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 ] It was formerly part of the [3 ] 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,
and has attracted players of the calibre of [4 ] Jonah Lomu in the past, [5 ] as well as teams from [6 ] Fiji, Argentina, New Zealand and Samoa which are considered the top sevens nations. [7 ]
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References [ edit ]
^ Bath, pp 6, 78
^ Atlantis: US Sevens Rugby: A Summary and History, retrieved, 10 December 2009
^ West Indies Sevens Changes on Rugby Bahamas, published 14 March 2009, retrieved, 10 December 2009
^ Bath, p 78
^ NZ wins Uruguay sevens in (Christchurch, New Zealand), published 7 January 1999 The Press
^ , part four, retrieved, 10 December 2009 The Development of Rugby in the River Plate Region: Irish Influences - Hugh FitzGerald Ryan
^ , published 3 February 2009, retrieved, 10 December 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens: Tanivula: Kiwi head Fiji heart