South Africa Sevens

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South Africa Sevens
Cape Town Sevens logo.png
Cape Town Sevens logo
Sport Rugby sevens
Inaugural season 1999–2000  (Stellenbosch Sevens)
No. of teams 16
Most recent
champion(s)
 England
Most titles  New Zealand  (9 times)

The South Africa Sevens is an annual rugby sevens tournament that is held in South Africa. It is currently hosted in Cape Town and is part of the Sevens World Series run by World Rugby. A South African leg of the World series has been included in every edition of the competition since it began in the 1999-2000 season.

The tournament was first held at Stellenbosch in 1999 before being moved to Durban for the next two seasons. For nine seasons from 2002 until 2010 it was held at George in the Western Cape, before moving to Port Elizabeth for the 2011 edition,[1] and Cape Town in 2015.[2]

Results[edit]

Year  Venue  Cup Plate Bowl Shield
Winner Final Score Runner-up Winner Winner Winner
1999/00
Details
Danie Craven Stadium
Fiji
12–10
New Zealand

Australia

Tonga
n/a
2000/01
Details
ABSA Stadium
New Zealand
34–5
Fiji

South Africa

Portugal
n/a
2001/02
Details
ABSA Stadium
New Zealand
19–17
Samoa

Australia

Namibia

Kenya
2002/03
Details
Outeniqua Park
Fiji
24–14
New Zealand

Argentina

Namibia

Italy
2003/04
Details
Outeniqua Park
England
38–14
New Zealand

Argentina

Canada

Kenya
2004/05
Details
Outeniqua Park
New Zealand
33–19
Fiji

South Africa

Australia

Portugal
2005/06
Details
Outeniqua Park
Fiji
21–19
Argentina

Samoa

Wales

Canada
2006/07
Details
Outeniqua Park
New Zealand
24–19
South Africa

Wales

Australia

Portugal
2007/08
Details
Outeniqua Park
New Zealand
34–7
Fiji

Kenya

Wales

Canada
2008/09
Details
Outeniqua Park
South Africa
12–7
New Zealand

England

France

Zimbabwe
2009/10
Details
Outeniqua Park
New Zealand
21–12
Fiji

England

Wales

Scotland
2010/11
Details
Outeniqua Park
New Zealand
22–19
England

South Africa

Scotland

Zimbabwe
2011/12
Details
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
New Zealand
31–26
South Africa

Wales

Scotland

Zimbabwe
2012/13
Details
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
New Zealand
47–12
France

Wales

Australia

Spain
2013/14
Details
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
South Africa
17–14
New Zealand

Fiji

England

Scotland
2014/15
Details
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
South Africa
26–17
New Zealand

United States

Canada

Portugal
2015/16
Details
Cape Town Stadium
South Africa
29–14
Argentina

Fiji

Scotland

Samoa
2016/17
Details
Cape Town Stadium
England
19–17
South Africa

Fiji

France

Canada

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Port Elizabeth named as new host of SA Sevens event" (Press release). South African Rugby Union. 13 April 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Green Point becomes new Sevens heaven". Super Sport. 20 March 2015. Archived from the original on 20 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 

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