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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sevens from Heaven - The Fiji 7s Olympic Gold Story

A fascinating new documentary telling the extraordinary story of the Fiji Sevens team has been released by HSBC, World Rugby Sevens title sponsor. The 17-minute feature documents Fiji's journey to their first medal of any colour at the Olympics, as they won Gold in Rio. MORE »

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Fijian Gold Medal Winner Semi Kunatani makes emotional return to village

Fijian Gold Medal Winner Semi Kunatani makes first return trip to his home village since winning the Gold Medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics. What followed was an emotional journey that nobody quite expected. MORE »

Friday, August 26, 2016

Fijian star Pio Tuwai's brilliant skill on show in rare old video

Today Fijian superstar Pio Tuwai turned 33, so to celebrate his birthday we've got this short clip from a tournament some time back, showing exactly the kind of skills the big man possesses. MORE »

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Legacy: What Has The Olympics Done for Sevens and Fiji?

Rio 2016 has brought sevens into the limelight. But what now for the future of champions Fiji and the game as a whole? MORE »

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Olympic Legacy: The Future for Women's Rugby

It's fair to say that rugby 7s enjoyed a successful Olympic debut in Rio. Casual viewers and addicts morphed into one as Australia and Fiji picked up the first rugby gold medals for 92 years. With the men’s game producing the big name stars, perhaps the biggest success story was the exposure the Games gave to women’s rugby MORE »

Friday, August 12, 2016

Fiji brush aside Great Britain to take Gold in first ever Olympic Rugby Sevens

Fiji made history as they won their nation's first ever Olympic medal, with Gold in the Men's Rugby Sevens after thrashing Great Britain 43-7 in the Rio final. The Silver medalists were no match for a thrill-a-minute Fiji side, who were full deserverving of the overall win. MORE »

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Olympic 7s Day Two Recap as Japan reach Semi Finals and New Zealand exit

Day two of the Olympic Rugby Men's Sevens produced more entertaining games, with Japan continuing their remarkable progress to reach the semi finals, and Great Britain and Argentina playing out a thrilling 0-0 draw, before a Golden Point try to decide the winner. MORE »

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Nate Ebner's incredible story of living dreams and overcoming tragedy

It's safe to say that Nate Ebner is living a sporting life that most could only dream about. While currently in Rio as a member of the United States national Sevens team, Ebner also has the distinction of being a Superbowl-winning Safety for the New England Patriots. MORE »

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Australia's Women claim historic Gold Medal at the Rio Olympics

The Australian Women's 7s team have made history by becoming the first team to win Olympic Gold in Rugby 7s, after beating New Zealand 24-17 in the final in Rio last night. New Zealand, whose star player Portia Woodman had an awful time, took Silver while Canada, who were outstanding against Great Britain, deservedly got Bronze. MORE »

Monday, August 08, 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics Preview: France

France come into Rio 2016 as one of the most successful teams in Olympic history, having won the first competition back in 1900, before going on to become beaten finalists in both the 1920 and 1924 Games. MORE »

Monday, August 08, 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics Preview: Australia

While much of the attention given to Australia's Olympic 7s side will be directed at the men, it is the women's squad that go into Rio 2016 in the better form. The side, led by captain Sharni Williams have dominated the Women's Sevens Series circuit this year en route to the title. MORE »

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Rio Olympics 2016 Preview: New Zealand

One of the biggest spectacles of rugby sevens at the impending Rio Olympic Games will undoubtedly be the presence of New Zealand's superstar Sonny Bill Williams. SBW has done it all: twice a World Cup winner and Super Rugby champion in union as well as illustrious spells in Rugby League and Boxing, and now an Olympian. MORE »

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Rio Olympics 2016 Preview: Great Britain

Great Britain come into this year's Rio 2016 Olympic Games in a unque position in that they are the only entrant to be formed from a selection of individual unions. MORE »

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Rio Olympics 2016 Preview: Fiji

This week's build up to the 2016 Olympic Games continues with a look at the style kings of Fiji. Their electric speed, skills and flair have charmed the Sevens circuit for decades and they look set to wow the Rio crowd on the biggest stage of all. MORE »

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Olympic flashback: USA grab second Olympic title in Paris 1924

In just under two weeks Rio de Janeiro will play host to the first ever Olympic Games to be held in South America. They will also be a particularly historic Games, as rugby union makes it long overdue comeback in the Sevens format. MORE »

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Singha Premiership Rugby 7s signals the start of the NH season

Four weeks after the summer tours brought down the curtain on the 2015/16 Northern Hemipshere season, the 2016/17 version started in earnest this weekend with the staging of Groups A and B of the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s tournament. MORE »

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Three stars to watch out for as the USA 7s squad for Rio is announced

The USA Sevens squad for the Olympics has been announced, featuring a great mix of star power, experience and a whole lot of speed to burn. Here is a look at three players who we think will give the USA their very best chance of defending their Gold medal. MORE »

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Bryan Habana misses out on Olympics as Springbok 7s final squad is picked

Rugby World Cup winner Bryan Habana has not made the cut for South Africa Sevens 12-man squad that will be heading to Brazil for the 2016 Rio Olympics next month. He is one of three Test capped fifteens players that didn't make it. MORE »

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Olympic Sevens: An insight into Argentina's training camp

The Rio Olympic Games kicks off in just less than a month's time with Rugby making its first appearance since 1924. In what is sure to be a hotly contested competition, World Rugby takes a look at the preparations of a team on the rise on the Sevens circuit, Argentina. MORE »

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Williams siblings included in New Zealand's Sevens squads for Rio

New Zealand has named their final squads ahead of this Summer's Olympics. Happy times for the Williams family as both Niall and SBW are chosen to represent in Rio. MORE »

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