New Zealand Women's Sevens

The New Zealand Women's Sevens is an annual women's rugby sevens tournament, currently hosted at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton.[1] The tournament is one of the stops on the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series and is hosted as part of a fully integrated women's and men's event.[2]

New Zealand Women's Sevens
Recent tournament
2020 New Zealand Women's Sevens
SportRugby sevens
Inaugural season2019
HoldersNew Zealand (2020)

HistoryEdit

The inaugural event in 2019, promoted as the Women's Fast Four,[3] was an invitational competition held alongside the men's tournament on the world circuit,[4] with home team New Zealand defeating France in the final.[5][6]

ChampionsEdit

Year  Venue  Cup final Placings Ref
Winner Score Runner-up Third Fourth Fifth
2019
(Fast 4)
Waikato Stadium  
New Zealand
31–0  
France
 
England
 
China
n/a [6]
2020 Waikato Stadium  
New Zealand
24–7  
Canada
 
France
 
Australia
 
United States
World Series tournaments planned for Hamilton were cancelled in 2021 [7] and 2022,[8] due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rugby sevens: Hamilton sevens to stage men and women". The New Zealand Herald. 23 February 2018. Archived from the original on 24 February 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  2. ^ Navzi, Careem (13 March 2019). "Hong Kong Rugby Sevens to include women's event for first time from 2020 in revamped World Series". South China Morning Post. Archived from the original on 13 March 2019. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Black Ferns Sevens to play 'Fast Four' in Hamilton". Newshub. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Black Ferns Sevens to play Fast Four event in Hamilton". World Rugby. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  5. ^ Hunia, Ravinder (28 January 2019). "Black Ferns sevens reign supreme in Hamilton debut". Radio New Zealand. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Hamilton Sevens: Black Ferns sevens make history on New Zealand soil and reach final". Stuff. 26 January 2019. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  7. ^ "2021 Hamilton, Sydney Sevens cancelled due to COVID-19". ESPN. 4 September 2021. Archived from the original on 4 September 2021.
  8. ^ Ekin, Kim (3 September 2021). "Four stages of World Rugby Sevens Series cancelled in space of an hour". Rugby Pass. Archived from the original on 3 September 2021.