Rugby sevens

Rugby Sevens is a variant of Rugby Union in which teams are made up of seven players playing seven minute halves, instead of the usual 15 players playing 40-minute halves. A World University Championship sport since 2004, Rugby Sevens also already featured as an optional sport at the Summer Universiade.

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EVENTS World University Championship

All Events Rugby Sevens

2018

Swakopmund (NAM)

12/07-14/07/2018

2016

 Swansea (GBR)

2014

São José dos Campos (BRA)

2014

 Salvador (BRA)

2013

 Kazan (RU), 6/7 - 17/07

Rugby Sevens

 FISU Technical Delegates for Rugby

Charles WESSEL (RSA)

Alison HUGUES (GBR)

 

International Federation

World Rugby

FISU Regulations

You can download the latest version here.

The History of Rugby Sevens in FISU

Rugby Sevens entered the programme of the FISU World University Championships in 2004 with a first edition organised in Beijing (CHN), which welcomed 159 rugby players from 9 countries. Since then, the number of participants has constantly grown, as well as the number of participating countries, reaching the record number of 273 participants from 17 countries at the 2010 edition hosted by the Portuguese University Sport Federation in Porto. The 5th World University Rugby 7 Championship was organised in the city of Brive-la-Gaillarde, France, one of the homelands of rugby.

Statistics WUC Rugby Sevens

Edition

Year

Country

City

N° of Countries

M

W

Athletes

Officials

Total

1

2004

CHN

Beijing

9

91

68

159

38

197

2

2006

ITA

Roma

13

147

60

207

73

280

3

2008

ESP

Córdoba

13

158

115

273

98

371

4

2010

POR

Porto

17

214

95

309

119

428

5

2012

FRA

Brive-la-Gaillarde

18

214

95

309

119

428

6

2014

BRA

São José dos Campos

11

104

95

199

70

269

7

2016

GBR

Swansea

 14 104 121 225 77 302

8

2018

NAM

Swakopmund

           

 

Statistics Rugby Sevens as an optional sport at the Summer Universiade

Edition

Year

Country

City

N° of Countries

M

W

Athletes

Officials

Total

27

2013

RUS

Kazan