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Rugby World Cup Sevens

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The Rugby World Cup Sevens is the premier stand-alone international rugby sevens competition outside the Olympic Games. The event is contested every four years, with tournaments for men's and women's national teams co-hosted at the same venues. It is organised by World Rugby, the sport's governing body.  
The first tournament was held in 1993 in Scotland, the birthplace of rugby sevens. The winners of the men's tournament are awarded the Melrose Cup, named after the Scottish town of Melrose where the first rugby sevens game was played. The women's tournament was inaugurated at the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens held in Dubai.
In men's Rugby World Cup Sevens, the New Zealand have won the tournament three times, Fiji have won it twice, and England and Wales have won a single tournament each, while Argentina, Australia and South Africa have reached tournament finals but not secured a title.
For women's Rugby World Cup Sevens, Australia won the first tournament in 2009 and New Zealand won the second and third tournaments in 2013 and 2018. New Zealand are the current men's and women's world champions having won both tournaments in 2018.
In May 2009, the International Rugby Board (now World Rugby) stated that if Olympic rugby sevens were added to the Rio de Janeiro games, their intention was to end the World Cup Sevens. In 2013, following two weeks of consultation, the board announced that the competition would be retained and integrated into the Olympic calendar, meaning that a meaningful elite level competition would take place every two years from 2016. In common with other Olympic team sports, the World Cup hosts a larger number of teams than the Olympic tournament. The first competition after Olympic integration took place in 2018, which entailed a one-off five-year gap from the 2013 competition.
The 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament for both men and women's teams was held from Friday 20 July 2018 to Sunday 22 July 2018 in AT&T Park, San Francisco in the United States. Unlike previous Rugby World Cup Sevens tournaments and the annual World Rugby Sevens Series events, in each of the genders, both competitions were played in knock-out only formats.
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Rugby World Cup Sevens

Sports association

  • Desc: The Rugby World Cup Sevens is the premier stand-alone international rugby sevens competition outside the Olympic Games. The event is contested every four years, with tournaments for men's and women's national teams co-hosted at the same venues.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugby_World_Cup_Sevens
  • Type: SportsOrganization, Thing, Organization
  • Result Score: 3165.45

2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens

Tournament

  • Desc: The 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens was the seventh edition of the Rugby World Cup Sevens. Organised by World Rugby, it was held at AT&T Park, now known as Oracle Park, in San Francisco, United States.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Rugby_World_Cup_Sevens
  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 1437.77

1993 Rugby World Cup Sevens

Tournament

1997 Rugby World Cup Sevens

Tournament

2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens

Tournament

  • Desc: The 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens was the sixth edition of the Rugby World Cup Sevens. The tournament was held at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. New Zealand won the tournament, defeating England 33–0 in the final. Attendance for the tournament was poor, with matches played in mostly empty stadiums.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Rugby_World_Cup_Sevens
  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 77.56

2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens qualifying – Women

Tournament

2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens qualifying – Women

Tournament

South Africa national rugby sevens team

Rugby sevens team

France national rugby sevens team

Rugby team

England national rugby sevens team

England national rugby sevens team

Rugby sevens team

Ireland national rugby sevens team

Rugby team

  • Desc: The Ireland national rugby sevens team competes annually in European competition. Ireland participates in the Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series, having been promoted to the Grand Prix competition after winning the 2016 Rugby Europe Trophy division.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland_national_rugby_sevens_team
  • Type: SportsTeam, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.55

Kenya national rugby sevens team

Rugby sevens team

  • Desc: The Kenya national rugby sevens team competes in the World Rugby Sevens Series, Rugby World Cup Sevens and the Commonwealth Games. They are currently one of the 15 "core teams" of the World Series, with a guaranteed place in all ten events each season. Kenya recorded its first tournament win in the World Rugby Sevens Series after beating Fiji at the 2016 Singapore Sevens. Kenya has also been successful in the Rugby World Cup Sevens, reaching the semifinals in 2009 and again in 2013.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya_national_rugby_sevens_team
  • Type: SportsTeam, Thing, Organization
  • Result Score: 0.49

United States national rugby union team (sevens)

Rugby team

  • Desc: The United States national rugby sevens team competes in international rugby sevens competitions. The main competition they play every year is the World Rugby Sevens Series, a series of ten tournaments played around the globe that includes the USA Sevens tournament in Las Vegas every spring.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_national_rugby_sevens_team
  • Type: SportsTeam, Thing, Organization
  • Result Score: 0.44

2018–19 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series

Tournament

New Zealand national rugby sevens team

Rugby team

  • Desc: The New Zealand national rugby sevens team competes in the World Rugby Sevens Series, Rugby World Cup Sevens, Summer Olympic Games and the Commonwealth Games. The team has been officially known as the All Blacks Sevens since 1 June 2012. The team played for the first time at the 1973 International Seven-A-Side Tournament.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_national_rugby_sevens_team
  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam
  • Result Score: 0.36

Wales national rugby sevens team

Rugby team

  • Desc: The Wales national rugby sevens team competes in the World Rugby Sevens Series, the Rugby World Cup Sevens and in the Commonwealth Games. Wales were the World Cup Sevens Champions after winning the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens in the United Arab Emirates. But they relinquished that title after failing to defend their crown at the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow. The Welsh sevens squad was disbanded by the Welsh Rugby Union due to financial constraints. After a three-year absence, the Wales sevens team returned to international competition in the 2006–07 season. They competed at half of the eight tournaments and won the plate competition at each of them. They repeated this feat at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. The star of the 2005–06 squad was Neath and Ospreys player James Hook. Hook has since progressed to the full Welsh national side.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wales_national_rugby_sevens_team
  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam, Organization
  • Result Score: 0.30

