Scotland Sevens

Scotland Sevens

Scotland Sevens
Most recent season or competition:
2014 Scotland Sevens
Scotland Sevens logo
Formerly Edinburgh Sevens
Sport Rugby sevens
Founded 2007
No. of teams 16
Country  Scotland
Venue(s) Scotstoun Stadium
Most recent champion(s)  New Zealand
Most titles  New Zealand (4 times)
Sponsor(s) Emirates Airline
A lineout during the 2008 Edinburgh Sevens

The Scotland Sevens is a rugby union sevens tournament that is a part of the IRB Sevens World Series. It is the penultimate event in of the season in IRB Sevens circuit.

Between 2007 and 2011 the tournament was held at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, then moving to Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow from 2012.[1] The agreement to host the tournament in Glasgow between the International Rugby Board, which operates the IRB Sevens, and the Scottish Rugby Union runs from 2012 for at least 3 years.[2]

The first and second tournaments were held near the beginning of June, with Emirates Airline as the title sponsor. Associated events have included a Festival of Rugby, which took place on the training pitches outside Murrayfield when it was held there.

Results

Year Host Cup Final Plate Final
Winner Score Runner-up Winner Score Runner-up
2007
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
New Zealand
34–5
Samoa

Fiji
31–7
Kenya
2008
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
New Zealand
24–14
England

South Africa
14–5
Scotland
2009
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Fiji
20–19
South Africa

New Zealand
34–12
Australia
2010
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Samoa
41–14
Australia

Scotland
19–0
Argentina
2011
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
South Africa
36–35
Australia

Fiji
26–14
Samoa
2012
Scotstoun, Glasgow
New Zealand
29–14
England

Samoa
31–12
Wales
2013
Scotstoun, Glasgow
South Africa
28–21
New Zealand

United States
17–7
Argentina
2014
Scotstoun, Glasgow
New Zealand
54-7
Canada

England
26-5
Kenya

Notes and references

  1. ^ "World Series moves to Glasgow". irbsevens.com. 9 December 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Flying the flag: We all have a ball at lucky sevens!".  

External links

  • Official Scottish Rugby Union page for tournament
  • Official IRB page on Scotland Sevens