WORLD SEVENS SERIES

World 7s Series final standings after 2022 season

Kenya 7s players celebrate. Photo Courtesy/World 7s Series/
Kenya 7s players celebrate. Photo Courtesy/World 7s Series/

The World 7s Series concluded on 29 August after nine rounds of the series with  Australia being crowned as the 2022 Champions.

To bag the maiden title Australia had to win the bronze medal in Los Angeles beating Samoa 21-7.

To account for the global COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on some teams’ ability to participate in some rounds of the World Rugby Sevens Series 2022, and in the interests of fairness, a unique ranking points system was applied to the 2022 Series, with only the best seven out of nine tournament results counting towards each team’s Series ranking.

33% of the points

Great Britain participated in the opening two rounds of the Series in Dubai, as part of the standing agreement to play the full calendar year 2021, before reverting to compete as national unions for the remainder of the 2022 Series, with England, Scotland and Wales participating in the men’s Series. England, Scotland and Wales received 33% each of Great Britain’s points from rounds one and two in Dubai.

As a result of this one-of-a-kind method, Australia’s best seven finishes earned them a total of 126 points, propelling them to the top of the standings.

Their triumph in London, runners-up finishes in Dubai and Seville, third place finishes in Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Singapore, and a fourth place finish in Malaga all contributed to their final ranking points.

Despite a strong start to the season, South Africa had to settle for second place. Inconsistent performance in the final five tournaments saw them lose key points that would have put them ahead of Australia. The Blitzboks finish the season with a total of 124 points.

 

Fiji finished third in the 2022 season with 122 points despite participating in only seven tournaments. Following positive COVID-19 testing in their squads, Fiji did not compete in the two events in Spain.

Argentina are fourth in the competition with 118 points while Ireland are fifth with 92 points. USA are sixth with 87 followed by France who have 81 points.

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Los Angeles 7s Champions New Zealand are eight with 80 despite featuring in just five tournaments this season. Samoa are ninth with 71 points having also played in just five tournaments this season and have managed 15 points in the final four events.

England also on 71 points close the top 10 and Spain have 51 points and are ranked 11th on the standings.

Kenya 7s final position

Kenya 7s concluded the season in 12th place, having competed in all nine tournaments. Their best seven performances were sixth-place finishes in the second Dubai 7s event and the Los Angeles event, where they bagged 12 points in each.

10 points in the first Dubai 7s event, eight points in Seville and five points in Singapore made up Shujaa’s final tally. Kenya got a point in the rest of the tournaments.

2022 World 7s Series final standings. Photo Courtesy/World Rugby

2022 World 7s Series final standings. Photo Courtesy/World Rugby

Scotland on 44 points, Canada and Wales tied in 34 points and Japan on 16 points close the top 10.

 

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