David Sanderson proposed playing in a tournament that required reduced numbers of players in each team. On 28 April 1883, the Melrose seven-a-side tournament began, with the time of each match limited to 15 minutes. The first World Cup was held 12 days shy of the 110th anniversary of that first tournament.

VenueEdit

The IRB appropriately situated the tournament in the spiritual home nation of Rugby Sevens, Scotland, and therefore the games in the World Cup were played at the home of Scottish Rugby Union, Murrayfield Stadium.

QualificationEdit

Of the twenty-four nations involved, nineteen were invited and five had to go through pre-tournament qualification. Four of the qualification places were won by Namibia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Spain who booked their places by reaching the semi-finals of one qualifying event in Sicily. Latvia won their place by beating Russia in the final of a mini-tournament staged in Moscow to decide who would replace the USSR, which had broken up since its invite to the world cup. The other participants were Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, Fiji, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Scotland, Tonga, South Africa, South Korea, USA, Wales and Western Samoa.

Sicily - 1992Edit

Seventeen nations came to Catania, Sicily, in May 1992 (from 29th to 31st) to battle for four qualifying spots in the finals in 1993. They were divided into three groups, five in one and six in the other two. Taiwan, Namibia, Spain and Hong Kong were the successful qualifiers after three group stages and three knockout rounds.[3] The affair was complicated and confused. The group stages produced a situation where, by the transition from the second to the third groups, the lower ranked teams were better off losing to one another in order to face weaker opposition in stage 3. Also, the two teams with the best records leading into the quarter-finals, Namibia (played 8 won 8) and Zimbabwe (played 9 won 7, drawn 1, lost 1) ended up playing each other. Meanwhile a Czechoslovakian side that had won just one match made it to the quarterfinals at the expense of Tunisia that had won 5 of 9.[4] The original groups were as follows:

Group Stage 1Edit

Pool A

Pool B

Pool C

Source:[4]

The teams that placed in the top four qualified for the second group stage, whilst those eliminated played in the Etna Cup, with the Sicily side making up the numbers for this mini knockout competition.

Group Stage 2Edit

The second stage groupings grouped the three winners together, the three second place teams together etc. Thus:

Pool D

Pool E

Pool F

Pool G

Group Stage 3Edit

No team was eliminated from stage 2, just rearranged on new seedings that went into Pools H, I, L and M. These four pools of three teams each meant that each team had to play a further two matches and this process resulted in eight teams given a new seeding for the quarterfinals, with four teams eliminated, to play in the Etna Cup. The end result of Group Stage 3, taking into account all games in the tournament to date was as follows:

Key to colours in group tables
Team that progressed to the semi-finals and so qualified for world cup (also indicated in bold type)
Teams eliminated into Etna Cup (also indicated in italics)
Team Seed Pld W D L
Flag of Namibia.png Namibia 15104
Template:Country data Taiwan 29612
[[File:{{{flag alias-1959}}}|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]] Hong Kong 39612
Flag of Spain.jpg Spain 49720
Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal 58440
Template:Country data CZE 69153
Template:Country data SWE 78440
Flag of Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe 89711
Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia Elim9522
Flag of Germany.png Germany Elim9450
22x20px Belgium Elim9360
22x20px Poland Elim8161

Knockout ResultsEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
31 May 1992 - Catania, Sicily        
 Flag of Namibia.png Namibia  won
31 May 1992 - Catania, Sicily
 Flag of Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe  lost  
 Flag of Namibia.png Namibia  won
31 May 1992 - Catania, Sicily
     Template:Country data Taiwan  lost  
 Template:Country data Taiwan  won
31 May 1992 - Catania, Sicily
 Template:Country data SWE  lost  
 Flag of Namibia.png Namibia  26
31 May 1992 - Catania, Sicily    
   [[File:{{{flag alias-1959}}}|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]] Hong Kong  10
 [[File:{{{flag alias-1959}}}|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]] Hong Kong  won
31 May 1992 - Catania, Sicily
 Template:Country data CZE  lost  
 [[File:{{{flag alias-1959}}}|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]] Hong Kong  won
31 May 1992 - Catania, Sicily
     Flag of Spain.jpg Spain  lost  
 Flag of Spain.jpg Spain  won
 Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal  lost  
 

