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The Emirates Airline Edinburgh Sevens, also known as the Edinburgh 7s and Scotland Sevens,[1] is a rugby union sevens tournament, part of the IRB Sevens World Series, held at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, Scotland. It will have the honour of being the last event in each season's IRB Sevens. The hosting contract between the International Rugby Board, which operates the IRB Sevens, and the Scottish Rugby Union runs from 2007 through 2011.[2]

The first tournament was held June 2-3, 2007, with Emirates Airline as the title sponsor. The event will also include a Festival of Rugby celebrating all of the abbreviated versions of rugby union, with club-level competition in tag rugby, touch rugby and full-contact sevens.[3]

ResultsEdit

Year Host Cup Final Plate Final
Winner Score Runner-up Winner Score Runner-up
2007
Murrayfield, Edinburgh New Zealand
New Zealand
34 - 5 Fiji
Samoa
Fiji
Fiji
31 - 7 Kenya
Kenya

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. The Scottish Rugby Union brands the tournament as either "Edinburgh Sevens" or "Edinburgh 7s", while the International Rugby Board refers to the event as the "Scotland Sevens".
  2. IRB Sevens World Series to climax in Scotland. International Rugby Board (2006-10-17).
  3. Emirates to sponsor IRB Sevens in Edinburgh. Scottish Rugby Union (2006-11-27).

External linksEdit

Template:World sevens series Template:Rugby union in Scotland

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