Scotland Sevens

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Not to be confused with Scotland national rugby sevens team.
Scotland Sevens
Most recent season or competition:
2014 Scotland Sevens
Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s logo.svg
Scotland Sevens logo
Formerly Edinburgh Sevens
Sport Rugby sevens
Founded 2007
No. of teams 16
Country  Scotland
Venue(s) Scotstoun Stadium
Most recent
champion(s)
 Fiji (2015)
Most titles  New Zealand (4 times)
Sponsor(s) Emirates Airline

The Scotland Sevens was a rugby union sevens tournament that was part of the Sevens World Series. In the 2014-15 season it was the penultimate event of the Sevens World Series circuit. It was first held in 2007 but has been removed from the series from the 2015-16 season.

Between 2007 and 2011 the tournament was held at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, then moving to Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow from 2012.[1] The agreement to host the tournament in Glasgow between the World Rugby, which operates the Sevens World Series, and the Scottish Rugby Union ran from 2012 for at least 3 years.[2] The event was replaced in the World Sevens series by the France Sevens event from 2015–16 and will not return to the series until 2019 at the earliest.[3]

The first and second tournaments were held near the beginning of June, with Emirates Airline as the title sponsor. Associated events have included a Festival of Rugby, which took place on the training pitches outside Murrayfield when it was held there.

Results[edit]

Year Host Cup Final Plate Final
Winner Score Runner-up Winner Score Runner-up
2007
Murrayfield, Edinburgh New Zealand
New Zealand
34–5 Samoa
Samoa
Fiji
Fiji
31–7 Kenya
Kenya
2008
Murrayfield, Edinburgh New Zealand
New Zealand
24–14 England
England
South Africa
South Africa
14–5 Scotland
Scotland
2009
Murrayfield, Edinburgh Fiji
Fiji
20–19 South Africa
South Africa
New Zealand
New Zealand
34–12 Australia
Australia
2010
Murrayfield, Edinburgh Samoa
Samoa
41–14 Australia
Australia
Scotland
Scotland
19–0 Argentina
Argentina
2011
Murrayfield, Edinburgh South Africa
South Africa
36–35 Australia
Australia
Fiji
Fiji
26–14 Samoa
Samoa
2012
Scotstoun, Glasgow New Zealand
New Zealand
29–14 England
England
Samoa
Samoa
31–12 Wales
Wales
2013
Scotstoun, Glasgow South Africa
South Africa
28–21 New Zealand
New Zealand
United States
United States
17–7 Argentina
Argentina
2014
Scotstoun, Glasgow New Zealand
New Zealand
54-7 Canada
Canada
England
England
26-5 Kenya
Kenya
2015
Scotstoun, Glasgow Fiji
Fiji
24-17 New Zealand
New Zealand
South Africa
South Africa
12-10 Scotland
Scotland
A lineout during the 2008 Edinburgh Sevens

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "World Series moves to Glasgow". irbsevens.com. 9 December 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Flying the flag: We all have a ball at lucky sevens!". Evening Times. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Lamont, Alasdair. "Scotland to lose IRB Sevens host role to France". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 

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