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The 2007–08 IRB Sevens World Series was the ninth 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, New Zealand, completely dominated this season's competition, winning the first five events, setting new records for consecutive tournament wins and consecutive match wins,[1] and clinching the 2007–08 series with one tournament remaining after winning the Plate Final of the London leg.[2] They ended with six wins out of the eight events.

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. Sevens is traditionally played in a two-day tournament format; however, the most famous event, the Hong Kong Sevens, is played over three days.

The series' tournaments, which were identical to those in 2006–2007, span the globe:

2007-08 Itinerary[3]
Leg Venue Date Winner
Dubai Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground November 30–December 1, 2007 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand
South Africa Outeniqua Park, George December 7–8 2007 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand
New Zealand Westpac Stadium, Wellington February 1–2 2008 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand
United States PETCO Park, San Diego, California February 9–10 2008 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand
Hong Kong Hong Kong Stadium March 28–30 2008 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand
Australia Adelaide Oval, Adelaide April 5–6 2008 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa
London Twickenham May 24–25 2008 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa
Scotland Murrayfield, Edinburgh May 31–June 1, 2008 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand

Tournament structureEdit

In all tournaments except Hong Kong, 16 teams participate. Because of its place as the sports most prestigious annual event, the Hong Kong tournament as 24 teams. 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.[4]

Four trophies are awarded in each tournament, except for Hong Kong. In descending order of prestige, they are the Cup, whose winner is the overall tournament champion, Plate, Bowl and Shield. In Hong Kong, the Shield is not awarded. Each trophy is awarded at the end of a knockout tournament.[5]

In a 16 team tournament, 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.[4] In Hong Kong, the six pool winners, plus the two highest-finishing second-place teams, advance to the Cup. The Plate participants are the eight highest-ranked teams remaining, while the lowest eight drop to the Bowl.[6]

Points scheduleEdit

The season championship is determined by points earned in each tournament. For most events, points are awarded on the following schedule:[5]

  • 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

Points are awarded on a different schedule for the Hong Kong Sevens:[5]

  • Cup winner (1st place): 30 points
  • Cup runner-up (2nd place): 24 points
  • Losing Cup semifinalists (3rd & 4th place): 18 points
  • Losing Cup quarterfinalists (5th, 6th, 7th & 8th place): 8 points
  • Plate winner (9th place): 4 points
  • Plate runner-up (10th place): 3 points
  • Losing Plate semifinalists (11th & 12th place): 2 points
  • Bowl winner (17th place): 1 point

StatisticsEdit

TableEdit

Final 2007-08 Standings[7]
Pos. Country Dubai South Africa
(George)
New Zealand
(Wellington)
USA
(San Diego)
Hong Kong Australia
(Adelaide)
England
(London)
Scotland
(Edinburgh)
Overall
1 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 20 20 20 20 30 16 8 20 154
2 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 12 12 8 16 24 20 6 8 106
3 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 6 4 16 12 18 12 20 12 100
4 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 16 16 4 8 18 12 16 4 98
5 Flag of England.png England 12 0 2 4 8 0 12 16 54
6 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 8 12 0 6 3 2 12 0 43
7 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya 4 8 0 12 8 6 0 0 38
8= Flag of Australia.png Australia 2 0 12 0 8 4 2 2 30
8= Flag of Wales.png Wales 0 2 6 2 8 0 0 12 30
10 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland 4 4 4 4 0 0 4 6 26
11 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga - - 12 - 2 8 - - 22
12 Flag of France.png France 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 8
13 Flag of United States.png United States 0 6 0 0 0 0 - - 6
14= Flag of Cook Islands.png Cook Islands - - 0 - - 4 - - 4
14= Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal - - - - 0 - 4 0 4
16 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
17 Flag of Russia.png Russia - - - - 1 - 0 0 1
18= Flag of Moldova.png Moldova - - - - - - 0 0 0
18= Flag of Spain.jpg Spain - - - - - - 0 0 0
18= Flag of Japan.png Japan - - - - 0 0 - - 0
18= Flag of Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe 0 0 - - 0 - - - 0
18= Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia 0 0 - - 0 - - - 0
18= Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong - - - - 0 - - - 0
18= Flag of China.png China - - - - 0 - - - 0
18= Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei - - - - 0 - - - 0
18= Flag of South Korea.png South Korea - - - - 0 - - - 0
18= Flag of Sri Lanka.png Sri Lanka - - - - 0 - - - 0
18= Flag of West Indies.png West Indies - - - 0 - - - - 0
18= Flag of Chile.png Chile - - - 0 - - - - 0
18= Flag of Mexico.png Mexico - - - 0 - - - - 0
18= Flag of Papua New Guinea.png Papua New Guinea - - 0 - - - - - 0
18= Flag of Uganda.png Uganda - 0 - - - - - - 0
18= Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Arabian Gulf 0 - - - - - - - 0

