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Thursday, March 19, 2009

History of Rugby World Cup Sevens - Part 1

History of Rugby World Cup Sevens - Part 1

The 2009 IRB Rugby Sevens World Cup came to a close in Dubai recently with Wales coming out victors over Argentina in a tournament that produced some exciting rugby and more than a few upsets.

Sevens rugby has come a long way since its humble beginnings in Melrose in Scotland, way back in 1883. What started out as a venture to raise funds for a struggling club is now a worldwide phenomenon, spanning the globe with its brand of fun and excitement, not only on the field, but off it too.

In Part 1 of this excellent video series we get to see how the shortened version of the sport first started out, how it spread, and we see highlights from the 1973 tournament in Edinburgh, in which Ireland and England battled it out for the honours in a keenly contested final at Murrayfield.

With old footage and interviews with legendary players, this video is a must watch for rugby fans whod like to know more about the history of this fantastic version of the game.




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