Dubai Sevens

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2007 Dubai Sevens

The Dubai Sevens is an annual rugby sevens and social event held at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai, UAE. Founded in 1970, the event is the longest running sports event in the Middle East.[1]

Events[edit]

The Dubai Sevens has four competitions each year:[2]

Tournaments[edit]

Dubai is the first leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series and the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series. 16 teams compete in the men's series and 12 teams in the women's.

For the Invitation Tournaments, rugby teams take part in 15 sections. The netball tournament includes teams in three sections: Gulf Women, Open Youth, and Open Women. [3]

Results[edit]

  A blue box around the year indicates tournaments included in the World Rugby Sevens Series.
Year  Venue  Cup final Placings
Winner Score Runner-up Plate Bowl Shield
1999 Dubai Exiles
New Zealand
38–14
Fiji

Australia

Scotland
n/a
2000 Dubai Exiles
New Zealand
34–5
Fiji

South Africa

Ireland
n/a
 2001a Dubai Exiles
New Zealand
45–7
South Africa

Scotland

Wales
n/a
2002 Dubai Exiles
New Zealand
38–12
Fiji
2003 Dubai Exiles
South Africa
33–26
New Zealand

France
2004 Dubai Exiles
England
26–21
Fiji

Samoa

Portugal

Tunisia
2005 Dubai Exiles
England
28–26
Fiji

New Zealand

Wales

Kenya
2006 Dubai Exiles
South Africa
31–12
New Zealand

Samoa

Argentina

Wales
2007 Dubai Exiles
New Zealand
31–21
Fiji

Argentina

Australia

Zimbabwe
2008 The Sevens
South Africa
19–12
England

Samoa

Portugal

United States
2009 The Sevens
New Zealand
24–12
Samoa

Australia

Wales

Russia
2010 The Sevens
England
29–21
Samoa

South Africa

Argentina

Kenya
2011 The Sevens
England
29–12
France

Fiji

Australia

Scotland
2012 The Sevens
Samoa
26–15
New Zealand

Wales

Argentina

England
2013 The Sevens
Fiji
29–17
South Africa

Argentina

Australia

France
2014 The Sevens
South Africa
33–7
Australia

Argentina

Samoa

Canada
2015 The Sevens
Fiji
28–17
England

South Africa

France

Canada
Winner Score Runner-up Third Fourth Challenge Trophy
2016 The Sevens
South Africa
26–14
Fiji

England

Wales

United States
2017 The Sevens
South Africa
24–12
New Zealand

England

Fiji

France
2018 The Sevens
New Zealand

Notes:

^a The 2001 event was downgraded in status and excluded from the Sevens World Series after several teams withdrew in the wake of the September 11 attacks.[4][5][6]

Earlier winners[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dubai Rugby Sevens: History".
  2. ^ "Dubai Rugby Sevens: Event information".
  3. ^ "Dubai Rugby Sevens: News".
  4. ^ "Dubai scrubbed from Sevens Series". Irish Times. 16 October 2001. Archived from the original on 11 June 2016.
  5. ^ Malin, Ian (24 October 2001). "England to miss Dubai's downgraded sevens". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 11 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Dubai sevens: Scots take Plate prize". 9 November 2001. Archived from the original on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.

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