Etna CupEdit

The Etna Cup was contested on the Sunday by the following:

Hosts

Stage 1 Eliminated Teams

Stage 2 Eliminated Teams

The Sicilian team were completely fresh and faced opponents who in some cases had played nine draining games. Sicily entered Sunday having played a total of two games. The final was contested by Sicily and Tunisia. Although Tunisia led by 2 points when normal time expired, the Italian referee allowed play to continue until, in the fourteenth minute of the second half, the Sicilians scored.

Former USSR representativeEdit

Although the Soviet Union had originally been an invited team, it had subsequently collapsed and the former constituent nations, demanded their own qualifying event. This was held in Moscow where the Latvia team, in their first ever sporting event, overcame Ukraine and Kazakhstan to reach the final where they beat Russia to claim the last place in Edinburgh.[3]

FormatEdit

File:OfficialProgramme1993SevensWorldCup.JPG

The 24 nations were drawn into four pools of six teams with the top two progressing to the Melrose Cup, the third to the Plate and the fourth-placed teams contesting the Bowl competition. The groups were arranged thus:

Pool A

Pool B

Pool C

Pool D

SummaryEdit

First RoundEdit

As expected, the leading nations all made it through. However, only South Africa, New Zealand and Western Samoa could boast unbeaten records at this stage. Fiji, Australia, Tonga, Ireland and England all lost one match in their respective pools. In Pool A Wales, lost to South Africa but distinguished themselves against the powerhouse of sevens rugby, Fiji, coming back from 21-0 down to lose narrowly 21-17. South Africa managed to overcome Fiji in their pool match. In Pool B Ireland had an excellent first round, beating United States 38-0. They lost to New Zealand, who won the group, but finished second. Korea defeated France 14-0 and the French struggled to beat the Netherlands in an earlier tie. However, the French managed to qualify for the Bowl in fourth place, with the surprise being Korea making the Plate competition in third. In Pool C, the hosts Scotland finished fourth behind Argentina in third (although they ended with the same number of match points as the South Americans and had a better points difference they had lost to the Argentinians). The Scots managed to beat eventual group winners Tonga but lost to Australia and Argentina. Both Tonga and Australia lost one match each, and crucially Tonga beat the decider between the two sides meaning that Australia ended second in that group. In Pool D, eventual tournament winners England progressed well but were beaten by the Samoans but 28-10. Samoa went on to win the pool. Despite heavy defeats to England and Samoa, Spain managed to gain third spot just ahead of Canada.

Quarter-FinalsEdit

The quarter finals were not knockout but took the form of another round robin with the teams split into two groups. Fiji emerged as the only nation with an unbeaten record after overcoming Ireland, Tonga and Western Samoa in the first. The second group was more fiercely contested with each nation claiming at least one victory. Australia and England who progressed to the semi finals despite their respective defeats by New Zealand and Australia. England had assumed they would top their group and avoid Fiji, even with a defeat to Australia in the final pool game. They opted to rest some first team players but expressed dismay in finding themselves placed second in the group behind Australia. The England team had thought that table placings in the event of a tied points tally were decided on tries scored. However, tournament rules stated that the first differentiator was results between the tied teams.

Knock-out stage and the Moment of the TournamentEdit

Although England lost to Australia in the quarters, they qualified for the semi-finals against the favourites, Fiji. Dave Scully produced what was awarded the "Moment of the Tournament" prize with a tackle on Mesake Rasari that turned a certain Fiji try into an England score. England won 21-7.[5] In the other semi-final Ireland were narrowly beaten 21-19 by the Australians, setting up a final between teams that had already met in the quarterfinal pools.

