Cardiff Sevens

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Cardiff Sevens
Sport Rugby sevens
Inaugural season2001
No. of teams16
Most recent
champion(s)
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
Most titlesFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand   (2 titles)

The Cardiff Sevens was an annual international rugby union sevens tournament that was held at Cardiff Arms Park in Wales from 2001 to 2003 as part of the World Sevens Series. The event was effectively replaced in the series by the Bordeaux Sevens for the 2003–04 season. [1]

Cardiff Arms Park Sports venue in Cardiff, Wales

Cardiff Arms Park, also known as The Arms Park and the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park for sponsorship reasons from September 2014, is situated in the centre of Cardiff, Wales. It is primarily known as a rugby union stadium, but it also has a bowling green. The Arms Park was host to the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1958, and hosted four games in the 1991 Rugby World Cup, including the third-place play-off. The Arms Park also hosted the inaugural Heineken Cup Final of 1995–96 and the following year in 1996–97.

Wales Country in northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate.

France Sevens

The France Sevens, also called the Paris Sevens, is an annual international rugby sevens tournament that is one of ten competitions on the annual World Rugby Sevens Series. The France Sevens is generally held in May or June on the weekend following the London Sevens and is the last competition in the Sevens Series. France has also hosted tournaments within the European Sevens Grand Prix Series, often at Lyon.

Results

YearVenueCup finalPlacingsRefs
WinnerScoreRunner-upPlateBowlShield
2001
Details
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New Zealand
31–5Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
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Fiji
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England
n/a [2]
2002
Details
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New Zealand
23–12Flag of England.svg
England
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South Africa
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Argentina
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Wales
[3]
2003
Details
Cardiff Arms ParkFlag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
35–17Flag of Argentina.svg
Argentina
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New Zealand
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Scotland
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Georgia
[4]

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  2. IRB Sevens II – Cardiff, Rugby7.com.
  3. IRB Sevens III – Cardiff, Rugby7.com.
  4. IRB Sevens IV – Cardiff, Rugby7.com.