The Rugby World Cup Sevens is the premier stand-alone international rugby sevens competition. The event is contested every four years with tournaments for men’s and women’s national teams co-hosted at the same venues. It is organized by World Rugby (WR), the sport’s governing body.
The first tournament was held in 1993 in Scotland, the birthplace of rugby sevens. The winners of the men’s tournament are awarded the Melrose Cup, named after the Scottish town of Melrose where the first rugby sevens game was played.