Commonwealth Games – April 13-15, 2018

The Commonwealth Games begin next week, and includes the Games first women’s sevens tournament. The Commonwealth games first event was held in 1930, and has taken place every four years since then (with the exception of 1942 and 1946, which were cancelled due to World War II).

Rugby sevens was an optional sport that was included for 2002 and 2006; it was then made a ‘Core’ sport by the Commonwealth Games Federation, necessitating its appearance at all future games from the 2010 Games onward. New Zealand dominated the men’s tournament at its inception until 2014 when they lost for the first time at the Games, playing South Africa in the gold medal match.

Up until the 2014 Games, rugby sevens was a male-only sport at the Commonwealth Games, but a female tournament has been added to the program for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia

Even with the tournament taking place in the middle of the HSBC World Series, the teams are using this event as another way to prep for the Rugby World Cup 7s in July.

Date

Home

Score

Away

Score

Competition

4/13/2018Canada 29South Africa0Pool
4/13/2018New Zealand 45Kenya 0Pool
4/13/2018Fiji 5England 17Pool
4/13/2018Australia 34Wales 5Pool
4/13/2018Canada 24Kenya 12Pool
4/13/2018New Zealand 41South Africa 0Pool
4/13/2018Fiji 29Wales 7Pool
4/13/2018Australia 29England 12Pool
4/14/2018South Africa10Kenya 19Pool
4/14/2018New Zealand 24Canada7Pool
4/14/2018England 45Wales 0Pool
4/14/2018Australia 17Fiji 10Pool
4/14/2018Fiji38South Africa125th/6th SFs
4/14/2018Australia33Canada7Cup SFs
4/14/2018New Zealand26England5Cup SFs
4/14/2018South Africa14Wales197th/8th
4/14/2018Fiji40Kenya55th/6th
4/14/2018Canada19England243rd/4th
4/15/2018 Australia 12 New Zealand 17Cup

Pool A

Pool B

New ZealandAustralia
CanadaFiji
South AfricaEngland
KenyaWales

Australia

Shannon Parry; Sharni Williams; Georgie Friedrichs; Emma Tonegato; Dom Du Toit; Vani Pelite; Charlotte Caslick; Cassie Staples; Alicia Quirk; Emilee Cherry; Ellia Green; Demi Hayes; Emma Sykes

Canada

Olivia Apps, Brittany Benn, Caroline Crossley, Hannah Darling, Bianca Farella, Julia Greenshields, Sara Kaljuvee, Ghisliane Landry, Megan Lukan, Kayla Moleschi, Breanne Nicholas, Natasha Watcham-Roy, Charity Williams

England

Claire Allan; Abigail Brown; Lydia Thompson; Emily Scarratt; Natasha Hunt; Deborah Fleming; Heather Fisher; Emily Scott; Alex Matthews; Megan Jones; Jessica Breach; Amy Wilson-Hardy; Victoria Fleetwood

Fiji

Rusila Nagasau; Miriama Naiobasali; Litia Naiqato; Timaima Ravisa; Viniana Riwai; Ana Roqica; Lavena Cavuru; Ana Naimasi; Pricilla Siata; Vasiti Solikoviti; Lavenia Tinai; Mereula Torooti; Elenoa Naimata

Kenya

Linet Arasa; Sheilla Chajira; Janet Owino; Stacy Otieno; Rachael Mbogo; Grace Okulu; Cynthia Atieno; Doreen Remour; Michelle Omondi; Janet Okelo; Judith Okumu; Celestine Masinde; Philadelphia Olando

New Zealand

Ruby Tui; Shakira Baker; Stacey Waaka; Niall Williams; Sarah Goss; Michaela Blyde; Tyla Nathan-Wong; Kelly Brazier; Gayle Broughton; Theresa Fitzpatrick; Portia Woodman; Kat Simpkins; Tenika Willison

South Africa

Zinhle Ndawonde; Christelene Steinhoebel; Chane Stadler; Zintle Mpupha; Zenay Jordaan; Veroeshka Grain; Eloise Webb; Megan Comley; Nadine Roos; Mathrin Simmers; Unathi Mali; Marithy Pienaar; Aseza Hele

Wales

Jasmine Joyce; Sinead Breeze; Kayleigh Powell; Elinor Snowsill; Laurie Harries; Philippa Tuttiett; Alisha Butchers; Hannah Jones; Gemma Rowland; Sian Williams; Sioned Harries; Shona Powell-Hughes; Bethan Lewis

2018 – First year women’s tournament was included.

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