There is still Rugby Sevens to play; HSBC Canada 7s

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Losing matches, suspended competitions and leagues are bad news for sports fans yet, there is still Rugby Sevens to play; the HSBC Canada 7s this weekend to be precise. Whether your one game was postponed due to any interruption – COVID19 and the global impact of the Coronavirus outbreak being a monumental intrusion. So looking […] READ MORE


NZ Sevens success in sizzling hot conditions

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In conditions more suited to the dry summer of Sydney or sweltering desert of Dubai, Hamilton provided sizzling hot conditions for the HSBC (New Zealand) NZ Sevens tournament. The host nation provided rugby sevens to match the perfect stage of FMG Stadium, both the Women and Men running away with their respective titles. That delighted […] READ MORE


Blitzboks Dubai delight, as Black Ferns 7s rebound

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With a quick look back at the latest leg of the HSBC Sevens Series, it was a positive Blitzboks Dubai result, with the Black Ferns 7s backing up well to earn their second win of the season. The South African men held firm all week, as they topped the standings in the opening leg of […] READ MORE


Jovilisi Waqa; Vinaka Vakalevu, to our Rugby Sevens Guru

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It is with real sadness, that Last Word on Rugby bid farewell to a dear friend and contributor. Jovilisi Waqa. Our Rugby Sevens Guru and the cornerstone of the sites Pacifica rugby content. It is to our friend Jovi, that we say ‘Vinaka Vakalevu’ our friend. Jovi was to the rugby sevens coverage for LWOR, […] READ MORE


Second year for New Zealand Sevens new home in Hamilton

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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 […] READ MORE


Second leg of 2018/19 HSBC Sevens Series will see teams react at Cape Town Sevens

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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 […] READ MORE


2018 HSBC Dubai Sevens: South Africa chasing ‘triple crown’

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The 2018 HSBC Dubai Sevens will kickoff this weekend at the iconic 7even Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It will also start the new 2018/19 HSBC Men’s World Rugby Sevens Series, with South Africa as the defending champions. The Blitzboks have won back-to-back Championships in the past two seasons and will be out chasing […] READ MORE


World and Commonwealth Games Sevens Champions New Zealand want Oceania title too

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The current World and Commonwealth Games Sevens Champions New Zealand, want to add the Oceania title to their current title. Both the New Zealand teams heading up to Fiji will be out to add the Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship titles to their already impressive Trophy cabinet. The men’s and women’s teams hold titles from their […] READ MORE



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

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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 READ MORE