Mar 21, 2013 20:44 EDT
World Series leaders New Zealand are favourites to win the Hong Kong Sevens this weekend but in a season which has proved unpredictable there's plenty of room for an upset.
Mar 21, 2013 03:12 EDT
Wallabies legend George Gregan has tipped an unlikely rugby nation, possibly China, to cause an upset at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro when the sevens format debuts at the Games.
Feb 17, 2013 23:16 EST
Former All Black Sonny Bill Williams admits the chance to win Olympic gold could tempt him to switch to rugby Sevens for the 2016 Rio Games as he weighs up his future in the boxing ring.
Feb 10, 2013 18:17 EST
South Africa routed New Zealand 40-21 in the final of the 2013 USA Sevens on Sunday at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.
Feb 10, 2013 00:28 EST
Samoa took another step toward retaining their USA Rugby Sevens crown, defeating Scotland 12-5 to book a Cup semi-final showdown with South Africa.
Feb 09, 2013 03:37 EST
Defending champions Samoa came from 12-0 behind to beat Spain 19-12 on the opening day of the US stop in the IRB Sevens World Series.
Feb 08, 2013 23:34 EST
England, which is fresh off its victory at the Wellington Sevens, will face Fiji in their opening match of the USA Sevens, the fifth of nine rounds in the HSBC Sevens World Series.
Feb 06, 2013 00:12 EST
All Black Liam Messam is considering switching to Sevens rugby as the chance to win Olympic gold threatens to lure players from the 15-a-side ranks for the 2016 Rio Games.
Feb 02, 2013 04:34 EST
England snatched a 24-19 victory in extra time against Kenya in the final of the fourth leg of the IRB Sevens World Series at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday. Kenya led 19-12 at half-time.
Dec 09, 2012 15:04 EST
New Zealand triumphed over France with a thrilling 47-12 win to clinch the third leg of the IRB Sevens World Series for the fourth consecutive time in South Africa Sunday.
Dec 08, 2012 15:59 EST
South Africa and surprise side Portugal both swept their three group matches to comfortably reach the IRB Sevens World Series quarter-finals on Saturday.
Dec 07, 2012 21:07 EST
New Zealand can become the first team to win the same leg of the International Rugby Board Sevens World Series for a fourth consecutive time when the South African round takes place in Port Elizabeth.
Dec 05, 2012 14:58 EST
Kenya will be without four key players for this weekend's South African leg of the IRB World Sevens series in Port Elizabeth due to exam commitments and injuries, officials said.
Dec 01, 2012 14:24 EST
Pre-tournament favourites New Zealand lost unexpectedly to Samoa in the final of Dubai Rugby Sevens on Saturday.
Nov 30, 2012 14:39 EST
England, the champions for last two years, crashed out of the Dubai Sevens on the opening day after a shock loss to Portugal in their third and final Pool C match on Friday.
Oct 14, 2012 06:35 EDT
Fiji retained their Gold Coast Sevens rugby crown with a breathtaking 32-14 win over New Zealand in the opening leg of the IRB Sevens World Series on Sunday.
Oct 13, 2012 12:06 EDT
Sevens kingpins Fiji and New Zealand suffered defeats upon reaching the knockout quarter-finals of the Gold Coast IRB Sevens on Saturday.
Sep 12, 2012 08:52 EDT
Rugby union chiefs hope to attract a new wave of Russian fans to the sport by offering tickets for next year's World Cup Sevens in Moscow at what they say are "competitive" prices.
Aug 16, 2012 11:10 EDT
Argentina has postponed hosting its round of the 2012/13 Sevens World Series because of logistical problems in a year when the senior team debuts in the Rugby Championship.
Aug 08, 2012 05:01 EDT
All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu said Wednesday that the inclusion of rugby sevens at the Rio Olympics raised hopes Pacific island nations such as Fiji will finally end a long wait for gold at the Games.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
Kenya scores a try against Tonga during the 2006 Commonwealth Games
|Highest governing body||International Rugby Board|
|Nickname(s)||The Borders Game, The Scottish Game/Code, the Abbreviated Code, the "Short Game", Seven-a-side, Sevens, 7's or 7s and VIIs.|
|Mixed gender||Separate competitions|
|Categorization||Team sport, Outdoor, variant of rugby union|
|Olympic||Admitted in 2009, will be in 2016 Summer Olympics|