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2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens qualifying – Women

The qualification process for the inaugural women's tournament of the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens. There are no automatic qualifiers, so all national teams qualified by way of regional tournaments. Unlike the men's tournament, the Arabian Gulf did not prequalify as hosts. The qualification process allocated two slots for Africa, two for North America/West Indies, one for South America, three for Asia, six for Europe and two for Oceania.

Qualified Teams

Africa North America/
West Indies
South America Asia Europe Oceania
 South Africa
 Uganda
 Canada
 United States
 Brazil  China
 Japan
 Thailand
 England
 France
 Italy
 Netherlands
 Russia
 Spain
 Australia
 New Zealand

Africa

On 20−21 September, seven national teams plus an invitational team met in Kampala for two world cup slots, which has been won by finalists South Africa and Uganda, the former of which winning the tournament.[1]

Pool Stage

Pool A

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 South Africa 3 3 0 0 110 5 +105 9
 Kenya 3 2 0 1 42 55 –13 7
 Zambia 3 1 0 2 50 51 –1 5
Uganda Uganda A 3 0 0 3 0 91 –91 3

Pool B

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Tunisia 3 3 0 0 110 5 +105 9
 Uganda 3 2 0 1 81 12 +69 7
 Zimbabwe 3 1 0 2 24 83 –59 5
 Botswana 3 0 0 3 0 115 –115 3

Playoffs

Plate

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
21 September 2008
 
 
 [[Zambia women's national rugby sevens team|Zambia]]26
 
21 September 2008
 
Uganda Uganda A10
 
 [[Zambia women's national rugby sevens team|Zambia]]38
 
21 September 2008
 
 Zimbabwe0
 
 [[Zimbabwe women's national rugby sevens team|Zimbabwe]]17
 
 
 Botswana0
 
Third place
 
 
21 September 2008
 
 
Uganda [[Uganda women's national rugby sevens team|Uganda A]]20
 
 
 Botswana7


Cup

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
21 September 2008
 
 
 [[South Africa women's national rugby sevens team|South Africa]]26
 
21 September 2008
 
 Kenya5
 
 [[South Africa women's national rugby sevens team|South Africa]]24
 
21 September 2008
 
 Uganda0
 
 Tunisia0
 
 
 [[Uganda women's national rugby sevens team|Uganda]]7
 
Third place
 
 
21 September 2008
 
 
 [[Kenya women's national rugby sevens team|Kenya]]15
 
 
 Tunisia14

North America/West Indies

From 24–26 October, eight women's teams met in Nassau, Bahamas for the NAWIRA Sevens. Champion Canada and runner-up United States ended up qualifying based on the allotted slots.[2]

Pool Stage

Pool A

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 142 0 +142 9
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 2 0 1 41 52 –11 7
 Guyana 3 1 0 2 41 57 –16 5
 Bermuda 3 0 0 3 7 122 –115 3

Pool B

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Canada 3 3 0 0 139 0 +139 9
 Jamaica 3 2 0 1 87 29 +58 7
 Barbados 3 1 0 2 10 101 –91 5
 Cayman Islands 3 0 0 3 5 111 –106 3

Playoffs

Plate

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
25 October 2018
 
 
 Cayman Islands0
 
25 October 2018
 
 [[Jamaica women's national rugby sevens team|Jamaica]]34
 
 [[Jamaica women's national rugby sevens team|Jamaica]]53
 
25 October 2018
 
 Bermuda0
 
 Barbados10
 
 
 [[Bermuda women's national rugby sevens team|Bermuda]]15
 
Seventh Place
 
 
25 October 2018
 
 
 [[Cayman Islands women's national rugby sevens team|Cayman Islands]]10
 
 
 Barbados5

Cup

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
25 October 2018
 
 
 [[United States women's national rugby sevens team|United States]]67
 
25 October 2018
 
 Cayman Islands0
 
 [[United States women's national rugby sevens team|United States]]59
 
25 October 2018
 
 Guyana0
 
 [[Guyana women's national rugby sevens team|Guyana]]12
 
25 October 2018
 
 Jamaica0
 
 United States14
 
25 October 2018
 
 [[Canada women's national rugby sevens team|Canada]]19
 
 [[Trinidad and Tobago women's national rugby sevens team|Trinidad and Tobago]]34
 
25 October 2018
 
 Barbados0
 
 Trinidad and Tobago0
 
25 October 2018
 
 [[Canada women's national rugby sevens team|Canada]]41 Third place
 
 Bermuda0
 
25 October 2018
 
 [[Canada women's national rugby sevens team|Canada]]34
 
 [[Guyana women's national rugby sevens team|Guyana]]15
 
 
 Trinidad and Tobago5
 

South America

The South American qualifier was held in Punta del Este on 18−19 January, with Brazil claiming the continent's sole women's World Cup spot.[3]

Pool Play

Pool A

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 119 0 +119 9
 Argentina 3 1 1 1 37 24 +13 6
 Chile 3 1 1 1 24 43 –19 6
 Paraguay 3 0 0 3 0 113 –113 3

Pool B

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Uruguay 3 3 0 0 51 15 +36 9
 Venezuela 3 2 0 3 60 27 +33 7
 Colombia 3 1 0 2 42 38 +4 5
 Peru 3 0 0 1 5 78 –73 3

