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2003–04 World Sevens Series

2003–04 World Sevens Series
Hosts Dubai
 South Africa
 New Zealand
 United States
 Hong Kong
 Singapore
 France
 England
Nations34
Final positions
Champions New Zealand
Runners-up England
Third Argentina

The 2003–04 IRB Sevens World Series was the fifth edition of the IRB Sevens World Series. The Series was held over eight tournaments, an increase over the previous year, as this was the first year that the USA Sevens was added to the World Series. New Zealand won its fifth consecutive series, narrowly defeating England.

Calendar

2003–04 Itinerary[1]
Leg Venue Date Winner
Dubai Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground 4–5 December 2003  South Africa
South Africa George 12–13 December 2003  England
New Zealand Westpac Stadium, Wellington 6–7 February 2004  New Zealand
United States Home Depot Center, Los Angeles 14–15 February 2004  Argentina
Hong Kong Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong 26–28 March 2004  England
Singapore Singapore 3–4 April 2004  South Africa
Bordeaux Bordeaux 28–29 May 2004  New Zealand
London Twickenham 5–6 June 2004  England

Table

2003–04 Standings
Pos Country Dubai South Africa
(George)
New Zealand
(Wellington)
USA
(Los Angeles)
Hong Kong Singapore France
(Bordeaux)
England
(London)
Overall
1  New Zealand 16 16 20 16 18 6 20 16 128
2  England 12 20 12 8 30 4 16 20 122
3  Argentina 8 8 2 20 24 16 8 12 98
4  Fiji 4 12 16 12 8 8 12 12 84
5  South Africa* 0 0 12 4 18 20 12 8 74
6  Samoa 12 4 4 12 8 12 4 4 60
7  France 4 6 4 4 3 12 2 2 37
8  Australia 6 4 2 0 8 4 6 4 34
9  Canada 2 2 0 6 8 0 4 0 22
10  Scotland 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 6 12
11  Kenya 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 8
12  Tonga 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 8
13  Wales 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 8
14  Cook Islands 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
15  China 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16  Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17  Georgia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18  Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19  Hong Kong 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20  Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21  Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22  Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23  Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24  Namibia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25  Niue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26  Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27  Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28  Singapore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29  Thailand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30  Tunisia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31  Uganda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32  Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33  United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34  West Indies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

*South Africa won the 2003 Dubai Sevens and lost in the Cup Semi-Finals at the 2003 South Africa Sevens[2] but no points are indicated on the IRB Series Standings for 2003-04.[3] South Africa were deducted their points for these round for fielding an ineligible player (Tonderai Chavhanga).[4]

External links

  • Official tournament site
  • "2003-04 Season Overview". irb.com. Archived from the original on 20 February 2009. Retrieved 12 December 2013.

References

  1. ^ "Annual Report - The year in detail" (PDF). Australian Rugby. 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  2. ^ Match Archive [ur7s.com]
  3. ^ IRB SEVENS WORLD SERIES 2003/04 [www.irbsevens.com]
  4. ^ Pretorius, Herbert (2004-06-02). "IRB to rule on Tonderai fine". News24 Archive. News24. Retrieved 2018-06-11.