Australia national rugby sevens team

Rugby team

  • Desc: The Australia national rugby sevens team participates in international competitions such as the Sevens World Series and Rugby World Cup Sevens. The current captain of the team is Jesse Parahi, and the head coach is Tim Walsh. Rugby sevens is now recognised as an Olympic sport and made its debut in the 2016 Summer Olympics. Australia qualified for the tournament after winning the 2015 Oceania Sevens Championship.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_national_rugby_sevens_team
  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam, Organization
  • Result Score: 0.29

New Zealand women's national rugby sevens team

Rugby sevens team

  • Desc: The New Zealand women's national rugby sevens team is the reigning women's Rugby World Cup Sevens champions, having won the most recent edition in 2018, and also have been a "core team" that participates in all rounds of the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series since that competition's inception in 2012–13.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_women's_national_rugby_sevens_team
  • Type: SportsTeam, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.28

Japan national rugby sevens team

Rugby team

Canada national rugby sevens team

Canada national rugby sevens team

Rugby sevens team

  • Desc: The Canada national rugby sevens team competes at several international tournaments — the World Rugby Sevens Series, Rugby World Cup Sevens, Pan American Games and the Commonwealth Games.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_national_rugby_sevens_team
  • Type: SportsTeam, Thing, Organization
  • Result Score: 0.26

Brazil women's national rugby sevens team

Rugby team

Argentina national rugby sevens team

Rugby team

Scotland national rugby sevens team

Rugby sevens team

United States national rugby union team

Rugby union team

England women's national rugby sevens team

England women's national rugby sevens team

Rugby team

  • Desc: The English women's national rugby sevens team has been competing in the Hong Kong Women's Sevens tournaments since 1997. England are also one of six teams announced by the International Rugby Board as "core teams" that will compete in all four rounds of the inaugural IRB Women's Sevens World Series in 2012–13.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England_women's_national_rugby_sevens_team
  • Type: SportsTeam, Thing, Organization
  • Result Score: 0.17

Samoa national rugby union team

Rugby sevens team

Italy national rugby sevens team

Rugby sevens team

  • Desc: The Italy national rugby sevens team has occasionally competed in the IRB Sevens World Series since the series' was introduced in 1999, although they do not participate in every leg.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy_national_rugby_sevens_team
  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam, Organization
  • Result Score: 0.15

Brazil national rugby union team

Rugby union team

  • Desc: The Brazil national rugby union team, nicknamed Tupis, is controlled by the Confederação Brasileira de Rugby. Brazil is one of the founding unions of CONSUR and played in the inaugural South American tournament.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil_national_rugby_union_team
  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam, Organization
  • Result Score: 0.12

Russia national rugby sevens team

Rugby team

Ireland women's national rugby sevens team

Rugby team

  • Desc: The Ireland women's national rugby sevens team participates in international competitions such as the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series, the Rugby World Cup Sevens, the Rugby Europe Women's Sevens and Rugby sevens at the Summer Olympics.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland_women's_national_rugby_sevens_team
  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam
  • Result Score: 0.05
Twickenham Stadium

Twickenham Stadium

Stadium in Twickenham, England

  • Desc: Twickenham Stadium is a rugby union stadium in Twickenham, south west London, England. Owned by the governing body of rugby union in England, the Rugby Football Union, the stadium hosts home test matches for the England national rugby union team.
  • URL: http://www.rfu.com/TwickenhamStadium
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twickenham_Stadium
  • Type: Thing, TouristAttraction, Place, StadiumOrArena, CivicStructure, MusicVenue
  • Result Score: 0.04

2019 Singapore Sevens

Tournament

  • Desc: The 2019 Singapore Sevens was a rugby sevens tournament played at the National Stadium in Singapore on 13–14 April 2019. It was the eighth edition of the Singapore Sevens and the eighth tournament of the 2018–19 World Rugby Sevens Series.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Singapore_Sevens
  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 0.04

Tonga national rugby union team

Rugby team

Dignity Health Sports Park

Dignity Health Sports Park

Sports complex in Carson, California

  • Desc: Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly the Home Depot Center and StubHub Center, is a multiple-use sports complex located on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California that consists of a soccer stadium, a separate tennis stadium, a track and field facility, and a velodrome: VELO Sports Center.
  • URL: http://homedepotcenter.com/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dignity_Health_Sports_Park
  • Type: TouristAttraction, Place, StadiumOrArena, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.03
Jonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu

New Zealand rugby player

Papua New Guinea women's national rugby sevens team

Rugby team

Beauden Barrett

Beauden Barrett

New Zealand rugby player

  • Desc: Beauden John Barrett is a New Zealand rugby union player. He plays in the first five-eighth position for Taranaki and the Auckland based Super Rugby side, the Blues, and for New Zealand's national team the All Blacks.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beauden_Barrett
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 0.02

2014–15 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series

Tournament

James Haskell

James Haskell

Rugby player

Ma'a Nonu

Ma'a Nonu

Rugby player

  • Desc: Ma'a Allan Nonu MNZM is a professional rugby union player from New Zealand who currently plays for the Blues. He plays in the inside centre, but can also cover outside centre and wing.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma'a_Nonu
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 0.02
Cheslin Kolbe

Cheslin Kolbe

South African rugby player

  • Desc: Cheslin Kolbe is a South African rugby union player for the South Africa national team and for Toulouse in the Top 14 in France. His regular position is fullback. He was a member of the South African Sevens team that won a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheslin_Kolbe
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.02
BMO Field

BMO Field

Stadium in Toronto, Ontario

  • Desc: BMO Field is an outdoor stadium located at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which is home to Toronto FC of Major League Soccer and the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.
  • URL: http://bmofield.com/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMO_Field
  • Type: TouristAttraction, Place, StadiumOrArena, Thing, CivicStructure
  • Result Score: 0.02
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