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Lomu: Rio Olympics debut will revolutionise sevens

Jonah Lomu was named one of the "Magnificent Seven" to celebrate 40 years of the Hong Kong Sevens.

Rugby legend Jonah Lomu believes next year's Olympics debut will take sevens to 'the next level'.

Fiji beat New Zealand to win Hong Kong Sevens

Jerry Tuwai was on the score sheet for the Fijians against New Zealand.

For the second tournament in a row, NZ have been beaten by Fiji in a Sevens Series final.

NZ sevens side held to draw by Portugal

Scott Curry and his NZ team-mates came very close to a shock loss at the hands of Portugal at the Hong Kong Sevens.

Lack-lustre Kiwis pushed all the way in 24-24 draw with plucky Portuguese at Hong Kong Sevens.

Old heads to guide rookies in Hong Kong

WISE ONE: DJ Forbes, centre, will provide key experience for New Zealand in Hong Kong.

The atmosphere, city and stadium all combine to make for an experience like no other on the Sevens circuit.

NZ Sevens sisters forging sporting dynasty

New Zealand’s female, sevens version of Pele would have to be Portia Woodman.

Beaten just twice in world series history, team win fifth straight tournament in taking out US event.

NZ sevens named for Hong Kong and Tokyo legs

WELCOME BACK: Tim Mikkelson returns to the New Zealand sevens team after recovering from injury.

Two returning veterans and two new faces are included in the NZ Sevens team for Hong Kong and Tokyo legs of the sevens world series.

Woodman try blitz leads NZ to Atlanta Sevens win

SEVENS STAR: New Zealander Portia Woodman.

Kiwi scores a record five tries in a match and 14 for the tournament as she leads NZ to sevens final victory.

NZ women make Atlanta Sevens final

SEVENS STAR: NZ women's sevens player Kayla McAlister.

NZ women's sevens team pushed all the way in the semis, but prevail over Canada 24-22.

Quarterfinal beckons for NZ women's team in Atlanta

HARD TO STOP: Portia Woodman scored five tries in three games for New Zealand on the opening day of the Atlanta Sevens.

The NZ women’s sevens team racked up 126 points in pool play on Sunday to ease into the Atlanta Sevens quarterfinals.

Wellington keeps sevens, but date could change

STICKING AROUND: The Wellington Sevens is set to stay, although the date could change from next season.

Wellington is set to retain its annual World Rugby Sevens tournament, but the date could change.

Wet weather prep for women sevens

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Dash of rain in Mount Maunganui provides ideal preparation for NZ women's sevens team ahead of Atlanta Sevens.

Olympic dream still burns for netballer Grant

SEVENTH HEAVEN: Talented sportswoman Keshia Grant is still clinging to her Rio Olympic sevens dream.

Time is fast running out for Tactix netballer Keshia Grant in her bid to play sevens rugby at next year's Rio Olympics.

Sydney takes over Australian leg of World Series

Con Foley of Australia is tackled by Sainivalati Ramuwai of Fiji during the Gold Coast Sevens in October.

Gold Coast loses Australian leg of Sevens World Series as Allianz Stadium gets rights for next four years.

Season sweep still on for NZ sevens women video

ALL SMILES: Honey Hireme is happy to be back in the New Zealand women’s sevens team.

The NZ women's sevens team is on the cusp of something special - a clean sweep of the World Series events.

Hireme, Tapsell back for NZ women's sevens

HBW: Honey Hireme is nicknamed Honey Bill Williams for her game-breaking skills.

Women's rugby sevens World Cup winners return to the side building up to next year's Rio Olympics.

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?

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

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