National Rugby Sevens Championships

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National Rugby Sevens Championships
Australian Rugby Sevens logo.png
Sport Rugby sevens
Inaugural season 2012
Country Australia
Holders Queensland Red (Men's 2017)
NSW Blue (Women's 2017)

The National Rugby Sevens Championship is an annual rugby sevens competition hosted by the Australian Rugby Union. Tournaments are held for senior men's and women's teams, as well as for junior men's and women's teams with an under-18 age requirement. It is contested by teams from Australian states and territories,[1][2] and National Indigenous representative sides,[3] as well as teams from the Australian Armed Services,[4] and Australian Universities.[5]

The national women's tournament was launched in its present format in 2012,[6] The inaugural national men's tournament was held in 2015.

Teams[edit]

The teams competing at the National Sevens Championships (as at 2015) are:[7]

Men[edit]

  • Australian Capital Territory Australian Capital Territory
  • Australia Australian Universities
  • Australian Aboriginal Flag.svg National Indigenous
  • New South Wales New South Wales Blue
  • New South Wales New South Wales White
  • Northern Territory Northern Territory
  • Queensland Queensland Red
  • Queensland Queensland White
  • South Australia South Australia
  • Tasmania Tasmania
  • Victoria (Australia) Victoria
  • Western Australia Western Australia

Women[edit]

  • Australian Capital Territory Australian Capital Territory
  • Australia Australian Services
  • Australia Australian Universities
  • Australian Aboriginal Flag.svg National Indigenous
  • New South Wales New South Wales Blue
  • New South Wales New South Wales White
  • Northern Territory Northern Territory
  • Queensland Queensland Red
  • Queensland Queensland White
  • South Australia South Australia
  • Victoria (Australia) Victoria
  • Western Australia Western Australia

Championship winners[edit]

Men's 7s[edit]

Year Winner Tournament location Refs
2017 Queensland Red Epsom, Bendigo [8][9]
2016 Queensland Red West Beach, Adelaide [10][11]
2015 NSW Blue Narrabeen, Sydney [12]

Women's 7s[edit]

Year Winner Tournament location Refs
2017 NSW Blue Epsom, Bendigo [13][14]
2016 Queensland Red West Beach, Adelaide [11][15]
2015 NSW Blue Narrabeen, Sydney [16]
2014 Queensland Red AIS, Canberra [17]
2013 ACT Riverview, Sydney [18]
2012 Queensland Red Riverview, Sydney [19]

Men's Youth 7s[edit]

Year Winner Tournament location Refs
2017 NSW Blue Ballymore, Brisbane [20][21]
2016 NSW Blue McGillvray Oval, Perth [22][23]
2015 NSW Blue Narrabeen, Sydney [24]
2014 not held
2013 replaced by AYOF 7s [25]
National Schoolboy Rugby 7s
2012 Keebra Park SHS Skilled Park, Gold Coast [26]

Women's Youth 7s[edit]

Year Winner Tournament location Refs
2017 Queensland Red Ballymore, Brisbane [27][28]
2016 Queensland Red McGillvray Oval, Perth [22][23]
2015 NSW Blue Narrabeen, Sydney [29]
2014 not held
2013 replaced by AYOF 7s [30]
National Schoolgirl Rugby 7s
2012 Queensland Red Skilled Park, Gold Coast [31]

Following the tournament, the Australian women's sevens team is selected. The Australian team competes in the Oceania championships and in the World Rugby Sevens series.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Polkinghorne, David (30 October 2014). "Ozboks want to create Canberra rugby sevens production line". The Canberra Times. Fairfax. Archived from the original on 1 March 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Findlay, Matt (3 January 2015). "Patterson races to be fit for nationals". Central Western Daily. Archived from the original on 1 March 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Indigenous team wins plate at women's sevens". Koori Mail. 11 March 2014. Archived from the original on 1 March 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Bree, Max (20 June 2014). "Army Warriors make national team". Australian Army. Archived from the original on 1 March 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "ARU announces launch of 2015 National Sevens Competitions". Australian Rugby. 30 July 2014. Archived from the original on 1 March 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "ARU launches Women's Sevens championship". FORU. 12 April 2012. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "2015 National Men's, Women's, Youth Boys and girls sevens championships". Australian Rugby. 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Ladder: National Senior 7s – Men". Rugby Link. 2017. Archived from the original on 18 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018. 
  9. ^ "Season Fixture: National Senior 7s – Men". Rugby Link. 2017. Archived from the original on 18 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018. 
  10. ^ "National Sevens: Men paint the town Red". Australian Rugby. 20 November 2016. Archived from the original on 20 November 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Queensland claim Men's and Women's titles at the National Sevens Championships". Queensland Rugby. 20 November 2016. Archived from the original on 20 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "National Senior Sevens » Men". ARU. 8 March 2015. Archived from the original on 8 March 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "Ladder: National Senior 7s – Women". Rugby Link. 2017. Archived from the original on 18 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018. 
  14. ^ "Season Fixture: National Senior 7s – Women". Rugby Link. 2017. Archived from the original on 18 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018. 
  15. ^ "National Sevens: Queensland Red win border war". Australian Rugby. 20 November 2016. Archived from the original on 20 November 2016. 
  16. ^ "National Senior Sevens » Women". ARU. 8 March 2015. Archived from the original on 8 March 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "Annual Report 2014" (PDF). Queensland Rugby Union. p. 28. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 June 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2018. 
  18. ^ "ACT claims second annual National Women's Sevens Championship". Australian Rugby. 14 April 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  19. ^ ARU Annual Report p. 67. 2012.
  20. ^ "Ladder: National Youth 7s – Boys". Rugby Link. 2017. Archived from the original on 18 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018. 
  21. ^ "Season Fixture: National Youth 7s – Boys". Rugby Link. 2017. Archived from the original on 18 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018. 
  22. ^ a b "National Youth Sevens Finals". Green and Gold Rugby. 12 December 2016. Archived from the original on 12 December 2016. 
  23. ^ a b "National Youth Sevens – Day 1". Green and Gold Rugby. 11 December 2016. Archived from the original on 12 December 2016. 
  24. ^ Results. ARU. 2015.
  25. ^ Results. ARU. 2013.
  26. ^ Results. ARU. 2012.
  27. ^ "Ladder: National Youth 7s – Girls". Rugby Link. 2017. Archived from the original on 18 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018. 
  28. ^ "Season Fixture: National Youth 7s – Girls". Rugby Link. 2017. Archived from the original on 18 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018. 
  29. ^ Results. ARU 2015.
  30. ^ Results. ARU 2013.
  31. ^ Results. ARU. 2012.

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