Wales national rugby union team (sevens)

Wales National Rugby Union Team (Sevens)

Wales national rugby union team (sevens)

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The Wales national rugby union sevens team is the international rugby sevens side for Welsh rugby union players. They currently compete in the IRB Sevens World Series, the Rugby World Cup Sevens and in the Commonwealth Games.

Wales are the current World Cup Sevens Champions after winning the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens in the United Arab Emirates.

The Welsh sevens squad was disbanded in 2002 due to the financial problems of the Welsh Rugby Union. After a three year absence, the Wales sevens team returned to international competition in the 2006–07 season. They competed at half of the 8 tournaments and won the plate competition (5th place) at each of them. They repeated this feat at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

The star of the 2005-06 squad was Neath and Ospreys player James Hook. Hook has since progressed to the full Welsh national side. In 2006-07, Wales competed in the Dubai, South Africa, Australia, Hong Kong, Scotland and England legs of the IRB's World Sevens Series, reaching the semi-finals of the cup at Twickenham and Murrayfield. Wales have competed in all 8 legs of the IRB Sevens Series since the 2007–08 season.

2009 Sevens Rugby World Cup

Results

In Wales's first ever Cup Final appearance in a major Sevens event, Wales played Argentina in the 2009 World Cup Final.

In the group stages Wales beat Zimbabwe 31 - 5 and Uruguay 27 - 0 before losing to Argentina 14 - 0 in the final pool match, leaving Wales uncertain of a Cup...
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