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Nico Jones bright future, and the Red Bull Ignite7 tournament

Talent identification is a critical tool for all leading rugby nations, and this week New Zealand Rugby pointed the finger squarely at Nico Jones. A talented student from national schools champions St Peter’s College, who happens to be the son of the ‘Iceman’ – former All Black Michael Jones. Aside from his father, Nico Jones has […]

University of South Carolina ready for College Rugby Championship
Joshua Bradham - Jun 2, 2018

The University of South Carolina ‘Gamecocks’ set to take on the competition, at this weekend’s Penn Mutual College Rugby Championship. LWOR take the opportunity to talk with South Carolina 7s head coach Steve Darnell, to discuss the tournament

2018/19 HSBC Sevens Series Qualifiers: South Africa and Japan hot favorites
Jovilisi Waqa - Apr 6, 2018

Twelve men’s and women’s International teams will compete alongside the ‘big guns’ in a three day tournament in Hong Kong. In the competition that runs alongside the feature tournament, all sides will be aiming to join the World Rugby series, and become a core team member if they win the 2018/19 HSBC Sevens Series Qualifiers. The […]

What to do with Eden Park? The stadium questions of New Zealand Sport

Discussion in New Zealand this week, has returned to the longstanding question ‘what to do with Eden Park?’ The home of the very first Rugby World Cup, site of two RWC victories for the All Blacks and Cricket World Cup matches, but commonly thought of as poorly positioned and an ageing white elephant. All sentiment […]

Rotorua Bayleys National Sevens

In great condition, the Bayleys 2017 National Sevens Day One was a success on and off the field. The men and women putting everything on the line

2018 Fiji CC7s: Police Shred Taveuni 34-7 to Claim Men's Title
Jovilisi Waqa - Jan 20, 2018

In a commanding performance, Police shred Tavenui to claim the 2018 Mana Whey Fiji Coral Coast Sevens title. The long-established Police side, reversed last years results, and went on a rampage to ‘shred’ Tavenui 34-7 in the men’s Cup final. Defending champions Taveuni had no answer to the Police team. With tries galore, it was a […]

Central Coast Sevens
Jovilisi Waqa - Jan 17, 2018

In an unexpected development, the future of arguably the best sevens tournament in Australia, is in doubt. Tournament Co-ordinator of the Central Coast Sevens Craig Morgan put out a statement detailing his withdrawal from running the tourney. The tournament has been dubbed by many sevens rugby pundits as ‘the best sevens tournament outside the HSBC […]

2018 Fiji CC7s: Swish and USA Stars Boost Striders In Women's Comp
Jovilisi Waqa - Jan 17, 2018

Fijiana Makosoi will be up against some stiff competition, at this years Crest Na Iri Women’s competition that is a part of the Mana Whey Coral Coast Sevens. Local teams, as well as invited players; like Swiss and USA stars, will look to boost the chances of the Striders side, at the 2018 Fiji CC7s […]

In a pointer to the beginning of a New Year, two new sides secured the New Zealand National Sevens titles in 2018. Waikato men and the Manawatu women saw off all challengers, to earn the coveted provincial crowns. Both had fought off the current holders, Counties-Manukau. The men having succeeded in pool play and the […]

Jovilisi Waqa - Nov 9, 2017

The 2017 Oceania 7s/RWC7s Men’s Qualifiers will be the talk of the Oceania region this weekend. Played at the ANZ Stadium, which has previously hosted Super Rugby matches, it where all the action is at. The men’s and women’s tournaments are played from November 10-12, with much attention will be on the All Blacks Sevens, who are seeking […]

2016 Sydney Sevens
Jovilisi Waqa - Nov 6, 2017

The 2017 Silicon Valley Sevens came to an end this afternoon, but the result is the same. One team is dominating, claiming a third International tournament victory as the Aussies continue winning streak. That winning streak led the Aussies to fight back from behind, to beat the host United States 15-12 in the final. The […]

Honduras v United States - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier
Jovilisi Waqa - Nov 3, 2017

The inaugural Silicon Valley Sevens will be held from November 4-5 in San Jose, California. It will be an International Sevens Rugby extravaganza, with 12 national sides competing. Plenty of thrills and spills are expected as North Americans brace for a Pacific onslaught. The iconic Avaya Stadium, home of the MSL San Jose Earthquakes, will be […]

2017 CC7s: Aussie Teams Retain Titles, As Men's Side Continue Dominance
Jovilisi Waqa - Oct 30, 2017

The 2017 Central Coast Sevens (CC7s) ended in style yesterday, hosted by the Wyong Rugby League Club Grounds. Aussie teams retained their respective titles, as the Men’s side continues their dominance against Fiji at the 2017 CC7s. Plenty of action saw thrilling matches witnessed during the event, which was live streamed all over the world. Bar TV Sports, in conjunction […]

Central Coast Council
Jovilisi Waqa - Oct 27, 2017

The 2017 UON Central Coast Sevens is building up to be one of the toughest tournament of the 2017/18 Sevens circuit. It will be cracking tournament again, as Fiji Barbarians seek redemption against Aussie Gold for the 2017 UON Cup Men’s competition. This will be the second tournament that the two sides have gone head-to-head in, […]

Wyong League Club
Jovilisi Waqa - Oct 26, 2017

One of the fastest growing tournaments outside the HSBC Womens Sevens Series, will be held this weekend from October 27-29. The Wyong Rugby League Grounds play hosts to 16 Men’s and 16 Women’s side. And the ‘big battle’ in the Women’s competition are Fijiana and the visiting Maple Leafs, who will challenge the Aussies Girls for the […]

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