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Scotland Sevens

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The Scotland Sevens was a rugby sevens tournament that was part of the Sevens World Series. In the 2014-15 season it was the penultimate event of the Sevens World Series circuit. It was first held in 2007 but has been removed from the series from the 2015-16 season.

Scotland Sevens
Most recent season or competition:
2014 Scotland Sevens
Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s logo.svg
Scotland Sevens logo
FormerlyEdinburgh Sevens
SportRugby sevens
Founded2007
No. of teams16
Country Scotland
Venue(s)Scotstoun Stadium
Most recent
champion(s)
 Fiji (2015)
Most titles New Zealand (4 times)
Sponsor(s)Emirates Airline

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 World Rugby, which operates the Sevens World Series, and the Scottish Rugby Union ran from 2012 for at least 3 years.[2] The event was replaced in the World Sevens series by the France Sevens event from 2015–16 and will not return to the series until 2019 at the earliest.[3]

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.

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  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!". Evening Times. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  3. ^ Lamont, Alasdair. "Scotland to lose IRB Sevens host role to France". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 September 2015.

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