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2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens – Women's tournament

2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens – Women's tournament
Tournament details
VenueAT&T Park
Dates20 – 21 July
No. of nations16
Champions Gold medal blank.svg New Zealand
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Tries scored199 (average 6.22 per match)
Top scorer(s) Michaela Blyde (45)
Most tries Michaela Blyde (9)

The women's tournament in the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens was held at AT&T Park in San Francisco alongside the men's tournament in which the teams competed for the Women’s Rugby Sevens World Cup.

Format

Unlike previous editions, the tournament was played for the first time in a knock-out only format.

  • Teams in the Championship Cup competed for the Women’s Rugby Sevens World Cup trophy and Bronze Medals.
  • Losing teams in the Championship Cup Quarter-finals competed for 5th Place.
  • Losing teams in the Championship Cup Round of 16 (first round) competed for the Challenge Trophy and 13th Place.
  • All teams played four matches.

Teams

Africa North America South America Asia Europe Oceania
Automatic qualification
 Canada
 United States
 Spain  New Zealand
2016–17 World Series
 France
 Russia
 Australia
 Fiji
Regional Qualifiers
 South Africa  Mexico  Brazil  China
 Japan
 England
 Ireland
 Papua New Guinea

Squads

Draw

The sixteen teams were seeded as follows:[1]

2017–18 Core Team Seeding
Pos
Event 
Team
2016–17
Dubai

Sydney
Points
total
1  New Zealand 116 12 18 146
2  Australia 100 20 20 140
3  Canada 98 14 16 128
4  Russia 66 16 14 96
5  United States 62 18 6 86
6  France 60 10 12 82
7  Fiji 66 2 3 71
8  England 37 6 4 47
9  Ireland 34 4 8 46
10  Spain 19 8 10 37
11  Japan New core team
2018 Hong Kong Women's Sevens seeding
Pos Team Round Record
12  China Winner 6–0
13  South Africa Final 4–2
14  Brazil Quarterfinal 2–2
15  Papua New Guinea Quarterfinal 1–3
16  Mexico Pool stage 0–3

Match officials

World Rugby announced a panel of nine match officials for the women's tournament.[2]

Tournament

13th Place

 
Semi-finals13th Place Final
 
      
 
21 July 2018 – 11:28 – AT&T Park
 
 
 Mexico (16)0
 
21 July 2018 – 18:02 – AT&T Park
 
 South Africa (13)34
 
 South Africa (13) 0
 
21 July 2018 – 11:50 – AT&T Park
 
 Brazil (14)22
 
 Brazil (14)15
 
 
 Papua New Guinea (15)12
 
15th Place
 
 
21 July 2018 – 17:40 – AT&T Park
 
 
 Mexico (16)0
 
 
 Papua New Guinea (15)32

Challenge Trophy

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsChallenge Trophy Final
 
          
 
20 July 2018 – 16:02 – AT&T Park
 
 
 England (8)59
 
21 July 2018 – 12:12 – AT&T Park
 
 Mexico (16)0
 
 England (8)38
 
20 July 2018 – 17:08 – AT&T Park
 
 China (12)0
 
 China (12)29
 
21 July 2018 – 18:46 – AT&T Park
 
 South Africa (13)5
 
 England (8) 31
 
20 July 2018 – 16:46 – AT&T Park
 
 Japan (11)5
 
 Japan (11)19
 
21 July 2018 – 12:34 – AT&T Park
 
 Brazil (14)14
 
 Japan (11)15
 
20 July 2018 – 16:24 – AT&T Park
 
 Fiji (7)14 11th Place
 
 Fiji (7)43
 
21 July 2018 – 18:24 – AT&T Park
 
 Papua New Guinea (15)0
 
 China (12)0
 
 
 Fiji (7)38
 

5th Place

 
Semi-finals5th Place Final
 
      
 
21 July 2018 – 12:56 – AT&T Park
 
 
 Ireland (9)20
 
21 July 2018 – 19:30 – AT&T Park
 
 Russia (4)15
 
 Ireland (9) 7
 
21 July 2018 – 13:18 – AT&T Park
 
 Spain (10)12
 
 Canada (3)14
 
 
 Spain (10)26
 
7th Place
 
 
21 July 2018 – 19:08 – AT&T Park
 
 
 Russia (4) 10
 
 
 Canada (3)22

Championship Cup

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsChampionship Cup Final
 
              
 
20 July 2018 – 12:12 – AT&T Park
 
 
 England (8)14
 
20 July 2018 – 17:30 – AT&T Park
 
 Ireland (9)19
 
 Ireland (9)0
 
20 July 2018 – 11:50 – AT&T Park
 
 New Zealand (1)45
 
 New Zealand (1)57
 
21 July 2018 – 13:40 – AT&T Park
 
 Mexico (16)0
 
 New Zealand (1)26
 
20 July 2018 – 12:34 – AT&T Park
 
 United States (5)21
 
 United States (5)38
 
20 July 2018 – 18:36 – AT&T Park
 
 China (12)7
 
 United States (5)33
 
20 July 2018 – 10:44 – AT&T Park
 
 Russia (4)17
 
 Russia (4)24
 
21 July 2018 – 20:14 – AT&T Park
 
 South Africa (13)14
 
 New Zealand (1)29
 
20 July 2018 – 10:22 – AT&T Park
 
 France (6)0
 
 France (6)33
 
20 July 2018 – 18:14 – AT&T Park
 
 Japan (11)7
 
 France (6)24
 
20 July 2018 – 11:06 – AT&T Park
 
 Canada (3)19
 
 Canada (3)43
 
21 July 2018 – 14:02 – AT&T Park
 
 Brazil (14)19
 
 France (6)19
 
20 July 2018 – 10:00 – AT&T Park
 
 Australia (2)12 Bronze Medal Match
 
 Fiji (7)12
 
20 July 2018 – 17:52 – AT&T Park 21 July 2018 – 19:52 – AT&T Park
 
 Spain (10)19
 
 Spain (10)0 United States (5)14
 
20 July 2018 – 11:28 – AT&T Park
 
 Australia (2)34  Australia (2)24
 
 Australia (2)34
 
 
 Papua New Guinea (15)5
 

[3]


 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens Women's Winners 

New Zealand
2nd title

Tournament placings

Place  Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  New Zealand
2nd, silver medalist(s)  France
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Australia
4  United States
5  Spain
6  Ireland
7  Canada
8  Russia
Place  Team
9  England
10  Japan
11  Fiji
12  China
13  Brazil
14  South Africa
15  Papua New Guinea
16  Mexico

Player scoring

Tries scored
Rank Player Tries
1 Michaela Blyde 9
2 Naya Tapper 7
3 Evania Pelite 6
Portia Woodman
5 Raijieli Daveua 5
Ellia Green
Bianca Silva
Points scored
Rank Player Points
1 Michaela Blyde 47
2 Tyla Nathan-Wong 37
3 Holly Aitchison 36
4 Naya Tapper 35
5 Ghislaine Landry 31

Source: World Rugby

See also

References

  1. ^ "Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 qualification explained". World Rugby. 23 February 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Match officials announced for landmark Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018" (Press release). World Rugby. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 - Tournament schedules". rwcsevens.com. World Rugby. Retrieved 22 October 2017.