Individual points Edit

Individual points [8]
Updated:2008-04-04
Pos. Player Country Points
1 Tomasi Cama Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 188
2 Fabian Juries Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 150
3 Neumi Nanuku Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 146
4 Renfred Dazel Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 137
5 Lote Raikabula Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 136
6 Steven Yates Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 130
7= Mikaele Pesamino Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 127
7= Emosi Vucago Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 127
9 Philip Mack Flag of Canada.jpg Canada 126
10 Ben Gollings Flag of England.png England 124

Individual tries Edit

Individual tries [9]
Updated:2012-02-01
Pos. Player Country Tries
1 Fabian Juries Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 41
2 Alafoti Fa'osiliva Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 35
3 Mikaele Pesamino Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 31
4 Tomasi Cama Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 29
5= Steven Yates Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 27
5= Victor Vito Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 27
5= Santiago Gomez Cora Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 27
8= Chris Wyles Flag of United States.png United States 26
8= DJ Forbes Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 26
10 Emosi Vucago Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 25

TournamentsEdit

DubaiEdit

Main article: 2007 Dubai Sevens
Event Winners Score Finalists Semi Finalists
Cup Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 31-21 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji Flag of South Africa.png South Africa
Flag of England.png England
Plate Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 15-14 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa Flag of Scotland.png Scotland
Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya
Bowl Flag of Australia.png Australia 31 - 0 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada Flag of France.png France
Flag of Wales.png Wales
Shield Flag of Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe 22 - 19 Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Arabian Gulf
Flag of United States.png United States

South AfricaEdit

Main article: 2007 South Africa Sevens
Event Winners Score Finalists Semi Finalists
Cup Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 34 - 7 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji Flag of South Africa.png South Africa
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina
Plate Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya 15 - 14 Flag of United States.png United States Flag of Scotland.png Scotland
Flag of Samoa.png Samoa
Bowl Flag of Wales.png Wales 21 - 19 Flag of England.png England Flag of Australia.png Australia
Flag of France.png France
Shield Flag of Canada.jpg Canada 31 - 14 Flag of Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe Flag of Uganda.png Uganda
Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia

New ZealandEdit

Main article: 2008 Wellington Sevens
Event Winners Score Finalists Semi Finalists
Cup Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 22 - 7 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa Flag of Australia.png Australia
Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga
Plate Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 19 - 12 Flag of Wales.png Wales Flag of Scotland.png Scotland
Flag of Fiji.png Fiji
Bowl Flag of England.png England 12 - 7 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina Flag of France.png France
Flag of Cook Islands.png Cook Islands
Shield Flag of United States.png United States 22 - 17 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya Flag of Canada.jpg Canada
Flag of Papua New Guinea.png Papua New Guinea

