Olympic Rugby Sevens program delayed until 2021

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After long consideration, the Olympic Rugby Sevens program has been delayed until 2021 as the Covid-19 risk has put national aspirations in the background. Now, sides who have had multiple legs of the HSBC Sevens Series postponed, cannot look forward to Tokyo 2020. It followed the cancellation of the Olympic repechage tournament for Olympic qualification. […] 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


Goldrush for New Zealand Sevens in Cape Town

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For the fifth time ever, both the New Zealand Sevens sides were successful in their quest for the HSBC Sevens Series; in the first co-ed tournament in Cape Town. Both series followed up their stop at the Dubai Sevens, but the men did one better than their second place to South Africa. In Cape Town, […] READ MORE


2020 Tokyo Olympics qualification promotes diversity in Rugby Sevens

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With frantic 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualification tournaments underway across World Rugby, the nations and regional tournaments completed and in the planning, have promoted diversity in Rugby Sevens. By diversity, it refers to both the Tier of the country competing (position within World Rugby), but also in the competition between regions. From Asia to Africa, every […] READ MORE


HSBC World Series teams prepare for 2019 Dubai 7s season start

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With two weeks until the 2019 Dubai 7s three-day tournament start, both men’s and women’s teams prepare for one of the premier legs of the HSBC Sevens Series. One of only a handful of tournaments for each competing series, Dubai is the beginning of the men’s year, while it will be leg two for the […] READ MORE


2019 HSBC Hong Kong Sevens: Fifth consecutive title for Fiji 7s

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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. […] READ MORE



Olympic Sevens Champions Fiji and Australia reign supreme at Oceania 7s

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Olympic Sevens champions Fiji and Australia reigned supreme at the 2018 Oceania Rugby Sevens tournament, after two hectic days of competition at the ANZ Stadium in Suva, Fiji. The Fiji Airways men’s Fiji Sevens team scored through Waisea Nacuqu in extra-time, to overcome World Cup and Commonwealth Games champions New Zealand 17-12. On the other […] READ MORE


#RWC7s: Aussie squads full of youth, with Women’s side top contenders

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The Australian squads to feature at the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens (RWC7s) are full of youth and experience. And while the men’s side are still trying to find their feet with a new Olympic-winning head coach Tim Walsh, the women’s side are top contenders. 16 Women’s and 24 Men’s side will compete for both titles; […] READ MORE


HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2019 schedule – Fans hold breath

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For rugby sevens fans, each season of the World Series gets better, and better. So they will be ‘holding their breath’ until the Women restart the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2019 in October. Later in November, the men are scheduled to kick-off their season. So the late 2018 dates contribute the stepping stone, to another […] READ MORE