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Rugby Sevens: National Rugby Union Sevens Teams, Rugby Sevens Competitions, Rugby Sevens Footballers, Womens International Rugby Union Sevens Books LLC

Rugby Sevens: National Rugby Union Sevens Teams, Rugby Sevens Competitions, Rugby Sevens Footballers, Womens International Rugby Union Sevens

Books LLC

Published August 15th 2011
ISBN : 9781157931713
Paperback
424 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 55. Chapters: European Womens Sevens Championship, Hong Kong Womens Sevens, Asian Womens Sevens, 2011 CONSURMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 55. Chapters: European Womens Sevens Championship, Hong Kong Womens Sevens, Asian Womens Sevens, 2011 CONSUR Sevens tournament, South American Womens Sevens Championship, African Womens Sevens, USA Womens Sevens Tournament, Caribbean Womens Sevens Championship, Ned Haig, Beach rugby, Pacific Womens Sevens Championship. Excerpt: Rugby Union Sevens - a short form of the sport of rugby union - was first played in 1883, with the first (mens) internationals taking place in 1973. As womens rugby union developed in the 1960s and 1970s the format became very popular as it allowed games, and entire leagues, to be developed in countries even when player numbers were small, and it remains the main form the womens game is played in most parts of the world. However, although the first Womens international rugby union 15-a-side test match took place in 1982, it was not until 1997 before the first Womens International Rugby Union Sevens tournaments were played, when the Hong Kong Sevens included a womens tournament for the first time. Over the next decade the number of tournaments grew, with almost every region developing regular championship. This reached its zenith with the first Womens Sevens World Cup in 2009, shortly followed by the announcement that womens rugby sevens will be included in the Olympics from 2016. The European Womens Sevens Championship is an annual tournament organised by FIRA - Association of European Rugby, the governing body of European rugby union. There are a number of pool games that lead up to the finals tournament. The first European Womens Sevens Championship was held in 2003 in Lunel, France and was won by Spain. Venue/Date: Lunel, France, 24 May 2003 Summarised Plate Semi Finals Cup Semi Finals Shield Final 7th Place 5th Place (Plate) 3rd Place Cup Final Venue/Date: Prague, 14-15 May 2005