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


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


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


City of Love gives way to Fiji Sevens magic

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They have tried their best in the last three years but it had to be ‘fourth times a charm’ for the City of Love to finally give in to the charisma, pure passion, and Fiji Sevens magic. The Final Round of the 2018/19 HSBC Sevens Series was held at the Stade Jean-Bouin this weekend. It […] READ MORE


Fiji ‘Lords of London Sevens’ yet again

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Playing in their eighth finals appearance at the London leg of the World Series – the most by any team – the Fijians reigned supreme again, to become ‘Lords of the London Sevens’ for the second consecutive year. With an 85,000 strong crowd attending the two-day tournament, it was filled with a mix of ardent […] 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


Fiji 7s win at their ‘home away from home’ – HSBC New Zealand Sevens

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With massive support, it was no surprise when the final whistle was blown after the HSBC New Zealand Sevens cup match, that the unofficial home team won. With style and with humility, the Fiji 7s win at their ‘home away from home’. Raising the cup, Fijian supporters literally outnumbered local New Zealand fans when cheering […] 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