World Rugby Union Competitions

Rugby at the Olympic Games - Men

Sevens Rugby at the Olympic Games - Women

Rugby World Cup (RWC)

Women′s Rugby World Cup (WRWC)

Rugby World Cup Sevens (RWC Sevens) - Men

Rugby World Cup Sevens (RWC Sevens) - Women

Sevens World Series

Women′s Sevens Challenge Cup

Women′s Sevens World Series

Sevens Rugby at the World Games

Under 21 World Championship

Under 19 World Championship

Junior World Championship (JWC)

Sevens Rugby at Youth Olympic Games - Boys

Sevens Rugby at Youth Olympic Games - Girls

Rugby at the Olympic Games - Men

After 92 years break (Sevens) Rugby was included again.

Venue

1st place

Final

2nd place

3rd place

1900, Oct 14+28 Paris FRA USFSA FRA --- Moseley Wanders RFC GBR
SC 1880 Frankfurt GER
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1904 - 1906 not in program



1908, Oct 26 London GBR ANZ 32:3 Cornwall GBR only two teams
1912 not in program



1920, Sep 05 Antwerpen BEL USA 8:0 FRA only two teams
1924, May 04-15 Paris FRA USA --- FRA ROU
1928 - 2012 not in program
2016, Aug 09-11 Rio de Janeiro BRA FIJ 43:7 GBR RSA

1908: ANZ = Australasia (combined team of Australia and New Zealand at the 1908 Olympics), the rugby team was represented by Australia alone

Sevens Rugby at the Olympic Games - Women

Venue

1st place

Final

2nd place

3rd place

2016, Aug 06-08 Rio de Janeiro BRA AUS 24:17 NZL CAN

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Rugby World Cup (RWC)

Venue

1st place

Final

2nd place

3rd place

1987, May 22 - Jun 20 Auckland NZL NZL 29:9 FRA WAL
1991, Oct 03 - Nov 02 London ENG AUS 12:6 ENG NZL
1995, May 25 - Jun 24 Johannesburg RSA RSA 15:12aet NZL FRA
1999, Oct 01 - Nov 06 Cardiff WAL AUS 35:12 FRA RSA
2003, Oct 10 - Nov 22 Sydney AUS ENG 20:17aet AUS NZL
2007, Sep 07 - Oct 20 Saint-Denis FRA RSA 15:6 ENG ARG
2011, Sep 09 - Oct 23 Auckland NZL NZL 8:7 FRA AUS
2015, Sep 18 - Oct 31 London ENG NZL 34:17 AUS RSA
2019, Sep 06 - Oct 20 JPN



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Women′s Rugby World Cup (WRWC)

The 1998 Women's Rugby World Cup was the first world cup fully sanctioned by the IRB.

Venue

1st place

Final

2nd place

3rd place

1991, Apr 06-14 Cardiff WAL USA 19:6 ENG FRA
NZL
1994, Apr 11-24 Edinburgh SCO ENG 38:23 USA FRA
1998, May 01-16 Amsterdam NED NZL 44:12 USA ENG
2002, May 13-25 Barcelona ESP NZL 19:9 ENG FRA
2006, Aug 31 - Sep 17 Edmonton CAN NZL 25:17 ENG FRA
2010, Aug 20 - Sep 05 London ENG NZL 13:10 ENG AUS
2014, Aug 01-17 Paris FRA ENG 21:9 CAN FRA

1991: Officially, third place was shared between FRA and NZL. However, a match between a French and a New Zealand XV did take place on April 14, France winning 3:0. But it is clear from records held by the RFU Rugby Museum that game was not scheduled as part of the tournament and is not included in any official tournament records after the event.

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Rugby World Cup Sevens (RWC Sevens) - Men

Venue

1st place

Final

2nd place

3rd place

1993, Apr 16-18 Edinburgh SCO ENG 21:17 AUS ---
1997, Mar 21-23 Hong Kong HKG FIJ 24:21 RSA ---
2001, Jan 26-28 Mar del Plata ARG NZL 31:12 AUS ---
2005, Mar 18-20 Hong Kong HKG FIJ 29:17 NZL ---
2009, Mar 05-07 Dubai UAE WAL 19:12 ARG ---
2013, Jun 28-30 Moskva RUS NZL 33:0 ENG FIJ

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Rugby World Cup Sevens (RWC Sevens) - Women

Since 2009, a women′s tournament is included at the Rugby World Cup Sevens (RWC Sevens).

