2005–06 World Sevens Series

2005–06 World Sevens Series

The 2005-06 World Sevens Series was the seventh in an annual series of rugby union sevens tournaments run by the International Rugby Board since 1999-2000. The participating teams in each World Sevens Series are full national sides.

The series was won by Fiji in the last event of the competition. In the final event Fiji needed to finish as Plate winners or higher to ensure that they would win the series. In the final event Fiji won the Cup competition making them the 2005-06 Series Champions.

Sevens is a stripped-down version of rugby union, with seven players on each side rather than fifteen. Games are much shorter, seven or ten minutes each half, and tend to be very fast-paced, open affairs. Sevens is traditionally played in a two-day tournament format; however, the most famous event, the Hong Kong Sevens, is played over three days.

The most famous Sevens event, the Hong Kong Sevens, returned to the series after a one-year hiatus in 2004-05 for the IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens, which was held in Hong Kong in March 2005 and won by Fiji.

The tournaments spanned the globe, with the following events included in the 2005-06 tour:

2005-06 Itinerary
Leg Venue Date Winner
Dubai Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground December 1–2, 2005 England
South Africa Outeniqua Park, George December 9–10, 2005 Fiji
New Zealand Westpac Stadium, Wellington February 3–4, 2006 Fiji
United States The Home Depot Center, Los Angeles, California February 11–12, 2006 England
Hong Kong Hong Kong Stadium March 31-April 2, 2006 England
Singapore National Stadium, Singapore April 8–9, 2006 Fiji
Paris Stade Jean-Bouin May 27–28, 2007 South Africa
London Twickenham June 3–4, 2006 Fiji

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