2013–14 IRB Women's Sevens World Series

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2013–14 IRB Women's Sevens World Series
Host nations  United Arab Emirates
 United States
 Brazil
 China
 Netherlands
Date 28 Nov 2013 – 17 May 2014
Final positions
Champions  New Zealand
Runners-up  Australia
Series details
Top point scorer Australia Emilee Cherry
(195 points)
Top try scorer Australia Emilee Cherry
(33 tries)

The 2013–14 IRB Women's Sevens World Series was the second edition of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series, organized by the IRB annual series of tournaments for women's national teams in rugby sevens.

In August 2013 the IRB announced that the season would consist of six tournaments - in Dubai, the Atlanta suburb of Kennesaw, Georgia, São Paulo, Guangzhou and Amsterdam - played from November 2013 to May 2014, with a sixth tournament to be announced later. However, the sixth tournament never took place, and official literature referred to São Paulo as stop two of five. The number of teams in each of the events set at twelve, nine of which participated in all competitions of the season, while others might be identified by elimination or rankings of the six regions reporting to the IRB .[1]

The competition

As in the case of the men's counterpart, the series winner will be the team that collects the most points throughout the season, based on individual tournament finishes.

The number of "core teams" that participate in all series events will increase to nine for the 2013–14 series, up from six in the inaugural series. The eight quarterfinalists in the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens were granted core team status for 2013–14:[2]

In addition, the IRB has announced that  Brazil will be an invited core team for at least the 2013–14 series in an initiative to jump-start women's rugby development in the country, as Brazil is hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics.[2]

The remaining participants in each tournament will be determined through regional qualifying.

Events

2013–14 Itinerary
Leg Venue Date Winner
Dubai The Sevens, Dubai 28–29 November 2013  Australia
United States Fifth Third Bank Stadium, Kennesaw, Georgia (Atlanta) 15–16 February 2014  New Zealand
Brazil Arena Barueri, São Paulo 21–22 February 2014  Australia
China Guangzhou University Town Stadium, Guangzhou 5–6 April 2014  New Zealand
Netherlands NRCA Stadium, Amsterdam 16–17 May 2014

 New Zealand

Points schedule

The season championship will be determined by points earned in each tournament. The scoring system, similar to that used in the men's IRB Sevens, was announced shortly before the season kicked off.

  • Cup Winner - 20
  • Cup Runner Up - 18
  • 3rd Place - 16
  • Cup Semi Finalist - 14
  • Plate Winner - 12
  • Plate Runner Up - 10
  • Winner 7th/8th play-off - 8
  • Loser 7th/8th play-off - 6
  • Bowl Winner - 4
  • Bowl Runner Up - 3
  • Winner 11th/12th play-off - 2
  • Loser 11th/12th play-off - 1

Rankings

2013–14 Standings
Pos. Nation United Arab Emirates
UAE
United States
USA
Brazil
Brazil
China
China
Netherlands
Netherlands
Total
1  New Zealand 18 20 18 20 20 96
2  Australia 20 16 20 18 18 92
3  Canada 14 18 16 16 16 80
4  England 12 8 14 12 14 60
5  Russia 16 14 10 6 10 56
6  Spain 10 10 12 8 1 41
7  United States 8 12 4 2 12 38
8  France 3 - - 10 8 21
9  Fiji 4 - - 14 - 18
 Brazil 6 2 3 1 6 18
11  Japan - 6 8 - - 14
 Netherlands - 4 6 - 4 14
13  Ireland 2 1 2 4 2 11
14  China - 3 - 3 - 6
15  South Africa - - - - 3 3
16  Argentina - - 1 - - 1
 Tunisia 1 - - - - 1

Tournaments

Dubai

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup  Australia 35-27  New Zealand  Russia (Third)
 Canada
Plate  England 17-10  Spain  United States (Seventh)
 Brazil
Bowl  Fiji 14-10  France  Ireland (Eleventh)
 Tunisia

Atlanta

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup  New Zealand 36-0  Canada  Australia (Third)
 Russia
Plate  United States 22-0  Spain  England (Seventh)
 Japan
Bowl  Netherlands 33-0  China  Brazil (Eleventh)
 Ireland

São Paulo

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup  Australia 24-12  New Zealand  Canada (Third)
 England
Plate  Spain 5-0  Russia  Japan (Seventh)
 Netherlands
Bowl  United States 21-0  Brazil  Ireland (Eleventh)
 Argentina

Guangzhou

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup  New Zealand 26-12  Australia  Canada (Third)
 Fiji
Plate  England 19-0  France  Spain (Seventh)
 Russia
Bowl  Ireland 17-7  China  United States (Eleventh)
 Brazil

Amsterdam

Event Winners Score Finalists Semifinalists
Cup  New Zealand 29-12  Australia  Canada (Third)
 England
Plate  United States 27-12  Russia  France (Seventh)
 Brazil
Bowl  Netherlands 29-7  South Africa  Ireland (Eleventh)
 Spain

References

  1. "IRB announces Women's Sevens World Series" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Schedule announced for 2013/14 Women's Series" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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