France Sevens

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Not to be confused with France national rugby sevens team.
France Sevens
Sport Rugby sevens
Inaugural season 1996
No. of teams 16
Most recent
champion(s)
 Samoa
Most titles  New Zealand  (3 titles)
Paris Sevens venue Stade Jean-Bouin.

France Sevens, currently hosted as the Paris Sevens, is an annual international rugby union sevens tournament. The event forms part of the Sevens World Series and was hosted in Bordeaux in 2004. France has also hosted tournaments within the Sevens Grand Prix Series, at Lyon.

History[edit]

From 1996 to 1999 the tournament was known as the Air France Sevens, and in the year 2000 it was part of the inaugural IRB Sevens World Series.

The IRB hosted the tournament at Bordeaux in 2004, before returning to Paris for 2005 and 2006. The event was effectively replaced in the World Sevens Series by the Scotland Sevens at Edinburgh for the 2006-07 season.

Between 2011 and 2015, Lyon hosted a leg of the European circuit, the Sevens Grand Prix Series.

The Sevens World Series returned to France for the 2015-16 season, with the revival of the Paris Sevens tournament in 2016.

Results[edit]

  A blue box around the year indicates tournaments included in the World Rugby Sevens Series.

Paris 1990s[edit]

Year Venue Cup final Bowl Plate Shield Refs
Air France Sevens Winner Score Runner-up Winner Winner Winner
1996
Details
Stade Sébastien Charléty, Paris
Fiji
38–19
France

Romania

Russia
n/a [1][2]
1997
Details
Stade Sébastien Charléty, Paris
Fiji
French Barbarians Crest.svg
French Barbarians

Germany
n/a [2]
1998
Details
Stade Sébastien Charléty, Paris
Australia
33–26
New Zealand
South American Barbarians
Japan
n/a [2][3]
1999
Details
Stade Sébastien Charléty, Paris
New Zealand
36–26
France
French Barbarians Crest.svg
French Barbarians

Australia
n/a [2]

Paris and Bordeaux[edit]

Year Venue Cup final Bowl Plate Shield Refs
France Sevens Winner Score Runner-up Winner Winner Winner
2000
Details
Stade Sébastien Charléty, Paris
New Zealand
69–10
South Africa

Fiji

Samoa
n/a [4]
No international tournament for men's teams played from 2001 to 2003
2004
Details
Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux
New Zealand
28–19
England

Argentina

France

Spain
[5]
2005
Details
Stade Jean-Bouin,
Paris

France
28–19
Fiji

South Africa

Argentina

Canada
[6]
2006
Details
Stade Jean-Bouin,
Paris

South Africa
33–12
Samoa

Fiji

Kenya

Scotland
[7]
No international tournament for men's teams played from 2007 to 2010

Lyon Sevens[edit]

Year Venue Cup final Third Fourth Fifth Refs
Lyon Sevens Winner Score Runner-up Place Place Place
2011
Details
Matmut Stadium
Lyon

England
28–14
Spain

France

Portugal

Russia
[8]
2012
Details
Matmut Stadium
Lyon

England
26–14
Portugal

Spain

Wales

Russia
[9]
2013
Details
Matmut Stadium
Lyon

England
33–5
Russia

France

Wales

Portugal
[10]
2014
Details
Matmut Stadium
Lyon

France
40–10
Belgium

Spain

Russia
n/a [11]
2015
Details
Matmut Stadium
Lyon

France
20–7
Spain

Belgium

Germany

England
[12]

Paris Sevens[edit]

Year Venue Cup final Bowl Plate Shield Refs
France Sevens Winner Score Runner-up Winner Winner Winner
2016 Stade Jean-Bouin,
Paris

Samoa
29–26
Fiji

South Africa

Scotland

Portugal
[13]
2017 Stade Jean-Bouin,
Paris
Scheduled for 12–14 May 2017

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "In brief: Fiji wins Paris Sevens". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. 13 October 1996. Archived from the original on 15 May 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Results in the 90s". Air France Rugby Sevens. Archived from the original on 4 July 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Campese sets up win over NZ". The Age. Melbourne: Fairfax. 18 May 1998. Archived from the original on 10 April 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  4. ^ IRB Sevens I – Paris, Rugby7.com.
  5. ^ IRB Sevens V – Bordeaux, Rugby7.com.
  6. ^ IRB Sevens VI – Paris, Rugby7.com.
  7. ^ IRB Sevens VII – Paris, Rugby7.com.
  8. ^ 2011 Euro Sevens X – Lyon, France, Rugby7.com.
  9. ^ 2012 Euro Grand Prix – Lyon, France, Rugby7.com.
  10. ^ 2013 Euro Grand Prix – Lyon, France, Rugby7.com.
  11. ^ 2014 Euro Grand Prix – Lyon, France, Rugby7.com.
  12. ^ 2015 Euro Grand Prix – Lyon, France, Rugby7.com.
  13. ^ Sevens World Series - Leg 9 (Paris) 2015/16 Rugby Archive