Rugby sevens at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

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2016 Women's Olympic Rugby sevens Tournament
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Aerial view of the Deodoro Stadium, where the Women's Rugby Sevens tournament took place.
Tournament details
Host nation  Brazil
Venue Deodoro Stadium
Date 6–8 August 2016
No. of nations 12
Final positions
Champions  Australia (1st title)
Runner-up  New Zealand
Third place  Canada
Fourth place  Great Britain
Tournament statistics
Matches played 34
Tries scored 180 (5.29 per match)
Top scorer(s) New Zealand Portia Woodman
(50 points)
Most tries New Zealand Portia Woodman
(10 tries)
2020

The women's rugby sevens tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was held in Brazil, hosted at the Deodoro Stadium, a temporary outdoor stadium constructed as part of the Deodoro Modern Pentathlon Park in Rio de Janeiro. The tournament was held from 6 August to 8 August 2016, starting with group matches before finishing with the medal ceremony on 8 August.

Australia beat New Zealand 24–17 in the final.[1][2] Canada secured the bronze medal with a win over Great Britain.[3]

Qualification[edit]

With Brazil being the hosts, their team automatically qualified despite their sevens team not regularly appearing in the top 6 on the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series. The 2014–15 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series was the initial stage of qualification, where the top 4 teams at the end of the series gaining qualification to the 2016 Olympic Games. Between June and September 2015, each of the six regional rugby unions held an Olympic qualification event, where one team from each region qualified, bring the total up to 11 team qualified. The final spot was determined by a repechage tournament held in Monaco, where the winner of that event became the final team to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games.

As a result of England finishing fourth in the 2014–15 Sevens World Series, Great Britain were awarded a spot in the Olympic games, despite the other nations failing to qualify in the top 4. This is because Great Britain compete as one union in the Olympics and as several in international rugby (England, Wales, Scotland and a combined union from Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland), which meant should one of either the England, Wales or Scotland teams qualify, then Great Britain would be awarded a spot in the Olympic Games. It was decided players based in Northern Ireland were not eligible to represent Great Britain in the rugby sevens tournament as these players represent the IRFU, and the union demanded that Northern Irish players, that have committed to play for the Irish rugby union, only play for Ireland despite being eligible under IOC rules to compete for Great Britain.[4][5][6] The three remaining unions agreed in advance of the 2013–14 Sevens World Series that their highest-finishing teams in that season would represent all three unions in the first stage of qualification.

Qualified teams[edit]

Nation Means of qualification
 Brazil Host nation
 Australia 2014–15 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series top 4 finishers
 Canada
 Great Britain
 New Zealand
 Colombia 2015 CONSUR Women's Sevens Champions
 United States 2015 NACRA Women's Sevens Champions
 France 2015 Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Grand Prix Champions
 Kenya 2015 Women's Africa Cup Sevens Champions
 Fiji 2015 Oceania Women's Sevens Championship Champions
 Japan 2015 ARFU Women's Sevens Championships Champions
 Spain 2016 Women's Final Olympic Qualification Tournament Champions

Squads[edit]

Match officials[edit]

On 11 April 2016, World Rugby announced a panel of twelve match officials for the women's sevens.[7][8] Two Brazilians were latter added assistant referees.

Draw[edit]

The draw for the tournament took place on 28 June 2016. The 12 teams were seeded based on their points they have accumulated over the past two seasons on the Women's Sevens Series circuit. The four teams that qualified directly from the 2014–15 Women's Sevens World Series were guaranteed a top four seeding, with their positioning determined by their combined score over the two seasons.[9][10]

Seed 1 Seed 2 Seed 3

Pool stage[edit]

Group winners and runners-up advance to the quarter-finals. Third place teams drop to a third-placed teams table, where the top two third placed teams advance to the quarter-finals.[9]

Pool A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 3 2 1 0 101 12 +89 8 Quarter-finals
2  Fiji 3 2 0 1 48 43 +5 7
3  United States 3 1 1 1 67 24 +43 6
4  Colombia 3 0 0 3 0 137 −137 3
Source: World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.


