2019–20 World Rugby Sevens Series
The 2019–20 World Rugby Sevens Series Template:Show by date the 21st annual series of rugby sevens tournaments for national men's rugby sevens teams. The Sevens Series has been run by World Rugby since 1999–2000.
In March 2020, World Rugby postponed all remaining tournaments in the series due to the coronavirus pandemic. The events in London and Paris were postponed provisionally until September, preceding the Singapore and Hong Kong events previously postponed until October.
Format[edit source | edit]
Sixteen nations Template:Show by date at each event, drawn into four pools of four teams. Following the pool matches at each tournament, the top eight teams (two teams from each pool) Template:Show by date off for a Cup, with gold, silver and bronze medals also awarded to the first three teams. The bottom eight teams after the pool matches Template:Show by date off for the lower-ranked placings from ninth to sixteenth at each tournament. The winner of the series Template:Show by date determined by the overall points standings gained across all events in the season.
Core teams[edit source | edit]
The fifteen "core teams" qualified to participate in all series events for 2019–20 are:
Ireland joined as a core team for the first time after winning the 2019–20 World Series qualifier held in Hong Kong. They replaced Japan who were relegated after finishing as the lowest-placed core team in 2018–19. However, Japan will play in several tournaments as the wild card team in preparation to host the Olympic tournament.
Tour venues[edit source | edit]
|Dubai||The Sevens||Dubai||5–7 December 2019||Template:Ru7|
|South Africa||Cape Town Stadium||Cape Town||13–15 December 2019||Template:Ru7|
|New Zealand||FMG Stadium Waikato||Hamilton||25–26 January 2020||Template:Ru7|
|Australia||Bankwest Stadium||Sydney||1–2 February 2020||Template:Ru7|
|United States||Dignity Health Sports Park||Los Angeles||29 February – 1 March 2020||Template:Ru7|
|Canada||BC Place||Vancouver||7–8 March 2020||Template:Ru7|
|Template:Show by date||Twickenham Stadium||London||TBC September 2020 |
|Template:Show by date||Stade Jean-Bouin||Paris||TBC September 2020 |
|Template:Show by date||National Stadium||Singapore||10–11 October 2020 |
|Template:Show by date||Hong Kong Stadium||Hong Kong||16–18 October 2020 |
The Singapore and Hong Kong events were originally scheduled to be played in April 2020 but were postponed due to health concerns relating to the coronavirus pandemic and rescheduled to October 2020.
Standings[edit source | edit]
Official standings for the 2019–20 series:
|2019–20 World Rugby Sevens|
|Template:Country data ARE
|Template:Country data ZAF
|Template:Country data AUS
|Template:Country data SGP
Source: World Rugby
Legend No colour Core team in 2019–20 and Template:Show by date as a core team for the 2020–21 World Rugby Sevens Series Pink Template:Show by date the lowest placed core team at the end of the 2019–20 season Yellow Invited team
Players[edit source | edit]
Scoring leaders[edit source | edit]
|1||Template:Country data IRE Jordan Conroy||30|
|3||Template:Country data FIJ Aminiasi Tuimaba||20|
|5||Template:Country data IRE Terry Kennedy||17|
|1||Template:Country data FIJ Napolioni Bolaca||159|
|2||Template:Country data IRE Jordan Conroy||150|
|4||Template:Country data AUS Lewis Holland||125|
|5||Template:Country data FIJ Waisea Nacuqu||124|
Updated: 11 March 2020
See also[edit source | edit]
References[edit source | edit]
- "World Rugby update on COVID-19 response measures and statement from Sir Bill Beaumont". World Rugby. 20 March 2020.
- "World Rugby Statement: Singapore and Hong Kong Sevens rescheduled". World.Rugby. 13 February 2020.
- Tournament Rules 2018, p. 2.
- Tournament Rules 2018, p. 3.
- Tournament Rules 2018, pp. 3–5.
- Tournament Rules 2018, pp. 2–3.
- "Schedule announced for HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020". World.Rugby. 8 August 2019. Archived from the original on 8 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Sources[edit source | edit]
- "Terms of participation: HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series" (PDF). World Rugby. 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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