First Sonny Bill, now it's Niall video

Niall Williams, sister of All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams, will debut for the New Zealand women's sevens team in Dubai.

Sonny Bill Williams isn't the only one in the family making the switch to sevens. So is his sister.

Sevens Sisters battle injury for Dubai

Sarah Goss and Portia Woodman will be key for an injury depleted New Zealand women's sevens team in Dubai.

Injuries have struck NZ women's team named to play the opening round of the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series.

Calf issues see Cama take analysis role video

Tomasi Cama has hung up his boots, moving into an analysis role with the New Zealand Sevens team.

The sevens veteran will still be involved as New Zealand seeks Olympic gold.

Milne patient in search for success

Southland sevens coach Bryan Milne.

Bryan Milne is looking long-term for Southland sevens team.

IOC boss honours Jonah

IOC boss Thomas Bach has recognised the powerful contribution Jonah Lomu made to rugby.

Olympics president laments the former sevens star won't be able to witness the sport's return to the Olympics.

Kenya qualify for Rio sevens

Kenya rugby sevens player Andrew Amonde.

A try after the final buzzer has booked Kenya an Olympics berth after winning the African qualifying event.

Australia book Rio Olympic sevens place

Teenager Henry Hutchison impressed as Australia qualified for the Rio Olympics.

It took about six months longer than they would have liked, but Australia have secured their place in the men's sevens tournament at the Rio Olympics.

Australia vs Tonga in sevens final

Henry Hutchison scores a try for Australia in the 36-0 win over Papua New Guinea.

Australia will meet surprise-packets Tonga for a spot at the Rio Olympic Games.

NZ gets tough Dubai Sevens draw

New Zealand captain Scott Curry will lead Gordon Tietjens' side through the world series for the first time.

The New Zealand Sevens team have been dealt a tough draw for the opening round of the World Rugby Sevens Series.

Australia, Samoa start in style

Australia's Henry Hutchison makes a break during his sides 62-0 demolition of Nauru on day one of the Oceania Sevens in Auckland.

Tournament favourites on track to meet in Oceania Sevens final and square off for spot in Rio.

Speight's sevens debut to wait

Wallabies player Henry Speight has committed to playing sevens rugby in 2016.

Wallabies wing left out of Australia's 12-man squad for the Oceania Sevens.

Stakes are as high as ever

long-serving Australian sevens player Greg Jeloudev.

Australian Greg Jeloudev and has had an up close look at the dramatic progress of the game of sevens rugby.

Players become sevens specialists

Julian Savea, Ma'a Nonu and Victor Vito, all former sevens stars, helped New Zealand to victory at the Rugby World Cup.

Switching between sevens and rugby becoming rarer as more players specialise.

Sevens gets another All Black boost

Chiefs halfback Augustine Pulu will give sevens a crack in 2016, with Rio the ultimate goal.

Chiefs halfback throws his name in the sevens mix in Olympic year.

NZ development team named for Central Coast

Scott Curry will lead the New Zealand development team into battle at the Central Coast Sevens.

Gordon Tietjens will test out a number of new players when his New Zealand development side head to the Central Coast Sevens this weekend.

Germany are making their move in... sevens

Phil Szczesny of Germany is seen during the first day of the Rugby Europe Men's Sevens Grand Prix Series at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Germany makes a move in....sevens.

Manuel back for NZ women's sevens

Huriana Manuel is back in black after battling injury for the past year.

Former captain Huriana Manuel returns after more than a year out of the game due to injury.

NZ side win Noosa sevens title

Lote Raikabula lead the New Zealand sevens team in Noosa.

NZ continue preparation for World Sevens Series with 20-10 win in the Noosa final.

Teen prodigy gets sevens chance in Noosa

Rotorua Boys' High School captain Isaac Te Aute will travel with the New Zealand development team to the Noosa sevens

Some fresh faces for coach Gordon Tietjens to watch in Australia.

Grant focused on sevens selection

Keshia Grant scores a try for the Canterbury Women's NPC rugby team

The netballer admits she faces a battle to qualify for the squad for the Rio Olympic Games.

NZ Sevens get Rio replication in Rotorua

Gordon Tietjens is overseeing New Zealand's Rio replication in  Rotorua.

New Zealand's young sevens stars have been tested in Rotorua.

Family over Olympics for Ben Smith

Ben Smith agonised over his sevens decision before choosing the 15-man game.

Otago rugby's favourite son swung between signing on for Rio or sticking with the Highlanders.

Top ref Joubert eyes Rio 2016

Craig Joubert has earned his reputation through decisive officiating and good communication skills.

Craig Joubert switches focus from 15s to sevens with a dream of officiating at next year's Olympics.

BOP keep sevens nationals until 2018

Bay of Plenty will continue to play host to the national tournament until 2018.

The national sevens tournament will remain in the Bay of Plenty until at least 2018, although the location could change during that time.

Tietjens starts long Olympic trial

All BlackJulian Savea initially showed a lot of enthusiasm for playing Olympic sevens.

SBW aside, it wasn't quite the star studded announcement NZ sevens coach Gordon Tietjens envisaged 18 months ago.

SBW chases his ultimate goal video

Sonny Bill Williams fronts the media in Wellington after committing to the abbreviated game for next season.

Code-hopping star will go all out in his bid to play sevens for New Zealand at the Olympic Games.

Sevens squad needs pace

Gordon Tietjens has a fine squad at his disposal in 2016, but two more big names would be icing on the cake.

OPINION: With two more star additions NZ could go from capable to within a whisker of an Olympic certainty.

SBW, Messam confirmed for Rio video

Sonny Bill Williams, captain Scott Curry and Ardie Savea at the sevens squad announcement in Wellington.

All Blacks stars confirmed in the NZ Sevens squad for next year's tilt at the Olympics.

Star names set to join sevens squad

Julian Savea will need to be in better shape for sevens than he fronted in earlier this season for the All Blacks.

New Zealand Rugby are readying themselves for an announcement that will have huge implications on the world of sevens in the coming year.

Barrett says no to sevens temptation

All Blacks first-five Beauden Barrett has turned down the chance to play sevens rugby at next year's Olympics.

Another win for Steve Hansen as star first-five turns his back on a shot at gold in Rio.

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