O'Brien braces for Rio

IRB Sevens rugby referee manager Paddy O'Brien, of Invercargill, heading to Rio for the Olympics.

Former test referee excited at attending the Olympics as the sevens referees manager.

I'd sign Jarryd Hayne in a heartbeat: Connolly

Jarryd Hayne's stint with the Fiji sevens team was short-lived.

Should the Waratahs take a punt on Jarryd Hayne? A former Wallabies coach thinks so.

Sevens stars sign on

DJ Forbes will set a record for most sevens series tournaments if he plays in Dubai.

DJ Forbes looks to make history, as he and five others from Olympics sevens squad re-sign on.

Turner aims to unearth gold in Rio

Amy Turner had to move to Sydney to guarantee a spot in the Australian women's sevens team for Rio.

The former mine driver has taken an intriguing path to the Olympic Games.

Lahmert misses GB sevens team

Warwick Lahmert has missed out on an Olympic place with Team GB.

Former New Zealand international Warwick Lahmert misses out on Great Britain sevens side for Rio.

Nan to get gold

Women's sevens rugby player Gayle Broughton thanks her nan, Patsy Broughton, for getting her to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Sevens player Gayle Broughton is planning on winning gold in Rio next month and her nan will get the medal.

Stormers crush Kings

Stormers' Leolin Zas goes over the line against the Kings.

Huw Jones scored a franchise record four tries as the Stormers finished the regular season on a high note.

Bainimarama unveils Olympic 7s team

Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama with sevens coach Ben Ryan and the Olympic side.

Such is Fiji's focus on winning gold in Rio next month that the prime minister announced which players made the side.

Habana misses sevens cut

Bryan Habana's Olympic dream has been dashed, missing selection for South Africa's sevens team for Rio.

World Cup winner Bryan Habana omitted from South Africa's Olympic rugby sevens squad.

Goss ready for Olympics after long road

New Zealand sevens captain Sarah Goss, centre, was sideline running the waters for her club team Feilding Old Boys-Oroua ...

Sarah Goss is ready to lead the New Zealand sevens team into battle in Rio.

Hayne's Olympic dream over

Jarryd Hayne played sevens rugby for Fiji in London, but was unable to kick on and make the team for Rio.

Jarryd Hayne misses selection for the Fiji sevens team.

No sevens gold for NZ – TAB

The TAB has Sonny Bill Williams and the NZ men's sevens teams as second favourites for gold in Rio.

NZ's betting agency tips the Fiji men and Aussie women to prevail in rugby sevens' Olympic debut.

Baker finds Olympic omission 'interesting'

Kurt Baker won't be playing in Rio, meaning no thumbs up try celebrations.

"[Gordon Tietjens is] going to have to live with it more than me," Kurt Baker says of his Olympic omission.

Dickson's startling sevens recovery

Sam Dickson ruptured his ACL in April, but is fit to play in the Rio Olympics.

The New Zealand Sevens standout ruptured his ACL in April but will be back for the Olympics.

SBW and sister bound for Rio video

A proud Sonny Bill Williams with his sister Niall after both were named in Olympic Games sevens rugby squads.

The emotions were swirling for Sonny Bill Williams as he ticked another box in his remarkable sporting bucket-list.

Horan boxes clever for Rio video

Men's coach Sir Gordon Tietjens (left) and women's coach Sean Horan.

The Kiwi women's sevens coach is confident a strategic approach to 2016 will pay dividends.

Titch: We can win gold video

Men's coach Sir Gordon Tietjens and women's coach Sean Horan were at the naming of the New Zealand Rugby Sevens teams.

There's no room for Liam Messam, but NZ's sevens guru is confident he has the men needed to get the job done in Rio.

SBW in for Rio, Messam out video

Sonny Bill Williams will aim to add an Olympic medal to his wide collection of honours.

There was only room for one of the best mates in Gordon Tietjens' sevens Olympic squad.  

Messam in doubt for Rio

Will Liam Messam make the New Zealand Sevens squad for the Rio Olympics?

Poor performances, injuries and brain explosions cast doubt on All Black's Olympic 7s selection claims.

NZ get lucky with 7s pools video

Sonny Bill Williams is expected to be part of the New Zealand side going for gold in Rio.

New Zealand gets lucky in the Olympics draw, being named in the weakest of three pools.

NZ's Rio sevens ambition

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

Power Ranking 7: The NZ men's sevens team head to Rio chasing gold in the sport's debut.

Confidence ahead of Olympics

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

Power Ranking 8: 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.

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