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Sevens rugby was first played at Melrose rugby club situated on the Scottish Borders, on account of an innovative raising support ploy by Ned Haig, a neighbourhood butcher and player. "As it was miserable to consider having a few diversions in a single evening with 15 players on each side, the groups were decreased to seven men," said Ned, who played in a competition gone to by eight groups. Melrose won. Rugby clubs crosswise over Scotland grasped sevens over the coming decades.
Buenos Aires 7s in Argentina turns into the initial sevens competition outside of Scotland, trailed by one south of the outskirt at Percy Park in North Shields.
Hong Kong has its initial sevens competitions: the Bill Raich 7s at the Royal HK Police Rugby Club and the Blarney Stone 7s at the HK Football Club.
The main official Hong Kong 7s competition is played. Business support gets included, including Cathay Pacific and later Hongkong Bank, making ready for what is today known as the world's driving sevens occasion, the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens. Fiji's physicality and liquid style of play turn into a sign of this stunning exhibition.
The debut World Cup 7s happens at Murrayfield. Britain beat Australia in the finals.
Jonah Lomu of New Zealand blasts on the scene at the Hong Kong 7s, extending the worldwide intrigue of sevens and flagging the introduction of rugby's first universal uber-star.
The IRB World Sevens Series is launched, later turning into the HSBC Sevens World Series. Its important competitions incorporate Hong Kong, Dubai and the Marriott London Sevens.
The International Olympic Committee, meeting in Copenhagen, choosed to introduce rugby sevens at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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