It was the greatest day in Fiji’s sports history: On August 11th 2016, the Fiji National Team beat Great Britain to become the first ever Rugby 7s Olympic champion. The first ever Olympic medal for Fiji cemented Rugby 7s as the nation’s top sport and even led to the introduction of an official $7 note.
The victory in Rio was the biggest but by far not the only success of the Fiji side. They have won a record 18 times at the Hong Kong Sevens, the world’s most prestigious yearly tournament. In the 18 years of the World Rugby Sevens Series, Fiji has never ranked worse than fourth in the final standings. In 2019, the Fijians will try to add an Oktoberfest 7s title to their impressive collection.
Coach: Gareth Baber
Olympic Champion Rio 2016
World Champion 1997 and 2005
3rd place 1993, 2005 and 2013
World Rugby Sevens Series:
Winner 2006, 2015 and 2016
2nd place 2000, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2018
3rd place 2001, 2003, 2013, 2014 and 2017
Results Oktoberfest 7s:
2017: 2nd place