Smith's Olympic dream dashed

George Smith

The goal posts have changed for Wallabies great George Smith in his bid to represent Tonga in Rio.

Olympics sevens rules tighten

Olympic rings

Country-hopping rugby players need to play four sevens world series legs to qualify for Rio 2016, IRB says.

Tietjens rebuilding again

Gordon Tietjens

Olympic qualification could be tougher for NZ Sevens team, thanks to strength of current crop.

Sevens fails to sell out

New Zealand's sevens team

The Sevens Wellington ticket launch avoided last year's disaster, but the event is far from selling out.

NZ sevens learn fate

Fritz Lee

NZ sevens team will face Samoa, France and Japan in their pool at Australia's Gold Coast Sevens next month.

Sevens boss says he chose to resign

Marty Donoghue

The boss of the Wellington Sevens has denied he was pushed into quitting.

Sevens boss steps down

Marty Donoghue

Wellington Sevens general manager Marty Donoghue has stepped down after barely a year in the job.

NZ Rugby building sevens

rugby ball generic

New national women's sevens series this year part of plan for developing the sport before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

ARU get creative for Rio

Australian sevens

Australian Rugby Union holding nationwide talent search for potential sevens players to play at the next Olympic Games.

'Rugby meets awesome'

Jonah Lomu Sevens

There is 'every expectation' a liquor licence for the Wellington Sevens will be granted.

Messam in the mix for sevens

Liam Messam

Veteran loose forward adds his name to the list of All Blacks keen to contend for the first Olympic gold in rugby sevens.

Speed, size and adaptability

Julian Savea

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OPINION: You've got to be rugby's version of a Swiss army knife to make Gordon Tietjens' head turn.

Women's series grows by two

timaru rugby ball touch

Sevens world series extends to six tournaments with Canada and England signing up as hosts.

All Blacks keen to play sevens

Conrad Smith

All Blacks centre Conrad Smith has indicated most players are crystal clear on the issue of playing in the Olympics.

Opinions divided over sevens

Sonny Bill Williams

NZ rugby divided on how many top players should be made available for the Olympics.

Tietjens sends SOS to All Blacks

New Zealand Sevens

Rugby sevens guru Gordon Tietjens has already sent out his wish list of AB stars for the next Olympics.

Sevens booze ban?

Wellington Sevens

The antics of drunken revellers mean tighter booze controls for next year's tournament.

All Blacks needed for Olympics

Sonny Bill Williams


OPINION: NZ have to wheel out the big guns for Rio when they go for the first ever Sevens Olympic gold.

Hansen pledges help for Rio

Steve Hansen

All Blacks coach says his team will do what they can to support NZ's bid for sevens Olympic gold.

Inexperience and errors costly

DJ Forbes

Sevens captain DJ Forbes rues mistakes which cost his side gold and a remarkable five Games winning streak.

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