Tuesday, December 08, 2009
The first leg of the 2009/2010 IRB World Series Sevens got under way in Dubai this past weekend. New Zealand won the Cup Final, but there was plenty of action from all teams involved.
This new season of Sevens will be followed by an even larger worldwide audience as it's the first series since Sevens was included in the Olympics for 2016.
As always, the beauty of Sevens is the inclusiveness of many countries and the fact that on any given day, a minnow can beat a rugby super power.
Even if they don't beat them, what's important is the opportunity to gain experience from playing against great players, and perhaps even showing them up at times.
We've got a clip made by the IRB that shows seven of the best tries scored over the two days at the tournament. They're not THE best, but simply a selection of some of the better moments.
Highlights of the final will follow later today if all goes well.