FinalEdit

The final was contested by England and Australia. Just before half time, England led 21-0 through tries from Andrew Harriman, Lawrence Dallaglio and Tim Rodber, all converted by Nick Beal. Michael Lynagh scored a try before haf time, but failed to convert his own try. In the second half Australia hit back strongly and first David Campese and then Semi Taupeaafe scored further tries, the latter also converted by Michael Lynagh. However, time ran out on the Australians and it was England captain "Prince" Andrew Harriman who was presented with the Melrose Cup by the Princess Royal. Adedayo Adebayo, a member of that victorious side later recalled how surprising the victory had been to the players involved in it. He said "We were basically a scratch side. We got together for the first time as a team the week before, played one practice match and went on to win! But there were a lot of quality players in that side and looking back that's why we were able to wing it slightly - the talent came through. Looking back though we had no expectations of winning at the start. We didn't know how far we would go. It just happened."[6]

Other PrizesEdit

Wales had gone into the Plate competition as favourites based on their rousing display against Fiji. However, they were stunned by the Spanish side who beat them 10-7. Argentina meanwhile displayed impressive dominance against South Korea and came through 24 point to nil. They went on to win the final 19-12 against a Spanish side that had distinguished themselves enormously, coming from the position of one of the four pre-tournament qualifiers to reaching the final of the Plate competition.

Of the four teams contesting the Bowl, Scotland and France were the established nations but met each other in the semi-final Scotland overcame the lacklustre French side 14-7 and Japan posted 14 points to Canada's nil to reach the final. Japan beat the hosts in the final in an impressive fashion winning 33 points to 19. Princess Anne awarded the prizes and Scotland received tankards.

ResultsEdit

Source for the results below: www.imgmediaarchive.com

Group StageEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that progressed to the Quarter Final Groups (also indicated in bold type)
Team that progressed to the Plate competition (also indicated in bold italics)
Team that progressed to the Bowl competition (also indicated in plain italics)

All times British time (UTC+1)

