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

BEN STRANG - Waikato Times

OPINION: You've got to be rugby's version of a Swiss army knife to make Gordon Tietjens' head turn.

Women's series grows by two

timaru rugby ball touch

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

All Blacks keen to play sevens

Conrad Smith

All Blacks centre Conrad Smith has indicated most players are crystal clear on the issue of playing in the Olympics.

Opinions divided over sevens

Sonny Bill Williams

NZ rugby divided on how many top players should be made available for the Olympics.

Tietjens sends SOS to All Blacks

New Zealand Sevens

Rugby sevens guru Gordon Tietjens has already sent out his wish list of AB stars for the next Olympics.

Sevens booze ban?

Wellington Sevens

The antics of drunken revellers mean tighter booze controls for next year's tournament.

All Blacks needed for Olympics

Sonny Bill Williams


OPINION: NZ have to wheel out the big guns for Rio when they go for the first ever Sevens Olympic gold.

Hansen pledges help for Rio

Steve Hansen

All Blacks coach says his team will do what they can to support NZ's bid for sevens Olympic gold.

Inexperience and errors costly

DJ Forbes

Sevens captain DJ Forbes rues mistakes which cost his side gold and a remarkable five Games winning streak.

NZ to play for sevens gold

Gillies Kaka

Kiwis beat Australia in semifinal to move closer to their fifth Commonwealth Games sevens gold medal.

NZ into sevens semis

Ben Lam

NZ sevens side survive another scare to advance to Commonwealth Games semifinals.

NZ Sevens survive scare

Sherwin Stowers

The NZ Sevens team survived an eventful opening day of their Commonwealth Games title defence.

Winning off and on the field

DJ Forbes


OPINION: The New Zealand sevens squad's leaders help in the battle for hearts and minds.

The transformation of Tietjens

Gordon Tietjens

He's one of the most decorated coaches at the Comm Games, but where did it all begin for NZ's Sevens coach.

Stars of sevens circuit

DJ Forbes

The Commonwealth Games sevens tournament starts tonight NZ time. Here's five star players to watch.

Drive for five no easy road

DJ Forbes

New Zealand may be favourites for another sevens title next week, but a fifth straight gold medal isn't a certainty.

Stowers to join NZ sevens

Sherwin Stowers

New father Sherwin Stowers will fly to Glasgow tomorrow night and join up with the New Zealand sevens team.

NZ 7s denied Super-men

Pita Ahki

The seemingly never-ending Super Rugby competition denied coach Gordon Tietjens any star power in Glasgow.

Stowers decision tomorrow

Sherwin Stowers

Decision on Sherwin Stowers' Commonwealth Games rugby sevens availability tomorrow as he awaits birth of first child.

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