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


Women’s Rugby ‘rule the World’ at ASB Rugby Awards

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The theme is now more common. It happens more often. And after the ASB New Zealand Rugby Awards, the proof is that Women’s rugby is taking over the rugby world. Evidenced best last night, when Kendra Cocksedge claimed the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the Year award at the ASB Awards evening, held in Auckland. […] READ MORE


NZ Rugby Awards and Joe Schmidt receives Halbergs Coach of the Year endorsement

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Every December, the best and brightest of New Zealand (NZ) Rugby get together to celebrate. Whatever the accomplishments individually, the NZ Rugby Awards is the best time to celebrate the sport, as a group. For women and men, players and referees, coaches and administrators, they all sit back and acknowledge each other’s efforts. To highlight […] READ MORE


Black Ferns Sevens bag second title of the 2018/19 season

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It was their sixth consecutive World Series finals appearance, and fourth HSBC Dubai Sevens title for the Black Ferns Sevens women’s team of New Zealand. A fantastic feat, which the team earned via their supreme style and all around game management. They scored four-tries-to-two to beat Canada in the Gold Medal playoff, 24-14. They did it […] READ MORE


2018 HSBC Dubai Sevens: Black Ferns look to extend Sevens Series lead

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The New Zealand Black Ferns Sevens team will be looking to extend their lead in the 2018/19 HSBC Women’s Sevens Series this weekend, at the HSBC Dubai Sevens. They have been on a great run lately – going all the way back to the Commonwealth Games and Rugby World Cup Sevens – where they swept […] READ MORE


World Rugby Awards 2018 and, a huge decision from Joe Schmidt

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On Sunday night in Monaco, the annual World Rugby Awards were held. The glittering festival of International rugby is where the best and brightest men, women and national teams can be applauded – and Irish Rugby received the loudest applause in 2018. That was for the team, as much as for their individual players and […] READ MORE



Women’s Sevens Series: The 2016/17 Season So Far

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Las Vegas will host the third consecutive round where both Men’s and Women’s tournament will be played in the same venue over the same weekend. With the Women’s game continuing to reach new horizons attracting more interests, playing on the same venue will add more to its appeal. READ MORE


HSBC Sydney 7s: Seven to Watch

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The HSBC Sydney 7s is this weekend with a wealth of talent on show in both the Men's and Women's Series. LWOR takes a look at the top performers so far. READ MORE