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The 2012 Gold Coast Sevens was the first tournament within the 2012-2013 Sevens World Series. It was held over the weekend of 13–14 October 2012 at Robina Stadium (known for sponsorship reasons as Skilled Park) in Queensland, Australia. It was the seventh edition of the tournament and the first stop of the 2012-13 IRB Sevens World Series.

Fiji defeated New Zealand 32–14 in the final to successfully defend their title.[1]

FormatEdit

The teams were drawn into four pools of four teams each. Each team will play everyone in their pool one time. The top two teams from each pool will advance to the Cup/Plate brackets. The bottom two teams from each group go to the Bowl/Shield brackets.

TeamsEdit

The participating teams and schedule were announced on 17 September 2012.[2] [3]

Pool StageEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that advanced to the Cup Quarterfinal

Pool AEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 330010226769
Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 3201685997
Flag of Canada.jpg Canada 31024387-445
Flag of United States.png United States 30033374-413
13 October 2012
11:58
Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 19 - 7 Flag of United States.png United States Skilled Park, Gold Coast

13 October 2012
12:20
Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 38 - 0 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada Skilled Park, Gold Coast

13 October 2012
15:14
Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 28 - 21 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada Skilled Park, Gold Coast

13 October 2012
15:36
Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 33 - 5 Flag of United States.png United States Skilled Park, Gold Coast

13 October 2012
17:46
Flag of United States.png United States 21 - 22 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada Skilled Park, Gold Coast

13 October 2012
19:24
Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 21 - 31 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa Skilled Park, Gold Coast

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
Flag of Australia.png Australia 33006828409
Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 32015925347
Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga 31024571-295
Flag of Scotland.png Scotland 30031977-583
13 October 2012
12:42
Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 31 - 14 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland Skilled Park, Gold Coast

13 October 2012
13:04
Flag of Australia.png Australia 31 - 14 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga Skilled Park, Gold Coast

13 October 2012
15:58
Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 35 - 7 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga Skilled Park, Gold Coast

13 October 2012
16:20
Flag of Australia.png Australia 22 - 0 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland Skilled Park, Gold Coast

13 October 2012
18:08
Flag of Scotland.png Scotland 5 - 24 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga Skilled Park, Gold Coast

13 October 2012
19:46
Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 14 - 15 Flag of Australia.png Australia Skilled Park, Gold Coast

Pool CEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 33006439259
Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya 31115240126
Flag of England.png England 3111444316
Flag of Spain.jpg Spain 30033270-383
13 October 2012
10:30
Flag of England.png England 14 - 14 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya Skilled Park, Gold Coast

13 October 2012
10:52
Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 31 - 10 Flag of Spain.jpg Spain Skilled Park, Gold Coast

13 October 2012
13:36
Flag of England.png England 13 - 10 Flag of Spain.jpg Spain Skilled Park, Gold Coast

13 October 2012
13:58
Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 14 - 12 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya Skilled Park, Gold Coast

13 October 2012
17:02
Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya 26 - 12 Flag of Spain.jpg Spain Skilled Park, Gold Coast

13 October 2012
18:40
Flag of England.png England 17 - 19 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa Skilled Park, Gold Coast

Pool DEdit

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 32015019317
Flag of France.png France 32014331127
Flag of Wales.png Wales 32014346-37
Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal 30031757-403
13 October 2012
11:14
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 7 - 14 Flag of France.png France Skilled Park, Gold Coast

13 October 2012
11:36
Flag of Wales.png Wales 19 - 12 Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal Skilled Park, Gold Coast

13 October 2012
14:20
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 26 - 0 Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal Skilled Park, Gold Coast

13 October 2012
14:42
Flag of Wales.png Wales 19 - 17 Flag of France.png France Skilled Park, Gold Coast

13 October 2012
17:24
Flag of France.png France 12 - 5 Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal Skilled Park, Gold Coast

13 October 2012
19:02
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 17 - 5 Flag of Wales.png Wales Skilled Park, Gold Coast

Knockout StageEdit

CupEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast        
 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa  26
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast
 Flag of France.png France  14  
 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa  10
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast
     Flag of Fiji.png Fiji  21  
 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa  7
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast
 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji  19  
 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji  32
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast    
   Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand  14
 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina  7
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast
 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand  12  
 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand  15 Third place
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast
     Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya  5   14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast
 Flag of Australia.png Australia  14
 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa  41
 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya  21  
 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya  7
 

PlateEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast        
 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa  26
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast
 Flag of France.png France  14  
 Flag of France.png France  21
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast
     Flag of Samoa.png Samoa  7  
 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa  7
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast
 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji  19  
 Flag of France.png France  7
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast    
   Flag of Argentina.png Argentina  14
 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina  7
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast
 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand  12  
 Flag of Argentina Argentina  17
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast
     Flag of Australia.png Australia  14  
 Flag of Australia.png Australia  14
 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya  21  
 

BowlEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast        
 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada  31
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast
 Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal  0  
 Flag of Canada Canada  19
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast
     Flag of England.png England  24  
 Flag of England.png England  35
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast
 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland  7  
 Flag of England.png England  14
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast    
   Flag of Spain.jpg Spain  19
 Flag of Wales.png Wales  27
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast
 Flag of United States.png United States  19  
 Flag of Wales.png Wales  17
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast
     Flag of Spain.jpg Spain  26  
 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga  7
 Flag of Spain.jpg Spain  24  
 

ShieldEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast        
 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada  31
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast
 Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal  0  
 Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal  0
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast
     Flag of Scotland.png Scotland  33  
 Flag of England.png England  35
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast
 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland  7  
 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland  40
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast    
   Flag of United States.png United States  5
 Flag of Wales.png Wales  27
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast
 Flag of United States.png United States  19  
 Flag of United States.png United States  33
14th October - Skilled Park, Gold Coast
     Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga  26  
 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga  7
 Flag of Spain.jpg Spain  24  
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Fiji successfully defend Gold Coast title". irbsevens.com. 2012–10–14. http://www.irbsevens.com/destination/edition=9/news/newsid=2063898.html. 
  2. "Pools and schedule set for Gold Coast Sevens". irbsevens.com. 17 September 2012. http://irbsevens.com/mediacentre/news/newsid=2063548.html#pools+schedule+gold+coast+sevens. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  3. "HSBC Sevens World Series, Round 1, Australia". http://www.irb.com/mm/document/tournament/home/02/06/35/47/2012goldcoast7sschedule.pdf. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 

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