Rugby sevens at the World Games

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South Africa and Argentina tangle in rugby sevens at the World Games

Rugby sevens was introduced as a World Games sport for men at the 2001 World Games in Akita. No women's rugby has been played at the World Games.

The 2013 World Games was the last to feature the sport, with rugby sevens becoming a full Olympic event in 2016.

Medalists[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2001 Akita  Fiji (FIJ)  Australia (AUS)  New Zealand (NZL)
2005 Duisburg  Fiji (FIJ)  South Africa (RSA)  Argentina (ARG)
2009 Kaohsiung  Fiji (FIJ)  Portugal (POR)  South Africa (RSA)
2013 Cali  South Africa (RSA)  Argentina (ARG)  Canada (CAN)

Tournament finals[edit]

Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game Refs
Gold medalist Score Silver medalist Bronze medalist Score Fourth place
2001 Japan Akita
Fiji
35–19
Australia

New Zealand
19–10
France
[1][2]
2005 Germany Duisburg
Fiji
31–26
South Africa

Argentina
22–10
Great Britain
[3]
2009 Chinese Taipei Kaohsiung
Fiji
43–10
Portugal

South Africa
17–0
Argentina
[4][5]
2013 Colombia Cali
South Africa
33–24
Argentina

Canada
33–21
France
[6][7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Games VI - Akita, Japan.". Rugby7.com. 2001. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Results - Rugby sevens[dead link]
  3. ^ "World Games VII - Duisburg, Germany.". Rugby7.com. 2005. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "World Games VIII- Kaohsiung, Taiwan.". Rugby7.com. 2009. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Fiji cruise to gold medal
  6. ^ "World Games IX - Cali, Colombia.". Rugby7.com. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  7. ^ Results - Rugby Sevens