Rugby sevens at the World Games

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

Rugby sevens was introduced as a World Games sport for men at the 2001 World Games in Akita. No women's rugby has been played at the World Games.

The 2013 World Games was the last to feature the sport, with rugby sevens becoming a full Olympic event in 2016.

MedalistsEdit

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 finalsEdit

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]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Games VI - Akita, Japan". Rugby7.com. 2001. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  2. ^ Results - Rugby sevens
  3. ^ "World Games VII - Duisburg, Germany". Rugby7.com. 2005. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  4. ^ "World Games VIII- Kaohsiung, Taiwan". Rugby7.com. 2009. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Fiji cruise to gold medal". Archived from the original on 2009-07-27. Retrieved 2009-07-25.
  6. ^ "World Games IX - Cali, Colombia". Rugby7.com. 2013. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Results - Rugby Sevens". Archived from the original on 2013-08-06. Retrieved 2013-08-05.