IRB Women's Sevens Challenge Cup

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IRB Women's Sevens Challenge Cup
Sport Rugby sevens
Founded 2011
No. of teams 12
Country Worldwide
Most recent champion(s)  England

The IRB Women's Sevens Challenge Cup was a tournament by the International Rugby Board for women's rugby sevens held for the 2011-12 season. The first tournament was held alongside the 2011 Dubai Sevens. The second tournament was held in Hong Kong from the 23 to the 24 of March 2012, alongside the 2012 Hong Kong Sevens with England claiming the Cup.1 In 2012-13 it was expanded into the IRB Women's Sevens World Series.

England hosted the IRB Women's Sevens Challenge Cup alongside the London Sevens on May 12–13.2 It was succeeded by the current World Rugby Women's Sevens Series.

Tournament Results

Year Host Cup Final
Winner Score Runner-up
2011  United Arab Emirates  Canada 26 – 7  England
2012  Hong Kong  England 15 – 10  Australia
2012  England  England 34 - 7  Netherlands

2012 IRB Challenge: London Sevens

Pool Stages



Bowl Semi Finals (9th-12th)

Plate Semi Finals (5th=8th)

Cup Semi Finals (1st-4th)

11th/12th Match

Bowl final:9th/10th Match

7th/8th Match

Plate final: 5th/6th Match

3rd/4th Match

Cup Final: 1st/2nd place


  1. ^ IRB (24 March 2012). "England win IRB Women's Sevens Challenge Cup". Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  2. ^ RFU (2 February 2012). "London Sevens to host IRB sanctioned Women’s International Sevens tournament". Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  3. ^ IRB (12 May 2012). "London Women's Sevens - Latest". Retrieved May 13, 2012.