World Sevens Series
The World Sevens Series
is an international rugby union
series of tournaments run by the International Rugby Board
. The tournaments span the globe, with this year's tour covering Dubai, South Africa, New Zealand, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Singapore, France and England.
Sevens is a stripped-down version of rugby union, with seven players on each side rather than fifteen. Games are much shorter, seven or ten minutes each half, and tend to be very fast-paced, open affairs. Sevens is traditionally played in a two-day tournament format, with the Hong Kong Sevens being the most famous.
New Zealand and Fiji are traditionally the strongest teams, although recently Australia, England, South Africa and Samoa have all won tournaments.
- 2000 - New Zealand
- 2001 - New Zealand
- 2002 - New Zealand
- 2003 - New Zealand