Sevens

Samoan PM unleashes on sevens stars

STINGING WORDS: Samoan PM Tuilaepa Sa’ilele has come out swinging at his country's 'lazy' sevens players.

Tuilaepa Sa’ilele comes out swinging at 'lazy' sevens players whose performances are an 'eyesore'.

Mikkelson extends contract with NZ sevens team

TIM MIKKELSON: ‘‘It was definitely an easy decision with the Olympics around the corner.’’

NZ Sevens player and former world player of the year re-signs contract through to the Rio Olympic Games.

Vancouver secures rugby sevens series leg

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 26:  Pita Akhi of New Zealand takes on Lucas Hammond of Canada in the Rugby Sevens match between New Zealand and Canada at Ibrox Stadium during day three of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 26, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

World Rugby expands sevens season with a 10th tournament added to the calendar next year.

Productive few weeks for New Zealand sevens

LEAPING AHEAD: New Zealand sevens player Sherwin Stowers evades a Fijian defender during the Las Vegas final.

Injuries and a final loss apart, it's been a good two weeks for the New Zealand sevens team.

No luck for NZ against Fiji in Vegas sevens final video

FLYING FIJIANS: Samisoni Viriviri and his Fijian teammates were too good for their New Zealand rivals in the USA Sevens final.

Fiji wins the USA Sevens in Las Vegas after beating New Zealand 35-19 in the final on Monday afternoon.

NZ advance to semifinals of USA Sevens

ON FIRE: Joe Webber was superb in NZ's big victory over Australia in the quarterfinals of the Las Vegas Sevens.

Joe Webber, with assistance of his team, demolish Australia to progress at USA Sevens tournament in Las Vegas.

NZ sevens win opening two games in Las Vegas

RED-HOT: New Zealand sevens captain Scott Curry scored a hat-trick in a 40-7 win over Wales.

The New Zealand Sevens team have gone two from two on the opening day of the United States Sevens in Las Vegas.

Sevens for Samoa helping Chief Nanai-Williams

IN BLUE: Tim Nanai-Williams turned out for Samoa at the Wellington Sevens last weekend while the Chiefs were in Sydney.

Chiefs flyer insists mixing IRB world sevens tournaments with Super Rugby campaign is helping his 15-a-side game.

Injury rules skipper out for Vegas trip

New Zealand lose lucky charm DJ Forbes ahead of trip to Las Vegas Sevens.

Woodman inspires NZ women in Brazil

LUCKY 13: Portia Woodman scored 13 tries at the Brazil Sevens, including two in the final, to help New Zealand claim the title.

The New Zealand women's side have beaten Australia to take out the Brazil Sevens title in São Paulo.

From novelty turnoff

ON THE FIELD: A lot of people in Taranaki would have had mixed emotions seeing Warwick Lahmert playing for England at the Wellington sevens tournament.

The inclusion of sevens at the Olympics is starting to feel less and less exciting.

Parental help puts Ioane on road to Rio 2016

WHAT A NIGHT: Rieko Ioane of New Zealand dives over to score against England in Wellington.

Rieko Ioane entered the Wellington sevens with a note from his parents in his back pocket and left with an Olympic dream.

NZ debate training base as Rio looms

MISSION: New Zealand sevens coach Sir Gordon Tietjens is hoping to lead NZ to Olympic gold.

NZ on track for Olympic debut but change may be needed to keep the advancing pack at bay.

Flying high at Sevens gallery

06022015 News Photo: Kevin Stent/Fairfax NZ. HSBC Sevens at Westpac Stadium,Wellington. Seagulls Alexis Trevethan(left) and Graeme Walker both of Wellington.

A pair of scavengers is flying high and should be able to stump up for their upcoming honeymoon after taking out the Supreme Overall Winner and Best Combined Group at this Wellington sevens costume competition. 

Can the Sevens be saved?

Wellington Sevens

Stark empty yellow seats outnumbered the fans at the Wellington Sevens.