Pool AEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
[[File:{{{flag alias-1928}}}|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]] South Africa 55001754313215
Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 5401150609013
Flag of Wales.png Wales 5302135785711
Flag of Japan.png Japan 520367118-519
Flag of Romania.png Romania 510444133-897
Template:Country data LAT 500529168-1395
16 Apr 1993
Time:10:00
Fiji Flag of Fiji.png 42 – 0 Template:Country data LAT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:10:18
South Africa [[File:{{{flag alias-1928}}}|23x15px|border |alt=|link=]] 28 – 5 Flag of Japan.png Japan Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:10:34
Wales Flag of Wales.png 33 – 7 Flag of Romania.png Romania Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:11:45
Fiji Flag of Fiji.png 28 – 17 Flag of Japan.png Japan Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:12:02
Romania Flag of Romania.png 22 – 5 Template:Country data LAT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:12:20
South Africa [[File:{{{flag alias-1928}}}|23x15px|border |alt=|link=]] 36 – 14 Flag of Wales.png Wales Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:13:28
Fiji Flag of Fiji.png 40 – 0 Flag of Romania.png Romania Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:13:44
Wales Flag of Wales.png 35 – 7 Flag of Japan.png Japan Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:14:00
South Africa [[File:{{{flag alias-1928}}}|23x15px|border |alt=|link=]] 47 – 5 Template:Country data LAT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:15:05
Fiji Flag of Fiji.png 21 – 17 Flag of Wales.png Wales Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:15:25
South Africa [[File:{{{flag alias-1928}}}|23x15px|border |alt=|link=]] 38 – 0 Flag of Romania.png Romania Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:15:41
Japan Flag of Japan.png 21 – 12 Template:Country data LAT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:16:49
Fiji Flag of Fiji.png 19 – 26 [[File:{{{flag alias-1928}}}|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]] South Africa Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:17:04
Wales Flag of Wales.png 36 – 7 Template:Country data LAT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:17:20
Romania Flag of Romania.png 15 – 17 Flag of Japan.png Japan Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 55001572413315
Template:Country data IRE 5401128458313
Flag of South Korea.png South Korea 53028098-1811
Flag of France.png France 52036271-99
Flag of United States.png United States 510462105-437
Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands 500533179-1465
16 Apr 1993
Time:10:53
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.png 49 – 7 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:11:10
France Flag of France.png 22 – 7 Flag of United States.png United States Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:11:28
Template:Country data IRE 21 – 12 Flag of South Korea.png South Korea Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:12:36
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.png 19 – 5 Flag of United States.png United States Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:12:53
South Korea Flag of South Korea.png 28 – 12 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:13:12
Template:Country data IRE 17 – 9 Flag of France.png France Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:14:12
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.png 46 – 0 Flag of South Korea.png South Korea Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:14:30
Template:Country data IRE 38 – 0 Flag of United States.png United States Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:14:47
France Flag of France.png 26 – 14 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:15:58
Template:Country data IRE 7 – 24 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:16:15
France Flag of France.png 0 – 14 Flag of South Korea.png South Korea Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:16:32
Netherlands Flag of Netherlands.png 0 – 31 Flag of United States.png United States Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:17:38
Template:Country data IRE 45 – 0 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:17:55
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.png 19 – 5 Flag of France.png France Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:18:12
South Korea Flag of South Korea.png 26 – 19 Flag of United States.png United States Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Pool CEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga 5401117348313
Flag of Australia.png Australia 54011432911413
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 53026781-1411
Flag of Scotland.png Scotland 530296643211
Flag of Italy.png Italy 510441123-827
Template:Country data Taiwan 500524157-1335
16 Apr 1993
Time:14:17
Australia Flag of Australia.png 28 – 0 Template:Country data Taiwan Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:14:33
Scotland Flag of Scotland.png 15 – 7 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:14:50
Argentina Flag of Argentina.png 17 – 7 Flag of Italy.png Italy Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:16:00
Australia Flag of Australia.png 7 – 10 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:16:17
Italy Flag of Italy.png 15 – 14 Template:Country data Taiwan Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:16:34
Argentina Flag of Argentina.png 14 – 10 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:17:44
Australia Flag of Australia.png 40 – 0 Flag of Italy.png Italy Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:18:02
Argentina Flag of Argentina.png 5 – 17 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:18:21
Scotland Flag of Scotland.png 36 – 5 Template:Country data Taiwan Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:10:51
Argentina Flag of Argentina.png 5 – 42 Flag of Australia.png Australia Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:11:08
Scotland Flag of Scotland.png 21 – 12 Flag of Italy.png Italy Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:11:26
Tonga Flag of Tonga.jpg 52 – 0 Template:Country data Taiwan Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:12:31
Australia Flag of Australia.png 26 – 14 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:12:47
Argentina Flag of Argentina.png 26 – 5 Template:Country data Taiwan Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:13:05
Tonga Flag of Tonga.jpg 31 – 7 Flag of Italy.png Italy Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Pool DEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 55001933116215
Flag of England.png England 54011383810013
Flag of Spain.jpg Spain 520359114-559
Flag of Canada.jpg Canada 52037587-129
[[File:{{{flag alias-1959}}}|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]] Hong Kong 510443161-1187
Flag of Namibia.png Namibia 510455132-777
16 Apr 1993
Time:15:08
England Flag of England.png 40 – 5 [[File:{{{flag alias-1959}}}|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]] Hong Kong Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:15:27
Samoa Flag of Samoa.png 47 – 0 Flag of Spain.jpg Spain Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:15:44
Canada Flag of Canada.jpg 21 – 7 Flag of Namibia.png Namibia Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:16:51
England Flag of England.png 31 – 0 Flag of Spain.jpg Spain Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:17:09
Namibia Flag of Namibia.png 17 – 19 [[File:{{{flag alias-1959}}}|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]] Hong Kong Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

