2012 South Africa Sevens

2012 South Africa Sevens
Host nation South Africa
Date 8–9 December 2012
Cup
Champions New Zealand
Runners-up France
Third South Africa
Plate
Champions Wales
Runners-up Fiji
Bowl
Champions Australia
Runners-up Samoa
Shield
Champions Spain
Runners-up Zimbabwe
Tournament details
Matches played 45
Tries scored 235 (average 5.222 per match)
Top point scorer Kurt Baker
(40 points)
Top try scorer Kurt Baker
(8 tries)
2011
2013

The 2012 South Africa Sevens was the ninth edition of the tournament and the third tournament of the 2012–13 IRB Sevens World Series.

New Zealand defeated France 47–12 in the final to win the title.[1]

Format

The teams were divided into pools of four teams, who played a round-robin within the pool. Points were awarded in each pool on a different schedule from most rugby tournaments—3 for a win, 2 for a draw, 1 for a loss. The top two teams in each pool advanced to the Cup competition. The four quarterfinal losers dropped into the bracket for the Plate. The Bowl was contested by the third- and fourth-place finishers in each pool, with the losers in the Bowl quarterfinals dropping into the bracket for the Shield.

Teams

The participating teams are:[2]

Pool stage

The draw was made on December 2.[3]

Key to colours in group tables
Teams that advance to the Cup Quarterfinal

Pool A

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
South Africa 3 3 0 0 58 19 +39 9
France 3 1 0 2 43 29 +14 5
Australia 3 1 0 2 38 55 −17 5
Samoa 3 1 0 2 26 62 −36 5
8 December 2012
13:12
7 – 29 South Africa
Report

8 December 2012
13:34
31 – 5 Australia
Report

8 December 2012
16:18
7 – 26 Australia
Report

8 December 2012
16:40
5 – 12 South Africa
Report

8 December 2012
19:36
17 – 7 Australia
Report

8 December 2012
19:58
12 – 7 France
Report

Pool B

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
Fiji 3 2 0 1 72 52 +20 7
New Zealand 3 2 0 1 50 38 +12 7
England 3 1 0 2 59 65 −6 5
Scotland 3 1 0 2 40 66 −26 5
8 December 2012
11:00
14 – 7 Scotland
Report

8 December 2012
11:22
29 – 19 England
Report

8 December 2012
14:06
24 – 7 England
Report

8 December 2012
14:28
19 – 21 Scotland
Report

8 December 2012
17:14
12 – 33 England
Report

8 December 2012
18:52
12 – 24 Fiji
Report

Pool C

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
Wales 3 2 0 1 52 31 +21 7
Argentina 3 2 0 1 50 42 +8 7
Kenya 3 2 0 1 61 64 −3 7
Spain 3 0 0 3 33 59 −26 3
8 December 2012
11:44
21 – 17 Argentina
Report

8 December 2012
12:06
12 – 5 Spain
Report

8 December 2012
14:50
26 – 14 Spain
Report

8 December 2012
15:12
7 – 12 Argentina
Report

8 December 2012
17:36
21 – 14 Spain
Report

8 December 2012
19:14
14 – 33 Wales
Report

Pool D

Teams Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
Portugal 3 3 0 0 71 31 +19 9
United States 3 2 0 1 59 55 +4 7
Canada 3 1 0 2 45 54 +12 5
Zimbabwe 3 0 0 3 29 64 −35 3
8 December 2012
12:28
26 – 12 United States
Report

8 December 2012
12:50
26 – 0 Zimbabwe
Report

8 December 2012
15:34
17 – 12 Zimbabwe
Report

8 December 2012
15:56
12 – 26 United States
Report

8 December 2012
17:58
21 – 17 Zimbabwe
Report

8 December 2012
18:20
28 – 7 Canada
Report

Knockout stage

Shield

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
9 December – Port Elizabeth        
 Australia  24
9 December – Port Elizabeth
 Zimbabwe  14  
 Zimbabwe  21
9 December – Port Elizabeth
     Scotland  14  
 Kenya  19
9 December – Port Elizabeth
 Scotland  17  
 Zimbabwe  0
9 December – Port Elizabeth    
   Spain  33
 Canada  21
9 December – Port Elizabeth
 Samoa  36  
 Canada  19
9 December – Port Elizabeth
     Spain  29  
 England  14
 Spain  7  
 

Bowl

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
9 December – Port Elizabeth        
 Australia  24
9 December – Port Elizabeth
 Zimbabwe  14  
 Australia  24
9 December – Port Elizabeth
     Kenya  21  
 Kenya  19
9 December – Port Elizabeth
 Scotland  17  
 Australia  26
9 December – Port Elizabeth    
   Samoa  14
 Canada  21
9 December – Port Elizabeth
 Samoa  36  
 Samoa  15
9 December – Port Elizabeth
     England  12  
 England  14
 Spain  7  
 

Plate

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
9 December – Port Elizabeth        
 South Africa  17
9 December – Port Elizabeth
 United States  7  
 United States  19
9 December – Port Elizabeth
     Wales  26  
 Wales  5
9 December – Port Elizabeth
 New Zealand  35  
 Wales  26
9 December – Port Elizabeth    
   Fiji  14
 Portugal  7
9 December – Port Elizabeth
 France  10  
 Portugal  12
9 December – Port Elizabeth
     Fiji  26  
 Fiji  12
 Argentina  15  
 

Cup

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
9 December – Port Elizabeth        
 South Africa  17
9 December – Port Elizabeth
 United States  7  
 South Africa  5
9 December – Port Elizabeth
   New Zealand  12  
 Wales  5
9 December – Port Elizabeth
 New Zealand  35  
 New Zealand  47
9 December – Port Elizabeth
   France  12
 Portugal  7
9 December – Port Elizabeth
 France  10  
 France  10 Third place
9 December – Port Elizabeth
   Argentina  7  
 Fiji  12  South Africa  35
 Argentina  15    Argentina  0
9 December – Port Elizabeth

References

  1. ^ "New Zealand defend SA Sevens title". irbsevens.com. 2012-12-09. 
  2. ^ "Team list". irbsevens.com. 2011-12-01. 
  3. ^ "IRB confirms pool draw for SA Sevens in PE". irbsevens.com. 2012-12-02. 

External links

  • IRB Official Site
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