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:
|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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