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The 2013 Hong Kong Sevens was the 38th edition of the rugby union tournament and the sixth tournament of the 2012–13 IRB Sevens World Series. It was hosted by its long-time home, Hong Kong Stadium.

Fiji won the title by defeating Wales 26–19 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 the standard schedule for rugby sevens tournaments (though different from the standard in the 15-man game)—3 for a win, 2 for a draw, 1 for a loss.

Building on the changes made for the 2012 Hong Kong Sevens, in which two separate 12-team competitions were contested, the International Rugby Board (IRB) expanded the event to a total of 28 teams, again divided into two competitions.

The main draw consisted of 16 teams—the same number that were involved in all regular series events. The contestants were the 15 core teams guaranteed of places in each series event, plus Hong Kong, which qualified as winner of the 2012 HSBC Asian Sevens Series.[2][3] These teams competed in Pools A, B, C, and D. The winners and runners-up from each pool in the main draw qualified for the Cup quarterfinals. The losers of these quarterfinals competed in the Plate semifinals. The remaining 8 teams competed in the Bowl quarterfinals, with the losers of these matches competing in the Shield semifinals.

The second competition was the newly instituted World Series Pre-Qualifier. It featured 12 teams, specifically two qualifiers from each of IRB's six regional sevens competitions. These teams played in Pools E, F, and G. The top two teams from each pool, plus the top two third-place teams, advanced to the knockout stage. The four quarterfinal winners advanced, along with Hong Kong, to the World Series Core Team Qualifier at the 2013 London Sevens.[2]

TeamsEdit

28 teams participated:[2]

Main drawEdit

World Series pre-qualifierEdit

Main drawEdit

The draw was made on February 21.[6]

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

Pool stageEdit

Pool AEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
Flag of Wales.png Wales 32013859−217
Flag of Australia.png Australia 32014736+117
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 31024031+95
Flag of South Africa.png South Africa 31024342+15
22 March 2013
18:12
Wales Flag of Wales.png 19 − 14 Flag of Australia.png Australia Hong Kong Stadium
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22 March 2013
21:16
South Africa Flag of South Africa.png 0 − 21 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
11:12
Wales Flag of Wales.png 19 − 14 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
13:46
South Africa Flag of South Africa.png 12 − 21 Flag of Australia.png Australia Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
17:26
Argentina Flag of Argentina.png 5 − 12 Flag of Australia.png Australia Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
20:00
South Africa Flag of South Africa.png 31 − 0 Flag of Wales.png Wales Hong Kong Stadium
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Pool BEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand 33008831+579
Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya 32014362−197
Flag of France.png France 31025071−215
Flag of United States.png United States 30034562−173
22 March 2013
17:50
United States Flag of United States.png 14 − 17 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya Hong Kong Stadium
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22 March 2013
20:54
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.png 33 − 12 Flag of France.png France Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
10:50
United States Flag of United States.png 19 − 21 Flag of France.png France Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
13:24
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.png 31 − 7 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
17:04
France Flag of France.png 17 − 19 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
19:38
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.png 24 − 12 Flag of United States.png United States Hong Kong Stadium
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Pool CEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal 32014853−57
Flag of Samoa.png Samoa 31115033+176
Flag of Scotland.png Scotland 31114744+36
Flag of England.png England 31023449−152
22 March 2013
17:28
Scotland Flag of Scotland.png 21 − 27 Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal Hong Kong Stadium
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22 March 2013
20:32
Samoa Flag of Samoa.png 28 − 7 Flag of England.png England Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
10:28
Scotland Flag of Scotland.png 14 − 5 Flag of England.png England Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
13:02
Samoa Flag of Samoa.png 10 − 14 Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
16:42
England Flag of England.png 22 − 7 Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
19:16
Samoa Flag of Samoa.png 12 − 12 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland Hong Kong Stadium
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Pool DEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
Flag of Fiji.png Fiji 33008417+679
Flag of Canada.jpg Canada 32015045+177
Flag of Spain.jpg Spain 31024767−205
Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong 30032678−523
22 March 2013
17:06
Fiji Flag of Fiji.png 36 − 0 Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong Hong Kong Stadium
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22 March 2013
20:10
Canada Flag of Canada.jpg 31 − 7 Flag of Spain.jpg Spain Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
10:06
Fiji Flag of Fiji.png 22 − 12 Flag of Spain.jpg Spain Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
12:40
Canada Flag of Canada.jpg 14 − 12 Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
16:20
Spain Flag of Spain.jpg 28 − 14 Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
18:54
Fiji Flag of Fiji.png 26 − 5 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada Hong Kong Stadium
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Knockout stageEdit

ShieldEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
24 March – 10:24 – Hong Kong Stadium        
 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina  5
24 March – 13:54 – Hong Kong Stadium
 Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong  7  
 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina  12
24 March – 10:45 – Hong Kong Stadium
     Flag of Scotland.png Scotland  7  
 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland  12
24 March – 17:15 – Hong Kong Stadium
 Flag of United States.png United States  21  
 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina  14
24 March – 11:06 – Hong Kong Stadium    
   Flag of France.png France  19
 Flag of Spain.jpg Spain  14
24 March – 14:16 – Hong Kong Stadium
 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa  28  
 Flag of Spain.jpg Spain  0
24 March – 11:27 – Hong Kong Stadium
     Flag of France.png France  28  
 Flag of France.png France  7
 Flag of England.png England  42  
 

BowlEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
24 March – 10:24 – Hong Kong Stadium        
 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina  5
24 March – 14:38 – Hong Kong Stadium
 Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong  7  
 Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong  20
24 March – 10:45 – Hong Kong Stadium
     Flag of United States.png United States  12  
 Flag of Scotland.png Scotland  12
24 March – 17:40 – Hong Kong Stadium
 Flag of United States.png United States  21  
 Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong  7
24 March – 11:06 – Hong Kong Stadium    
   Flag of England.png England  42
 Flag of Spain.jpg Spain  14
24 March – 15:00 – Hong Kong Stadium
 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa  28  
 Flag of South Africa.png South Africa  14
24 March – 11:27 – Hong Kong Stadium
     Flag of England.png England  26  
 Flag of France.png France  7
 Flag of England.png England  42  
 

PlateEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
24 March – 11:48 – Hong Kong Stadium        
 Flag of Wales.png Wales  28
24 March – 15:22 – Hong Kong Stadium
 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada  14  
 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada  19
24 March – 12:09 – Hong Kong Stadium
     Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal  14  
 Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal  12
24 March – 18:05 – Hong Kong Stadium
 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya  15  
 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada  7
24 March – 12:30 – Hong Kong Stadium    
   Flag of Samoa.png Samoa  12
 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji  29
24 March – 15:44 – Hong Kong Stadium
 Flag of Australia.png Australia  5  
 Flag of Australia.png Australia  5
24 March – 12:51 – Hong Kong Stadium
     Flag of Samoa.png Samoa  12  
 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand  21
 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa  14  
 

CupEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
24 March – 11:48 – Hong Kong Stadium        
 Flag of Wales.png Wales  28
24 March – 16:06 – Hong Kong Stadium
 Flag of Canada.jpg Canada  14  
 Flag of Wales.png Wales  19
24 March – 12:09 – Hong Kong Stadium
   Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya  0  
 Flag of Portugal.jpg Portugal  12
24 March – 19:00 – Hong Kong Stadium
 Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya  15  
 Flag of Wales.png Wales  19
24 March – 12:30 – Hong Kong Stadium
   Flag of Fiji.png Fiji  26
 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji  29
24 March – 16:28 – Hong Kong Stadium
 Flag of Australia.png Australia  5  
 Flag of Fiji.png Fiji  33 Third place
24 March – 12:51 – Hong Kong Stadium
   Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand  14  
 Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand  21  Flag of Kenya.jpg Kenya  5
 Flag of Samoa.png Samoa  14    Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand  36
24 March – 18:30 – Hong Kong Stadium

World Series pre-qualifierEdit

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that advanced to the Qualifier (Shield) quarterfinal