Venue

1st place

Final

2nd place

3rd place

2009, Mar 05-07 Dubai UAE AUS 15:10 NZL ---
2013, Jun 28-30 Moskva RUS NZL 29:12 CAN USA

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Sevens World Series

The Sevens World Series is an annual series of international tournaments featuring national teams. Depending on their finishing position, the teams earn points accumulating over the complete series.

1st place

Pts.

2nd place

Pts.

3rd place

Pts.

1999/00 NZL 186 FIJ 180 AUS 118
2000/01 NZL 162 AUS 150 FIJ 124
2001/02 NZL 198 RSA 136 ENG 126
2002/03 NZL 112 ENG 108 FIJ   94
2003/04 NZL 128 ENG 122 ARG   98
2004/05 NZL 116 FIJ   88 ENG   86
2005/06 FIJ 144 ENG 122 RSA 110
2006/07 NZL 130 FIJ 128 SAM 122
2007/08 NZL 154 RSA 106 SAM 100
2008/09 RSA 132 FIJ 102 ENG   98
2009/10 SAM 164 NZL 149 AUS 122
2010/11 NZL 166 RSA 140 ENG 127
2011/12 NZL 167 FIJ 161 ENG 135
2012/13 NZL 173 RSA 132 FIJ 121
2013/14 NZL 180 RSA 152 FIJ 144
2014/15 FIJ 164 RSA 154 NZL 152
2015/16 FIJ 181 RSA 171 NZL 158

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Women′s Sevens Challenge Cup

Venue

1st place

Final

2nd place

3rd place

2011, Dec 02-03 Dubai UAE CAN 26:7 ENG AUS
2012, Mar 23-24 Hong Kong HKG ENG 15:10 ENG ---
2012, May 12-13 London ENG ENG 34:7 NED CAN

The Women′s Sevens World Series replaced it.

Women′s Sevens World Series

The Women′s Sevens World Series is an annual series of international tournaments featuring national teams. Depending on their finishing position, the teams earn points accumulating over the complete series.
It is the successor of Women′s Sevens Challenge Cup.

1st place

Pts.

2nd place

Pts.

3rd place

Pts.

2012/13 NZL 74 ENG 60 CAN 52
2013/14 NZL 96 AUS 92 CAN 80
2014/15 NZL 108 CAN 96 AUS 94
2015/16 AUS 94 NZL 80 CAN 74

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Sevens Rugby at the World Games

The International World Games Association (IWGA, founded in 1981) organizes the World Games every 4 years. Thus, an International Sports Federation (IF) can become a member of the IWGA; it must satisfy two essential conditions:
The IF must be a member of SportAccord (the umbrella organisation for all (Olympic and non-Olympic) international sports federations), and their sport does not belong to the current Olympic program.
Since 1989, the World Games are under the special patronage of the IOC.

Venue

1st place

Final

2nd place

3rd place

2001, Aug 25-26 Aikta JPN FIJ 35:19 AUS NZL
2005, Jul 22-23 Duisburg GER FIJ 31:26 RSA ARG
2009, Jul 24-25 Kaohsiung TPE FIJ 43:10 POR RSA
2013, Aug 01-02 Cali COL RSA 33:24 ARG CAN

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Under 21 World Championship

Venue

1st place

Final

2nd place

3rd place

2002, Jun 12-28 Johannesburg RSA RSA 24:21 AUS NZL
2003, Jun 13-29 Oxford ENG NZL 21:10 AUS ARG
2004, Jun 11-27 Glasgow SCO NZL 47:19 IRL RSA
2005, Jun 09-25 Mendoza ARG RSA 20:15 AUS NZL
2006, Jun 09-25 Clermont-Ferrand FRA FRA 24:13 RSA NZL

The Junior World Championship replaced it.

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Under 19 World Championship

Originally a FIRA competition (and thus also limited to their members) it was transformed to a joint IRB/FIRA-AER Under 19 World Championship in 1992, eventually becoming the IRB Under 19 World Cup in 2004.
In 1995, the teams were placed into A to D tier divisions with promotion and relegation between them. 1999, reduced to two divisions A and B .

