2009 Adelaide Sevens

2009 Adelaide Sevens

The Adelaide Sevens, is played annually as part of the IRB Sevens World Series for international rugby sevens (seven-a-side version of rugby union). The 2009 competition took place on 3 to 5 April in Adelaide, Australia and was the sixth Cup trophy in the 2008-09 IRB Sevens World Series.

South Africa retained their title, and took an almost unassailable lead in the 2008-09 IRB Sevens World Series, defeating rapidly improving Kenya in the final. England won the Plate, Samoa the Bowl and USA the Shield.

Format

The tournament consists of four round-robin pools of four teams. All sixteen teams progress to the knockout stage. The top two teams from each group progress to quarter-finals in the main competition, with the winners of those quarter-finals competing in cup semi-finals and the losers competing in plate semi-finals. The bottom two teams from each group progress to quarter-finals in the consolation competition, with the winners of those quarter-finals competing in bowl semi-finals and the losers competing in shield semi-finals.

Teams

Pool stages

Pool A

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Australia 3 3 0 0 78 41 +37 9
 England 3 1 1 1 70 45 +25 6
 Samoa 3 1 1 1 69 55 +14 6
 Portugal 3 0 0 3 10 86 -76 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2009-04-03  England 17 - 21  Australia
2009-04-03  Samoa 26 - 5  Portugal
2009-04-04  England 29 - 0  Portugal
2009-04-04  Samoa 26 - 19  Australia
2009-04-04  Australia 31 - 5  Portugal
2009-04-04  England 24 - 24  Samoa

Pool B

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Fiji 3 3 0 0 80 38 +42 9
 Argentina 3 2 0 1 47 40 +7 7
 France 3 1 0 2 41 47 -6 5
 Scotland 3 0 0 3 26 69 -43 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2009-04-03  Argentina 14 - 7  France
2009-04-03  Fiji 33 - 7  Scotland
2009-04-04  Argentina 12 - 7  Scotland
2009-04-04  Fiji 21 - 10  France
2009-04-04  France 24 - 12  Scotland
2009-04-04  Argentina 21 - 26  Fiji

Pool C

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 84 15 +69 9
 Wales 3 1 0 2 53 67 -14 5
 United States 3 1 0 2 39 65 -26 5
 Tonga 3 1 0 2 40 69 -29 5
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2009-04-03  New Zealand 24 - 10  Wales
2009-04-03  United States 17 - 14  Tonga
2009-04-04  New Zealand 33 - 0  Tonga
2009-04-04  United States 17 - 24  Wales
2009-04-04  Wales 19 - 26  Tonga
2009-04-04  New Zealand 27 - 5  United States

Pool D

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 Kenya 3 3 0 0 54 19 +35 9
 South Africa 3 2 0 1 85 22 +63 7
 Japan 3 1 0 2 25 67 -42 5
 Cook Islands 3 0 0 3 19 75 -56 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2009-04-03  South Africa 28 - 7  Cook Islands
2009-04-03  Kenya 12 - 5  Japan
2009-04-04  South Africa 43 - 0  Japan
2009-04-04  Kenya 27 - 0  Cook Islands
2009-04-04  Cook Islands 12 - 20  Japan
2009-04-04  South Africa 14 - 15  Kenya

Knockout

Shield

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
5 April - Adelaide, Australia        
  Samoa  27
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  Scotland  14  
  Scotland  17
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
      Japan  14  
  Japan  19
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  Tonga  33  
  Scotland  21
5 April - Adelaide, Australia    
    United States  24
  United States  19
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  Cook Islands  31  
  United States  29
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
      Portugal  14  
  France  27
  Portugal  12  
 

Bowl

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
5 April - Adelaide, Australia        
  Samoa  27
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  Scotland  14  
  Samoa  24
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
      Tonga  12  
  Japan  19
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  Tonga  33  
  Samoa  35
5 April - Adelaide, Australia    
    France  14
  United States  19
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  Cook Islands  31  
  Cook Islands  14
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
      France  35  
  France  27
  Portugal  12  
 

Plate

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
5 April - Adelaide, Australia        
  Australia  5
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  Argentina  12  
  Australia  38
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
      Wales  7  
  Kenya  33
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  Wales  14  
  Australia  19
5 April - Adelaide, Australia    
    England  24
  New Zealand  0
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  South Africa  17  
  New Zealand  14
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
      England  21  
  Fiji  40
  England  0  
 

Cup

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
5 April - Adelaide, Australia        
  Australia  5
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  Argentina  12  
  Argentina  5
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
      Kenya  17  
  Kenya  33
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  Wales  14  
  Kenya  7
5 April - Adelaide, Australia    
    South Africa  26
  New Zealand  0
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
  South Africa  17  
  South Africa  21
5 April - Adelaide, Australia
      Fiji  10  
  Fiji  40
  England  0  
 

Statistics

Individual points

Individual points [1]
Updated:2009-04-05
Pos. Player Country Points
1 Richard Kingi  Australia 46
2 Renfred Dazel  South Africa 43
3 Lolo Lui  Samoa 41
4 Nasoni Roko  Fiji 33
5= Lionel Mapoe  South Africa 30
5= Kevin Swiryn  United States 30
5= Afa Aiono  Samoa 30
5= Ben Gollings  England 30
5= Tom Varndell  England 30
10 Martin Rodriguez  Argentina 29

Individual tries

Individual tries [2]
Updated:2009-04-05
Pos. Player Country Tries
1= Afa Aiono  Samoa 6
1= Lionel Mapoe  South Africa 6
1= Kevin Swiryn  United States 6
1= Tom Varndell  England 6
5= Alafoti Fa'osiliva  Samoa 5
5= Shaun Foley  Australia 5
5= Vereniki Goneva  Fiji 5
5= Collins Injera  Kenya 5
5= Nasoni Roko  Fiji 5
5= Niumaia Rokobuli  Fiji 5

References

External links

  • IRB Sevens
  • Adelaide Sevens on irb.com
Preceded by
Hong Kong Sevens
Adelaide Sevens
2009
Succeeded by
London Sevens