Brumbies Win Inaugural World Club Sevens Title

by Brendan Bradford – The Brumbies fell agonisingly short in the Super Rugby final but bettered 11 other teams to win the World Club Sevens competition at Twickenham last weekend. Winning their quarter-final in extra-time with six players before accounting for Buenos Aries in the semis and downing Auckland 17-14 in a tense final, the Stephen Larkham-coached side becomes the tournament’s inaugural winner. With the shortened form of the game being introduced to the Olympics in 2016, the World Club 7s tournament is a new fixture on the Sevens landscape. Consisting of three pools of four club teams from around the globe, the tournament used the same format as the IRB Sevens World Series with sides split into Shield, Plate and Cup competitions on day two.   New York City Sevens won the Plate over Gloucester, Kuban Krasnodar won the Shield
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