6 August 2016
13:00
United States  7–12  Fiji
Try: Kelter 10' c
Con: Baravilala (1/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Tisolo 4' c
Ravisa 8' m
Con: Tisolo (1/2)
6 August 2016
13:30
Australia  53–0  Colombia
Try: Williams 1' m
Caslick (3) 3' c, 7' m, 8' c
Tonegato 5' m
Parry 7' m
Beck (2) 10' c, 13' c
Turner 12' m
Con: Dalton (3/8)
Etheridge (1/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)

6 August 2016
18:00
United States  48–0  Colombia
Try: Kelter (2) 1' c, 6' c
Doyle 6' m
Johnson (2) 7' m, 13' m
Javelet 8' c
Carlyle 11' c
Fa'avesi 14' m
Con: Kelter (2/3)
Baravilala (2/3)
Stephens (0/2)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Beatrice Benvenuti (Italy)
6 August 2016
18:30
Australia  36–0  Fiji
Try: Cherry 1' c
Tonegato (2) 4' m, 13' c
Caslick 5' c
Green 10' m
Dalton 14' m
Con: Dalton (3/6)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)

7 August 2016
13:00
Fiji  36–0  Colombia
Try: Daveau (2) 1' c, 3' m
Tinai 5' c
Roqica 7' m
Riwai 9' c
Nagasau 14' m
Con: Tinai (2/4)
Riwai (1/1)
Tisolo (0/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Rose Labreche (Canada)
7 August 2016
13:30
Australia  12–12  United States
Try: Tonegato (2) 4' m, 14' c
Con: Dalton (1/2)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Javelet (2) 9' c, 11' m
Con: Baravilala (1/2)

Pool B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 109 12 +97 9 Quarter-finals
2  France 3 2 0 1 71 40 +31 7
3  Spain 3 1 0 2 31 65 −34 5
4  Kenya 3 0 0 3 17 111 −94 3
Source: World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.


6 August 2016
11:00
France  24–7  Spain
Try: Grassineau 3' c
Guérin 7' m
Ladagnous 9' c
Guiglion 13' m
Con: Biscarat (2/4)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: P. García 11' c
Con: P. García (1/1)
6 August 2016
11:30
New Zealand  52–0  Kenya
Try: Woodman (3) 1' c, 8' c, 13' m
McAlister (2) 3' c, 14' m
Manuel 6' c
Broughton 10' c
Williams 14' c
Con: Nathan-Wong (5/6)
Brazier (1/2)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)

6 August 2016
16:00
France  40–7  Kenya
Try: Ladagnous (2) 4' c, 14' m
Le Pesq 7' c
Horta 8' c
Guérin 11' c
Amiel 14' c
Con: Le Pesq (4/5)
Biscarat (1/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Masinde 7' c
Con: Awino (1/1)
6 August 2016
16:30
New Zealand  31–5  Spain
Try: Woodman 2' m
McAlister (2) 3' c, 12' m
Nathan-Wong 8' c
Fitzpatrick 14' c
Con: Nathan-Wong (3/5)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Casado 11' m
Con: P. García (0/1)

7 August 2016
11:00
Spain  19–10  Kenya
Try: Plà 1' m
Bravo (2) 9' c, 12' c
Con: P. García (2/3)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Nziwa 6' m
Okelo 14' m
Con: Awino (0/2)

Pool C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Great Britain 3 3 0 0 91 3 +88 9 Quarter-finals
2  Canada 3 2 0 1 83 22 +61 7
3  Brazil (H) 3 1 0 2 29 77 −48 5
4  Japan 3 0 0 3 10 111 −101 3
Source: World Rugby
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head result; 3) Point difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host.