Pool EEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga 33007812+669
Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia 31024845+25
Flag of Uruguay.png Uruguay 31022950−215
Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei 31023886−485
22 March 2013
16:44
Uruguay Flag of Uruguay.png 24 − 12 Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei Hong Kong Stadium
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22 March 2013
19:18
Tonga Flag of Tonga.jpg 14 − 12 Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
09:44
Uruguay Flag of Uruguay.png 5 − 12 Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
12:18
Tonga Flag of Tonga.jpg 38 − 0 Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
15:58
Tunisia Flag of Tunisia.png 24 − 26 Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
18:32
Tonga Flag of Tonga.jpg 26 − 0 Flag of Uruguay.png Uruguay Hong Kong Stadium
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Pool FEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
Flag of Japan.png Japan 33008617+699
Flag of Brazil.png Brazil 31116041+196
Flag of Georgia.png Georgia 31115362−96
Flag of Jamaica.png Jamaica 300322101−793
22 March 2013
16:22
Georgia Flag of Georgia.png 27 − 17 Flag of Jamaica.png Jamaica Hong Kong Stadium
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22 March 2013
18:56
Japan Flag of Japan.png 17 − 10 Flag of Brazil.png Brazil Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
09:22
Georgia Flag of Georgia.png 19 − 19 Flag of Brazil.png Brazil Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
11:56
Japan Flag of Japan.png 43 − 0 Flag of Jamaica.png Jamaica Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
15:36
Brazil Flag of Brazil.png 31 − 5 Flag of Jamaica.png Jamaica Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
18:10
Japan Flag of Japan.png 26 − 7 Flag of Georgia.png Georgia Hong Kong Stadium
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Pool GEdit

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
Flag of Russia.png Russia 33009522+739
Flag of Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe 32016821+477
Flag of Cook Islands.png Cook Islands 31023982−435
Flag of Mexico.png Mexico 30031592−773
22 March 2013
16:00
Zimbabwe Flag of Zimbabwe.png 27 − 0 Flag of Mexico.png Mexico Hong Kong Stadium
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22 March 2013
18:34
Russia Flag of Russia.png 43 − 5 Flag of Cook Islands.png Cook Islands Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
09:00
Zimbabwe Flag of Zimbabwe.png 29 − 0 Flag of Cook Islands.png Cook Islands Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
11:34
Russia Flag of Russia.png 31 − 5 Flag of Mexico.png Mexico Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
15:14
Cook Islands Flag of Cook Islands.png 34 − 10 Flag of Mexico.png Mexico Hong Kong Stadium
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23 March 2013
17:48
Russia Flag of Russia.png 21 − 12 Flag of Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe Hong Kong Stadium
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Ranking matchesEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
24 March – 09:00 – Hong Kong Stadium        
 Flag of Russia.png Russia  26
24 March – 13:12 – Hong Kong Stadium
 Flag of Uruguay.png Uruguay  12  
 Flag of Russia.png Russia  5
24 March – 09:21 – Hong Kong Stadium
     Flag of Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe  19  
 Flag of Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe  21
24 March – 16:50 – Hong Kong Stadium
 Flag of Brazil.png Brazil  7  
 Flag of Zimbabwe.png Zimbabwe  22
24 March – 09:42 – Hong Kong Stadium    
   Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga  19
 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga  12
24 March – 13:33 – Hong Kong Stadium
 Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia  5  
 Flag of Tonga.jpg Tonga  19
24 March – 10:03 – Hong Kong Stadium
     Flag of Georgia.png Georgia  7  
 Flag of Japan.png Japan  0
 Flag of Georgia.png Georgia  17  
 

By making it to the semifinals, Russia, Zimbabwe, Tonga, and Georgia have qualified for the Promotion tournament, along with Hong Kong and the bottom three core teams following the 2013 Scotland Sevens. The promotion tournament will take place at the 2013 London Sevens.

ReferencesEdit

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "HSBC World Sevens Series: Series Qualifying". International Rugby Board. http://irbsevens.com/seriesinfo/qualifying.html. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 International Rugby Board (15 October 2012). HK win Mumbai Sevens to claim Asia Series. Press release. Retrieved on 16 October 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 The Standard (17 January 2013). Record 28 teams for Hong Kong Sevens. Press release. Retrieved on 17 January 2013.
  5. Argentina and Uruguay celebrate in Rio - Internationa Rugby Borad, 25 February 2013
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