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The 2012 Hong Kong Sevens was the 37th edition of the tournament and the sixth tournament of the 2011-12 IRB Sevens World Series. The host stadium was the Hong Kong Stadium.

Fiji won the title by defeating New Zealand 35–28 in the final.[1]

FormatEdit

The teams were divided into pools of four teams, who played a round-robin within the pool. Points were awarded in each pool on a different schedule from most rugby tournaments—3 for a win, 2 for a draw, 1 for a loss.

However, new for 2012 was what was described by organisers as two separate 12 team competitions, called Competition 1 and Competition 2.[2] Competition 1 contained the 12 core teams of the IRB Sevens circuit, who play in every event of the IRB Sevens circuit, in pools A, B and C. Competition 1 contain 12 teams who have qualified through their performance in regional tournaments, in pools D, E and F. Four of these teams were from Asia; three from Europe; two from North America & Caribbean; one from Oceania; one from South America; and one from Africa. This competition also doubled as a qualifying tournament for the 2012–13 IRB Sevens circuit, where the two Qualifier (Shield) finalists and the winner of the 3rd/4th place playoff earned automatic participation in all events of the 2012–13 season. This resulted from the IRB's decision to increase the number of core teams to 15, effective in 2012–13.

8 teams from Pools A, B and C, being the winners and runner-up from each pool, and the best two 3rd place getters, qualified for the Cup Quarter Finals. The losers of these Quarter Finals competed in the Plate Semifinals. The remaining 4 teams competed in the Bowl Semifinals.

Similarly, 8 teams from Pools D, E and F qualified for the Qualifier (Shield) playoffs. The remaining 4 teams played in ranking matches.

MerchandisingEdit

For this tournament, sportswear brand Kukri Sports teamed up with Hong Kong lifestyle retail store G.O.D. to produce merchandising. The products, carried the specially designed "Kukri x G.O.D." logo, which features elements of the original Hong Kong flag, and ranges from polos, traditional Chinese jackets, boxers, Cheongsam-inspired ladies polo, messenger and tote bags. A percentage of sales went to the Foodlink Foundation, supported by both companies.[3][4][5]

TeamsEdit

24 teams participated:[6]

Competition 1
Competition 2

Pool stageEdit

The draw was made on February 16.[7]

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that advanced to the Cup Quarterfinal
Teams that advanced to the Bowl Semifinal
Teams that advanced to the Qualifier (Shield) Quarterfinal
Teams that advanced to the Ranking Matches

Pool AEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 33006019+419
Flag of England.png England 32015241+117
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 31022953−245
Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya 30033159−283
23 March 2012
17:50
Samoa Flag of Samoa.png 19 − 7 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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23 March 2012
20:30
England Flag of England.png 19 − 10 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
11:20
England Flag of England.png 21 − 17 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
14:16
Samoa Flag of Samoa.png 27 − 0 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
16:28
Argentina Flag of Argentina.png 19 − 7 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
19:30
Samoa Flag of Samoa.png 14 − 12 Flag of England.png England Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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Pool BEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 33007222+509
Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 32013526+97
Flag of Wales.png Wales 31024941+85
Flag of United States.png United States 30031986−673
23 March 2012
17:28
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.png 29 – 5 Flag of United States.png United States Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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23 March 2012
20:08
South Africa Flag of South Africa.png 10 – 0 Flag of Wales.png Wales Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
10:58
South Africa Flag of South Africa.png 15 – 7 Flag of United States.png United States Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
13:54
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.png 24 – 7 Flag of Wales.png Wales Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
16:06
Wales Flag of Wales.png 42 – 7 Flag of United States.png United States Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
19:08
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.png 19 – 10 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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Pool CEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 33008722+659
Flag of Australia.png Australia 32016546+197
Flag of Scotland.png Scotland 31023380−475
Flag of France.png France 30033471–373
23 March 2012
17:06
Fiji Flag of Fiji.png 39 – 5 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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23 March 2012
19:46
Australia Flag of Australia.png 31 – 10 Flag of France.png France Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
10:36
Australia Flag of Australia.png 29 – 14 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
13:32
Fiji Flag of Fiji.png 26 – 12 Flag of France.png France Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
15:44
France Flag of France.png 12 – 14 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
18:46
Fiji Flag of Fiji.png 22 – 5 Flag of Australia.png Australia Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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Pool DEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong 33007226+469
Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga 32017350+237
Flag of China.png China 31024688−425
Flag of Uruguay.png Uruguay 30035279−273
23 March 2012
16:44
Tonga Flag of Tonga.jpg 33 – 12 Flag of China.png China Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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23 March 2012
19:24
Uruguay Flag of Uruguay.png 14 – 17 Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
10:14
Uruguay Flag of Uruguay.png 26 – 29 Flag of China.png China Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
13:10
Tonga Flag of Tonga.jpg 7 – 29 Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
15:22
Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.png 29 – 5 Flag of China.png China Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
18:24
Tonga Flag of Tonga.jpg 33 – 12 Flag of Uruguay.png Uruguay Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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Pool EEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
Flag of Canada.jpg Canada 32016636+307
Flag of Spain.jpg Spain 32014720+277
Flag of Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe 32015057−77
Flag of Philippines.png Philippines 30032777−503
23 March 2012
16:22
Canada Flag of Canada.jpg 35 – 5 Flag of Philippines.png Philippines Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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23 March 2012
19:02
Spain Flag of Spain.jpg 19 – 5 Flag of Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
09:52
Spain Flag of Spain.jpg 21 – 5 Flag of Philippines.png Philippines Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
12:48
Canada Flag of Canada.jpg 21 – 24 Flag of Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
15:00
Zimbabwe Flag of Zimbabwe.png 21 – 17 Flag of Philippines.png Philippines Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
18:02
Canada Flag of Canada.jpg 10 – 7 Flag of Spain.jpg Spain Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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Pool FEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal 33006232+309
Flag of Russia.png Russia 32013836+27
Flag of Japan.png Japan 31026745+215
Flag of Guyana.png Guyana 30031771−543
23 March 2012
16:00
Portugal Flag of Portugal.jpg 19 – 0 Flag of Guyana.png Guyana Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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23 March 2012
18:40
Russia Flag of Russia.png 14 – 7 Flag of Japan.png Japan Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
09:30
Russia Flag of Russia.png 14 – 12 Flag of Guyana.png Guyana Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
12:26
Portugal Flag of Portugal.jpg 26 – 22 Flag of Japan.png Japan Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
14:38
Japan Flag of Japan.png 38 – 5 Flag of Guyana.png Guyana Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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24 March 2012
17:40
Portugal Flag of Portugal.jpg 17 – 10 Flag of Russia.png Russia Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
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Knockout stageEdit

CupEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
25 March – Hong Kong        
 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji  26
25 March – Hong Kong
 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina  7  
 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji  14
25 March – Hong Kong
   Flag of England.png England  7  
 Flag of Australia.png Australia  14
25 March – Hong Kong
 Flag of England.png England  19  
 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji  35
25 March – Hong Kong
   Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand  28
 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa  14
25 March – Hong Kong
 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa  27  
 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa  12 Third place
25 March – Hong Kong
   Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand  19  
 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand  31  Flag of England.png England  0
 Flag of Wales.png Wales  7    Flag of South Africa.png South Africa  28
25 March – Hong Kong

PlateEdit

  Semi-finals Final
25 March – Hong Kong
 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 21  
 Flag of Australia.png Australia 12  
 
25 March – Hong Kong


     Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 10
   Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 12


25 March – Hong Kong
 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 34
 Flag of Wales.png Wales 7  

BowlEdit

  Semi-finals Final
25 March – Hong Kong
 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland 14  
 Flag of United States.png United States 28  
 
25 March – Hong Kong


     Flag of United States.png United States 12
   Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya 14


25 March – Hong Kong
 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya 29
 Flag of France.png France 0  

Qualifier (Shield)Edit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
25 March – Hong Kong        
 Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong  5
25 March – Hong Kong
 Flag of Japan.png Japan  10  
 Flag of Japan.png Japan  12
25 March – Hong Kong
   Flag of Spain.jpg Spain  17  
 Flag of Spain.jpg Spain  19
25 March – Hong Kong
 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga  7  
 Flag of Spain.jpg Spain  5
25 March – Hong Kong
   Flag of Canada.jpg Canada  22
 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada  24
25 March – Hong Kong
 Flag of Russia.png Russia  7  
 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada  14 Third place
25 March – Hong Kong
   Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal  12  
 Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal  21  Flag of Japan.png Japan  19
 Flag of Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe  17    Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal  33
25 March – Hong Kong

Ranking MatchesEdit

  Semi-finals Final
25 March – Hong Kong
 Flag of China.png China 5  
 Flag of Guyana.png Guyana 7  
 
25 March – Hong Kong


     Flag of Guyana.png Guyana 0
   Flag of Uruguay.png Uruguay 31


25 March – Hong Kong
 Flag of Uruguay.png Uruguay 22
 Flag of Philippines.png Philippines 5  

ReferencesEdit

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  2. 2012 Hong Kong Sevens event info
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  4. "G.O.D. x Kukri". G.O.D. offical website. http://www.god.com.hk/culture/posts/2012/mar/g.o.d.-x-kukri.html. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
  5. "Kukri and G.O.D. collaborate on HK7s Range!". Kukri Sports. http://www.kukrisports.com/gb-general-news-nw-3246. Retrieved 19 November 2012. 
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