6 August 2016
12:00
Great Britain  29–3  Brazil
Try: Watmore 5' c
Hunt (2) 9' c, 12' m
Joyce 14' m
Scott 14' m
Con: McLean (2/3)
Watmore (0/2)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Pen: Kochhann (1/1) 7'
6 August 2016
12:30
Canada  45–0  Japan
Try: Landry (2) 1' c, 6' c
Moleschi 3' c
Farella (2) 4' m, 9' m
Benn 13' c
Watcham-Roy 14' c
Con: Landry (3/4)
Russell (2/3)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)

6 August 2016
17:30
Canada  38–0  Brazil
Try: Paquin (2) 1' c, 7' c
Kish 5' m
Moleschi 6' c
Farella (2) 12' c, 17' m
Con: Russell (3/4)
Landry (1/2)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)

7 August 2016
12:00
Brazil  26–10  Japan
Try: Ishibashi 2' m
Muhlbauer (2) 10' c, 14' c
Araújo 12' c
Con: Kochhann (2/3)
Balconi (1/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Kuwai 7' m
Yamaguchi 8' m
Con: Okuroda (0/2)
7 August 2016
12:30
Canada  0–22  Great Britain
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Richardson 4' m
Wilson-Hardy 6' m
Scarratt (2) 10' m, 12' c
Con: Richardson (1/2)
McLean (0/2)

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

The top two of the third-placed teams advance to the knockout rounds.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 A  United States 3 1 1 1 67 24 +43 6 Knockout stage
2 B  Spain 3 1 0 2 31 65 −34 5
3 C  Brazil (H) 3 1 0 2 29 77 −48 5
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Point differential; 3) Points scored; 4) Lots drawn by World Rugby
(H) Host.

Knockout stage[edit]

9–12th place playoff[edit]

 
Semi-finals9th Place Final
 
      
 
7 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
 
 Brazil24
 
8 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
 Colombia0
 
 Brazil33
 
7 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
 Japan5
 
 Kenya0
 
 
 Japan24
 
11th Place
 
 
8 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
 
 Colombia10
 
 
 Kenya22

Semi-finals[edit]

7 August 2016
16:00
Brazil  24–0  Colombia
Try: Ramalho 3' m
Teles (2) 6' c, 7' m
Muhlbauer 9' c
Con: Kochhann (2/4)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Sakurako Kawasaki (Japan)

7 August 2016
16:30
Kenya  0–24  Japan
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Yamaguchi (2) 2' m, 6' c
Kuwai 8' m
Kanematsu 13' c
Con: Okuroda (1/2)
Yamanaka (1/2)

11th Place[edit]

8 August 2016
12:30
Colombia  10–22  Kenya
Try: S. Acevedo 1' m
Medina 7' m
Con: Lopera (0/2)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Okelo (2) 4' m, 11' c
I. Otieno 9' m
Masinde 14' m
Con: Awino (1/3)
Nziwa (0/1)
Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Rose Labreche (Canada)

9th Place Final[edit]

8 August 2016
13:00
Brazil  33–5  Japan
Try: Muhlbauer 5' c
Campos 7' m
Ishibashi 8' c
Scatrut 9' c
Cerullo 13' c
Con: Kochhann (4/5)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Okuroda 3' m
Con: Okuroda (0/1)

5–8th place playoff[edit]

 
Semi-finals5th Place Final
 
      
 
8 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
 
 Spain12
 
8 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
 France24
 
 France5
 
8 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
 United States19
 
 Fiji7
 
 
 United States12
 
7th Place
 
 
8 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
 
 Spain21
 
 
 Fiji0

Semi-finals[edit]

8 August 2016
13:30
Spain  12–24  France
Try: Erbina 12' c
Etxebarría 14' m
Con: P. García (1/2)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Mayans 1' m
Guérin (3) 3' c, 7' m, 9' c
Con: Le Pesq (1/3)
Biscarat (1/1)

8 August 2016
14:00
Fiji  7–12  United States
Try: Tavo 4' c
Con: Tinai (1/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Kelter 10' c
Stephens 12' m
Con: Kelter (1/1)
Baravilala (0/1)

