Rugby union at the World Games

Rugby union at the World Games

South Africa and Argentina tangle in rugby sevens at the World Games

Rugby union in its rugby sevens format was introduced as a World Games sport for men at the 2001 World Games in Akita. Women's rugby competition has not yet been introduced.

The 2013 World Games are expected to be the last to feature the sport, as it will become a full Olympic event in 2016.

Medalists

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2001 Akita  Fiji (FIJ)  Australia (AUS)  New Zealand (NZL)
2005 Duisburg  Fiji (FIJ)  South Africa (RSA)  Argentina (ARG)
2009 Kaohsiung  Fiji (FIJ)  Portugal (POR)  South Africa (RSA)
2013 Cali  South Africa (RSA)  Argentina (ARG)  Canada (CAN)

Tournament finals

Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game Refs
Gold medalist Score Silver medalist Bronze medalist Score Fourth place
2001 Akita
Fiji
35–19
Australia

New Zealand
19–10
France
[1][2]
2005 Duisburg
Fiji
31–26
South Africa

Argentina
22–10
Great Britain
[3]
2009 Kaohsiung
Fiji
43–10
Portugal

South Africa
17–0
Argentina
[4][5]
2013 Cali
South Africa
33–24
Argentina

Canada
33–21
France
[6][7]

References

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  2. ^ Results - Rugby sevens
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  5. ^ Fiji cruise to gold medal
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  7. ^ Results - Rugby Sevens