Grant getting used to contact of sevens

Keshia Grant

Netballer Keshia Grant's rise to the national sevens team has left her with decisions to make about her future.

Bunce tipped to make his mark

Jordan Bunce

Rugby is in the Bunce family blood, but Jordan Bunce thought he'd carved out his own niche in sevens rugby.

Blyde and Broughton called up

Michaela Blyde

Taranaki reps Michaela Blyde and Gayle Broughton are in the 12-strong NZ squad for this week's Oceania tournament in Australia.

Grant to make Sevens debut

Keshia Grant

Former pro netballer Keshia Grant will debut for the NZ Women's Sevens team next weekend.

Tietjens selects new blood

Tony Ensor

Five new caps to fight for place in first NZ Sevens squad of IRB Sevens World Series season at Oceania tournament next month.

Samoa lacking star names

Isaia Toeava

The stars haven't aligned for Samoa after naming their squad for the IRB Sevens World Series opener on the Gold Coast.

Kenya sevens side decimated

Kenyan flag

Kenya has dropped 10 players from their sevens squad for the opening tournament in a dispute with the national board over pay and contracts.

Smith's Olympic dream dashed

George Smith

The goal posts have changed for Wallabies great George Smith in his bid to represent Tonga in Rio.

Olympics sevens rules tighten

Olympic rings

Country-hopping rugby players need to play four sevens world series legs to qualify for Rio 2016, IRB says.

Tietjens rebuilding again

Gordon Tietjens

Olympic qualification could be tougher for NZ Sevens team, thanks to strength of current crop.

Sevens fails to sell out

New Zealand's sevens team

The Sevens Wellington ticket launch avoided last year's disaster, but the event is far from selling out.

NZ sevens learn fate

Fritz Lee

NZ sevens team will face Samoa, France and Japan in their pool at Australia's Gold Coast Sevens next month.

Sevens boss says he chose to resign

Marty Donoghue

The boss of the Wellington Sevens has denied he was pushed into quitting.

Sevens boss steps down

Marty Donoghue

Wellington Sevens general manager Marty Donoghue has stepped down after barely a year in the job.

NZ Rugby building sevens

rugby ball generic

New national women's sevens series this year part of plan for developing the sport before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

ARU get creative for Rio

Australian sevens

Australian Rugby Union holding nationwide talent search for potential sevens players to play at the next Olympic Games.

'Rugby meets awesome'

Jonah Lomu Sevens

There is 'every expectation' a liquor licence for the Wellington Sevens will be granted.

Messam in the mix for sevens

Liam Messam

Veteran loose forward adds his name to the list of All Blacks keen to contend for the first Olympic gold in rugby sevens.

Speed, size and adaptability

Julian Savea

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Women's series grows by two

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Sevens world series extends to six tournaments with Canada and England signing up as hosts.

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