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Encyclopedia > Wales national rugby union team (sevens)
Wales
Union Welsh Rugby Union
Coach Gareth Baber
Captain Jonathan Edwards
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World Cup Sevens
Appearances 3 (First in 1993)
Best result

The Wales national rugby union sevens team is the rugby sevens side for Welsh rugby union players. They currently compete in the IRB Sevens World Series, and in the Commonwealth Rugby Sevens Championships. They are currently in proccess of attempting to qualify for the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens. [1] Image File history File links Wru_logo. ... The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) (Welsh: ) is the governing body of rugby union in Wales, recognised by the International Rugby Board. ... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Kit_body_red_white_collar. ... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... The Rugby World Cup Sevens is the worlds premier international contest in the Sevens version of rugby union, first held in Scotland in 1993 and held every four years. ... The inaugural 1993 Rugby World Cup Sevens was held at Murrayfield in Edinburgh in April 1993. ... Bold text // Rugby sevens being played at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, which was held at Melbournes Telstra Dome. ... Look up Welsh, welsh in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... The IRB Sevens World Series, known officially as the IRB Sevens before the 2006-07 season and also sometimes called the World Sevens Series, is a series of international rugby union sevens tournaments organised for the first time in the 1999-2000 season. ... The 2009 Rugby Sevens World Cup will be the 5th edition of the tournament. ...


The Welsh sevens squad was disbanded in 2002 due to the financial problems of the Welsh Rugby Union. After a three year absence, the Wales sevens team returned to international competition in the 2005-6 season. [2] They competed at half of the 8 tournaments and won the plate competition(5th place) at each of them. They repeated this feat at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) (Welsh: ) is the governing body of rugby union in Wales, recognised by the International Rugby Board. ... The 2006 Commonwealth Games were the third Games at which Rugby Sevens, the only male-only sports at the Commonwealth Games, was played. ...


The star of the 2005-06 squad was Neath and Ospreys player James Hook. Hook has since progressed to the full Welsh national side. In 2006-07, Wales competed in the Dubai]], South Africa, Australia, Hong Kong, Scotland and England legs of the IRB's World Sevens Series, reaching the semi-finals of the cup at Twickenham and Murrayfield. Image:Neatharms. ... James Hook or Hooky as he is nicknamed (born 27 June 1985) is a Welsh rugby union footballer, who plays for the Ospreys. ... IRB is a TLA for International Rugby Board Irish Republican Brotherhood Institutional Review Board This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The World Sevens Series is an international rugby union sevens series of tournaments run by the International Rugby Board. ... Twickenham Stadium (usually known as just Twickenham or Twickers[1]) is a stadium located in Twickenham, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh (capacity 67,500) is the home of Scottish Rugby and a name known throughout the rugby world. ...


Wales are expected to compete at all eight stages of the 2007-08 Sevens.[3] The 2007-08 IRB Sevens World Series will be the ninth of an annual series of rugby union sevens tournaments for full national sides run by the International Rugby Board since 1999-2000. ...

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IRB World Sevens Series record

2006-2007 Series (6th overall)
First Day Event Finish
2006-12-01 Flag of Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Dubai Shield Winners
2007-12-08 Flag of South Africa George Plate Winners
2007-02-02 Flag of New Zealand Wellington Did Not Compete
2007-02-10 Flag of the United States San Diego Did Not Compete
2007-03-30 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong Plate Winners
2007-04-07 Flag of Australia Adelaide Bowl Winners
2007-05-26 Flag of England London Cup Semi Finalists
2007-06-02 Flag of Scotland Edinburgh Cup Semi Finalists
2007-2008 Series
First Day Event Finish
2007-11-30 Flag of Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Dubai Bowl Semi Finalists
2007-12-07 Flag of South Africa George Bowl Winners
2008-02-01 Flag of New Zealand Wellington Bowl Runners Up
2008-02-09 Flag of the United States San Diego Bowl Winners
2008-03-28 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong Cup Quarter finalists
2008-04-05 Flag of Australia Adelaide Bowl Runners Up
2008-05-25 Flag of England London
2008-05-31 Flag of Scotland Edinburgh

The 2005-06 IRB Sevens World Series will be the eighth of an annual series of rugby union sevens tournaments run by the International Rugby Board since 1999-2000. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens is played annually as part of the IRB Sevens World Series for international rugby sevens (seven-a-side version of rugby union). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... The Emirates Airline South Africa Sevens is played annually as part of the IRB Sevens World Series for international rugby sevens (seven-a-side version of rugby union). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The 2007 USA Sevens is a rugby union sevens tournament to be held in the United States at 44,500 capacity PETCO Park in San Diego, California. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... The Edinburgh Sevens is played annually as part of the IRB Sevens World Series for international rugby sevens (seven a side version of rugby union). ... The 2007-08 IRB Sevens World Series will be the ninth of an annual series of rugby union sevens tournaments for full national sides run by the International Rugby Board since 1999-2000. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens is played annually as part of the IRB Sevens World Series for international rugby sevens (seven-a-side version of rugby union). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ...

Current squad

On 22 May 2008, a 12-man squad was named for Wales' for the London and Edinburgh leg's of this seasons IRB series. Tal Selley is expected to come in for the Edinburgh sevens. [4] is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Taliesin Tal Selley (born 20 April 1980 in Haverfordwest, Wales) is a Welsh rugby player, who can play either on the wing or at centre. ...

