Maiden Australian HSBC Sevens Series title ahead of RWC7s

Claiming their maiden Australian HSBC Sevens Series men’s title ahead of the RWC7s tournament, it pairs perfectly with the Aussie 7s women’s title already secured, While not being able to reach the Cup final at the just-completed Los Angeles 7s weekend, the 2022 World Series title is based on a successful and hugely consistent calendar […]

Stalling tactics in England v Argentina 7s match an 'aberration'

The visual evidence is damming yet, the recent stalling tactics in the recent England v Argentina 7s match at the Toulouse leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series has tarnished each nation’s team’s strategic desires to ‘win at all costs’. Yet for all the social media beat-up, it clearly is an aberration in the […]

HSBC Singapore Sevens opens the path toward Greatest Prize in 7s

Not a follow-up event this year, the highly anticipated HSBC Singapore Sevens tournament opens the path toward the Greatest Prize in 7s rugby, when the leading nations meet at the National Stadium host the World Series. Usually the lead-in or follow-up tournament to its more established neighbour, the Hong Kong 7s, yet in 2022 they […]

Much-needed competition for isolated New Zealand Sevens teams

Sitting idle and isolated in the South Pacific, there will be some much-needed rugby sevens competition for both New Zealand Sevens teams in Fiji during March. Announcing a series of tournaments that will help prepare both the Black Ferns Sevens and the All Blacks Sevens teams ahead of the return of the HSBC Sevens Series […]

Sad passing of power-wingers, All Blacks Inga Tuigamala and Joeli Vidiri

With the sad passing of power-wingers, All Blacks Inga Tuigamala and Joeli Vidiri, the tragedy of their early deaths highlighted men’s health and also reflected on their huge impact on the modern game. The news hit within 24 odd hours, and it was reported that Diabetes complications led to the death of Tuigamala, but to […]

Springbok rugby 2021

Springbok rugby 2021 presented fans with a real fruit cocktail of results, controversies and a multitude of talking points. With the soundtrack playing in the background, Ryan Jordan highlights the good, the bad and the ugly of Springbok rugby in 2021. The good side of Springbok rugby 2021 There can’t be any complaint about where […]

Rugby Canada's fly-half, Harry Jones passes the ball on July 26, 2021

The 2021 overview of Canadian rugby of both codes is mixed. There were some absolute highs with the formation of a new pro rugby league in Canada. However, there were also some low points, which were highlighted by Rugby Canada failing to qualify for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Canadian rugby –  Rugby union Toronto […]

Aussie 7s women and Blitzboks claim second HSBC Sevens Series tournament wins

For the second week in a row, the Aussie 7s women and 2021 series champions, the Blitzbok South African men both won their respective draws at The Sevens Stadium, Dubai. Repeating each team’s success from a week earlier, they were again too dominant and leave the United Arab Emirates kingdom with all the treats, before […]

Emirates Dubai 7s set to open crucial 2022 season in style

The Sevens Stadium is set to open the crucial 2022 HSBC Sevens Series season in style. The Emirates Dubai 7s begins on November 26, with two rounds hosted in Dubai, ahead of an important season for all rugby sevens. A ‘hotly anticipated’ HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2022 awaits fans and teams involved, with the […]

New Zealand Black Ferns 7s team celebrated by ANOC Awards 2021

Topping off their gold medal-winning effort, the New Zealand Black Ferns 7s team has been celebrated by Olympic/ANOC Awards in 2021. The postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games was a raging success; even in a pandemic. The global event included rugby sevens for the second time, and the award for best female team of Tokyo 2020 […]

7s game needs 2022 HSBC Sevens Series success

The success of the 2022 HSBC Sevens Series is definitely more crucial this season. For many more reasons than can be recalled in a bullet point presentation, yet, for the upcoming dates of this ‘crammed’ calendar year, there is so much to gain and much to lose, with the success of the game is hinged […]

HSBC World Series
Michael Kwambo - Sep 11, 2021

Kenya Sevens head coach Innocent Simiyu has named five debutantes as the side braces for the two legs of the 2021 HSBC World Series in Vancouver and Edmonton. The five players are; Timothy Mmasi, Derrick Keyoga, Mark Kwemoi, Alvin Marube, and Levi Amunga, who has been knocking on the door in recent seasons. Commenting on […]

The sad impact of the pandemic has seen the 2021 HSBC Sevens Series dates rescheduled, with Hong Kong 7s canceled.

