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England Defeat Ireland By 17-7 In Women Sevens Olympic Qualifier

Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for 2020’s Olympic Games in Tokyo came to a halt as England found a way to secure their spot with a comeback victory.  England 17-7 Ireland  After two dominant wins in their opening pair of Rugby Europe Olympic Qualifying matches against Romania and the Czech Republic, Ireland finished second in Pool C after a losing out …

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Brilliant New Zealand Romp To Women’s World Sevens Crown

New Zealand’s Black Ferns sealed their status as the dominant force in women’s rugby on Saturday, successfully defending their World Cup Sevens crown less than a year after winning the 15-a-side title. Michaela Blyde was the star for the New Zealanders with a brilliant hat-trick as France were crushed 29-0 in a one-sided final at AT&T Park. Blyde’s treble took her …

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Ireland Women See Off Russia In Rugby World Cup Sevens Clash

Ireland are into the Champion 5/6 play-off after surviving a Russian comeback in San Francisco. The side had a tremendous 19-14 win over England in the last 16 yesterday, before succumbing to a 45-0 whitewash against an imperious New Zealand in the quarter final. This meant a spot in the running for fifth place at the Rugby World Cup Sevens, …

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South Africa Win Paris Rugby Sevens To Pip Fiji For World Series

South Africa dramatically retained their overall World Sevens Series title by beating England in the final of the last of 10 tournaments on Sunday. The Blitzboks’ 24-14 victory in Paris ensured they overhauled Fiji in the overall standings by 182 to 180 points. It was only their second tournament victory out of 10 in the 2017/18 season compared to Fiji’s …

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Preview: Pundit Arena Speaks With England Sevens Vice-Captain Phil Burgess About The Sport And Their Vancouver Sevens Title

Fresh off the back of their victory in the HSBC Vancouver Sevens tournament, where they overcame the mighty Bliztboks, England Sevens vice-captain Phil Burgess is dropping in at 11am on Wednesday to talk about all things rugby. Rugby Sevens is one of the fastest growing team sports out there these days and following its inaugural involvement in the 2016 Rio …

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England’s Try Scoring Sensation Danielle Waterman Talks About The Development Of Women’s Rugby

Last weekend Danielle Waterman sent social media into meltdown after scoring one of the most remarkable tries seen anywhere this year. After receiving the ball deep in her own half, the England fullback cascaded past five Canadian defenders with a series of dummies and steps before touching the ball down in the corner. The score lit up Twickenham and set England …

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New Zealand Rugby Block Sir Gordon Tietjens From Coaching Samoa

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Gordon Tietjens, coach of New Zealand looks on after the Men's Rugby Sevens placing 5-6 match between New Zealand and Argentina on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympics at Deodoro Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

New Zealand Rugby has blocked newly-appointed Samoa Sevens coach Sir Gordon Tietjens from taking charge of the Pacific Islanders because he is still technically on ‘gardening leave’ from New Zealand Rugby. Tietjens was officially named as Samoa’s new sevens coach a fortnight ago, telling local media at his first press conference in Apia that he was motivated to make Samoa “a consistent performer” on the …

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Where To Next For Women’s Rugby?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: Charlotte Caslick of Australia is tackled by Sarah Goss of New Zealand during the Women's Gold Medal Rugby Sevens match between Australia and New Zealand on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Deodoro Stadium on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

The inclusion of Rugby Sevens in Rio this year was undoubtedly crucial towards the progression of women’s rugby, but can we expect to see the same progress as seen in women’s football after its first inclusion in the Olympics back in Atlanta 1996? 19 years on from Atlanta the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada attracted audiences of up to …

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Fiji Award Ben Ryan Highest Honour In the Country

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Fiji head coach Ben Ryan celebrates with players as they win gold after the Men's Rugby Sevens Gold medal final match between Fiji and Great Britain on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympics at Deodoro Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

In light of rugby sevens’ inaugural appearance at sports premier showpiece, the Olympic Games, it is fair to say that Englishman Ben Ryan is somewhat of a living legend on the island having steered the nation to its first ever Olympic medal. Ryan was instrumental to Fiji’s success having installed a ethic and ethos of professionalism into the side, who, …

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Two Team GB Sevens Stars Linked With Moves To Premiership Clubs

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Premiership clubs seem to have caught the sevens bug following the Olympic Games, after The Telegraph linked two of team GB’s biggest names with moves to 15 aside clubs. Given the success of the British team at the Olympics, it doesn’t come as too much of a surprise to see a Premiership club attempt to convert at least one member …

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Ben Ryan Faces Potential Fiji Exit Due To Season’s Success

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Gold medalists Ro Dakuwaqa of Fiji and Fiji head coach Ben Ryan celebrate after the medal ceremony for the Men's Rugby Sevens on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympics at Deodoro Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Fijian sevens head coach Ben Ryan faces a potential exit from the Olympic champions as the FRU feel they can no longer afford the Englishman. Speaking to the Fiji Times, Youth and Sports Minister Laisenia Tuitubou has stated that due to the considerable success which has been achieved by Fiji sevens over the last two years alone, including two World sevens series …

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Australian Sevens Players Read ‘Riot Act’ Following Drunken Escapades At Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Australia players look dejected in defeat after the Men's Rugby Sevens placing 5-8 match between Argentina and Australia on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympics at Deodoro Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Australia Olympics boss Kitty Chiller has confirmed that she has had to read the ‘riot act’ to the Australian Sevens players following an alcohol fueled night which led to the players staggering back to the Olympic village at 9am Saturday morning, leaving many officials bemused. Before these Olympics, Chiller had adamantly made the point to all competing Australian athletes that non …

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Francois Hougaard Relinquishes His Olympic Bronze Medal

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Springbok scrum half Francois Hougaard has recieved warm praise for offering his Olympic bronze medal to injured teammate Seabalo Senalta after the sevens supremo was forced out of South Africa’s quarter final and third place playoff through injury. Senalta has been one of the Blitzbokke’s leaders since 2013 and his omission came as a major blow to their prospects what …

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What Has Olympic Sevens Meant For Smaller Nations?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Silver medalists Great Britain, gold medalists Fiji and bronze medalists South Africa pose during the medal ceremony for the Men's Rugby Sevens on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympics at Deodoro Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

One of the things that World Rugby was hoping for most with the inclusion of sevens into the Olympics was the spread of the game throughout the world. Sevens is a bit more accessible than 15s, simply because of the numbers, yet the speed and the skill required do make it an exciting game. In a country like Denmark, Sevens …

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