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2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens qualifying

The qualification process of men's teams for the 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens. Automatic qualification was extended to the host and the eight quarterfinalists of the previous World Cup. The remaining spots were contested in each of the six regions' respective tournaments.

Qualified teams

Africa North America and the West Indies South America Asia Europe Oceania
Automatic qualification
 South Africa  Canada  Argentina  Hong Kong (hosts)  England  Australia
 Fiji
 New Zealand
 Samoa
Regional Qualifiers
 Kenya
 Tunisia
 United States  Uruguay  Chinese Taipei
 Japan
 South Korea
 France
 Georgia
 Ireland
 Italy
 Portugal
 Russia
 Scotland
 Tonga

[1]

Africa

From 25−26 September 2004, there were two tournaments for the North and South zones, with the champions of each qualifying.[2]

North

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Tunisia 5 5 0 0 173 5 +168 15
 Cameroon 5 4 0 1 102 53 +49 13
 Morocco 5 3 0 2 94 65 +29 11
 Nigeria 5 2 0 3 90 74 +16 9
 Ivory Coast 5 1 0 4 48 154 −106 7
 Senegal 5 0 0 5 5 161 −156 5

South

Pool A

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Kenya 3 3 0 0 65 5 +60 9
 Uganda 3 2 0 1 50 43 +7 7
 Zambia 3 1 0 2 52 38 +14 5
 Eswatini 3 0 0 3 7 88 −81 3

Pool B

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Namibia 3 3 0 0 60 34 +26 9
 Zimbabwe 3 1 1 1 55 24 +31 6
 Madagascar 3 1 1 1 40 24 +16 6
 Botswana 3 0 0 3 19 92 −73 3

Finals

 
Semi-finalsSouth Qualifier Final
 
      
 
26 September 2004
 
 
 Kenya33
 
26 September 2004
 
 Zimbabwe7
 
 Kenya33
 
26 September 2004
 
 Namibia14
 
 Uganda5
 
 
 Namibia19
 
Third place
 
 
26 September 2004
 
 
 Uganda24
 
 
 Zimbabwe19

North America and the West Indies

Ten teams competed in the 2004 NAWIRA Sevens for a spot in the World Cup.[3]

Pool A

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 United States 4 4 0 0 169 7 +162 12
 Jamaica 4 2 1 1 70 36 +34 9
 Barbados 4 2 1 1 48 44 +4 9
 Bahamas 4 1 0 3 12 86 −74 6
 Cayman Islands 4 0 0 4 10 136 −126 4

Pool B

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Trinidad and Tobago 4 3 1 0 99 14 +85 11
 Bermuda 4 3 1 0 119 35 +84 11
 Guyana 4 2 0 2 87 36 +51 8
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4 1 0 3 29 142 −113 6
 Saint Lucia 4 0 0 4 26 133 −107 4

Shield

 
Final
 
  
 
 
 
 
 Cayman Islands21
 
 
 Saint Lucia12
 

Plate

 
Semi-finalsPlate
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Barbados27
 
 
 
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines7
 
 Barbados15
 
 
 
 Guyana29
 
 Bahamas7
 
 
 Guyana22
 
Bowl
 
 
 
 
 
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines7
 
 
 Bahamas21

Cup

 
Semi-finalsCup/Qualifier Final
 
      
 
 
 
 
 United States31
 
 
 
 Trinidad and Tobago0
 
 United States61
 
 
 
 Bermuda0
 
 Jamaica7
 
 
 Bermuda17
 
Third place
 
 
 
 
 
 Trinidad and Tobago14
 
 
 Jamaica12

South America

On 24–25 January 2004, six nations took part in the CONSUR sevens tournament to determine the one spot for the World Cup.[4]

Pool A

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 65 14 +51 9
 Paraguay 3 1 1 1 77 52 +25 6
 Peru 3 1 1 1 50 55 −5 6
 Colombia 3 0 0 3 14 85 −71 3

Pool B

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Uruguay 2 2 0 0 55 5 +50 6
 Chile 2 1 0 1 48 17 +31 4
 Venezuela 2 0 0 2 0 81 −81 2

Knockout round

Fifth Place

 
Final
 
  
 
25 January 2004
 
 
 Peru12
 
 
 Venezuela26
 

Plate

 
Semi-finalsQualifier Final
 
      
 
25 January 2004
 
 
 Brazil14
 
25 January 2004
 
 Chile22
 
 Chile7
 
25 January 2004
 
 Uruguay22
 
 Paraguay0
 
 
 Uruguay17
 

Asia

From 10–11 September 2004, twelve teams competed in Sri Lanka for three spots in the World Cup.[5]

Europe

From 16−17 July 2004, sixteen teams participated in the FIRA-AER European Sevens, where seven of the top placing teams qualified.[6]

Oceania

In the 6–7 February Wellington Sevens of the 2003–04 World Sevens Series, Cook Islands, Niue, Papua New Guinea and Tonga contested the one remaining Oceania qualifying slot by placing the highest of the four. Tonga won by placing in the Plate Final.[7]

References

  1. ^ "RWC Sevens Qualifying". World Rugby. Archived from the original on 23 March 2005. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Kenya and Tunisia through". 30 September 2004. Archived from the original on 18 March 2005. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  3. ^ "NAWIRA: US Eagles Fly". 30 September 2004. Archived from the original on 5 March 2005. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  4. ^ "South America: Uruguayan Teros Shine". 30 September 2004. Archived from the original on 18 March 2005. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Japan head cast of three". 20 September 2004. Archived from the original on 3 March 2005. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Europe: Morais' revolution propels Portugal". 30 September 2004. Archived from the original on 18 March 2005. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Oceania: Tonga shine in Wellington". 30 September 2004. Archived from the original on 18 March 2005. Retrieved 23 October 2017.