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2001 Rugby World Cup Sevens

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The 2001 Rugby World Cup Sevens, also known as the Melrose Cup, was the third edition of the tournament and took place in Mar del Plata, Argentina. It marked a significant milestone as it was the first major rugby event ever held in South America. The matches were in the José María Minella Stadium.

In this competition, New Zealand defeated Australia to win the title for the first time.

Here are some key details about the 2001 Rugby World Cup Sevens:

  • Champions: New Zealand
  • Runner-up: Australia
  • Host Nation: Argentina
  • Dates: January 26 – January 28, 2001
  • Number of Participating Nations: 24

Notably, this event brought rugby’s electrifying action to South American soil, drawing enthusiastic crowds and leaving a lasting impact on the region’s sporting landscape.