7s Tournament

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

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 Rugby World Cup Sevens
Jovilisi Waqa - Jan 16, 2018

All the remaining spots for the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament in San Francisco have now been officially confirmed. Chile and Uruguay were the last two sides to confirm their places, after this weekends Sudamerica 7s series. With the final weekend just completed, both Chile and Uruguay have done enough to seal their names in […]

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 […]

Rugby Oktoberfest 7's
Jovilisi Waqa - Sep 30, 2017

The inaugural Oktoberfest Sevens witnessed its first ever sevens finale. It never disappointed either, as Australia humbles Fijian Barbarians in the final. Played at the iconic Olympic Stadium in Munich, eleven international sides have been hosted for the past two days, alongside the traditional beer festival. It was a one-sided affair in the final however, as […]

Rugby - Olympics: Day 6
Jovilisi Waqa - Sep 28, 2017

One of the toughest sevens tournament–outside the HSBC Sevens Series –is the 2017 UON Central Coast Sevens. The hugely popular event has grown each year, says co-founder and tournament co-ordinator Craig Morgan. Scheduled for October 27-29, the tournament will be held at the Wyong Rugby Club Ground in Kanwal, Central Coast. Morgan spoke with Last Word on […]

Oktoberfest 2013 - Opening Day
Jovilisi Waqa - Sep 27, 2017

The picturesque city of Munich will play host to 12 leading sevens nations from the September 29-30. It will be the venue of the popular 2017 DHL Oktoberfest 7s. An ejoyable mix of traditional beer and music festival, with a sprinkling of sevens rugby to add some fireworks! Besides the off-field events, fans will be treated to […]

Kyle Willoughby - Sep 24, 2017

The growth of the US Sevens team is well documented. This is in no small part due to the leadership of head coach Mike Friday. Friday has been key to guiding the men’s team to unprecedented tournament victories. This is Texas Rugby’s Grant A. Cole, correspondent and rugby evangelist, goes so far as to say […]

HSBC Paris Sevens - Day Two
Jovilisi Waqa - May 14, 2017

It’s a ‘double dose’ of victories for the Blitzboks. And they have earned it well, with their early favouritism and consistency. Gone are the days of Fiji and New Zealand dominating–the sevens series is now much more even. Fiji’s early exit in the quarter-finals meant South Africa only had to dethrone third placed England to claim the series Gold at the HSBC Paris Sevens.

Rugby Europe Men's Sevens Grand Prix Series in Moscow

The ‘sevens fiesta’ at the Mecca of all Sevens Rugby; Hong Kong, will play host to 12 teams this weekend, who are vying for a place within the HSBC 2017/18 Sevens Series. The Sevens Series Qualifier tournament will determine the winner to replace the bottom-placed side from this years season. Spain will be vying for a place back up […]

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South Africa’s Autumn International Series 27-13 demolition of England on Saturday at Twickenham was a brutal reality check for English rugby. England were completely dominated in every department. To further compound what was one of the worst displays by an England rugby team in many a year, the Springboks were down to 14 men going […]

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England's 'finishers' provide blueprint to beat the Springboks
Charlie Inglefield - Apr 6, 2017

Sir Clive Woodward is not a fan of the expression ‘Finishers’. His understandable argument is that all players should be capable of playing 80 minutes. But with all due respect to Sir Clive, England’s finishers nearly pulled off a remarkable victory over the All Blacks on Saturday. Messrs. Dave Ribbans, Mako Vunipola, Will Stuart, Freddie […]

Suspensions to Antoine DuPont/Pieter-Steph du Toit for red cards

With suspensions announced for star players Antoine DuPont and Pieter-Steph du Toit, it comes at the wrong time for World Rugby. The last fully contested weekend of the Autumn Nations Series was bereft of two superstars that are both former recipients of World Rugby men’s Player of the Year. It is bad timing, especially for […]

Russell and Townsend
Thomas Booth - Apr 6, 2017

Russell and Townsend, “Strange bedfellows?” At the time of writing this, Finn Russell is tearing it up at Murrayfield against Argentina. Admittedly, Los Pumas are depleted in numbers due to ill-discipline. Having said that, the players (Russell included) can only play against what they are presented with on the day. Darcy's at the double 🤩 […]

England can beat the All Blacks with a bit of unpredictability
Charlie Inglefield - Apr 6, 2017

England put on a much-improved performance against Japan after their limp display over the Pumas. An error-ridden Japan were poor, allowing England to rediscover their confidence ahead of this Saturday’s huge clash where they intend to beat the All Blacks. New Zealand, by contrast, was taken all the way by a brave Scottish team before […]