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England Pool for Dubai Sevens 2005/6 Series


By Kath 30/10/05
December 2 2005

The IRB International Sevens Series 2005/6 kicks off once again in Dubai on the 1st and 2nd of December - The best Sevens teams in the world will be competing for the Emirates Airlines Trophy.

IRB  - Dubai Sevens 2005/6 Series

The IRB Sevens Series 2005/6 kicks off again in Dubai.  We have listed below all of the Tournaments in the series in order that you can keep up to date with the England's Sevens progress. 

2005/06 TOURNAMENTS
Dubai
1-2 December 2005 Dubai Exiles Rugby ground
George 9-10 December 2005 George Rugby Ground
New Zealand 3-4 February 2006 Westpac Stadium
USA 11-12 February 2006 Home Depot Center, Los Angeles
Hong Kong 31 March, 1-2 April 2006 Hong Kong Stadium
Singapore 8-9 April 2006 To be confirmed
Paris 27-28 May 2006 To be confirmed

London 3-4 June 2006 Twickenham

   The 2005/6 IRB Dubai Sevens - 1st and 2nd of December in Dubai at the Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground. The Exiles ground holds a capacity of 20,000 and the teams will be playing for the Emirates Airline International Trophy.   The tournament, now in its 36th year, has become the biggest sporting event in the Middle Eastern region with over 60,000 fans expected to turn up during the two days. Check out the  Dubai Rugby 7s Website for a great deal more information

England have been drawn in Pool C along with Australia, Kenya and Uganda.  New Zealand last year's winners and number one seeds for this series,  have been drawn with France Canada and the Arabian Gulf.    England won last year's Dubai Title last year and will be defending under the direction of new coach Phil Greening, who is no stranger to seven, having been a fantastic sevens player himself!

  England's Ben Gollings leads the table for overall 'All-time Points Scorer'  with a total of 1225 and is 3rd for 'All-time Tries with 113.  Unofficial England Rugby wish our Sevens team the very best of luck and especially to Ben who seems to be out to smash all records.

 Day One  01/12/05 

TIME M FIXTURE v FIXTURE
0940 1 Fiji 31-5  Tunisia
1002 2 Samoa 26-14  Wales
1024 3 South Africa 21-7  Scotland
1046 4 Argentina 19-14  Portugal
1108 5 New Zealand 24-7  Canada
1130 6 France 33-12  Arabian Gulf
1152 7 England 52-7  Kenya
1214 8 Australia  33-0 Uganda
1426 9 Fiji  42-21 Wales
1448 10 Samoa  14-5 Tunisia
1510 11 South Africa  40-7 Portugal
1532 12 Argentina 14-10  Scotland
1554 13 New Zealand  60-0 Arabian Gulf
1616 14 France  19-10 Canada
1638 15 England  48-0 Uganda
1700 16 Australia  21-7 Kenya
1722 17 Tunisia 7-29  Wales
1744 18 Scotland 5-17  Portugal
1806 19 Canada 38-5  Arabian Gulf
1828 20 Kenya  40-5 Uganda
1850 21 Fiji 7-26  Samoa
1912 22 South Africa  19-7 Argentina
1934 23 New Zealand 45-12  France
1956 24 England 33-5  Australia

 

 Day Two  02/12/05

TIME M FIXTURE v FIXTURE
0940 25 1/4 finals Bowl Canada 26-5   Tunisia
1002 26 1/4 finals Bowl Portugal   41-0  Uganda
1024 27 1/4 finals Bowl Kenya 0-33   Scotland
1046 28

1/4 finals Bowl  Wales

24-7   Arabian Gulf
1108 29 1/4 final Cup     New Zealand    14-17   Fiji
1130 30 1/4 finals Cup      South Africa   14-0  Australia
1152 31 1/4 finals Cup     England   24-12   Argentina
1214 32 1/4 finals Cup     Samoa 33-14   France
1236 33 SF Shield  Tunisia 24-0   Uganda
1258 34 SF Shield  Kenya 35-7   Arabian Gulf
1320 35 SF Bowl   Canada   24-17   Portugal
1342 36 SF Bowl  Scotland  0-19   Wales
1404 37 SF Plate  New Zealand 24-0   Australia
1426 38

SF Plate Argentina

14-24   France
1820 39 SF Cup   Fiji 17-7   South Africa
1842 40 Semi Final Cup        England          7-5   Samoa
1904 41 Shield Final  Tunisia  7-10  Kenya
1934 42 Bowl Final   Canada  5-19   Wales
2004 43 Plate Final New Zealand 19-7   France
2034 43

Cup Final   Fiji    

 26-28  England

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