With all the smiles on display at the NZ Sevens team naming, it was easy to forget about the shattered outcasts.
Gordon Tietjens has added plenty of firepower to his New Zealand sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games.
TONY SMITH - The Press
Sam Dickson feels his inclusion in the Comm Games squad has vindicated his decision to focus on Sevens.
Wallaby Liam Gill has been selected to spearhead Australia's 12-man rugby sevens squad in Glasgow.
Gordon Tietjens's side will be aiming to win a fifth successive Commonwealth Games gold medal in Glasgow.
Several unions apply to host a tournament as World Series expands to 10 legs from 2015-16 season.
It may be seven months away, but diehard rugby sevens fans can start planning their weekend.
Remember the name Awatea Whitiora-Te Uira. She'll be a New Zealand sevens player in the next few years.
Through a combination of hard work and good fortune, Damian Karauna has forged a successful career in rugby.
BEN STRANG - Waikato Times
The lack of Super Rugby talent added to the NZ Sevens squad for Comm Games preparation shows the strength in the squad.
NZ Sevens coach withdraws as guest speaker at Southland Sports Awards after recent clanger.
Young Blues midfielder Pita Ahki prepares for crunch match with Canes before heading into NZ Sevens squad camp.
NZ sevens coach not expected to use same speech material in Southland after upsetting in Dunedin.
A member of Graham Henry's staff when he was coach of Wales at the 1999 World Cup has been appointed to co-ordinate the Australian Rugby Union's bid for Sevens gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and Rio Olympics.
Pita Ahki and Kurt Baker have been included in an extended 18-man New Zealand Sevens squad.
New Zealand have made it two from two in the IRB Women's Sevens World Series after winning the Amsterdam Sevens final.
New Zealand and Australia are on a collision course at the Amsterdam Sevens.
New Zealand sevens player of the year Kurt Baker will not rule out another tilt at Commonwealth Games gold.
New Zealand's women's sevens team get their first dose of Olympic pressure this weekend.
Super Rugby stars among 20 players in the frame for a NZ Sevens berth for the Commonwealth Games.