IRB Women's Sevens Challenge Cup

The IRB Women's Sevens Challenge Cup was a series of three tournaments run by the International Rugby Board for women's rugby sevens held for the 2011-12 season. England finished as the holders of the Cup and won two of the three tournaments.

IRB Women's Sevens Challenge Cup
SportRugby sevens
Replaced byWorld Rugby Women's Sevens Series
No. of teams12

The first Challenge Cup tournament was held alongside the 2011 Dubai Sevens. Canada defeated England in the final to win the Cup. The second tournament was in Hong Kong, held alongside the 2012 Hong Kong Sevens on 23–24 March, with England claiming the Cup.[1]

England hosted the IRB Women's Sevens Challenge Cup alongside the London Sevens on 12–13 May for the third tournament in the series.[2] The host nation retained the Cup, defeating the Netherlands in the final.

The Challenge Cup series was expanded into the IRB Women's Sevens World Series for the 2012-13 season.

Tournament resultsEdit

Year Host Cup Final
Winner Score Runner-up
2011   United Arab Emirates   Canada 26–7   England
2012   Hong Kong   England 15–10   Australia
2012   England   England 34–7   Netherlands

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ IRB (24 March 2012). "England win IRB Women's Sevens Challenge Cup". Archived from the original on May 24, 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2012.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ RFU (2 February 2012). "London Sevens to host IRB sanctioned Women's International Sevens tournament". Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2012.