Punta Del Este Sevens

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Punta Del Este Sevens
Current season, competition or edition:
2014 Punta Del Este Sevens
Sport Rugby sevens
Founded 1989
No. of teams 21 (2014)
Most recent champion(s)  South Africa (1st title)
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 from Fiji, Argentina, New Zealand and Samoa which are considered the top sevens nations.[7]

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. ^ Rugby World Cup Sevens: Tanivula: Kiwi head Fiji heart, published 3 February 2009, retrieved, 10 December 2009