Punta Del Este Sevens

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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.[1][2][3] It was formerly part of the IRB Sevens World Series for the inaugural 1999-2000 circuit.

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]

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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