Football-mad Brazil taking to rugby

Members of Brazil's sevens teams play a match during the opening of a new rugby pitch which is installed on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.

Interest in oval ball code rising in football-mad nation since sevens earned place in Rio Olympic Games.

Ponying up to save the Sevens video

The Wellington Cup and Wellington Sevens are teaming up to create a festival fortnight in the capital.  New Zealand sevens player Lote Raikabula  and Wellington Cup winning jockey Matt Cameron lead Patch the pony to the sevens trophy, watched by past costume winners. From left, Bernadette, Jack (9) and Finn (7) Sharkey-Burns, and Matthew Reading (Iron Man).

Wellington Sevens will move to a Saturday-Sunday, team up with the Wellington Cup.

Cooper eyes sevens in Rio

Quade Cooper is likely to head to France but the ARU are making a big effort to keep him.

Rio Olympics beckon for Quade Cooper after the Wallaby's contract saga took yet another twist.

Chiefs lose Messam and SBW to sevens

Liam Messam, left, and Sonny Bill Williams will be a big loss to the Chiefs next season.

The Chiefs are set to lose both Liam Messam and Sonny Bill Williams to sevens next season.

Seven terrors of the South Seas

Julian Savea bursts past yet another victim in the black jersey.

The USA sevens team aren't afraid of facing Julian Savea. How about our NZ sevens dream team then?

USA aren't afraid of Savea video

All Blacks wing Julian Savea crashes over for a try against Wales at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Americans say they can physically match top All Blacks should they wear NZ sevens jerseys in 2016.

Broken nose, Page plays on video

Smiling through the pain: Georgia Page.

Sevens player hailed a 'Rugby War Goddess' after dishing out a big hit after taking a nasty blow.

All Blacks Sevens focus on Rio gold

Canterbury's Sam Dickson runs through a gap on the field in an All Blacks match against Portugal in Tokyo.

Focus is now on Gordon Tietjens' team finding the winning formula against class outfits like Fiji and South Africa.

January date possible for the Wellington Sevens?

Wellington Sevens organisers believe they have the right ingredients to rejuvenate the tournament and ensure a new contract beyond 2016.

A date change - plus All Blacks - could be key ingredients to saving the sevens.

Messam to play in Japan before tilt at Olympics

Chiefs and All Blacks loose forward Liam Messam is set to play an off season in Japan.

All Black Liam Messam has signed an off-season contract to play in Japan after the Rugby World Cup.

NZ win womens sevens title

New Zealand women's sevens star Charlotte Scanlan.

Sevens sisters have cruised to their third world series title with victory in the Amsterdam plate final.

New Zealand into Amsterdam Sevens quarters

Honey Hireme had a strong opening day in Amsterdam.

Motivation is clearly lacking for the New Zealand Women's Sevens team in Amsterdam, with the world series title already safely packed in their carry-on baggage.

Sevens sisters look to finish season on a high

Sarah Goss and the New Zealand women's sevens team are looking to bounce back in Amsterdam after their third-place finish at the London leg of the World Series.

There can be no more appropriate place for NZ to end their World Rugby Women's Sevens Series campaign on a high than in Amsterdam.

NZ must improve after 'challenging' world series video

New Zealand's DJ Forbes, Rieko Ioane and Gillies Kaka had to settle for third in the World Rugby Sevens Series.

If you didn't get the idea already, the road to a sevens gold at the Rio Olympics is going to be extremely tough for the New Zealand Sevens team.

Sevens $120k TV lens signing oopsie

Collins Injera may be facing a hefty bill for signing his name on a camera lens at the London Sevens.

Permanent marker used on a $120,000 camera lens by Kenyan celebrating his 200th international try.

Fiji win world series in London

Fiji are sevens world series champions for the first time since 2006.

Sevens powerhouse claim crown for the first time since 2006 as NZ bow out early in event won by USA.

NZ women lose London Sevens semi

Portia Woodman scored twice in New Zealand's quarterfinal victory over England in London, before their exit to Australia in the semifinals.

New Zealand Sevens sisters' winning streaks comes to an end in London.

New Zealand Sevens into quarterfinals in London

DJ Forbes, Rieko Ioane and Gillies Kaka all scored in New Zealand's opening tow matches as they reached the quarterfinals at Twickenham.

New Zealand have qualified for the quarterfinals at the London Sevens, topping Pool B.

NZ women's sevens team cement spot at Rio video

New Zealand women's sevens captain Sarah Goss in action at the Women's Sevens Series in London.

A shock defeat to Spain but the the New Zealand women's sevens team has still qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio.

Rio no certainty for struggling Australian sevens team

Ed Jenkins' Australian sevens side face a tough road to next year's Rio Olympics.

Australia's path to the Rio Olympic sevens tournament could see them miss out all together.

New Zealand keep faint sevens world series hopes

Scott Curry of New Zealand is chased by James Rodwell of England on his way to scoring a try.

NZ will need a little help from their rivals if they are to win the World Rugby Sevens Series in London.

Tui showing class after comeback from injury

Ruby Tui returns to the New Zealand women's sevens set-up for the London and Amsterdam legs of the World Series.

Canterbury's Ruby Tui was like an over-wound toy when she was eventually unleashed after recovering from a serious knee injury.

Perfection close for New Zealand sevens sisters

Sarah Goss, centre, and the New Zealand Sevens sisters take on the London Sevens this week.

Perfection is less than two weeks away for the New Zealand Sevens sisters in the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series.

Sevens veteran answers final round SOS

Lote Raikabula will join the New Zealand sevens team ahead of this weekend's London Sevens after three key players were ruled out due to injury.

Lote Raikabula and Declan O'Donnell have been called up for the London Sevens.

New Zealand Sevens' last shot for number 13

New Zealand's Joe Webber was injured before getting the chance to take on Fiji in the Glasgow final.

New Zealand have one final shot at world series title number 13 in London, but could do with some luck.

Kiwis beaten in Glasgow Sevens final

Josaia Raisuqe, Samisoni Viriviri and Savenaca Rawaca of Fiji celebrate after beating New Zealand in the Glasgow Sevens final.

New Zealand lose Glasgow Sevens final to Fiji but qualify for the Rio Olympics.

New Zealand into Glasgow Sevens quarterfinals

Gillies Kaka left the field against Kenya with an injured shoulder but returned against Samoa to score a crucial try.

New Zealand qualify for Cup quarterfinals with a match to spare on the opening day of Glasgow Sevens.

Hellish pool in Glasgow what NZ need

Scott Curry and the New Zealand Sevens team have an opportunity to cut South Africa's lead in Glasgow.

The NZ Sevens team are preparing for an epic rescue act in the World Sevens series.

Mental drive sees Gould return

Lavinia Gould is back int he New Zealand Women's Sevens team after a two-year doping ban.

Lavinia Gould was busy at work when a call came through which changed her life.

Excitement brewing over rugby's Olympic return

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says rugby is ready to be a hit at the Rio Games.

The International Olympic Committee’s top official is confident rugby will prove a hit at the Rio Games next year.

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