South Africa Sevens

The South Africa Sevens is an annual rugby sevens tournament that is held in South Africa. It is currently hosted in Cape Town and is part of the Sevens World Series run by World Rugby. A South African leg of the World series has been included in every edition of the competition since it began in the 1999-2000 season.

South Africa Sevens
Most recent season or competition:
2019 South Africa Sevens
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Cape Town Sevens logo
SportRugby sevens
Inaugural season1999–2000  (Stellenbosch Sevens)
No. of teams16
Most recent
champion(s)
 New Zealand
Most titles New Zealand  (11 times)

The tournament was first held at Stellenbosch in 1999 before being moved to Durban for the next two seasons. For nine seasons from 2002 until 2010 it was held at George in the Western Cape, before moving to Port Elizabeth for the 2011 edition,[1] and Cape Town in 2015.[2]

ResultsEdit

Year  Venue  Cup final Placings
Winner Score Runner-up Plate Bowl Shield
1999/00
Details
Danie Craven Stadium  
Fiji
12–10  
New Zealand
 
Australia
 
Tonga
n/a
2000/01
Details
ABSA Stadium  
New Zealand
34–5  
Fiji
 
South Africa
 
Portugal
n/a
2001/02
Details
ABSA Stadium  
New Zealand
19–17  
Samoa
 
Australia
 
Namibia
 
Kenya
2002/03
Details
Outeniqua Park  
Fiji
24–14  
New Zealand
 
Argentina
 
Namibia
 
Italy
2003/04
Details
Outeniqua Park  
England
38–14  
New Zealand
 
Argentina
 
Canada
 
Kenya
2004/05
Details
Outeniqua Park  
New Zealand
33–19  
Fiji
 
South Africa
 
Australia
 
Portugal
2005/06
Details
Outeniqua Park  
Fiji
21–19  
Argentina
 
Samoa
 
Wales
 
Canada
2006/07
Details
Outeniqua Park  
New Zealand
24–19  
South Africa
 
Wales
 
Australia
 
Portugal
2007/08
Details
Outeniqua Park  
New Zealand
34–7  
Fiji
 
Kenya
 
Wales
 
Canada
2008/09
Details
Outeniqua Park  
South Africa
12–7  
New Zealand
 
England
 
France
 
Zimbabwe
2009/10
Details
Outeniqua Park  
New Zealand
21–12  
Fiji
 
England
 
Wales
 
Scotland
2010/11
Details
Outeniqua Park  
New Zealand
22–19  
England
 
South Africa
 
Scotland
 
Zimbabwe
2011/12
Details
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium  
New Zealand
31–26  
South Africa
 
Wales
 
Scotland
 
Zimbabwe
2012/13
Details
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium  
New Zealand
47–12  
France
 
Wales
 
Australia
 
Spain
2013/14
Details
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium  
South Africa
17–14  
New Zealand
 
Fiji
 
England
 
Scotland
2014/15
Details
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium  
South Africa
26–17  
New Zealand
 
United States
 
Canada
 
Portugal
2015/16
Details
Cape Town Stadium  
South Africa
29–14  
Argentina
 
Fiji
 
Scotland
 
Samoa
Winner Score Runner-up Third Fourth Fifth
2016/17
Details
Cape Town Stadium  
England
19–17  
South Africa
 
New Zealand
 
Scotland
 
Fiji
2017/18
Details
Cape Town Stadium  
New Zealand
38–14  
Argentina
 
South Africa
 
Canada
 
Fiji
2018/19
Details
Cape Town Stadium  
Fiji
29–15  
United States
 
South Africa
 
New Zealand
 
England
2019/20
Details
Cape Town Stadium  
New Zealand
7–5  
South Africa
 
France
 
Fiji
 
Argentina
World Series tournaments planned for Cape Town were cancelled in 2020 [3] and 2021,[4] due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Port Elizabeth named as new host of SA Sevens event" (Press release). South African Rugby Union. 13 April 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Green Point becomes new Sevens heaven". Super Sport. 20 March 2015. Archived from the original on 20 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Plans revised for HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2021". World Rugby. 29 July 2020. Archived from the original on 31 July 2020.
  4. ^ "World Rugby cancels Sevens events in Cape Town and Singapore". ESPN. 4 September 2021. Archived from the original on 4 September 2021.

External linksEdit