2019–20 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series

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The 2019–20 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series is the eighth edition of the global circuit for women's national rugby sevens teams, organised by World Rugby.

In March 2020, World Rugby postponed all remaining tournaments in the series due to the coronavirus pandemic.[1] The events in Langford and Paris were postponed provisionally until September,[2] preceding the Hong Kong event previously postponed until October.[3]

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Format[edit source | edit]

Twelve nations Template:Show by date at each event,[4] drawn into three pools of four teams.[5] The top-placed teams after the pool matches at each tournament Template:Show by date off for a Cup, with gold, silver and bronze medals also awarded to the first three teams.[6] The winner of the series Template:Show by date determined by the overall points standings gained across all events in the season.[7]

Teams[edit source | edit]

The eleven "core teams" qualified to participate in all series events for 2019–20 are:

Brazil was promoted to core team status after winning the 2019–20 World Series qualifier held in Hong Kong,[8] replacing China who were relegated after finishing as the lowest-placed core team in 2018–19.

Tour venues[edit source | edit]

Three new legs in South Africa, New Zealand, and Hong Kong were added to the women's circuit for 2019–20.[9][10] The Japan Women's Sevens Template:Show by date not part of the series as the Olympic Sevens Template:Show by date hosted in Tokyo in 2020, so there Template:Show by date eight women's events in the 2019–20 series.[11] All but two of these (the tournaments in Canada and the United States) Template:Show by date hosted as combined sevens events with their corresponding tournaments from the men's World Series.[12][13]

2019–20 Itinerary
Leg Stadium City Dates Winner
United States Infinity Park Glendale (Denver) 5–6 October 2019 Template:Ru7w
Template:Show by date The Sevens Dubai 5–7 December 2019 Template:Ru7w
Template:Show by date Cape Town Stadium Cape Town 13–15 December 2019 Template:Ru7w
Template:Show by date Waikato Stadium Hamilton 25–26 January 2020 Template:Ru7w
Template:Show by date Bankwest Stadium[14] Sydney 1–2 February 2020 Template:Ru7w
Template:Show by date Westhills Stadium Langford (Victoria) TBC September 2020 [2]
Template:Show by date Stade Jean-Bouin Paris TBC September 2020 [2]
Template:Show by date Hong Kong Stadium Hong Kong 16–18 October 2020[3]

The Hong Kong event was originally scheduled to be played in April 2020 but was postponed due to health concerns relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and rescheduled to October 2020.[3]

Standings[edit source | edit]

Official standings for the 2019–20 series:

2019–20 World Rugby Women's Sevens
Series VIII
 
Pos
Event 
Team

Glen­dale

Dubai

Cape Town

Hamil­ton
Template:Country data AUS
Sydney

Lang­ford

Paris

Hong Kong
Points
total
1 Template:Ru7w 16 20 20 20 20 96
2 Template:Ru7w 18 14 18 14 16 80
3 Template:Ru7w 10 18 16 18 18 80
4 Template:Ru7w 14 12 14 16 14 70
5 Template:Ru7w 20 16 12 12 6 66
6 Template:Ru7w 8 10 6 8 8 40
7 Template:Ru7w 2 8 10 6 12 38
8 Template:Ru7w 4 4 8 10 10 36
9 Template:Ru7w 12 6 4 3 3 28
10 Template:Ru7w 6 3 2 2 2 15
11 Template:Ru7w 3 1 4 8
12 Template:Ru7w 1 2 1 1 1 6
13 Template:Ru7w 4 4
14 Template:Ru7w 3 3

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 Women's Sevens Series
Pink Template:Show by date the lowest placed core team at the end of the 2019–20 series
Yellow Invitational team

Placings summary[edit source | edit]

Tallies of top four tournament placings during the 2019–20 series, by team:

Team 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Silver 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Fourth Total
Template:Ru7w 4 1 5
Template:Ru7w 1 1 2
Template:Ru7w 3 1 4
Template:Ru7w 2 1 2 5
Template:Ru7w 1 3 4
Totals 5 5 5 5 20

Tournaments[edit source | edit]

Glendale[edit source | edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup Template:Ru7w 26–7 Template:Ru7w Template:Ru7w (Bronze)
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5th Place Template:Ru7w 12–7 Template:Ru7w Template:Ru7w
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Challenge Trophy Template:Ru7w 36–14 Template:Ru7w Template:Ru7w
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Dubai*[edit source | edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup Template:Ru7w 17–14 Template:Ru7w Template:Ru7w (Bronze)
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9th Place Template:Ru7w 26–21 Template:Ru7w -
11th Place Template:Ru7w 14-12 Template:Ru7w -

Cape Town*[edit source | edit]

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup Template:Ru7w 17–7 Template:Ru7w Template:Ru7w (Bronze)
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9th Place Template:Ru7w 19–7 Template:Ru7w -
11th Place Template:Ru7w 26-7 Template:Ru7w -

* 5th Place and Challenge Trophy not contested

Players[edit source | edit]

Points scored[edit source | edit]

Rank Player Points
1 United States Alev Kelter 171
2 Canada Ghislaine Landry 170
3 Template:Country data AUS Ellia Green 164
4 New Zealand Stacey Fluhler 155
5 New Zealand Tyla Nathan-Wong 139

Updated: 4 February 2020

Awards[edit source | edit]

Total impact player points
Pos Player T B O C Total
1 New Zealand Stacey Waaka 10 22 13 61 163
2 Template:Country data AUS Emma Tonegato 29 15 8 69 159
3 United States Alev Kelter 18 16 7 77 157
4 Canada Bianca Farella 34 12 7 59 143
5 Template:Country data FIJ Asinate Savu 17 6 30 48 143
6 New Zealand Kelly Brazier 44 9 7 48 139
7 Russia Alena Mikhaltsova 26 6 22 51 139
8 Template:Country data AUS Ellia Green 21 15 7 53 133
9 France Coralie Bertrand 35 6 12 47 124
10 United States Kristi Kirshe 24 10 4 60 122

Updated: 30 December 2019

See also[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. "World Rugby update on COVID-19 response measures and statement from Sir Bill Beaumont". World Rugby. 20 March 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Coronavirus: World Rugby forced into mass cancellations". The New Zealand Herald. 21 March 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "World Rugby Statement: Singapore and Hong Kong Sevens rescheduled". World.Rugby. 13 February 2020.
  4. Tournament Rules 2018, p. 2.
  5. Tournament Rules 2018, p. 3.
  6. Tournament Rules 2018, pp. 3–5.
  7. Tournament Rules 2018, pp. 2–3.
  8. "Brazil win Core Qualifiers in Hong Kong". Americas Rugby. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  9. Breakfast, Sivewe (18 July 2019). "Cape Town Sevens dates confirmed: Women's event added to extended 2019 tournament". The South African. Archived from the original on 21 July 2019.
  10. Navzi, Careem (13 March 2019). "Hong Kong Rugby Sevens to include women's event for first time from 2020 in revamped World Series". South China Morning Post. Archived from the original on 13 March 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  11. "HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series". world.rugby. Archived from the original on 21 July 2019.
  12. "World Rugby announces new-look men's and women's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2019-23". world.rugby. 13 March 2019. Archived from the original on 25 March 2019.
  13. "Schedule announced for HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2020". World.Rugby. 8 August 2019. Archived from the original on 8 August 2019.
  14. "HSBC Sydney 7s heads to Bankwest Stadium". Rugby Australia. 3 June 2019. Archived from the original on 4 June 2019.

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