7th Place[edit]

8 August 2016
17:30
Spain  21–0  Fiji
Try: P. García 3' c
Erbina 5' c
Etxebarría 7' c
Con: P. García (3/3)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Deodoro Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Beatrice Benvenuti (Italy)

5th Place Final[edit]

8 August 2016
18:00
France  5–19  United States
Try: Grassineau 6' m
Con: Le Pesq (0/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Kelter 8' c
Javelet 9' m
Fa'avesi 11' c
Con: Kelter (1/2)
Stephens (1/1)

Medal playoff[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold Medal Match
 
          
 
7 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
 
 Australia24
 
8 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
 Spain0
 
 Australia17
 
7 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
 Canada5
 
 Canada15
 
8 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
 France5
 
 Australia24
 
7 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
 New Zealand17
 
 Great Britain26
 
8 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
 Fiji7
 
 Great Britain7
 
7 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
 New Zealand25 Bronze Medal Match
 
 New Zealand5
 
8 August 2016 – Deodoro Stadium
 
 United States0
 
 Canada33
 
 
 Great Britain10
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

7 August 2016
17:00
Australia  24–0  Spain
Try: Tonegato 3' m
Caslick (2) 5' c, 9' c
Green 14' m
Con: Dalton (2/3)
Etheridge (0/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)

7 August 2016
17:30
Canada  15–5  France
Try: Moleschi 6' m
Farella 12' m
Landry 14' m
Con: Landry (0/2)
Russell (0/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Le Pesq 3' m
Con: Le Pesq (0/1)

7 August 2016
18:00
Great Britain  26–7  Fiji
Try: Brown (2) 1' c, 12' c
Richardson 4' c
Waterman 7' m
Con: McLean (3/4)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Naiqato 3' c
Con: Tinai (1/1)

Semi-finals[edit]

8 August 2016
14:30
Australia  17–5  Canada
Try: Cherry (2) 2' c, 7' m
Dalton 10' m
Con: Dalton (1/3)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Williams 13' m
Con: Landry (0/1)

8 August 2016
15:00
Great Britain  7–25  New Zealand
Try: Richardson 4' c
Con: McLean (1/1)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Woodman (3) 2' m, 7' m, 8' m
Tui 5' m
Manuel 10' m
Con: Nathan-Wong (0/5)

Bronze Medal Match[edit]

8 August 2016
18:30
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Canada  33–10  Great Britain
Try: Paquin 3' c
Landry (2) 6' c, 16' c
Farella 9' m
Russell 10' c
Con: Landry (4/5)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: Waterman 4' m
Joyce 13' m
Con: McLean (0/1)
Richardson (0/1)

Gold Medal Match[edit]

8 August 2016
19:00
1st, gold medalist(s) Australia  24–17  New Zealand 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Try: Tonegato 7' m
Pelite 10' m
Green 12' c
Caslick 15' c
Con: Dalton (2/4)
Report (Rio 2016)
Report (World Rugby)
Try: McAlister (2) 4' m, 18' m
Woodman 20' c
Con: Nathan-Wong (1/3)

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team Matches Points Avg points Tries Avg tries
1st, gold medalist(s)  Australia 6 166 27.67 28 4.67
2nd, silver medalist(s)  New Zealand 6 156 26.00 26 4.33
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Canada 6 136 22.67 22 3.67
4  Great Britain 6 134 22.33 22 3.67
5  United States 6 98 16.33 16 2.67
6  France 6 105 17.50 17 2.83
7  Spain 6 64 10.67 10 1.67
8  Fiji 6 62 7.75 10 1.67
9  Brazil 5 86 17.20 13 2.60
10  Japan 5 39 7.80 7 1.40
11  Kenya 5 39 7.80 7 1.40
12  Colombia 5 10 2.00 2 0.40

Statistics[edit]

Try scorers[edit]

Point scorers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Olympics rugby sevens: Australian women win gold against New Zealand". Guardian. 8 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
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