16 Apr 1993
Time:17:26
Samoa Flag of Samoa.png 28 – 14 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:10:00
England Flag of England.png 24 – 5 Flag of Namibia.png Namibia Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:10:17
Canada Flag of Canada.jpg 5 – 12 Flag of Spain.jpg Spain Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:10:34
Samoa Flag of Samoa.png 43 – 7 [[File:{{{flag alias-1959}}}|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]] Hong Kong Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:11:43
England Flag of England.png 33 – 0 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:11:59
Spain Flag of Spain.jpg 26 – 5 [[File:{{{flag alias-1959}}}|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]] Hong Kong Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:12:16
Samoa Flag of Samoa.png 47 – 0 Flag of Namibia.png Namibia Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:13:22
England Flag of England.png 10 – 28 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:13:39
Canada Flag of Canada.jpg 35 – 7 [[File:{{{flag alias-1959}}}|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]] Hong Kong Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

17 Apr 1993
Time:13:56
Spain Flag of Spain.jpg 21 – 26 Flag of Namibia.png Namibia Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Melrose Cup - Quarter FinalsEdit

Pool EEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 33006626409
Template:Country data IRE 32013843-57
Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 31025438165
Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga 30032677-513
18 Apr 1993
Time:10:00
Samoa Flag of Samoa.png 0 – 17 Template:Country data IRE Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

18 Apr 1993
Time:10:16
Tonga Flag of Tonga.jpg 7 – 21 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

18 Apr 1993
Time:11:04
Fiji Flag of Fiji.png 14 – 12 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

18 Apr 1993
Time:11:20
Tonga Flag of Tonga.jpg 12 – 14 Template:Country data IRE Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

18 Apr 1993
Time:12:09
Tonga Flag of Tonga.jpg 7 – 42 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

18 Apr 1993
Time:12:26
Fiji Flag of Fiji.png 31 – 7 Template:Country data IRE Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Pool FEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
Flag of Australia.png Australia 32012859-317
Flag of England.png England 3201474077
[[File:{{{flag alias-1928}}}|22x20px|border |alt=|link=]] South Africa 3102433585
Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 31026852165
18 Apr 1993
Time:10:33
South Africa [[File:{{{flag alias-1928}}}|23x15px|border |alt=|link=]] 5 – 7 Flag of Australia.png Australia Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

18 Apr 1993
Time:10:49
England Flag of England.png 21 – 12 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

18 Apr 1993
Time:11:36
South Africa [[File:{{{flag alias-1928}}}|23x15px|border |alt=|link=]] 7 – 14 Flag of England.png England Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

18 Apr 1993
Time:11:53
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.png 42 – 0 Flag of Australia.png Australia Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

18 Apr 1993
Time:12:43
South Africa [[File:{{{flag alias-1928}}}|23x15px|border |alt=|link=]] 31 – 14 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

18 Apr 1993
Time:13:00
Australia Flag of Australia.png 21 – 12 Flag of England.png England Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

KnockoutEdit

  Semi-finals Final
 Template:Country data IRE 19  
 Flag of Australia.png Australia 21  
 
     Flag of Australia.png Australia 17
   Flag of England.png England 21


 Flag of England.png England 21
 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 7  
Semi-Finals - Match detailsEdit
18 Apr 1993
Time:14:31
Fiji Flag of Fiji.png 7 – 21 Flag of England.png England Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Tries:Seru-c


Con:Serevi
Tries:Harriman-c
Dallaglio-c
Harriman-c
Con:Beal (3)

18 Apr 1993
Time:14:48
Australia Flag of Australia.png 21 – 19 Template:Country data IRE Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Tries:Taupeaafe-c
Taupeaafe-c
Ofahengaue-c
Con:Lynagh (3)
Tries:Wallace-c
Cunningham-c
McBride-m
Con:Elwood (2)

