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2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens

2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens
Tournament details
Host nation Hong Kong
DatesMarch 18 – March 20
No. of nations24
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Fiji
2001
2009

The 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens or the Melrose Cup was the fourth edition of the Rugby World Cup Sevens. The tournament was held in Hong Kong at Hong Kong Stadium. Fiji defeated New Zealand in the final to take the Melrose Cup for the second time, becoming the first team to win the competition twice.

Teams

Squads

Group stage

Key to colours in group tables
Teams advanced to the Cup quarter-final
Teams advanced to the Plate quarter-final
Teams advanced to the Bowl quarter-final

Pool A

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 New Zealand 5 5 0 0 211 17 +94 15
 Scotland 5 4 0 1 114 98 +16 13
 United States 5 2 0 3 88 145 −57 9
 Ireland 5 2 0 3 86 140 −54 9
 South Korea 5 1 0 4 66 152 −86 7
 Tonga 5 1 0 4 72 85 −13 7

Pool B

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 England 5 4 0 1 158 35 +123 13
 France 5 4 0 1 130 48 +82 13
 Samoa 5 4 0 1 120 41 +79 13
 Georgia 5 1 1 3 56 152 −96 8
 Chinese Taipei 5 1 0 4 56 157 −101 7
 Italy 5 0 1 4 46 133 −87 6

Pool C

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Fiji 5 5 0 0 141 14 +127 15
 Australia 5 4 0 1 133 38 +95 13
 Japan 5 3 0 2 45 91 −46 11
 Portugal 5 2 0 3 40 78 −38 9
 Canada 5 1 0 4 76 81 −5 7
 Hong Kong 5 0 0 5 5 138 −133 5

Pool D

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 South Africa 5 4 0 1 173 48 +125 13
 Argentina 5 4 0 1 138 48 +90 13
 Tunisia 5 3 0 2 93 70 +23 11
 Russia 5 2 0 3 86 170 −84 9
 Kenya 5 2 0 3 75 124 −49 9
 Uruguay 5 0 0 5 55 160 −105 5

Play Offs

Bowl

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
 South Korea21
 
 
 
 Italy26
 
 Italy28
 
 
 
 Kenya15
 
 Kenya62
 
 
 
 Hong Kong10
 
 Italy7
 
 
 
 Canada5
 
 Canada39
 
 
 
 Uruguay0
 
 Canada7
 
 
 
 Tonga0
 
 Chinese Taipei19
 
 
 Tonga28
 

Plate

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
 United States0
 
 
 
 Georgia24
 
 Georgia5
 
 
 
 Portugal29
 
 Tunisia12
 
 
 
 Portugal21
 
 Portugal7
 
 
 
 Samoa29
 
 Japan5
 
 
 
 Russia29
 
 Russia12
 
 
 
 Samoa19
 
 Samoa19
 
 
 Ireland14
 

Cup

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
 New Zealand33
 
 
 
 France7
 
 New Zealand24
 
 
 
 Australia20
 
 South Africa14
 
 
 
 Australia15
 
 New Zealand19
 
 
 
 Fiji29
 
 Fiji22
 
 
 
 Argentina14
 
 Fiji24
 
 
 
 England19
 
 England36
 
 
 Scotland0
 


 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens Winners 

Fiji
2nd title
Team roster

Serevi, Bobo, Delasau, Ryder, Vunibaka,

Naevo, Roko, Rawaqa, Daunivucu,

Nabuliwaqa, Ligairi, V. Satala, A. Satala

See also

References