Canceled World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series titles earned by NZ7s sides

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Succumbing to the Coronavirus global pandemic, the officially canceled HSBC Sevens Series titles have been awarded – and well earned too – by both women’s and men’s NZ7s sides. Following a comprehensive consultation process, the remaining rounds of the women’s and men’s World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series 2020 in; Langford, London, Paris, Singapore, and Hong […] 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


Black Ferns Sevens near to Full Strength for HSBC Hamilton 7s

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With an armoury of returning talent bolstering the side, the Black Ferns Sevens are ‘near to’ Full Strength for this weekends HSBC Hamilton 7s. Several of the team’s most senior and influential players return for the New Zealand leg of the HSBC Women’s Sevens Series return after being named in the NZ Sevens squad. The […] READ MORE


Rugby Highlights 2019 – LWOR top ten

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When compiling our list of Rugby Highlights, all the contributions were both personal, and a mix of popular and particular. Just like every rugby-conversation though, it is a mix of the most popular, and the most enjoyable moments across another great 12 months for Last Word on Rugby. Rugby Highlights of 2019 – LWOR top […] 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


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


Dual role for Selica Winiata; player and Rugby Sevens Referee

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A dual role for rugby players can involve mentoring younger team members, driving a culture of inclusion or studying the opposition’s set plays yet, for Black Ferns rugby player Selica Winiata, her role now includes being a rugby referee. After deciding to put something back into the sport she enjoyed success in, the 2016 Olympics […] 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 Langford Sevens: NZ Double, Triple, and Fourth Black Ferns 7s win

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With the dust settling at the Westhills Stadium, in Langford, Canada somethings never change. Even though in Kitakyushu, the script was thrown away but, within three weeks it’s ‘back to the norm’ as the New Zealand Black Ferns 7s claimed multiple rewards and the 2019 Langford Sevens crown. Overcoming their nemesis Australia 21-17, in a […] READ MORE


Every Rugby Winning Streak has to come to an End

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In sports, every team who can string together a sequence of wins, and wishes to continue yet, the truth is that every rugby Winning Streak has to come to an end. Last weekend, the Black Ferns Sevens team had to see their astonishing rugby winning streak come to an end. The ‘Sevens Sisters’ had strung […] READ MORE