|Zimbio: Martín Bustos Moyano|
Argentina vs Wales was a very unlikely final. It came about following both teams knocking out the tournament favorites. They were drawn in the same group - Pool F alongside Uruguay and Zimbabwe. Argentina won the group after winning every match while Wales qualified for the Quarter Finals after finishing second in the group. At the Quarter Finals stage Wales defeated New Zealand and Argentina defeated South Africa. In doing so, both teams were eliminated. Samoa and Kenya were then both knocked out at the Semi Finals stage to set up a rematch of the pool fixture.
In a match that could have gone either way, the Europeans came out victorious after scoring an impressive second half try wot go ahead 19-12 after the scores had been tied. It meant Wales were World Champions and Argentina were second in the World. Argentina joined a prestigious list of teams who have hosted a Sevens World Cup and been a finalist. Since the first Sevens World Cup was hosted by Scotland in 1993 no team has been able to win the championship and also host one. Aside from Wales the other previous winners have been England and the darlings of Rugby Sevens, Fiji. The South Pacific country has won the title two times. Its population of less than one million and economic and political state means it will never host a Sevens World Cup or a Rugby World Cup. Argentina, in contrast, has done it all - except host a Rugby World Cup.