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2014 Bayleys National Sevens

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Host nation  New Zealand
Date  11 - 12 January 2014

The 2014 New Zealand National Rugby Sevens Tournament known as the Bayleys National Sevens will be hosted in Rotorua, New Zealand, on the 11 and 12 January 2014. Matches are to be played at the Rotorua International Stadium. Sixteen men's and ten women’s provincial teams will qualify to compete in the annual national tournament following three regional tournaments (Southern, Central and Northern regions) in November and December.

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Format

Teams from the 26 Provincial Unions have to qualify to attend at the National Event in Rotorua. The teams are divided into pools of four teams, who play a round-robin within the pool. The top two teams in each pool advanced to the Cup competition. The four quarterfinal losers dropped into the bracket for the Plate. The Bowl was contested by the third- and fourth-place finishers in each pool, with the losers in the Bowl quarterfinals dropping into the bracket for the Shield.

Teams

Teams from each Provincial Unions have to qualify to attend at the National Event in Rotorua. The qualification series started off at Alpine Energy Stadium in Timaru on the 23 November 2013 for the Southern region. Then the Central region qualification was played on 7 December 2013 at the Massey University Rugby Institute in Palmerston North. The series the finished in Hamilton at Waikato Stadium on 14 December 2013 for the Northern region qualification.

Pool stage

The first round, or pool stage, sees 16 men's teams divided into four pools of four teams. Each pool was a round-robin of six games, where each team played one match against each of the other teams in the same pool. Teams were awarded three points for a win, two points for a draw and one for a defeat.

The teams finishing in the top two of each pool advanced to the cup quarterfinals.

References

2014 Bayleys National Sevens Wikipedia


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