USA Women's Sevens

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On October 4, 2012, the International Rugby Board, now known as World Rugby, announced the launch of a circuit now known as the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series, the women's counterpart to the World Rugby Sevens Series for men. The inaugural 2012–13 season featured four events, with the USA Women's Sevens taking place at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston as the second event in February 2013.[1]

The following are details of all official regional women's international championship played in the USA since the first tournament in 2006, listed chronologically with the earliest first, with all result details, where known.

Rugby sevens background[edit]

Rugby sevens - a short form of the sport of rugby union - was first played in 1883, with the first (men's) internationals taking place in 1973. As women's rugby union developed in the 1960s and 1970s the format became very popular as it allowed games, and entire leagues, to be developed in countries even when player numbers were small, and it remains the main form the women's game is played in most parts of the world.

However, although the first Women's international rugby union 15-a-side test match took place in 1982, it was not until 1997 before the first Women's International Rugby Union Sevens tournaments were played, when the Hong Kong Sevens included a women's tournament for the first time.[citation needed] Over the next decade the number of tournaments grew, with almost every region developing regular championship. This reached its zenith with 2009's inaugural women's tournament for the Rugby World Cup Sevens, shortly followed by the announcement that women's rugby sevens will be included in the Olympics from 2016.

USA Tournament 2006[edit]

Venue: Los Angeles, USA (Source USA Rugby)

  • USA 5-0 Canada

Note: Believed to be as an exhibition match. It is also possible that the teams played a second time, before the final of the men's competition.

USA Tournament 2007[edit]

Played at San Diego, USA, on 9 and 10 February 2007 (Source USA Rugby)

Known Participants: USA A, USA B, Canada A, Canada B, China

  • China bt Canada A
  • Canada B bt China
  • USA A bt China
  • USA B bt China

Final

  • Canada B bt USA A
  • China 4th

USA Sevens 2008[edit]

Venue/Date: San Diego, 9–10 February 2008

  • Initially Kazakhstan, China, New Zealand and Australia were expected

Pool 1[edit]

Canada, USA A, Canada Collegiate

Pool 2[edit]

USA, Canada A, South Africa

  • Plus exhibition match USA vs South Africa

Group stages Although in groups of three, four teams played three games whilst the two A teams only played 2 each. The results are presented as one table.

Nation Won Drawn Lost For Against
USA 3 0 0 60 7
Canada 3 0 0 74 25
USA A 1 0 1 25 26
Canada A 0 0 2 5 45
South Africa 1 0 2 38 45
Canada Collegiate 0 0 3 5 59
  • Canada A 5-21 South Africa
  • Canada Collegiate 0-15 USA A
  • USA 21-7 South Africa
  • Canada 29-5 Canada Collegiate
  • USA 24-0 Canada A
  • Canada 26-10 USA A
  • Canada 19-10 South Africa
  • USA 15-0 Canada Collegiate

Classification Matches[edit]

5th Place

  • Canada Collegiate 10-24 South Africa

3rd Place

  • USA A 12-20 Canada A

Final

  • USA 19-5 Canada

Exhibition Match

  • USA 17-12 South Africa

USA Sevens 2009[edit]

Venue/Date: 9 February 2009. San Diego (alongside the IRB event).

  • This tournament is ostensibly a World Cup warm up. There are 7 teams (including USA 2) and rather than playing in groups, each team plays three opponents and they are then all assessed to decide the classification participants.
  • The teams (in "seed" order)are England, NZ Maori, Canada, USA, USA 2, China, Japan
  • The subsequent classification games place Japan above China but the Chinese results are better against tougher opponents, as is the points for and points difference. Japan also appear to have played four games.

Group Games[edit]

POOL A

Nation Won Drawn Lost For Against
England 3 0 0 70 7
NZ Maori 3 0 0 72 24
USA 2 0 1 66 19
Canada 2 0 1 55 32
USA 2 1 0 2 27 37
Japan 0 0 4 5 132
China 0 0 3 17 61
  • England 36-0 Japan
  • Canada 17-5 USA 2
  • USA 21-0 China
  • NZ Maori 36-0 Japan
  • England 15-7 USA 2
  • Canada 26-5 China
  • USA 45-0 Japan
  • NZ Maori 22-12 Canada
  • USA 2 15-5 Japan
  • England 19-0 USA
  • NZ Maori 14-12 China

Classification Games[edit]

5th 6th Play Off

  • USA 2 17-7 Japan

Semi Final 1st vs 4th

  • England 29-0 Canada

Semi Final 2nd vs 3rd

  • USA 12-0 New Zealand

Final

  • England 17-12 USA (sudden death, 12-12 at full time)

USA Sevens 2010[edit]

Venue/Date: 12 February 2009. Whitney, Nevada (alongside the IRB event).