Playoffs

Plate

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
19 January 2008
 
 
 [[Chile women's national rugby sevens team|Chile]]19
 
19 January 2008
 
 Peru0
 
 Chile7
 
19 January 2008
 
 [[Colombia women's national rugby sevens team|Colombia]]17
 
 Paraguay0
 
 
 [[Colombia women's national rugby sevens team|Colombia]]36
 
Seventh Place
 
 
19 January 2008
 
 
 [[Peru women's national rugby sevens team|Peru]]15
 
 
 Paraguay10

Cup

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
19 January 2008
 
 
 [[Brazil women's national rugby sevens team|Brazil]]24
 
19 January 2008
 
 Venezuela0
 
 [[Brazil women's national rugby sevens team|Brazil]]45
 
19 January 2008
 
 Argentina0
 
 [[Argentina women's national rugby sevens team|Argentina]]10
 
 
 Uruguay7
 
Third place
 
 
19 January 2008
 
 
 [[Venezuela women's national rugby sevens team|Venezuela]]17
 
 
 Uruguay5

Asia

Nine women's national teams competed alongside the men's teams in Hong Kong on 4−5 October, contesting the three allotted World Cup slots. Finalists Japan and Thailand were joined by third-place China.[4]

Pool Stage

Legend
Advances to Cup tournament
Advances to Plate tournament
Ninth Place

Pool A

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Kazakhstan 2 2 0 0 30 5 +25 6
 Hong Kong 2 1 0 1 17 15 +2 4
 Singapore 2 0 0 2 5 32 –27 2
4 October 2008
Kazakhstan  20−0  Singapore


4 October 2008
Hong Kong  12−5  Singapore


4 October 2008
Kazakhstan  10−5  Hong Kong

Pool B

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 China 2 2 0 0 92 7 +85 6
Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Arabian Gulf 2 1 0 1 34 69 –35 4
 Sri Lanka 2 0 0 2 17 67 –50 2
4 October 2008
China  40−0  Sri Lanka


4 October 2008
Arabian Gulf Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf 27−17  Sri Lanka


4 October 2008
China  52−7 Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Arabian Gulf

Pool C

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Thailand 2 2 0 0 36 15 +21 6
 Japan 2 1 0 1 37 12 +25 4
 Chinese Taipei 2 0 0 2 5 51 –46 2
4 October 2008
Japan  27−0  Chinese Taipei


4 October 2008
Thailand  24−5  Chinese Taipei


4 October 2008
Japan  10−12  Thailand

Playoff

Plate

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
5 October 2008
 
 
 [[Hong Kong women's national rugby sevens team|Hong Kong]]31
 
5 October 2008
 
 Chinese Taipei0
 
 [[Hong Kong women's national rugby sevens team|Hong Kong]]12
 
5 October 2008
 
Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Arabian Gulf0
 
 Singapore7
 
 
Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf [[Arabian Gulf women's national rugby sevens team|Arabian Gulf]]17
 
Seventh Place
 
 
5 October 2008
 
 
 Chinese Taipei5
 
 
 [[Singapore women's national rugby sevens team|Singapore]]29

Cup

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
5 October 2008
 
 
 Kazakhstan0
 
5 October 2008
 
 [[Japan women's national rugby sevens team|Japan]]5
 
 [[Japan women's national rugby sevens team|Japan]]17
 
5 October 2008
 
 Thailand12
 
 China7
 
 
 [[Thailand women's national rugby sevens team|Thailand]]14
 
Third Place/Qualifier
 
 
5 October 2008
 
 
 Kazakhstan5
 
 
[[File:Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg|23x15px|border |alt=|link=]] China17

Europe

Europe had a sixteen-team tournament in Limoges, France on 14–15 June to determine the six teams eligible for the World Cup. The six top placing teams were England, France, Italy, Netherlands, Russia and Spain.[5]

Oceania

Apia, Samoa played host to the qualifying tournament played concurrently with the men's tournament. The women's tournament started with a five-team round robin before the top four teams advance to the playoff, from which finalists Australia and New Zealand qualified for the World Cup.[6]

First Round

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
 Australia 4 4 0 0 141 12 +129 12
 New Zealand 4 3 0 1 124 25 +99 10
 Fiji 4 2 0 2 89 64 +25 8
 Samoa 4 1 0 3 60 92 –32 6
 Niue 4 0 0 4 0 221 –221 4

Playoff

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
26 July 2008
 
 
 [[Australia women's national rugby sevens team|Australia]]29
 
26 July 2008
 
 Samoa0
 
 [[Australia women's national rugby sevens team|Australia]]22
 
26 July 2008
 
 New Zealand15
 
 [[New Zealand women's national rugby sevens team|New Zealand]]35
 
 
 Fiji10
 
Third place
 
 
26 July 2008
 
 
 Samoa7
 
 
 [[Fiji women's national rugby sevens team|Fiji]]24

References

  1. ^ "South Africa and Uganda reach World Cup". irb.com. 22 September 2008. Archived from the original on 24 September 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  2. ^ "USA & Canada qualify for the World Cup Sevens". irb.com. 27 October 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Uruguay and Brazil qualify for RWC Sevens". irb.com. 20 January 2008. Archived from the original on 10 June 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Japan leads Asia to World Cup Sevens". irb.com. 5 October 2008. Archived from the original on 9 October 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  5. ^ "England cruise to Rugby World Cup Sevens". rwcsevens.com. 15 June 2008. Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Four secure passage to Dubai 2009". irb.com. 27 July 2008. Archived from the original on 3 August 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2017.