Commonwealth Games

Blitzboks Gold, Aussie women shine at Comm Games

The Blitzboks gold medals were worn proudly, as the Aussie 7s women shined brightly after an amazing calendar year (so far) that culminated at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Each team’s performance capped a brilliant tournament this last weekend. Now, as the party dies down in the South African men’s and Australian women’s locker […]


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. […]

Fiji denied Gold by New Zealand in Men's Commonwealth Games final

After a memorable tournament, Fiji were denied Gold by New Zealand in Men’s Commonwealth Games final at the Rugby Sevens competition. The two rivals faced off, after each side swept past England and South Africa, to fight it out for the prize which Fiji coveted most

Games Glory for Black Ferns 7s at Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens

It was ‘Games Glory’ for Black Ferns 7s at the 2018 Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens tournament, which came to a stunning conclusion in the women’s competition . A thrilling 17-12 win by New Zealand stole the show, from under hosts Australia’s feet – and avenges the Kiwi teams loss at the Rio Olympics

Fiji chase 'White Whale' Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens
Jovilisi Waqa - Apr 13, 2018

Over the history of men’s competition at the Commonwealth Games, one prize has eluded the South Seas Island nation. Crowned World Champions, Sevens Series champs and more– but in 2018, Fiji chase their ‘White Whale’ at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens: Blitzbok look to retain Gold

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens begins today. The men’s competition is played over two days, with the Blitzbok looking to retain their Gold medals from 2014. Enjoy the first of two features on the 16 teams challenging at this Olympic format competition

2018 Commonwealth Games Sevens Rugby
Jovilisi Waqa - Apr 12, 2018

Eight teams will compete for the inaugural 2018 Commonwealth Games Women’s Rugby Sevens gold medal. In the Olympic-format tournament, it will be a four way battle for top spot, with Australia favourites. The two Pools face off today, with semi-finalists decided on Day Two on the Gold Coast

New Zealand Sevens teams hit by late injury/illness before Gold Coast Games

As the men’s and women’s New Zealand Sevens teams were excitedly preparing to join their fellow athletes at the Commonwealth Games village on the Gold Coast, late injury and illness has interrupted their aspirations. In two separate incidents, firstly Caleb Clarke was pulled from the men’s squad, due to an appendicitis medical emergency. And then […]

But the next occasion where these two opponents will be drawn in competition is at the Commonwealth Games. Australia may again face the New Zealand Black Ferns Sevens, and that is the secondary point. In less than two months, nations from within the Commonwealth, will descend on the Queensland coastline – and that will be where the New Zealand team must now focus all it’s energy on.



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