Punta Del Este Sevens

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Punta Del Este Sevens
Sport Rugby sevens
Founded 1989
No. of teams 21 (2014)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Argentina
Most titles  New Zealand (4)
Official website obcyogc.com/sevenpunta

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 since 1989.[1][2][3] It was formerly part of the 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,[4] and has attracted players of the calibre of Jonah Lomu in the past,[5][6] as well as teams like Fiji, Argentina, New Zealand, Samoa and Belgium Barbarians

Men's tournament[edit]

Winners since 2013 (and for the 2000 tournament):

  A blue box around the year indicates a tournament included in the World Rugby Sevens Series.
International competition
Year  Venue  Cup final Placings Refs
Winner Score Runner-up Third Fourth
2017 Estadio Domingo Burgueño
Argentina
22–21
Fiji

Chile

United States
[7]
Year  Venue  Gold Cup Final Silver Cup Bronze Cup Refs
Winner Score Runner-up Winner Winner
2015 Punta del Este Polo & Country Club Argentina
Córdoba Athletic Club
Argentina
Moby Dick
2014–15 Punta del Este Polo & Country Club Argentina
Moby Dick
15–7
Chile

Uruguay
Argentina
Pucará
[8]
2014 Estadio Domingo Burgueño
SA 7s Academy
19–14 Argentina
Moby Dick

Uruguay VII
Argentina
Pucará
[9]
2013 Estadio Domingo Burgueño Argentina
Buenos Aires
39–0 Argentina
Moby Dick

Uruguay
Argentina
Jockey de Salta
[10]
Year  Venue  Cup Final Placings Refs
Winner Score Runner-up Plate Winner Bowl Winner
2000 Estadio Domingo Burgueño
New Zealand
42–19
Fiji

Australia

France
[11]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Argentina y Fiji, los mejores en el arranque del #SudaméricaRugby7s (in Spanish) Sudamerica Rugby. 7 January 2017.
  8. ^ Moby Dick Champion Punta Del Este Sevens! (in Spanish) Rugby Time. 28 December 2014.
  9. ^ Matches (in Spanish) 7 Punta. 2014.
  10. ^ Matches (in Spanish) 7 Punta. 2013.
  11. ^ 2000 Punta del Este Sevens 7s Rugby 7s.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bath, Richard (ed.) The Complete Book of Rugby (Seven Oaks Ltd, 1997 ISBN 1-86200-013-1)

External links[edit]