Portia Woodman's perfect 10 ensures quarterfinals spot

PERFECT 10: Portia Woodman scored 10 tries in three matches to help New Zealand book a place in the quarterfinals at the Sao Paulo Sevens tournament in Brazil.

Portia Woodman scores 10 tries in three matches to help NZ secure a quarterfinals spot at the Sao Paulo Sevens.

New Zealand win eighth Wellington Sevens title

TOO HOT TO HANDLE: New Zealand's Scott Curry charges forward during the Cup Final match against England.

New Zealand sevens win their home tournament for the eighth time with a 27-14 victory over England.

New Zealand ease past South Africa to reach final video

YOUN GUN: New Zealand's Rieko Ioane scores the match-winning try in the semifinal against South Africa.

A late try to star Rieko Ioane has thrust New Zealand past South Africa and set up a rematch against arch rivals England in tonight’s final.

Sevens success

The unbelievables stag party with groom(in red) Brendan Neinert.

Relive all the high, lows and costumes changes - on and off the pitch - from an action-packed second day at the Wellington Sevens.

SKY camera hits England player in bizarre incident

YOU'RE ON TV: England's James Rodwell offloads the ball during the quarterfinal win over Fiji.

England sevens player James Rodwell has been hit with some big tackles in his career, but none quite as hard, literally, as the Sky TV's camera he crashed into during the Wellington Sevens today.

NZ reach Sevens semifinals video

FULL FLIGHT: New Zealand's Gillies Kaka makes a break during the 26-17 quarterfinal win over Australia.

Joe Webber played a starring role in attack and defence as New Zealand beat Australia 26-7 to earn a semifinal against world series leaders South Africa at the Wellington Sevens.

US team is going places, and fast

HE'S GONE: Perry Baker makes a searing  break for the USA in Wellington.

USA sevens is moving fast, literally, as they upset the odds in Wellington with genuine speedsters.

Young guns do job for NZ at Wellington Sevens video

OPEN SPACE: NZ player Sherwin Stowers makes a bust during his sides opening match against Canada at the Wellington Sevens.

NZ will be pleased to have eased over three hurdles without any injuries and with all four of rookies blooded.

Blog recap: 2015 Wellington Sevens - Day 1

LET'S DO IT AGAIN: All Blacks Sevens captain DJ Forbes celebrates with fans after winning the final against South Africa during the 2014 Wellington Sevens.

Minties, penguins, cowboys and a massive party - plus some rugby. It's the sevens.

Not the end of Sevens

STADIUM SEATS: Ticket sales were slow for this year's Rugby Sevens. What does the tournament need?

Sevens ticket sales have slumped, but a world rugby boss says the tournament could still see more years in Wellington.

Robson: Sevens event's success a balancing act

SEVENS STAR: DJ Forbes of New Zealand.

OPINION: Is the Wellington Sevens about the rugby or the party, asks Toby Robson.

Seven things to watch for at Wellington Sevens

SPEED MERCHANT: Carlin Isles is believed to be the fastest rugby player on the planet.

Watch out for Beaudein Waaka, Joe Webber, Rieko Ioane and Dylan Collier to light it up.

Sun shines on 7s parade gallery video

Some of the New Zealand team at the start of the Sevens parade.

Thousands lined the streets for the annual Wellington Sevens street parade.

Happy homecoming for Taramai at Wellington Sevens

HOME BOY: Upper Hutt's Murphy Taramai has been called into the New Zealand team for the Wellington Sevens tournament  in place of injured veteran Tim Mikkelson after initially being cut from the team on Monday.

A day after being told he'd missed the cut for the Wellington Sevens, Upper Hutt flanker Murphy Taramai was called into the team for injured veteran Tim Mikkelson.

Sevens struggles to fill stadium

New Zealand sevens coach Sir Gordon Tietjens wants fans to come and support his team in Wellington.

Fewer than half the tickets sold to this year's sevens has NZ coach looking forward to 2016.

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