Venue

1st place

Final

2nd place

3rd place

1969, Apr 02-06 Barcelona ESP FRA 31:0 MAR ROU
1970, Mar 24-29 Vichy FRA FRA 26:8 ESP ITA
1971, Apr 06-11 Casablanca MAR FRA 27:0 ITA ROU
1972, Mar 27 - Apr 03 Roma ITA ROU 17:11 ESP FRA
1973, Apr 18-23 București ROU ROU 16:11 FRA ESP
1974, Apr 10-15 Heidelberg FRG FRA 29:6 ROU ESP
1975, Mar 26-31 Madrid ESP FRA 33:3 ROU ESP
1976, Apr 11-18 Albi FRA FRA 20:12 ROU ESP
1977, Apr 02-10 Hilversum NED FRA 32:3 ITA POR
1978, Mar 21-26 Parma ITA FRA 33:0 ITA URS
1979, Apr 17-22 Lisboa POR FRA 21:4 URS ITA
1980, Apr 01-06 Tunis TUN FRA
ITA ESP
1981, Apr 15-19 Madrid ESP FRA 48:0 ESP ITA
1982, Apr 06-11 Genève SUI FRA 33:0 ITA ESP
1983, Mar 29 - Apr 03 Casablanca MAR FRA 15:3 ITA ESP
1984, Apr 15-22 Warszawa POL ITA --- FRA ESP
1985, Mar 31 - Apr 07 Bruxelles BEL FRA --- ITA ROU
1986, Mar 24-30 București ROU FRA 34:3 ITA ROU
1987, Apr 13-19 Berlin FRG ARG 15:14 FRA URS
1988, Mar 28 - Apr 03 Makarska YUG FRA 34:19 URS ITA
1989, Mar 20-26 Lisboa POR ARG 42:12 URS FRA
1990, Apr 09-15 Treviso ITA ARG 19:17 FRA ITA
1991, Mar 24-31 Toulouse FRA ARG 10:7 FRA ITA
1992, Apr 12-19 Madrid ESP FRA 31:27 ARG ITA
1993, Apr 04-11 Lille FRA ARG 31:28 FRA ITA
1994, Mar 27 - Apr 03 Lyon FRA RSA 41:18 ITA FRA
1995, Apr 09-16 București ROU FRA 27:12 ARG RSA
1996, Mar 31 - Apr 08 Brescia ITA ARG 34:7 WAL ROU
1997, Mar 15-30 Santiago CHI ARG 18:12 FRA WAL
1998, Apr 04-12 Toulouse FRA IRL 18:0 FRA ARG
1999, Mar 26 - Apr 04 Newport WAL NZL 25:0 WAL RSA
2000, Apr 13-23 Dijon FRA FRA 14:0 AUS NZL
2001, Apr 05-16 Santiago CHI NZL 36:23 FRA AUS
2002, Mar 21 - Apr 01 Treviso ITA NZL 71:18 FRA RSA
2003, Apr 09-20 Bondoufle FRA RSA 22:18 NZL FRA
2004, Mar 27 - Apr 12 Durban RSA NZL 34:11 FRA RSA
2005, Apr 01-17 Durban RSA RSA 20:15 NZL AUS
2006, Apr 05-21 Dubai UAE AUS 17:13 NZL ENG
2007, Apr 04-21 Belfast IRL NZL 31:7 RSA AUS

The Junior World Championship replaced it.

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Junior World Championship (JWC)

The IRB decided to fold its under-19 and under-21 world championships into a two-tiered under-20 tournament structure starting in 2008. The top tier, the IRB Junior World Championship , will feature up to 16 teams, while eight teams will compete in the second-tier IRB Junior World Trophy (JWRT).

Venue

1st place

Final

2nd place

3rd place

2008, Jun 06-22 Swansea WAL NZL 38:3 ENG RSA
2009, Jun 05-21 Tokyo JPN NZL 44:28 ENG RSA
2010, Jun 05-21 Rosario ARG NZL 62:17 AUS RSA
2011, Jun 10-26 Padova ITA NZL 33:22 ENG AUS
2012, Jun 04-22 Newlands RSA RSA 22:16 NZL WAL
2013, Jun 05-23 Vannes FRA ENG 23:15 WAL RSA
2014, Jun 02-20 Auckland NZL ENG 21:20 RSA NZL
2015, Jun 02-20 Cremona ITA NZL 21:16 ENG RSA
2016, Jun 07-25 Salford ENG ENG 45:21 IRL ARG

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Sevens Rugby at Youth Olympic Games - Boys

Venue

1st place

Final

2nd place

3rd place

2014, Aug 17-20 Nanjing CHN FRA 42:22 ARG FIJ

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Sevens Rugby at Youth Olympic Games - Girls

Venue

1st place

Final

2nd place

3rd place

2014, Aug 17-20 Nanjing CHN AUS 38:10 CAN CHN

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Last modified: 08.12.16