POOL A

Nation Won Drawn Lost For Against
USA White 3 0 0 65 31
China 2 0 1 72 38
France 2 0 1 58 26
Canada University 2 0 1 38 27
Germany 0 0 3 31 82
USA Blue 0 0 3 22 82
  • USA White 19-12 China
  • France 29-12 USA Blue
  • USA White 29-12 Germany
  • Canada University 14-0 France
  • China 24-19 Germany
  • Canada University 17-10 USA Blue
  • USA White 17-7 Canada University
  • France 29-0 Germany
  • China 36-0 USA Blue

5th/6th place[edit]

  • USA Blue 38-12 Germany

Semi-finals[edit]

  • Semifinal: USA White 17-7 Canada National University
  • Semifinal: China 26-14 France

3rd/4th place[edit]

  • Canada University 31-0 France

Final[edit]

  • USA White 0-10 China

USA Sevens 2011[edit]

Date/Venue: February 11–13, 2011. Whitney, Nevada

POOL A

Nation Won Drawn Lost For Against
Netherlands 2 0 1 120 27
Canada 2 0 1 83 19
USA 2 0 1 65 26
Tyrolian Select 0 0 3 0 198
  • USA 43-0 Tyrolian Select
  • Canada 12-10 Netherlands
  • USA 15-21 Netherlands
  • Canada 66-0 Tyrolian Select
  • USA 7-5 Canada
  • Netherlands 89-0 Tyrolian Select

5th to 8th Place

  • USA 17-5 Hawaii Select
  • Maple Leafs 52-0 Tyrolian Select

7th Place

  • Hawaii Select 34-0 Tyrolian Select

5th Place

  • USA 26-7 Maple Leafs

POOL B

Nation Won Drawn Lost For Against
Spain 3 0 0 60 19
France 2 0 1 69 21
Maple Leafs 1 0 2 38 41
Hawaii Select 0 0 3 7 88
  • France 21-7 Maple Leafs
  • Spain 26-7 Hawaii Select
  • France 36-0 Hawaii Select
  • Spain 20-5 Maple Leafs
  • France 12-14 Spain
  • Hawaii Select 0-26 Maple Leafs

Semi Finals

  • Spain 0-15 Canada
  • Netherlands 17-7 France

3rd Place

  • Spain 12-15 France

Final

  • Canada 17-12 Netherlands

USA Sevens 2012[edit]

  • Chile and "Adler Sevens" (German development team) also took part in the Women's Elite Sevens. Adler beat Chile 22-5 on the way to winning the tournament.[2]

Date/Venue: February 10–12, 2012. Whitney, Nevada

POOL A

Nation Won Drawn Lost For Against
Canada 3 0 0 80 7
Netherlands 2 0 1 48 33
Stars & Stripes 1 0 2 48 43
Brazil 0 0 3 5 97
  • Netherlands 12-5 Stars & Stripes
  • Canada 26-0 Brazil
  • Netherlands 36-0 Brazil
  • Canada 26-7 Stars & Stripes
  • Brazil 5-36 Stars & Stripes
  • Canada 28-0 Netherlands

5th to 8th Place

  • Maple Leafs 5-12 Brazil
  • Stars & Stripes 14-5 Japan

7th Place

  • Maple Leafs 27-14 Japan

5th Place

  • Brazil 21-19 Stars & Stripes

POOL B

Nation Won Drawn Lost For Against
USA 3 0 0 58 24
France 2 0 1 45 34
Maple Leafs 1 0 2 34 31
Japan 0 0 3 5 58
  • France 14-5 Maple Leafs
  • USA 17-5 Japan
  • France 19-0 Japan
  • USA 22-7 Maple Leafs
  • Japan 0-22 Maple Leafs
  • USA 19-12 France

Semi Finals

  • Canada 21-12 France
  • USA 17-5 Netherlands

3rd Place

  • Netherlands 12-17 France

Final

  • USA 5-14 Canada

Women's Sevens World Series (USA)[edit]

USA Sevens 2013[edit]

Women's Sevens World Series (USA) 2014[edit]

Women's Sevens World Series (USA) 2015[edit]

World Rugby Women's Sevens Series (USA) 2016[edit]

World Rugby Women's Sevens Series (USA) 2017[edit]

World Rugby Women's Sevens Series (USA) 2018[edit]

USA Rugby did not host an event in the 2017–18 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series, although it hosted the corresponding event in that season's men's Sevens Series. It chose to focus its resources on hosting the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens for both sexes in San Francisco.

The USA Women's Sevens returned for the 2018–19 series, but it moved from March to October, becoming the season opener. Also, the tournament moved to a new site—Infinity Park in the Denver suburb of Glendale, Colorado.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IRB announces Women's Sevens World Series" (Press release). International Rugby Board. October 4, 2012. Archived from the original on October 19, 2014. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.rugbymag.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3447%3Aadler-7s-wins-lvis-womens-elite&catid=72%3Aclub-sevens&Itemid=98