Scotland to Argentina: the spread of Sevens

By tournament:

1921 Buenos Aires [9 July 1921]

The list may be subject to change if more rugby union sevens tournaments are discovered.

Buenos Aires

Argentina has the honour of being the seventh country to host a Sevens tournament.

The Buenos Aires club – and many of the other Argentine rugby clubs of the time – were a favourite of expatriates from Scotland.

On 9 July 1921 the Buenos Aires Rugby & Cricket Club hosted their own Sevens tournament. The host club beat Belgrano Athletic in the final.

The Buenos Aires club host a Sevens tournament every year on the same date, 9 July. This is Argentina’s Independence Day.

A pitch invasion tradition during the final was started when the bell rang when food was ready. It wasn’t until 1937 that further winners were recorded.