Final - Match detailsEdit
18 Apr 1993
Time:16:12
Australia Flag of Australia.png 17 – 21
(HT:5 – 21)
Flag of England.png England Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Referee: Patrick Robin (France)
Tries:Lynagh-m
Campese-m
Taupeaafe-c
Con:Lynagh (1)
Tries:Harriman-c
Dallaglio-c
Rodber-c
Con:Beal (3)

BowlEdit

  Semi-finals Final
 Flag of France.png France 7  
 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland 14  
 
     Flag of Scotland.png Scotland 19
   Flag of Japan.png Japan 33


 Flag of Japan.png Japan 14
 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada 0  

Bowl Semi-Finals - Match detailsEdit

18 Apr 1993
Time:13:17
Scotland Flag of Scotland.png 14 – 7 Flag of France.png France Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Tries:Hogg-c
Kerr-c
Con:Appleson (2)
Tries:Faugeron-c

Con:Bodeval

18 Apr 1993
Time:13:33
Japan Flag of Japan.png 14 – 0 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Tries:Ono-c
Motoki-c
Con:Nagatomo (2)

Bowl Final - Match detailsEdit

18 Apr 1993
Time:15:05
Scotland Flag of Scotland.png 19 – 33
(HT:5 – 21)
Flag of Japan.png Japan Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Tries:Kerr-m
Moncrief-c
Corcoran-c


Con:Appleson (2)
Tries:Nawalu-c
Kato-c
Yoshida-c
Ono-c
Nagatomi-m
Con:Ono (1)
Nagatomi (1)
Yoshida (1)
Nagatomi (1)

PlateEdit

  Semi-finals Final
 Flag of Wales.png Wales 7  
 Flag of Spain.jpg Spain 10  
 
     Flag of Spain.jpg Spain 12
   Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 19


 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 24
 Flag of South Korea.png South Korea 0  

Plate Semi-Finals - Match detailsEdit

18 Apr 1993
Time:13:50
Wales Flag of Wales.png 7 – 10 Flag of Spain.jpg Spain Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Tries:Jenkins-c

Con:Williams
Tries:Rivero-m
Guttierrez-m

18 Apr 1993
Time:14:06
Argentina Flag of Argentina.png 24 – 0 Flag of South Korea.png South Korea Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Tries:Baraldi-c
Baraldi-c
Arbizu-c
Con:Meson (3)
Pen:Meson

Plate Final - Match detailsEdit

18 Apr 1993
Time:15:34
Argentina Flag of Argentina.png 19 – 12
(HT:7 – 7)
Flag of Spain.jpg Spain Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Tries:Meson-c
Jorge-c
Jorge-m
Con:Meson (2)
Tries:Diaz-c
Azkargorta-m

Con:Puertas (3)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Scotland.org - September 2007 Try and Try again". Archived from the original on 2009-07-21. http://www.scotland.org/about/entertainment-and-sport/features/culture/scottish-rugby.html. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  2. "Hong Kong Sevens Official site history". Archived from the original on 2009-07-21. http://www.hksevens.com/General-Info-History-History.htm. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Sevens Explosion - World Cup History Part I: Dallaglio and co sweep to inaugural win". Archived from the original on 2009-06-22. http://ur7s.com/news/107. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "The 1993 Rugby World Cup Sevens Qualifier Sevens Tournament from Hell by Doppo Domani, June 1992". Archived from the original on 2009-06-22. http://02d4131.netsolhost.com/r7/7DoppoDomani.asp. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  5. Caught in Time: England win the first rugby sevens World Cup, 1993
  6. IRB.com. "RWC Sevens 1993 at www.rwcsevens.com". Archived from the original on 2009-06-20. http://www.rwcsevens.com/home/news/newsid=2028369.html#rwc+sevens+1993. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 

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