1999–2000 World Sevens Series

1999–2000 World Sevens Series

1999–2000 World Sevens Series
Host nations  Dubai
 South Africa
 Uruguay
 New Zealand
 Hong Kong
 Fiji
 Australia
 Japan
 France
Final positions
Champions  New Zealand
Runners-up  Fiji
Third  Australia
Series details
2000–01

The 1999–2000 IRB Sevens World Series, was the first of an annual series of rugby union sevens tournaments for full national sides run by the International Rugby Board

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, open affairs. Sevens is traditionally played in a two–day tournament format.

Itinerary

1999-00 Itinerary
Leg Venue Date Winner
Dubai Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground 2–3 December 1999  New Zealand
South Africa Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch 10–11 December 1999  Fiji
Punta Del Este Campus de Maldonado, Punta Del Este 7–8 January 2000  New Zealand
Mar del Plata Estadio José María Minella, Mar del Plata 12–13 January 2000  Fiji
Wellington Westpac Stadium, Wellington 5–6 February 2000  Fiji
Fiji National Stadium, Suva 11–12 February 2000  New Zealand
Brisbane Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane 18–19 February 2000  Fiji
Hong Kong Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong 24–26 March 2000  New Zealand
Japan Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Tokyo 1–2 April 2000  Fiji
Paris Stade Sébastien Charléty, Paris 24–26 March 2000  New Zealand

Final standings

Pos. Country Dubai New Zealand
(Wellington)
Hong Kong France
(Paris)
Australia
(Brisbane)
Argentina
(Mar del Plata)
Japan
(Tokyo)
South Africa
(Stellenbosch)
Uruguay
(Punta Del Este)
Fiji Overall
1  New Zealand 20 16 20 16 16 20 12 30 16 20 186
2  Fiji 16 20 16 20 20 16 20 24 20 8 180
3  Australia 8 8 8 12 12 12 16 18 12 12 118
4  Samoa 12 6 12 12 12 12 4 8 2 2 82
5  South Africa 12 12 12 4 6 6 0 8 4 16 80
6  Canada 4 4 6 6 8 4 4 8 12 4 60
7  Argentina 0 0 4 8 4 8 8 8 0 12 52
8  France 6 0 2 4 2 0 6 4 4 6 34
9  England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 4 22
10 Georgia 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
11  Tonga 4 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 12
12  Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
13  Uruguay 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 8
14  Papua New Guinea 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 0 8
15  Morocco 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
16  Scotland 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
17  Spain 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
18  Cook Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19  Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20  Hong Kong 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21  Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22  Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23  Kenya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24  Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25  Niue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26  Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27  Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28  Thailand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29  Uganda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30  United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31  West Indies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32  Chile 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33  Wales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34  Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tournaments

Dubai

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  New Zealand 38–14  Fiji  South Africa
 Samoa
Plate  Australia 33–20  France  Tonga
 Canada
Bowl  Scotland 31–24  Zimbabwe  Kenya
 United States

South Africa

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  Fiji 12–10  New Zealand Georgia
 South Africa
Plate  Australia 22–19  Samoa  Canada
 Morocco
Bowl  Tonga 31–26  Argentina  Uruguay
 Namibia

Punta del Este

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  New Zealand 42–19  Fiji  South Africa
 Samoa
Plate  Australia 27–12  Canada  Uruguay
 Argentina
Bowl  France 31–12  Germany  Chile
 Spain

Mar del Plata

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  Fiji 26–14  New Zealand  Samoa
 Australia
Plate  Argentina 41–7  Canada  France
 South Africa
Bowl  Spain 40–7  Chile  United States
 Germany

Wellington

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  Fiji 24–14  New Zealand  Samoa
 Australia
Plate  Canada 24–21  South Africa  Argentina
 Tonga
Bowl  France 47–12  Croatia  Japan
 Papua New Guinea

Fiji

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  New Zealand 31–5  Fiji  Samoa
 Australia
Plate  Argentina 17–14  South Africa  Canada
 Uruguay
Bowl  Papua New Guinea 21–17  Tonga  Japan
 France

Australia

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  Fiji 24–21  Australia  South Africa
 New Zealand
Plate  Argentina 33–14  France  Samoa
 Canada
Bowl  Tonga 43–0  Papua New Guinea  Hong Kong
 Uruguay

Hong Kong

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists Quarter-finalists
Cup  New Zealand 31–5  Fiji  Australia
 England
 Argentina
 Canada
 Samoa
 South Africa
Plate  France 19–14  Croatia  Italy
 Hong Kong
 Scotland
 South Korea
 United States
 Japan
Bowl  Ireland 31–7  China  Thailand
Arabian Gulf
 Chinese Taipei
 Malaysia
 Sri Lanka
 Singapore

Japan

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  Fiji 27–22  New Zealand  Canada
 Australia
Plate  Japan 26–14  Papua New Guinea  France
 South Africa
Bowl  Samoa 19–12  South Korea  Hong Kong
 United States

France

Event Winners Score Finalists Semi-finalists
Cup  New Zealand 69–10  South Africa  Australia
 Argentina
Plate  Fiji 45–7  France  Canada
 England
Bowl  Samoa 37–5  Morocco  Ireland
French Barbarians

References

  • Burgess, Michael (17 January 2008). "History of the IRB Sevens". TVNZ. Archived from the original on 20 May 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 

External links

  • Official tournament site
  • "1999–2000 Season Overview". irb.com. Archived from the original on 20 February 2009. Retrieved 12 December 2013.