2013 Hong Kong Sevens

2013 Hong Kong Sevens

2013 Hong Kong Sevens
Host nation Hong Kong
Date 22–24 March 2013
Cup
Champions  Fiji
Runners-up  Wales
Third  New Zealand
Plate
Champions  Samoa
Runners-up  Canada
Bowl
Champions  England
Runners-up  Hong Kong
Shield
Champions  France
Runners-up  Argentina
Tournament details
Matches played 45
Tries scored 231 (average 5.133 per match)
Top point scorer Paul Albaladejo
(42 points)
Top try scorer Samisoni Viriviri
(8 tries)
2012
2014

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]

Format

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]

Teams

28 teams participated:[2]

Main draw

World Series pre-qualifier

Main draw

The draw was made on February 21.[6]

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

Pool stage

Pool A

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Wales 3 2 0 1 38 59 −21 7
 Australia 3 2 0 1 47 36 +11 7
 Argentina 3 1 0 2 40 31 +9 5
 South Africa 3 1 0 2 43 42 +1 5
22 March 2013
18:12
Wales  19 − 14  Australia
Report

22 March 2013
21:16
South Africa  0 − 21  Argentina
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23 March 2013
11:12
Wales  19 − 14  Argentina
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23 March 2013
13:46
South Africa  12 − 21  Australia
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23 March 2013
17:26
Argentina  5 − 12  Australia
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23 March 2013
20:00
South Africa  31 − 0  Wales
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Pool B

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 88 31 +57 9
 Kenya 3 2 0 1 43 62 −19 7
 France 3 1 0 2 50 71 −21 5
 United States 3 0 0 3 45 62 −17 3
22 March 2013
17:50
United States  14 − 17  Kenya
Report

22 March 2013
20:54
New Zealand  33 − 12  France
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23 March 2013
10:50
United States  19 − 21  France
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23 March 2013
13:24
New Zealand  31 − 7  Kenya
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23 March 2013
17:04
France  17 − 19  Kenya
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23 March 2013
19:38
New Zealand  24 − 12  United States
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Pool C

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Portugal 3 2 0 1 48 53 −5 7
 Samoa 3 1 1 1 50 33 +17 6
 Scotland 3 1 1 1 47 44 +3 6
 England 3 1 0 2 34 49 −15 5
22 March 2013
17:28
Scotland  21 − 27  Portugal
Report

22 March 2013
20:32
Samoa  28 − 7  England
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23 March 2013
10:28
Scotland  14 − 5  England
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23 March 2013
13:02
Samoa  10 − 14  Portugal
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23 March 2013
16:42
England  22 − 7  Portugal
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23 March 2013
19:16
Samoa  12 − 12  Scotland
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Pool D

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Fiji 3 3 0 0 84 17 +67 9
 Canada 3 2 0 1 50 45 +5 7
 Spain 3 1 0 2 47 67 −20 5
 Hong Kong 3 0 0 3 26 78 −52 3
22 March 2013
17:06
Fiji  36 − 0  Hong Kong
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22 March 2013
20:10
Canada  31 − 7  Spain
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23 March 2013
10:06
Fiji  22 − 12  Spain
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23 March 2013
12:40
Canada  14 − 12  Hong Kong
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23 March 2013
16:20
Spain  28 − 14  Hong Kong
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23 March 2013
18:54
Fiji  26 − 5  Canada
Report

Knockout stage

Shield

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

Bowl

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

Plate

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

Cup

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

World Series pre-qualifier

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

Pool E

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Tonga 3 3 0 0 78 12 +66 9
 Tunisia 3 1 0 2 48 45 +2 5
 Uruguay 3 1 0 2 29 50 −21 5
 Chinese Taipei 3 1 0 2 38 86 −48 5
22 March 2013
16:44
Uruguay  24 − 12  Chinese Taipei
Report

22 March 2013
19:18
Tonga  14 − 12  Tunisia
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23 March 2013
09:44
Uruguay  5 − 12  Tunisia
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23 March 2013
12:18
Tonga  38 − 0  Chinese Taipei
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23 March 2013
15:58
Tunisia  24 − 26  Chinese Taipei
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23 March 2013
18:32
Tonga  26 − 0  Uruguay
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Pool F

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Japan 3 3 0 0 86 17 +69 9
 Brazil 3 1 1 1 60 41 +19 6
Georgia 3 1 1 1 53 62 −9 6
 Jamaica 3 0 0 3 22 101 −79 3
22 March 2013
16:22
27 − 17  Jamaica
Report

22 March 2013
18:56
Japan  17 − 10  Brazil
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23 March 2013
09:22
19 − 19  Brazil
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23 March 2013
11:56
Japan  43 − 0  Jamaica
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23 March 2013
15:36
Brazil  31 − 5  Jamaica
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23 March 2013
18:10
Japan  26 − 7 Georgia
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Pool G

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Russia 3 3 0 0 95 22 +73 9
 Zimbabwe 3 2 0 1 68 21 +47 7
 Cook Islands 3 1 0 2 39 82 −43 5
 Mexico 3 0 0 3 15 92 −77 3
22 March 2013
16:00
Zimbabwe  27 − 0  Mexico
Report

22 March 2013
18:34
Russia  43 − 5  Cook Islands
Report

23 March 2013
09:00
Zimbabwe  29 − 0  Cook Islands
Report

23 March 2013
11:34
Russia  31 − 5  Mexico
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23 March 2013
15:14
Cook Islands  34 − 10  Mexico
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23 March 2013
17:48
Russia  21 − 12  Zimbabwe
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Ranking matches

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

By making it to the semifinals, Hong Kong and the bottom three core teams following the 2013 Scotland Sevens. The promotion tournament will take place at the 2013 London Sevens.

References

  1. ^ "Fiji claim HK title with dramatic comeback". irbsevens.com. 2013-03-24. 
  2. ^ a b c "HSBC World Sevens Series: Series Qualifying". International Rugby Board. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "HK win Mumbai Sevens to claim Asia Series" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 15 October 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Record 28 teams for Hong Kong Sevens" (Press release). The Standard. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Argentina and Uruguay celebrate in Rio - Internationa Rugby Board, 25 February 2013
  6. ^ "Pool draw announced for Hong Kong Sevens". irbsevens.com. 2013-02-21. 

External links

  • IRB Official Site