Olympic Power Rankings: No 7

These are trying times for Sir Gordon Tietjens as he plots the path to sevens gold in Rio.

The NZ men's sevens team head to Rio as just one of a pack of contenders chasing gold in the sport's debut.

Olympic Power Rankings: No. 8

Sarah Goss says the New Zealand women's sevens team will be firing come Rio.

 New Zealand are in good shape ahead of the Rio Olympics' women's sevens tournament.

'Honey Badger' unlikely for Rio

Nick Cummins in action for the Australian sevens side against Argentina in Hong Kong.

The cult Wallabies winger has been ruled out of a crucial training camp with a knee injury.

NZ's Rio sevens pool takes shape

Tim Mikkelson and Scott Curry will be back in Rio de Janeiro playing sevens in August.

NZ likely to get a kind draw for sevens pool play at next month's Olympics.

Spain pip Samoa to Rio 7s spot

Samoa rugby sevens player Alfosio Tapili will miss a shot at Olympic gold after Spain beat his team to the final berth ...

Spain come from nowhere to eliminate the Paris Sevens champions in Olympic qualifying.

Habana keeps Olympic bid alive

Bryan Habana has been named in the initial sevens squad for this years Olympics.

However his contract with Toulon could eventually count against him.

Hayne not in 'sevens shape'

Jarryd Hayne knows he has plenty of hard work ahead of him to make the Rio Olympics.

Code-swapping star faces race to get fit for Rio Olympics.

No 'what-ifs' for league player

Porirua's Manea Poa, right, is heading to Dublin, Ireland as part of the Cook Islands team compete for the final place ...

A Porirua woman has put aside her love for league to take a chance on Rio - but not for New Zealand.

Jarryd Hayne's only NFL regret

Jarryd Hayne has opened up on his only regret after a short stint in the NFL.

The cross-code star wishes he left rugby league to try his luck in the NFL sooner.

Hayne Plane takes flight

Jarryd Hayne is Fiji Airways' new global ambassador.

Fiji Airways may have missed a trick when launching their direct route to San Francisco.

Injury foils bionic wing

Henry Speight had a titanium substance injected into the front of his skull.

Wing with titanium mesh in his skull loses Rio Olympics bid.

Fiji skipper endorses Hayne

Jarryd Hayne struggled on his first sevens outing in London last month.

Jarryd Hayne heads to Olympic training camp with welcoming words from Fijian legend.

Lahmert's Olympic dream drawing near

Warwick Lahmert now wears an England jersey and is a regular opponent of the New Zealand Sevens team he once represented.

Eighteen months ago, Warwick Lahmert still had NZ sevens ambitions. Now he's excelling for England.

Hayne's Olympic dream still alive

Jarryd Hayne in action for Fiji at the London Sevens at Twickenham Stadium.

Jarryd Hayne is one step closer to making the cut for the Rio Olympics.

Sevens teamwork for couple

Gillies Kaka and Shiray Tane hope to be selected in the New Zealand sevens teams for the Rio Olympics.

New Zealand's first couple of sevens rugby are working hard towards selection for the Rio Olympics.

How do you compare to SBW?

SBW's rollercoaster career is back in the spotlgiht after signing a three-year contract with New Zealand Rugby.

He's one of NZ's most successful men, so how does the average 30-year-old measure up to the AB star?

NZ 7s women compete for few Rio spots video

Fitness permitting, Portia Woodman and Kayla McAlister will be two definites in Sean Horan's Olympic squad.

New Zealand women's coach Sean Horan says three or four spots are up for grabs in his sevens side for the Olympic Games.

NZ 7s women finish third

New Zealand Seven's captain Sarah Goss.

New Zealand go winless in World Series, losing to Australia in Clermont Sevens semifinals but recover for third place.

Aussie 7s women win world title

Chloe Dalton was the star of Australia's quarterfinals win.

Quarterfinals victory at Clermont Sevens hands Australia enough points for the title, ahead of semis clash with New Zealand.

Fiji 7s transformed under Ryan

Ben Ryan has made small tweaks to the Fijian sevens system and turned them into world beaters.

A red-headed, English coach has made Fiji the most feared, consistent sevens side on the planet.

Lions wallop Bulls for first time away

Bulls' Bjorn Basson can't stop Lions' Rohan Janse van Rensburg from scoring.

Bulls' unbroken home record lays in tatters as Lions' centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg delivers a match-winning performance.

NZ women's sevens unbeaten in France

Portia Woodman was the star in first game against Russia.

The powerful duo of Portia Woodman and Kayla McAlister combine to inspire pool victory at the Clermont Sevens.

Options abound for Hayne video

Jarryd Hayne in action for Fiji during the pool round match against England at Twickenham last weekend.

What will the sporting life hold next year for the high-profile code-hopper?

7s stars back SBW for Rio video

New Zealand sevens veteran Tim Mikkelson (right) believes Sonny Bill Williams as the game to make a difference at the ...

"He can do stuff that no one else in the team can do," Tim Mikkelson says as Kiwis anoint Fiji gold medal favourites.

NZ sevens touch down in Rio video

NZ sevens captain Scott Curry fetches drinking coconuts for himself and teammate Tim Mikkelson.

Scott Curry and Tim Mikkelson reflect on squad's poor performance during a recce mission to Olympic city.

3-year deal for sevens

Ben Lam and Rieko Ioane celebrate New Zealand's win in the 2016 Wellington Sevens final against South Africa.

NZ Rugby Union finalises agreement for Wellington to host event until at least 2019.

Sevens medal hopes take a hit

A disappointed New Zealand team receive the plate at the London sevens tournament.

OPINION: The NZ Sevens side were heartless and demoralising in London - and now their Rio medal chances are up in the air.

'The hard work starts now' video

New Zealand made a disappointing finish to their Sevens World Series campaign in London.

NZ Sevens set for tough 10 weeks as Gordon Tietjens sets sights on Rio after London disaster.

Hayne cools on Rio prospects

Behind the eight ball: Jarryd Hayne admits it will be difficult to force his way into a team of "superstars".

Fiji Sevens hopeful admits he's "behind the eight ball" as code-hopper looks to break into team of "superstars".

NZ destroyed by USA Sevens video

Perry Baker, right, scored four tries in the destruction of New Zealand.

Plate Final win over Argentina little consolation after embarrassing defeat by US at London Sevens.

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