Punta Del Este Sevens

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Punta Del Este Sevens
Sport Rugby sevens
Founded 1989
No. of teams 21 (2014)
Most recent champion(s) Argentina Moby Dick
Most titles  New Zealand (4)
Official website 7Punta

The Punta del Este Sevens is an annual international rugby sevens tournament held in Uruguay, held at the resort of the same name in Maldonado Department since 1989.[1][2][3] It was formerly part of the IRB Sevens World Series for the inaugural 1999-2000 circuit.

It is organised by the Old Boys Club usually the second weekend of January and counts with the participation of clubs from Uruguay and neighboring countries such as Argentina with selected provincial and national teams. Games are played at the Estadio Domingo Burgueño.

Internationally, it is the highest profile Uruguayan rugby event,[4] and has attracted players of the calibre of Jonah Lomu in the past,[5][6] as well as teams like Fiji, Argentina, New Zealand, Samoa and Belgium Barbarians

Men's tournament[edit]

Winners since 2013 (and for the 2000 tournament):

International competition
Year  Venue  Gold Cup Final Silver Cup Bronze Cup Refs
Winner Score Runner-up Winner Winner
2015 Punta del Este Polo & Country Club Argentina
Moby Dick
15-7
Chile

Uruguay
Argentina
Pucará
[7]
2014 Estadio Domingo Burgueño
SA 7s Academy
19–14 Argentina
Moby Dick

Uruguay VII
Argentina
Pucará
[8]
2013 Estadio Domingo Burgueño Argentina
Buenos Aires
39–0 Argentina
Moby Dick

Uruguay
Argentina
Jockey de Salta
[9]
Year  Venue  Cup Final Plate Bowl Refs
Winner Score Runner-up Winner Winner
2000 Estadio Domingo Burgueño
New Zealand
42–19
Fiji

Australia

France
[10]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  • Bath, Richard (ed.) The Complete Book of Rugby (Seven Oaks Ltd, 1997 ISBN 1-86200-013-1)
  1. ^ Bath, pp 6, 78
  2. ^ Atlantis: US Sevens Rugby: A Summary and History, retrieved, 10 December 2009
  3. ^ West Indies Sevens Changes on Rugby Bahamas, published 14 March 2009, retrieved, 10 December 2009
  4. ^ Bath, p 78
  5. ^ NZ wins Uruguay sevens in The Press (Christchurch, New Zealand), published 7 January 1999
  6. ^ The Development of Rugby in the River Plate Region: Irish Influences - Hugh FitzGerald Ryan, part four, retrieved, 10 December 2009
  7. ^ Moby Dick Champion Punta Del Este Sevens! (in Spanish) Rugby Time. 28 December 2014.
  8. ^ Matches (in Spanish) 7 Punta. 2014.
  9. ^ Matches (in Spanish) 7 Punta. 2013.
  10. ^ 2000 Punta Del Este Sevens 7s Rugby 7s.