Player
Club
Aled Brew Ospreys
Jonathan Edwards (c) Llanelli Scarlets
Will Harries Northampton Saints
Dafydd Hewitt Cardiff Blues
James Lewis Newport Gwent Dragons
James McAtee Cornish Pirates
Nick Macleod Cardiff Blues
James Merriman Neath
Andy Powell Cardiff Blues
Richie Pugh Cardiff RFC
Martin Roberts Ospreys
Aled Thomas Newport Gwent Dragons

Notable former coaches

Notable former players

References

  1. ^ http://wru.co.uk/609_17971.php
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/international/4305994.stm
  3. ^ BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Welsh | Rees retains Wales Sevens reins
  4. ^ http://www.scrum.com/3243_51995.php
Aled Brew is a Welsh rugby union player who plays as a winger for Newport Gwent Dragons in the Celtic League. ... Official website www. ... In team sports, a captain is an honorary title given to the member of the team primarily responsible for strategy and teamwork while the game is in progress on the field. ... Official website www. ... Official website www. ... Official website www. ... The Newport Gwent Dragons (Welsh: Dreigiau Gwent Casnewydd) are a Rugby Union team from Wales. ... The Cornish Pirates are a professional rugby union team who play in National Division One, and are the premier Cornish rugby club. ... Official website www. ... James Merryman (born 17th January 1984) is a Welsh rugby union footballer currently playing as a flanker for Gloucester RFC. He has captained the Wales Under 21 side and represented Wales in the national rugby 7s team. ... Official website www. ... Andy Powell Andy Powell (born February 19, 1950 in Stepney, East London) is an English musician, one of the founding members of legendary rock band Wishbone Ash, an influential British rock band that formed in 1969. ... Official website www. ... Richie Pugh (born 10 August 1983 in Swansea) is a rugby union player who plays openside flanker for the Ospreys and Wales. ... Cardiff Rugby Football Club was founded 1876. ... Official website www. ... The Newport Gwent Dragons (Welsh: Dreigiau Gwent Casnewydd) are a Rugby Union team from Wales. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... Dai Rees (born Fontygary, Wales, 31 March 1913) was one of the Britains leading golfers either side of World War II. Rees is most remembered as the captain of the Great Britain team which defeated the United States to win the Ryder Cup at Lindrick Golf Club in Yorkshire... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... Lee Byrne (born 1 June 1980 in Bridgend, Wales) is a Welsh rugby union footballer, currently playing for the Ospreys in the Magners League and Heineken Cup. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... James Hook may refer to: James Hook, the villain of J. M. Barries play and novel Peter Pan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... Rhys Oakley (born 16th September 1980 in Plymouth) , is a rugby union footballer for Leeds Tykes . ... Rugby union is the national sport of Wales and is considered a large part of national culture. ... The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) (Welsh: ) is the governing body of rugby union in Wales, recognised by the International Rugby Board. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6/6 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team represent Wales in international... The Wales womens national rugby union team are a national sporting side of Wales, representing them at rugby union. ... First match Otago 3 - 8 Great Britain (28 April 1888) Largest win Manawatu 6 - 109 British & Irish Lions (28 June 2005) Worst defeat New Zealand 38 - 6 Lions (16 July 1983) The British and Irish Lions (until 2001 known as the British Isles Rugby Union Team or more colloquially the... The Celtic League, currently known as the Magners League for sponsorship reasons, is an annual rugby union competition involving regional sides from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. ... The EDF Energy Cup, also known as the Anglo-Welsh Cup an the English & Welsh rugby union knock-out cup competition featuring all 12 Guinness Premiership clubs and all 4 Welsh Regions. ... Welsh Premier Division Logo The Welsh Premier Division (also called the Principality Premiership for sponsorship reasons) is a rugby union league in Wales first implemented for the 1990/91 season. ... The WRU Challenge Cup (currently known as the Minolta Cup due to sponsorship) is Wales premier knockout rugby union competition. ... The IRB Sevens World Series, known officially as the IRB Sevens before the 2006-07 season and also sometimes called the World Sevens Series, is a series of international rugby union sevens tournaments organised for the first time in the 1999-2000 season. ... The Adelaide Sevens (also known as Australia Sevens) is a rugby union sevens tournament, part of the IRB Sevens World Series. ... The Dubai Sevens is an annual rugby union sevens tournament held in Dubai, UAE each year at the Dubai Exiles Rugby Ground. ... The Hong Kong Sevens (香港七人欖球賽) is generally considered the premier tournament on the World Sevens Series in Rugby Union. ... An annual rugby union sevens tournament held in London each year. ... The Wellington Sevens or The AXA New Zealand International Sevens (known in 2007, however, as the NZI Sevens) is an annual rugby sevens tournament held in Wellington, New Zealand. ... The Emirates Airline Edinburgh Sevens, also known as the Edinburgh 7s and Scotland Sevens,[1] is a rugby union sevens tournament, part of the IRB Sevens World Series, held at Murrayfield in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... An annual rugby union sevens tournament held in South Africa each year. ... The USA Sevens is an annual rugby union sevens tournament held in the United States at 44,500 capacity PETCO Park in San Diego, California. ... Paris Sevens is an annual rugby union sevens tournament held in Paris, France each year. ... The 2005-06 World Sevens Series is the seventh in an annual series of rugby union sevens tournaments run by the International Rugby Board since 1999-2000. ... The 2005-06 IRB Sevens World Series will be the eighth of an annual series of rugby union sevens tournaments run by the International Rugby Board since 1999-2000. ... The 2007-08 IRB Sevens World Series will be the ninth of an annual series of rugby union sevens tournaments for full national sides run by the International Rugby Board since 1999-2000. ...

 
 

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