Monday, July 23, 2018

More Rugby World Cup Sevens

Until I read the article about Stephen Tomasin from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat at the Rambler on Friday night, I really didn’t appreciate what I was attending this last weekend. I just hadn’t paid that much attention…

This was the seventh edition of the Rugby World Cup Sevens. Tournament venues have included:

1993 – Edinburgh, Scotland
1997 – Hong Kong
2001 – Mar del Plata, Argentina
2005 – Hong Kong
2009 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2013 – Moscow, Russia {Attendance was poor with matches played in mostly empty stadiums.}
2018 – San Francisco, United States

With Rugby Sevens in the 2016 Olympics, a one-time five-year gap from the 2013 competition occurred. Unlike previous Rugby World Cup Sevens tournaments, the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens was played in a knock-out format.

This was USA team’s highest finish. Previous finishes have included:

1993 – 17th
1997 – 18th
2001 – 13th
2005 – 13th
2009 – 13th
2013 – 13th
2018 – 6th

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