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The 2008 Adelaide Sevens, promoted as the International Rugby Sevens Adelaide 2008, was a rugby sevens tournament that was part of the IRB Sevens World Series in the 2007–08 season. It was the Australian Sevens leg of the series, held on the weekend of the 5th and 6th of April at the Adelaide Oval in South Australia.[1]

South Africa halted New Zealand's winning streak, defeating them 15-7 in the Cup final. The Cook Islands provided the biggest upset of the competition by finishing 2nd in their group, thus qualifying to the Cup competition; they would parachute into the Plate competition after a 48–0 drubbing by Samoa in the Cup quarterfinals. Ultimately, Tonga won the Plate, defeating Kenya 14-12. Argentina won the Bowl and Wales won the Shield.[1][2]

FormatEdit

The teams were drawn into four pools of four teams each. Each team played the other teams in their pool once, with 3 points awarded for a win, 2 points for a draw, and 1 point for a loss (no points awarded for a forfeit). The top two teams from each pool advanced to the Cup/Plate brackets. The bottom two teams from each group went on to the Bowl/Shield brackets.[3]

TeamsEdit

The participating teams were:[1]

Pool stageEdit

Play on the first day of the tournament consisted of matches between teams in the same pool on a round robin basis. The following is a list of the recorded results.[1][2]

Pool AEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 33009231+619
Flag of Cook Islands.png Cook Islands 31026476-125
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 31025478-245
Flag of Scotland.png Scotland 31024974-255
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
5 April 2008 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 21 - 14 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina
5 April 2008 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland 22 - 17 Flag of Cook Islands.png Cook Islands
5 April 2008 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 33 - 7 Flag of Cook Islands.png Cook Islands
5 April 2008 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland 17 - 19 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina
5 April 2008 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 21 - 40 Flag of Cook Islands.png Cook Islands
5 April 2008 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 38 - 10 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 33007355+189
Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga 32018431+537
Flag of Wales.png Wales 31026064-45
Flag of Japan.png Japan 300343110-673
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
5 April 2008 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 28 - 17 Flag of Wales.png Wales
5 April 2008 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga 53 - 0 Flag of Japan.png Japan
5 April 2008 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 31 - 26 Flag of Japan.png Japan
5 April 2008 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga 19 - 17 Flag of Wales.png Wales
5 April 2008 Flag of Wales.png Wales 26 - 17 Flag of Japan.png Japan
5 April 2008 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 14 - 12 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga

Pool CEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 33008324+599
Flag of Australia.png Australia 32015952+77
Flag of United States.png United States 31023891-535
Flag of Canada.jpg Canada 30034861-133
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
5 April 2008 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 43 - 0 Flag of United States.png United States
5 April 2008 Flag of Australia.png Australia 21 - 14 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada
5 April 2008 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 21 - 17 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada
5 April 2008 Flag of Australia.png Australia 31 - 19 Flag of United States.png United States
5 April 2008 Flag of United States.png United States 19 - 17 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada
5 April 2008 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 19 - 7 Flag of Australia.png Australia

Pool DEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 33009338+559
Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya 32015251+17
Flag of France.png France 31024366-235
Flag of England.png England 30033467-333
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
5 April 2008 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 31 - 12 Flag of England.png England
5 April 2008 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya 21 - 12 Flag of France.png France
5 April 2008 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 33 - 12 Flag of France.png France
5 April 2008 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya 17 - 10 Flag of England.png England
5 April 2008 Flag of England.png England 12 - 19 Flag of France.png France
5 April 2008 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 29 - 14 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya

KnockoutEdit

Play on the second day of the tournament consisted of finals matches for the Shield, Bowl, Plate, and Cup competitions. The following is a list of the recorded results.[1][2]

ShieldEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
6 April - Adelaide, Australia        
 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina  24
6 April - Adelaide, Australia
 Flag of Japan.png Japan  12  
 Flag of Japan.png Japan  19
6 April - Adelaide, Australia
     Flag of Canada.jpg Canada  24  
 Flag of France.png France  28
6 April - Adelaide, Australia
 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada  19  
 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada  7
6 April - Adelaide, Australia    
   Flag of Wales.png Wales  12
 Flag of United States.png United States  26
6 April - Adelaide, Australia
 Flag of England.png England  19  
 Flag of England.png England  14
6 April - Adelaide, Australia
     Flag of Wales.png Wales  19  
 Flag of Wales.png Wales  12
 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland  17  
 

BowlEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
6 April - Adelaide, Australia        
 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina  24
6 April - Adelaide, Australia
 Flag of Japan.png Japan  12  
 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina  24
6 April - Adelaide, Australia
     Flag of France.png France  12  
 Flag of France.png France  28
6 April - Adelaide, Australia
 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada  19  
 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina  26
6 April - Adelaide, Australia    
   Flag of United States.png United States  21
 Flag of United States.png United States  26
6 April - Adelaide, Australia
 Flag of England.png England  19  
 Flag of United States.png United States  29
6 April - Adelaide, Australia
     Flag of Scotland.png Scotland  14  
 Flag of Wales.png Wales  12
 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland  17  
 

PlateEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
6 April - Adelaide, Australia        
 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand  19
6 April - Adelaide, Australia
 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga  14  
 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga  21
6 April - Adelaide, Australia
     Flag of Australia.png Australia  7  
 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji  28
6 April - Adelaide, Australia
 Flag of Australia.png Australia  7  
 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga  14
6 April - Adelaide, Australia    
   Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya  12
 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa  19
6 April - Adelaide, Australia
 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya  5  
 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya  26
6 April - Adelaide, Australia
     Flag of Cook Islands.png Cook Islands  14  
 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa  48
 Flag of Cook Islands.png Cook Islands  0  
 

CupEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
6 April - Adelaide, Australia        
 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand  19
6 April - Adelaide, Australia
 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga  14  
 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand  17
6 April - Adelaide, Australia
     Flag of Fiji.png Fiji  14  
 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji  28
6 April - Adelaide, Australia
 Flag of Australia.png Australia  7  
 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand  7
6 April - Adelaide, Australia    
   Flag of South Africa.png South Africa  15
 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa  19
6 April - Adelaide, Australia
 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya  5  
 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa  17
6 April - Adelaide, Australia
     Flag of Samoa.png Samoa  12  
 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa  48
 Flag of Cook Islands.png Cook Islands  0  
 

Reference listEdit

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