The sad impact of the pandemic has seen the 2021 HSBC Sevens Series dates rescheduled, with Hong Kong 7s canceled. “While it is obviously very disappointing not to be able to go ahead with two of our planned Sevens Series events in Hong Kong and Paris in 2021, the decisions have been taken with the […]

Aussie 7s invite New Zealand Sevens squads to pre-Olympic Oceania tournament

With the good relations that have always existed, it was quickly accepted when the Aussie 7s teams invited the New Zealand Sevens squads to a pre-Olympic Oceania tournament based in Townsville, QLD. The newly developed Pacific-Aus Sports Oceania Sevens tournament is scheduled for June 25-27, boosting all qualified team’s preparations ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. […]

Rugby Sevens played at either end of the Globe

There are Rugby Sevens games being played at either end of the globe, with tournaments in Dubai, Florida, and planned for in Wellington, New Zealand. Each will entertain fans bereft of the sport, with all similarly thirsting for more global competition. All with a focus on the impending Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games [which are still […]

All Black Sonny Bill Williams officially retires from storied rugby career
Ross Sanderson - Mar 12, 2021

This month, New Zealand All Blacks legend Sonny Bill Williams called time on his professional rugby playing career. Although already retired from rugby union at both club and international level, Williams announced he had played his last game in league too, officially hanging up his boots in rugby for good. In a career that spanned […]

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Emiliano Boffelli
Ross Sanderson - Mar 12, 2021

Emiliano Boffelli has returned to Edinburgh Rugby this week after a near-perfect summer away on international duty and, if his recent form continues, could be the star piece of the jigsaw that the Scottish side needs to make this season a memorable one.  At 27 years old, the Argentinian flyer seems to have hit the […]

Prevent Biometrics’ instrumented mouthguards worn at Rugby World Cup

As the build-up continues, news out that the World’s top female rugby players are to wear smart mouthguards at the Rugby World Cup 2021 is a landmark agreement to help reduce concussions and introduce technology into the sport. ‘Smart’ instrumented mouthguards will be offered to all Rugby World Cup 2021 teams ahead of the October […]

Worcester Warriors suspended Future is in doubt for the club as they missed deadline
Edward Munro-Martin - Mar 12, 2021

The Worcester Warriors have been suspended from all competitions with immediate effect. This was the result of news coming yesterday that the Worcester Warriors failed to meet their 5 pm BST deadline to show clear evidence they had a long-term ability to meet their financial obligations. Soon after this news broke that the Warriors have […]

England's attack
Charlie Inglefield - Mar 12, 2021

There were some notable omissions and inclusions from Eddie Jones’ Autumn Squad announcement on Monday. It was a clear statement of intent by England coach Eddie Jones that age is not a factor anymore. If you are young enough, you are old enough philosophy. The retention of Henry Arundell and Tommy Freeman after a successful […]

DCMS application for Worcester Warriors administration process begins

With a statement from the club, it has been revealed that DCMS application for the Worcester Warriors administration process has begun. And sad times prevail for their supporter base and, within all of the Premiership as the club is suspended from the competition. The official statement has been included below yet, the dire consequences may […]

New Zealand women's rugby team

The New Zealand women’s rugby side completed preparations, and are now all set for the ‘invited guests’ at the 2021 Rugby World Cup. Hosting the postponed 2021 edition, the world champion Black Ferns played Japan on Saturday in what was a double-header fixture on Eden Park. Opening the day of two International clashes, New Zealand […]

2023 Super Rugby Pacific draw takes games to Fiji and Samoa

Released the day after the final Rugby Championship clash at Eden Park, the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific draw will be unique in the natural evolution to include fixtures in both Fiji and Samoa. The best way to recognize the importance of the Fijian Drau and Moana Pasifika, was to schedule matches at their own home […]

The Toronto Arrows on TSN game against the New England Revolution

The Toronto Arrows on TSN is one of the newest trends happening in Canadian sports. For a new league like Major League Rugby, to find itself on the television sets of one of the two main sports channels in Canada is almost unheard of. In regards to rugby union, (The Sports Network) TSN is an […]