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2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens qualifying – Women

This is the qualifications of the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens – Women's tournament aimed at selecting women's Rugby sevens national teams that appeared in the finals in San Francisco. A total of 52 nations took part in the qualifying process.

General

The tournament is organized by World Rugby to be held on 20–22 July 2018, with sixteen teams in attendance. Automatic qualification is extended the semi-finalists of the previous World Cup (of which host United States is one). Four other bids were determined by placement in the 2016-17 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series, with the remainder decided in each of the six regions' respective tournaments.[1]

Qualified 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

Qualifying

Legend
Qualified to 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens
Already qualified

Africa

The tournament was held 16–17 September 2017 in Monastir, Tunisia,[2] with South Africa beating Kenya 17–12 to obtain the one allotted Africa slot for the World Cup.

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  South Africa
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Kenya
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Tunisia
4  Uganda
5  Madagascar
6  Senegal
7  Zimbabwe
8  Morocco

Americas North

The qualifying Tournament, which is also Rugby Americas North Women's Sevens, took place at the Campo Marte in Mexico City, 25–26 November 2017.[3] With Mexico having the best record, it will make its first World Cup appearance.

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  Mexico
2nd, silver medalist(s)  French Guiana
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Jamaica
4  Trinidad and Tobago
5  Guyana
6  Dominican Republic
7  Bermuda

South America

The 2017 Torneo Valentín Martínez served as the South American qualifier, with the winner heading to the World Cup. It was held at Carrasco Polo Club in Montevideo, Uruguay on November 10-11.[4]

Rank Team Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
1st, gold medalist(s)  Brazil 6 6 0 0 240 17 +223 18
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Argentina 6 5 0 1 197 32 +167 16
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Peru 6 4 0 2 75 104 −29 14
4  Paraguay 6 3 0 3 131 89 +42 12
5  Uruguay 6 2 0 4 62 118 −56 10
6  Chile 6 1 0 5 31 200 −169 8
7  Costa Rica 6 0 0 6 10 188 −178 6

The format was a round robin tournament. All matches in Uruguay Standard Time (UTC−03:00)[5]

Asia

From 23–24 September and 14–15 October, eight teams competed in Incheon and Colombo for two world cup slots.[6]

Rank Team Korea Sri Lanka Points
1st, gold medalist(s)  Japan 12 12 24
2nd, silver medalist(s)  China 10 10 20
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Kazakhstan 8 8 16
4  Hong Kong 7 5 12
5  Thailand 4 7 11
6  Sri Lanka 5 4 9
7  Singapore 2 2 4
8  South Korea 1 1 2

Europe

Twelve teams competed at the Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Grand Prix at 17–18 June 2017 in Malemort, France, then 8–9 July in Kazan, Russia.[7]

Rank Team Malemort Kazan Points
1st, gold medalist(s)  Russia 20 20 40
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Ireland 16 16 32
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  France 18 14 32
4  England 14 18 32
5  Wales 10 12 22
6  Spain 12 3 15
7  Belgium 6 8 14
8  Poland 3 10 13
9  Italy 8 1 9
10  Portugal 2 6 8
11  Sweden 4 2 6
12  Netherlands 1 4 5

Oceania

Eight teams competed in Suva, Fiji on 10-11 November 2017, with Australia, Fiji and New Zealand already qualified.[8] Papua New Guinea, as the highest-ranked team not yet qualified, was eligible.

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  New Zealand
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Fiji
4  Papua New Guinea
5  Cook Islands
 Samoa
7  Tahiti
 Tonga

References

  1. ^ "Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 Qualification Process". rwcsevens.com. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  2. ^ [www.rugbyafrique.com]
  3. ^ "Mexico City to Host 2017 Rugby Americas North Sevens Tournament - Rugby Americas North". rugbyamericasnorth.com. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  4. ^ El pasaje femenino a RWC 7s 2018 en juego en Montevideo - Sudamérica Rugby, 6 July 2017
  5. ^ "#SudaméricaRugby7s: Fixture del Seven Femenino" (in Spanish). Sudamérica Rugby. 30 October 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Calendar 2017". asiarugby.com. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Women's Grand Prix offers England and Ireland potential lifeline". World Rugby. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Top teams for Oceania 7s championship". Fiji Times. 20 September 2017. Archived from the original on 20 September 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2017.

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