Every team to earn points for Sevens Series

(IRB.COM) Friday 25 November 2011
 
 Every team to earn points for Sevens Series
Every team participating at each round of the HSBC Sevens World Series will now earn points towards the overall season

As the HSBC Sevens World Series gets underway on the Gold Coast, the IRB has announced an exciting enhancement to the season-long Tournament.

In a change to the points system at each round on the 2011/12 World Series, every team participating will now earn points towards the Series standings.

As a part of this ranking enhancement a new third place play-off match between the two losing semi finalists has been added to the final day's play.

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"Sevens is a global game and every team that arrives to play in each of the nine rounds of the World Series aspires to succeed in some capacity," said IRB Sevens Manager, Beth Coalter.

"It is only right that they should all take points away from each tournament, and this new system will also allow for more objective ranking of the teams come the end of each season.

"It is an extremely positive move forward for the game of Sevens and has the teams' full backing."

In addition, at each round of the World Series there will now be a live broadcast draw of the pools for the next, upcoming round in the moments preceding each Cup final.