HSBC Sevens Series

City of Love gives way to Fiji Sevens magic
Jovilisi Waqa - Jun 4, 2019

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 […]

Blitzboks comeback victory at Singapore Sevens

South Africa came from 19-0 down in the first half of the Cup Final, to shut off Fiji in the crucial a penalty goal, to win 19-20. A comeback victory for the Blitzbok, who had fallen behind in the 2018/19 series, but who rebounded proudly here at the HSBC Singapore Sevens. It rounded off another […]

2019 HSBC Hong Kong Sevens: Fifth consecutive title for Fiji 7s
Jovilisi Waqa - Apr 8, 2019

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. […]

'Good News' for USA Eagles 7s and Women's Sevens Series

After passing the midseason point, the world of rugby sevens is full of ‘Good News’ stories. Extremely good for the USA Eagles 7s men’s side, and the Women’s Sevens Series future development as a whole. Each has reached this point of the year, in a positive state. The US men heading all others in the […]

'Full house' in Vegas for HSBC USA Sevens

Expect a ‘Full house’ in Vegas, the city that celebrates the odds – and how to beat them – for this weekend’s HSBC USA Sevens men’s tournament. For years, the Las Vegas 7s event was a stand-out leg of the World Series. And even though the women are no longer a factor, it will still […]

Extra 'niggle' in Rugby Sevens not a desired Attitude for World Sevens Series

Often admired for the panache and expansive style of play, Rugby Sevens is a game which encourages an attitude of adventurous footy. Yet, in the last few matches of the Sydney 7s tournament, New Zealand player Kurt Baker exhibited extra ‘niggle’ in that Rugby Sevens, is not a desired attitude for the World Sevens Series. […]

Jovilisi Waqa - Feb 4, 2019

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 […]

2019 HSBC Sydney Sevens: Teams aims to Challenge, but Black Ferns 7s are side to Beat
Jovilisi Waqa - Jan 30, 2019

Round Three of the HSBC Women’s Sevens Series will be held in Sydney this weekend. Like the Dubai Sevens, both the women’s and men’s tournaments will be competing side-by-side; with the ladies starting a day earlier on Friday February 1. Sydney has always proved to be a great stop on the World Series circuit. Warm…..well […]

Justin Geduld aiming to add his voice to Blitzboks 7s success

As one of the current Blitzboks 7s team members, Justin Geduld is aiming to add his voice more in pointing his team towards retaining their 2017/18 HSBC Sevens Series title. The outstanding rugby sevens sweeper has the all-important role of joining the starting team and adding his own personal type of magic. “I think I […]

USA Eagles 7s on the cusp of Success in 2018/19

Are rugby sevens fans about to see the emergence of the biggest force on the HSBC World Rugby 2018/19 Sevens Series? By the evidence from the opening three legs of this year’s World Series, it appears that Mike Friday and the USA Eagles 7s on the cusp of Success. Soaring to the top of the […]

Fiji 7s win at home away from home; New Zealand Sevens

With massive support, it was no surprise when the final whistle was blown after the HSBC New Zealand Sevens cup match, that the unofficial home team won. With style and with humility, the Fiji 7s win at their ‘home away from home’. Raising the cup, Fijian supporters literally outnumbered local New Zealand fans when cheering […]

From the moment that calls were made for the women to be included in the schedule for the 2019 HSBC New Zealand Sevens, the support for the Black Ferns Sevens inclusion was overwhelming. That proved to be true, as the ‘Sevens Sisters’ walked proudly out onto the FMG Stadium Waikato surface on Saturday. It was clear […]

Second year for New Zealand Sevens new home in Hamilton

It will be the second year for the HSBC New Zealand Sevens new home in Hamilton, when the latest leg of the 2018/19 world series begins this Saturday. Replacing Wellington, the event is back to prove that it is now the ‘new home’ for the yearly sevens-celebration. Kicking off the New Year, this is the third […]

Fiji 7s defence wins them 2018 HSBC Cape Town Sevens
Jovilisi Waqa - Dec 10, 2018

It was a great defensive effort from the Fiji 7s team, especially in their last two games of the tournament, that saw them claim the 2018 HSBC Cape Town Sevens title. They scored five-tries-to-three, including a pair of doubles to ‘Captain Fantastic’ Kalione Nasoko and rookie Vilimoni Botitu. Opposing them, US player Ben Pikelmann grabbed […]

Second leg of 2018/19 HSBC Sevens Series will see teams react at Cape Town Sevens
Jovilisi Waqa - Dec 7, 2018

Only in the second leg of the 2018/19 HSBC Sevens Series, this weekend will see teams ‘react’ after the Dubai Sevens results. And at the Cape Town Sevens, that reaction will demonstrate teams strengths and weaknesses. With 2020 Olympic Games qualifications in the back of every team’s minds, the competition will only get tougher from here on […]

Dubai Sevens

After showing great consistency, and lasting the distance with only two fit reserves for the Cup final, the New Zealand men earn their first HSBC Dubai Sevens title since 2009. In a great return for the Clark Laidlaw coached squad, the All Blacks Sevens team eclipsed all others in Pool play, to progress through the knockout stages. […]

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