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Habana Among A Number Of Union Stars Unveiled In Initial SA Sevens Rio Olympics Squad

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: South Africa sing the national anthem during the cup final match between South Africa and Scotland on day 2 of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series London at Twickenham Stadium on May 22 in London, England. (Photo by Roger Sedres/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Brian Habana has been unveiled in a strong preliminary South Africa seven squad which contains a number of rugby union converts, as head coach Neil Powell and his management staff orchestrate their playing group ahead of August’s Rio de Janeiro Olympic games. With rugby’s inaugural appearance at the games poised for Brazil, a wealth of interest has been garnered amongst …

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Interest Surmounts As A Number Of Clubs Join Race To Sign Cooper

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 06: Quade Cooper of Australia looks up before kicking the conversion after a penalty try against South Africa during a semi final match at the USA Sevens Rugby tournament at Sam Boyd Stadium on March 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

With Quade Cooper’s imminent exit from French heavyweights Toulon expected, another club has joined in the race to land the aussies signature. After failing to make the grade for the Australian rugby sevens squad in time for the Rio Olympics, as well as a turbulent spell in the south of France which was blighted with inconsistency, coupled with Toulon’s recent …

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Fiji seals World Series win

HONG KONG - MARCH 29: Fiji players concentrate prior to the Fiji vs New Zealand HSBC Sevens World Series Cup Final match as part of the Hong Kong Sevens, the sixth round of the HSBC Sevens World series at the Hong Kong International Stadium on March 29, 2015 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Fiji sealed a third World Series win with a 26 – 0 win over Australia during the pool phase of the London Sevens. With that win they qualified for the Cup quarter finals, which means they lowest amount of points they can get is 12, for losing the Plate final. With their lead over South Africa’s Blitzbokke 14 points, and …

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Titanium Mesh Keeps Henry Speight’s Olympic Dreams Alive

Henry Speight - titanium mesh.

ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been cleared for take-off in the pursuit of a spot at the Rio Olympic Games, but he’ll have to do it wearing specially made headgear to protect the titanium mesh in his skull, the Canberra Times reports. Speight’s dream of playing Sevens for Australia at the Rio Olympics was dealt a tremendous blow in …

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Sevens: Will Paris Champions Samoa Make The Olympics?

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 15: Alefosio Tapili of Samoa passes the ball during the match between Samoa and Fiji during the HSBC Paris Sevens at Stade Jean Bouin on May 15, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images for HSBC)

On Sunday Samoa shocked everyone in the sevens game by beating Fiji in the final of the Paris Sevens. Samoa were 26-7 behind after just ten minutes, however by the conclusion of the match they were astonishingly 29-26 ahead. It was a massive upset, but there is another aspect to their victory. Fiji were too defeated in the Singapore tournament, that time by Kenya. However, the …

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Which Rugby Union Stars Are Set To Shine In The Rio Olympics

during the 2016 Sydney Sevens match between at Allianz Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.

With rugby sevens’ inaugural appearance at the Olympics set for Rio this summer, it is no wonder that some of Union’s biggest name’s are making the swap between codes so as to be apart of the festivities. While switching between codes is nothing new to rugby, with many players making the switch from league to union over the years, Rugby …

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Opinion: Why Selecting 15s Stars At The Last Minute Will Ruin Team GB

during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and France at the Principality Stadium on February 26, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales.

Reports on Sunday revealed that Simon Amor, current England Sevens boss and the coach of the GB Sevens team for the Rio Olympics, wants to select some of the 15-a-side game’s star players for the GB side. Here Paul Peerdeman argues why it is a terrible idea and it will actually reduce Team GB’s chances in the Olympics. There are a few names in the frame who might …

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All Blacks’ Sonny Bill Williams Won’t Feature In Las Vegas Sevens

during the 2016 Sydney Sevens match between XXXXXXXX at Allianz Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.

With Bryan Habana set to make his sevens comeback for the Blitzboks and with his Toulon teammate Quade Cooper set to debut for Australia, the shock announcement today came from Gordon Tietjens’s New Zealand side. With the final squads for the Las Vegas Sevens this weekend announced today, that shock came in Tietjens letting Liam Messam play rather than Sonny …

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