2008 Hong Kong Sevens

2008 Hong Kong Sevens

The Hong Kong Sevens is contested annually as part of the IRB Sevens World Series for international rugby sevens (seven-a-side version of rugby union). The 2008 competition, which took place between March 28 and March 30 in Hong Kong, was the fifth Cup trophy in the 2007-08 IRB Sevens World Series and was won by New Zealand. The winners extended their all-time IRB Sevens record for consecutive match wins to 42 while claiming their fifth Cup win of the season and seventh in a row overall.[1]

Pool stages

Pool A

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 135 12 +123 9
 United States 3 2 0 1 71 85 -14 7
 Tunisia 3 1 0 2 87 69 +18 5
 Chinese Taipei 3 0 0 3 27 154 -127 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
March 28, 2008  United States 26 - 21  Tunisia
March 28, 2008  New Zealand 50 - 5  Chinese Taipei
March 29, 2008  United States 38 - 17  Chinese Taipei
March 29, 2008  New Zealand 38 - 0  Tunisia
March 29, 2008  Tunisia 66 - 5  Chinese Taipei
March 29, 2008  New Zealand 47 - 7  United States

Pool B

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 England 3 3 0 0 78 24 +54 9
 Samoa 3 2 0 1 76 26 +50 7
 Canada 3 1 0 2 77 60 +17 5
 Sri Lanka 3 0 0 3 14 135 -121 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
March 28, 2008  Samoa 35 - 7  Sri Lanka
March 28, 2008  England 24 - 12  Canada
March 29, 2008  England 47 - 7  Sri Lanka
March 29, 2008  Samoa 36 - 12  Canada
March 29, 2008  Canada 53 - 0  Sri Lanka
March 29, 2008  Samoa 5 - 7  England

Pool C

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 South Africa 3 3 0 0 107 21 +86 9
 Argentina 3 2 0 1 66 24 +42 7
 Russia 3 1 0 2 24 93 -69 5
 Japan 3 0 0 3 24 83 -59 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
March 28, 2008  South Africa 40 - 7  Japan
March 28, 2008  Argentina 33 - 0  Russia
March 29, 2008  Argentina 19 - 5  Japan
March 29, 2008  South Africa 48 - 0  Russia
March 29, 2008  Russia 24 - 12  Japan
March 29, 2008  South Africa 19 - 14  Argentina

Pool D

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Fiji 3 3 0 0 99 21 +78 9
 Wales 3 2 0 1 68 20 +48 7
 Zimbabwe 3 1 0 2 35 81 -46 5
 South Korea 3 0 0 3 17 97 -80 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
March 28, 2008  Fiji 42 - 7  South Korea
March 28, 2008  Wales 34 - 0  Zimbabwe
March 29, 2008  Wales 34 - 5  South Korea
March 29, 2008  Fiji 42 - 14  Zimbabwe
March 29, 2008  Zimbabwe 21 - 5  South Korea
March 29, 2008  Fiji 15 - 0  Wales

Pool E

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Kenya 3 3 0 0 85 14 +71 9
 Scotland 3 1 0 2 45 38 +7 5
 Portugal 3 1 0 2 47 55 -8 5
 China 3 1 0 2 29 99 -70 5
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
March 28, 2008  Kenya 47 - 0  China
March 28, 2008  Scotland 26 - 0  Portugal
March 29, 2008  Scotland 12 - 19  China
March 29, 2008  Kenya 19 - 7  Portugal
March 29, 2008  Portugal 40 - 10  China
March 29, 2008  Kenya 19 - 7  Scotland

Pool F

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Australia 3 3 0 0 58 39 +19 9
 France 3 1 1 1 54 45 +9 6
 Tonga 3 1 0 2 78 43 +35 5
 Hong Kong 3 0 1 2 38 101 -63 4
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
March 28, 2008  Australia 24 - 12  Hong Kong
March 28, 2008  Tonga 7 - 21  France
March 29, 2008  Tonga 56 - 5  Hong Kong
March 29, 2008  Australia 17 - 12  France
March 29, 2008  France 21 - 21  Hong Kong
March 29, 2008  Australia 17 - 15  Tonga

Knockout

Bowl

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
March 30 - Hong Kong        
  Zimbabwe  26
March 30 - Hong Kong
  Chinese Taipei  7  
  Zimbabwe  35
March 30 - Hong Kong
      Hong Kong  7  
  Japan  14
March 30 - Hong Kong
  Hong Kong  19  
  Zimbabwe  14
March 30 - Hong Kong    
    Russia  19
  China  5
March 30 - Hong Kong
  South Korea  12  
  South Korea  5
March 30 - Hong Kong
      Russia  19  
  Sri Lanka  10
  Russia  35  
 

Plate

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
March 30 - Hong Kong        
  Argentina  7
March 30 - Hong Kong
  Scotland  5  
  Argentina  19
March 30 - Hong Kong
      Tonga  12  
  Tonga  26
March 30 - Hong Kong
  Portugal  17  
  Argentina  14
March 30 - Hong Kong    
    France  17
  France  12
March 30 - Hong Kong
  Tunisia  7  
  France  36
March 30 - Hong Kong
      Canada  5  
  Canada  24
  United States  21  
 

Cup

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
March 30 - Hong Kong        
  New Zealand  26
March 30 - Hong Kong
  Wales  7  
  New Zealand  34
March 30 - Hong Kong
      Fiji  0  
  Kenya  0
March 30 - Hong Kong
  Fiji  10  
  New Zealand  26
March 30 - Hong Kong    
    South Africa  12
  South Africa  19
March 30 - Hong Kong
  Australia  14  
  South Africa  12
March 30 - Hong Kong
      Samoa  10  
  Samoa  17
  England  12  
 

Sponsors

The tournament's co-title sponsors were Cathay Pacific and Credit Suisse.

Notes and references

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External links

  • Hong Kong Sevens Profile on UR7s.com
  • Hong Kong Sevens on irb.com
  • IRB Sevens World Series