Women's Sevens World Series
The tournament is an annual series of international women's rugby sevens torunaments run by World Rugby and featuring national sevens teams.
Teams compete for the Sevens World Series title by accumulating points based on their finishing position in each tournament.
A group of 11 "core teams" is announced for each season, based on performances in the previous season, and each core team has a guaranteed place in all of that season's events.
The number of core teams was initially 7, then 8, but this number was expanded to 11 for 2014/15.
The season championship is determined by points earned in each tournament.
The scoring system, in which all teams participating in a tournament are guaranteed points, is:
- Cup winner (1st place): 20 points
- Cup runner-up (2nd place): 18 points
- Cup third-place play-off winner (3rd place): 16 points
- Cup third-place play-off loser (4th place): 14 points
- Plate winner (5th place): 12 points
- Plate runner-up (6th place): 10 points
- Plate third-place play-off winner (7h place): 8 points
- Plate third-place play-off loser (8th place): 6 points
- Bowl winner (9th place): 4 points
- Bowl runner-up (10th place): 3 points
- Bowl third-place play-off winner (11h place): 2 points
- Bowl third-place play-off loser (12th place): 1 point
If two or more teams are level on series points at the end of the season, the following tiebreakers are used to determine placement
- Overall difference in points scored and allowed during the season.
- Total try count during the season.
- If neither of the above produces a winner, the teams are considered tied.
In the 2011/12 season it was preceded by the Women's Sevens Challenge Cup played with a similar format.
|Women's Sevens Challenge Cup
www.worldrugby.org - World Rugby official site
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Rugby_Women%27s_Sevens_Series - Wikipedia pages about women's World Sevens Series.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IRB_Women%27s_Sevens_Challenge_Cup - Wikipedia pages about women's Sevens Challenge Cup.