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.

Curry favoured to replace Forbes

DJ Forbes is likely to pass the captain baton to Scott Curry but hopes to retain his spot for the Olympics next year.

NZ sevens captain likely to pass the baton to Scott Curry but is desperate to retain his spot for Olympics.

DJ Forbes quits as sevens skipper

DJ Forbes believes less responsibilities means he can concentrate on getting his body and game right for Rio.

Veteran leader says decision gives him his best chance of pushing on to make the Rio Olympics.

All Blacks game has Sevens mode

All Blacks Rugby Challenge 3 will be the first game to feature a Sevens mode.

Latest All Blacks Rugby Challenge in development by Aussie studio the first to adapt Sevens competition for gaming.

Six-match series for NZ Sevens

DJ Forbes and the New Zealand Sevens team will play Australia in a six-match series.

High quality preparation lined up ahead of new world series season in form of six-match series against Australia in September.

Speight signing shows intent

Fijian-born Wallabies wing Henry Speight will be a natural in the sevens game.

Australia's sevens programme receives mighty boost for Rio 2016 hopes with Fijian-born wing joining team next season.

Cooper to launch Rio sevens bid - report

Quade Cooper helped inspire the Wallabies to a 24-20 win over the Springboks in Brisbane on Saturday night.

Wallabies star looks set to back out of a move to French club Toulon and stay at home with hope of making Australia's Olympic rugby sevens team.

'We want a party for everybody', says Sevens boss

The Wellington Cup and Wellington Sevens will be held on consecutive weekends next year, with the cup on January 23 and the sevens on January 30 and 31.

Next year is make or break for Wellington Sevens, as the capital's right to host the biggest party of the year is under threat.

Sellout unlikely for January's Wellington Sevens

The 2003 Wellington Sevens final crowd at the Westpac Stadium.

Tickets to the Wellington Sevens haven't even gone on sale yet, but organisers are predicting it won't be a sellout.

Day passes back to attract sevens fans

New Zealand's Rieko Ioane scores a try in the cup semifinal against South Africa in front of plenty of empty seats.

Prices have been cut, and day passes brought back in a bid to lure sevens fans back to Wellington in January.

Canada Sevens set for mid-March in world series

The Fiji team celebrate after winning round eight of the HSBC Sevens World series in Glasgow.

Inaugural Canadian round of the Sevens World Series will take place in Vancouver on March 12-13.

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?

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