USAEdit

Main article: 2008 USA Sevens
Event Winners Score Finalists Semi Finalists
Cup Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 27 - 12 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya
Flag of Samoa.png Samoa
Plate Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 26 - 21 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina Flag of England.png England
Flag of Scotland.png Scotland
Bowl Flag of Wales.png Wales 21 - 19 Flag of United States.png United States Flag of Canada.jpg Canada
Flag of France.png France
Shield Flag of Australia.png Australia 24 - 12 Flag of Chile.png Chile Flag of Mexico.png Mexico
Flag of West Indies.png West Indies

Hong KongEdit

Main article: 2008 Hong Kong Sevens
Event Winners Score Finalists Semi Finalists Quarter Finalists
Cup Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 26 - 12 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa Flag of Samoa.png Samoa
Flag of Fiji.png Fiji
Flag of Wales.png Wales
Flag of Australia.png Australia
Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya
Flag of England.png England
Plate Flag of France.png France 17 - 14 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga
Flag of Canada.jpg Canada
Flag of Scotland.png Scotland
Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal
Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia
Flag of United States.png United States
Bowl Flag of Russia.png Russia 19 - 14 Flag of Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong
Flag of South Korea.png South Korea
Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei
Flag of Japan.png Japan
Flag of China.png China
Flag of Sri Lanka.png Sri Lanka

AustraliaEdit

Main article: 2008 Adelaide Sevens
Event Winners Score Finalists Semi Finalists
Cup Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 15 - 7 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand Flag of Fiji.png Fiji
Flag of Samoa.png Samoa
Plate Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga 14 - 12 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya Flag of Australia.png Australia
Flag of Cook Islands.png Cook Islands
Bowl Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 26 - 21 Flag of United States.png United States Flag of Scotland.png Scotland
Flag of France.png France
Shield Flag of Wales.png Wales 12 - 7 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada Flag of England.png England
Flag of Japan.png Japan

LondonEdit

Main article: 2008 London Sevens
Event Winners Score Finalists Semi Finalists
Cup Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 19 - 14 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji Flag of England.png England
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina
Plate Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 19 - 12 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal
Flag of Scotland.png Scotland
Bowl Flag of Australia.png Australia 19 - 12 Flag of Wales.png Wales Flag of Canada.jpg Canada
Flag of France.png France
Shield Flag of Spain.jpg Spain 10 - 7 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya Flag of Russia.png Russia
Flag of Moldova.png Moldova

ScotlandEdit

Main article: 2008 Edinburgh Sevens
Event Winners Score Finalists Semi Finalists
Cup Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 24 - 14 Flag of England.png England Flag of Samoa.png Samoa
Flag of Wales.png Wales
Plate Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 14 - 5 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland Flag of Fiji.png Fiji
Flag of France.png France
Bowl Flag of Australia.png Australia 24 - 14 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada Flag of Spain.jpg Spain
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina
Shield Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal 10 - 5 Flag of Russia.png Russia Flag of Moldova.png Moldova
Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. International Rugby Board (2008-04-06). South Africa halt kiwi winning streak. Press release. Retrieved on 2008-04-06.
  2. Script error
  3. "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. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Rules: 16-Team Tournament". International Rugby Board. 2007. Archived from the original on 21 March 2008. http://www.irb.com/irbsevens/rules/rules16.html. Retrieved 2008-04-04. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Rules". International Rugby Board. Archived from the original on 5 April 2008. http://www.irb.com/irbsevens/rules/index.html. Retrieved 2008-04-04. 
  6. "Rules: 24-Team Tournament". International Rugby Board. 2007. Archived from the original on 21 March 2008. http://www.irb.com/irbsevens/rules/rules24.html. Retrieved 2008-04-04. 
  7. "Overall Standings". International Rugby Board. http://www.irb.com/irbsevens/standings.html. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  8. "Season Player Points". International Rugby Board. Archived from the original on 9 April 2008. http://www.irb.com/irbsevens/statistics/pointdetails.html. Retrieved 2008-04-04. 
  9. "Season Player Tries". International Rugby Board. http://www.irb.com/irbsevens/statistics/triesdetails.html. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 

External linksEdit

V T E IRB Sevens World Series
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