Dubai saw the most electric of upsets in Sevens RWC history.
If you ever needed inspiration that big teams can be beaten, then watching the IRB Sevens Rugby World Cup in Dubai is it in a nutshell.
Teams from all around the globe converged on the world’s biggest man made playground- Dubai. From the moment you walk through the airport, you know you are in an amazing place, they have taken the “you have your cake and eat it too” theory to a new height- then raised it again.
Seeing what Dubai has become out of plain sand is remarkable, the players competing were staying in the plushest 6 star surroundings and Wales in particular liked it. This unreal, amazement of how did they do that in everything they build in marvelous Dubai rubbed off on the small teams. From living in the unbelievable, they thought hang on a minute why can’t we be world champions? And they did!
IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens 2009 in Dubai was the biggest international Sevens Tournament ever, with 40 teams from 31 nations competing for the ultimate prize in Rugby Sevens.