Rugby sevens at the Commonwealth Games

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Rugby sevens has been played at every Commonwealth Games since its first appearance at the 1998 edition held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Rugby sevens was an optional sport that was included for 2002 and 2006; it was then made a 'Core' sport by the Commonwealth Games Federation, necessitating its appearance at all future games from the 2010 Games onward. New Zealand dominated the men's tournament at its inception until 2014 when they lost for the first time at the Games, playing South Africa in the gold medal match.

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Until the 2014 Games, rugby sevens was a male-only sport at the Commonwealth Games, but a female tournament was added to the programme for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. [1]

Editions

Men's

GamesYearHost cityHost countryMedallists
GoldSilverBronze
XVI 1998 Kuala Lumpur Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
XVII 2002 Manchester Flag of England.svg  England Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
XVIII 2006 Melbourne Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Flag of England.svg  England Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji
XIX 2010 Delhi Flag of India.svg  India Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
XX 2014 Glasgow Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
XXI 2018 Gold Coast Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji Flag of England.svg  England
XXII 2022 Birmingham Flag of England.svg  England

Women's

GamesYearHost cityHost countryMedallists
GoldSilverBronze
XXI 2018 Gold Coast Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of England.svg  England
XXII 2022 Birmingham Flag of England.svg  England

All-time medal table

Medals table for rugby sevens at the Commonwealth Games (first competed for in 1998).

(Fourth) placed teams do not register on a medal tally.

Updated after the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Participating nations

Men

Nation 1998 2002 2006 2010 2014 2018 Years
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Bronze medal icon.svg6th4thSilver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svg5th6
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas 17th1
Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados =15th1
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 6th=7th=7th10th9th=9th6
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg  Cayman Islands 18th1
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands 9th=11th=13th10th4
Flag of England.svg  England 7th5thSilver medal icon.svg4th5thBronze medal icon.svg6
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji Silver medal icon.svgSilver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svgSilver medal icon.svg4
Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana =13th1
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica =13th1
Flag of India.svg  India =13th1
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 13th=11th9th=7th=7th8th6
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 11th=13th=13th=15th=13th5
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia =13th1
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Gold medal icon.svgGold medal icon.svgGold medal icon.svgGold medal icon.svgSilver medal icon.svgGold medal icon.svg6
Flag of Niue.svg  Niue =13th=13th2
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea 10th9th=11th=9th4
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 4th4th=7th5th4th=9th6
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 9th=11th6th=7th6th5
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 5thBronze medal icon.svg6thBronze medal icon.svgGold medal icon.svg4th6
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 14th=13th=13th=13th13th=13th6
Flag of Eswatini.svg  Eswatini 15th1
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 12th10th10th=11th4
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 16th=13th14th3
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda =11th=11th=11th=9th4
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 4th=7th5th=7th6th7th6
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia =13th1
Nations 27181616161616

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References

  1. Osborne, Paul (7 October 2014). "Women's rugby sevens confirmed for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games". Insidethegames.biz. Dunsar Media. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.