2021 Sevens World Series Coronavirus casualty: Aus/NZ legs canceled

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The 2021 Sevens World Series has succumbed to yet more Coronavirus casualties, resulting in the Australia and New Zealand legs being canceled by World Rugby. After the Dubai and Capetown legs had been canceled, the news that World Rugby has withdrawn scheduling of the Pacific round is disappointing. To both competing nations, organizers but most […] READ MORE


Sevens Series working group in reaction to Covid-19

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News that the first two legs of the new World Series season will not take place, has seen a Sevens Series working group created, in reaction to Covid-19 and how it might continue to affect the prospect of any competition. With the pandemic interrupting sport across the globe, it has continued to impact World Rugby […] 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


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


Dubai Sevens a sure Bet, after 50 years of Success

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Known as one of the pinnacle events on the World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series, the 2019 Dubai Sevens is a sure bet for both entertainment, and a celebration for the 50th-anniversary tournament. If you watch Rugby or bet on it at sites like Betway, then you are sure to find a featured match, odds or […] 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


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



Extra ‘niggle’ in Rugby Sevens not a desirable Attitude for World Sevens Series

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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. […] READ MORE