Rugby Sevens: the Game We Love

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It is one of the fastest growing sports in the world today. Since its inclusion at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, the popularity of the sport of Rugby Sevens continues to grow. From its humble beginning in Scotland, to the ‘Mecca of Sevens’ in Hong Kong, this fast, action-packed game continues to evolve. Last Word on […] READ MORE


Mike Friday, and Finding the Key to USA Rugby’s Growth

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From Last Word on Rugby, by Kyle Willoughby. The growth of the US Sevens team is well documented. This is in no small part due to the leadership of head coach Mike Friday. Friday has been key to guiding the men’s team to unprecedented tournament victories. This is Texas Rugby’s Grant A. Cole, correspondent and […] READ MORE


Olympic Movement for Rugby Sevens: Now a Rewarding Fulltime Role

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The increased focus from both traditional rugby players as well as athletes from other sports, shows how the lure of the Olympic movement in rugby sevens has on sports people. That luster of gold can motivate players to see sevens now as a pathway to higher honours. READ MORE


HSBC Clermont-Ferrand Sevens: the Final Flourish for Teams in 2017

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From Last Word on Rugby, Jovilisi Waqa It’s the season finale of the HSBC Women’s World Sevens Series and we are back in France. The HSBC Clermont-Ferrand Sevens will be held from June 24-25, at the Stade Gabriel Montepid. It has been a busy month of rugby with the June Internationals. As well, the Under 20 Championships and […] READ MORE


HSBC Langford Sevens: Kiwi Girls Show Real Maturity to Win Cup

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Last Word on Rugby, by Jovilisi Waqa. The HSBC Langford Sevens has again fallen out of the reach of the home nation. Canada had done well to make the Cup final, but found a strong and mature New Zealand side that would go undefeated this weekend. The result capped off a great weekend, with the […] READ MORE


New Rugby 7s Stars v Classic Heroes

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From Last Word on Rugby, Scott Hornell The men’s HSBC Sevens Series has ended, with South Africa crowned the 2016/17 champions. A side who claimed their second World Series title, in terms of the shortened game of rugby sevens, they are seen as a team filled with fresh rugby sevens (7s) talent. In comparison to […] READ MORE


Canada Women Hot Favourites for HSBC Langford Sevens 2017

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Last Word on Rugby, by Jovilisi Waqa. This is the penultimate round of the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series as we head to North America again, with the HSBC Langford Sevens at the Westhills Stadium from the Saturday May 27-28. The hosts Canada are hot favorites, with Fijiana hoping to stay up in the top […] READ MORE


Scotland Retains HSBC London Sevens Title; 2016/17 Accolades

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Last Word on Rugby, by Jovilisi Waqa. It was a dramatic season finale at the home of English Rugby, as Scotland retains the HSBC London Sevens title. They did it in style too, overcoming the hosts England in the final 12-7. It was a historical day for the Bravehearts, overcoming New Zealand early on Day […] READ MORE


HSBC London Sevens: Fiji Bundled Out In Pool Stages, as Kiwis Fly-high

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The Scots may have an uphill battle to defending their title, but they will go all out to get it. South Africa can always turn up on Day Two, as have the English over this season [winners in Africa]. However, the underdogs look good too, to do some real damage at the HSBC London Sevens. READ MORE


South Africa Clinches World Rugby Sevens Series At HSBC Paris Sevens

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It's a 'double dose' of victories for the Blitzboks. And they have earned it well, with their early favouritism and consistency. Gone are the days of Fiji and New Zealand dominating--the sevens series is now much more even. Fiji's early exit in the quarter-finals meant South Africa only had to dethrone third placed England to claim the series Gold at the HSBC Paris Sevens. READ MORE