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The 2004–05 IRB Sevens World Series, was the sixth of an annual series of rugby union sevens tournaments for full national sides run by the International Rugby Board since 1999–2000. The defending series champions were New Zealand, who won the 2003–04 series.

Sevens is a stripped-down version of rugby union, with seven players on each side rather than fifteen. Games are much shorter, seven or ten minutes each half, and tend to be very fast-paced, open affairs. Sevens is traditionally played in a two–day tournament format.

The tournaments spanned globe:

2004–05 Itinerary[1]
Leg Venue Date Winner
Dubai Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground December 2–3, 2004 Flag of England.png England
South Africa Outeniqua Park, George December 10–11, 2004 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand
New Zealand Westpac Stadium, Wellington February 4–5, 2005 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand
United States Home Depot Centre, Los Angeles, California February 12–13, 2005 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand
Singapore National Stadium, Singapore April 1–2, 2005 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand
London Twickenham June 4–5, 2005 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa
Paris Stade Jean-Bouin June 10–11, 2005 Flag of France.png France

The seasonEdit

In an event, 16 teams are entered. In each tournament, the teams are divided into pools of four teams, who play a round-robin within the pool. Points are awarded in each pool on a different schedule from most rugby tournaments—3 for a win, 2 for a draw, 1 for a loss. The first tiebreaker is the head-to-head result between the tied teams, followed by difference in points scored during the tournament.

Four trophies are awarded in each tournament. In descending order of prestige, they are the Cup, whose winner is the overall tournament champion, Plate, Bowl and Shield. Each trophy is awarded at the end of a knockout tournament.

In an event, the top two teams in each pool advance to the Cup competition. The four quarterfinal losers drop into the bracket for the Plate. The Bowl is contested by the third-place finishers in each pool, while the Shield is contested by the last-place teams from each pool.

Points scheduleEdit

The season championship is determined by points earned in each tournament. For most events, points are awarded on the following schedule:

  • Cup winner (1st place): 20 points
  • Cup runner-up (2nd place): 16 points
  • Losing Cup semifinalists (3rd & 4th place): 12 points
  • Plate winner (5th place): 8 points
  • Plate runner-up (6th place): 6 points
  • Losing Plate semifinalists (7th & 8th place): 4 points
  • Bowl winner (9th place): 2 points

Final tableEdit

Final Standings
Pos. Country Dubai South Africa
(George)
New Zealand
(Wellington)
USA
(San Diego)
Singapore England
(London)
France
(Paris)
Overall
1 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 12 20 20 20 20 12 12 116
2 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 16 16 12 8 12 8 16 88
3 Flag of England.png England 20 12 4 12 16 16 6 86
4 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 12 8 12 4 12 20 8 76
5 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 6 12 16 16 4 12 4 70
6 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 8 6 4 6 8 2 12 46
7 Flag of Australia.png Australia 4 2 8 12 6 6 4 42
8 Flag of France.png France 0 0 0 4 2 4 20 30
9 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland 4 0 6 0 4 4 2 20
10 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 6
11 Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4
12 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
13 Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

The eventsEdit

DubaiEdit

Main article: 2004 Dubai Sevens

ResultsEdit

South AfricaEdit

Main article: 2004 South Africa Sevens

ResultsEdit

New ZealandEdit

Main article: 2005 Wellington Sevens

ResultsEdit

USAEdit

Main article: 2005 USA Sevens

ResultsEdit

SingaporeEdit

Main article: 2005 Singapore Sevens

ResultsEdit

FranceEdit

Main article: 2005 Paris Sevens

ResultsEdit

LondonEdit

Main article: 2005 London Sevens

ResultsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "IRB Sevens World Series set for another record breaking year". International Rugby Board. 2007-08-01. http://www.irb.com/newsmedia/sevens/newsid=52605.html#irb+sevens+world+series+another+record+breaking+year. Retrieved 2007-08-03. 

External linksEdit

V T E IRB Sevens World Series
2013-14 events 2013 Gold Coast Sevens | 2013 Dubai Sevens | 2013 South Africa Sevens | 2014 USA Sevens | 2014 Wellington Sevens | 2014 Japan Sevens | 2014 Hong Kong Sevens | 2014 Scotland Sevens | 2014 London Sevens
Current Stadiums Robina Stadium | The Sevens | Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium | Sam Boyd Stadium | Westpac Stadium | Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium | Hong Kong Stadium | Scotstoun Stadium | Twickenham Stadium
Former events Paris Sevens | Singapore Sevens | Shanghai Sevens | Tokyo Sevens | Mar Del Plata Sevens | Punta Del Este Sevens | Kuala Lumpur Sevens | Fiji Sevens
Seasons 1999-00 | 2000-01 | 2001-02 | 2002-03 | 2003-04 | 2004-05 | 2005-06 | 2006-07 | 2007-08 | 2008-09 | 2009-10 | 2010-11 | 2011-12 | 2012-13 | 2013-14

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