Viliame Mata and Akira Ioane showdown looms in Fiji

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It will be a battle of the No 8 on Saturday, when the Maori All Blacks take on the Flying Fijians at ANZ Stadium in Suva. With a Viliame Mata and Akira Ioane showdown looming, big clashes are on the horizon for Pacifica rugby fans. Former Olympic Gold rugby sevens medalist Viliame Mata had an outstanding […] READ MORE


2019 Pacific Nations Cup squads and fixtures

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The 2019 Pacific Nations Cup teams have named their wider training squads, as a final chance to look at players performance before finalizing their squads for the coveted Rugby World Cup in September. Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga will be joined this year by Japan, Canada, and the USA to compete for the World Rugby 2019 […] READ MORE


City of Love gives way to Fiji Sevens magic

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They have tried their best in the last three years but it had to be ‘fourth times a charm’ for the City of Love to finally give in to the charisma, pure passion, and Fiji Sevens magic. The Final Round of the 2018/19 HSBC Sevens Series was held at the Stade Jean-Bouin this weekend. It […] READ MORE


Fiji ‘Lords of London Sevens’ yet again

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Playing in their eighth finals appearance at the London leg of the World Series – the most by any team – the Fijians reigned supreme again, to become ‘Lords of the London Sevens’ for the second consecutive year. With an 85,000 strong crowd attending the two-day tournament, it was filled with a mix of ardent […] READ MORE


2019 Langford Sevens: NZ Double, Triple, and Fourth Black Ferns 7s win

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With the dust settling at the Westhills Stadium, in Langford, Canada somethings never change. Even though in Kitakyushu, the script was thrown away but, within three weeks it’s ‘back to the norm’ as the New Zealand Black Ferns 7s claimed multiple rewards and the 2019 Langford Sevens crown. Overcoming their nemesis Australia 21-17, in a […] READ MORE


Junior Wallabies win 2019 Oceania Rugby U20s Championship

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To the delight of rugby fans in Australia, the Junior Wallabies ‘finally got the bogey off their back’ as they held firm against New Zealand, to claim the 2019 Oceania Rugby U20s Championship. Broadcast via a Livestream feed right across Oceania, this fixture on a popular Saturday night wasn’t what Last Word on Rugby reporter Jovilisi Waqa […] READ MORE


Canada Women win 2019 HSBC Kitakyushu Sevens

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A last gasp try, in the final minute of play from ‘Captain Fantastic’ Ghislaine Landry, gave the Canadian women their first HSBC Sevens Series title since the Sydney Sevens 2017. The Canada women held high the 2019 HSBC Kitakyushu Sevens trophy, above all others. Reaching the Cup final, Landry canceled out Amy Wilson-Hardy’s try for the […] READ MORE


2019 HSBC Hong Kong Sevens: Fifth consecutive title for Fiji 7s

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Fiji has won their fifth consecutive HSBC Hong Kong Sevens title, after overpowering the fiery French outfit 21-7. It capped off a great return for the Gareth Baber coached men’s team. They were extraordinary, showing pace, precision and a new found confidence that places them second behind the United States, in the 2018/19 series standings. […] READ MORE


Sydney Sevens in total Blackout; Kiwi Men and Women take Cup Gold

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With high temperatures, high tempo, and high drama, there was a ‘total blackout’ at the HSBC Sydney Sevens, as the Kiwi men and women took away Cup Gold on Sunday. In the ever evolving game of Rugby Sevens, fans are learning to expect the unexpected. Gone are the norms, with surprises seen every season and […] READ MORE