Winiata not rushing return from back injury

Manawatu and New Zealand sevens star Selica Winiata is laid low with a back injury.

Selica Winiata will patiently give her crook back time to heal before she can explode onto the rugby field again.

South Canterbury qualify at Southland's expense

South Canterbury's Pangi Iketau tries to wriggle through the tackle of Southland's Hayden Edgeley, left, and Scott Eade in their fifth and sixth playoff match.

The South Canterbury men's sevens side is on its way to Rotorua.

Otago win regional sevens qualifiers

South Canterbury's Leone Nawalu on the attack as Southland's Scott Eade, left, approaches him in the Southern Regional Sevens Qualifiers in Timaru on Saturday.

A try after the final hooter propelled Otago to a 29-27 win over Tasman in the final of the Southern Regional Sevens Qualifiers.

Canterbury warm up for national sevens champs at South Island qualifier

Former New Zealand rugby sevens representative Milford Keresoma in action for Canterbury during the National Provincial Rugby championship

Canterbury are ready for national sevens tournament qualifier in Timaru

Fiji Sevens show generosity

Fiji celebrate winning the World Series title.

The World Series holders were quick to offer their services when a fellow passenger fell ill on their flight.

SBW's NZ 7s 'look and learn'

Sonny Bill Williams' offloading skills will be a huge asset in sevens.

ABs star going to world series opener with NZ team to school himself as he starts his Olympics dream.

Seven days of sevens festival

Wellington Sevens ticket sales slumped in 2015 and police cracked down hard on bad behaviour, so in an attempt to lure back true rugby fans sevens organisers slashed ticket prices and changed the date and days of the 2016 event.

Wellington hosting a 'seven days of sevens' festival on the waterfront and civic square.

Pulu realising dream with sevens call video

All Black halfback Augustine Pulu has made the New Zealand sevens squad for the Dubai and Cape Town legs.

All Black halfback is making a swift transition into the game of sevens as he pushes his case for the Rio Olympics squad.

Big squad breeds competition

New captain Scott Curry has been nursing an injury for the past few weeks but takes his place in the squad.

Teddy Stanaway and Regan Ware are new faces in the New Zealand men's sevens squad.

Injury blow for Southland sevens

Mike Molloy has been ruled out of the Southland sevens team to play in Timaru on Saturday because of injury.

The Southland sevens team have been dealt a big blow with Mike Molloy ruled out of the Southern Regional tournament in Timaru on Saturday.

First SBW, now it's sis Niall video

Niall Williams, sister of All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams, will debut for the New Zealand women's sevens team in Dubai.

Mother of two sister to All Blacks star in the code-hopping game after making the NZ sevens team.

Sevens Sisters battle injury for Dubai

Sarah Goss and Portia Woodman will be key for an injury depleted New Zealand women's sevens team in Dubai.

Injuries have struck NZ women's team named to play the opening round of the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series.

Calf issues see Cama take analysis role video

Tomasi Cama has hung up his boots, moving into an analysis role with the New Zealand Sevens team.

The sevens veteran will still be involved as New Zealand seeks Olympic gold.

Milne patient in search for success

Southland sevens coach Bryan Milne.

Bryan Milne is looking long-term for Southland sevens team.

IOC boss honours Jonah

IOC boss Thomas Bach has recognised the powerful contribution Jonah Lomu made to rugby.

Olympics president laments the former sevens star won't be able to witness the sport's return to the Olympics.

Kenya qualify for Rio sevens

Kenya rugby sevens player Andrew Amonde.

A try after the final buzzer has booked Kenya an Olympics berth after winning the African qualifying event.

Australia book Rio Olympic sevens place

Teenager Henry Hutchison impressed as Australia qualified for the Rio Olympics.

It took about six months longer than they would have liked, but Australia have secured their place in the men's sevens tournament at the Rio Olympics.

Australia vs Tonga in sevens final

Henry Hutchison scores a try for Australia in the 36-0 win over Papua New Guinea.

Australia will meet surprise-packets Tonga for a spot at the Rio Olympic Games.

NZ gets tough Dubai Sevens draw

New Zealand captain Scott Curry will lead Gordon Tietjens' side through the world series for the first time.

The New Zealand Sevens team have been dealt a tough draw for the opening round of the World Rugby Sevens Series.

Australia, Samoa start in style

Australia's Henry Hutchison makes a break during his sides 62-0 demolition of Nauru on day one of the Oceania Sevens in Auckland.

Tournament favourites on track to meet in Oceania Sevens final and square off for spot in Rio.

Speight's sevens debut to wait

Wallabies player Henry Speight has committed to playing sevens rugby in 2016.

Wallabies wing left out of Australia's 12-man squad for the Oceania Sevens.

Stakes are as high as ever

long-serving Australian sevens player Greg Jeloudev.

Australian Greg Jeloudev and has had an up close look at the dramatic progress of the game of sevens rugby.

Players become sevens specialists

Julian Savea, Ma'a Nonu and Victor Vito, all former sevens stars, helped New Zealand to victory at the Rugby World Cup.

Switching between sevens and rugby becoming rarer as more players specialise.

Sevens gets another All Black boost

Chiefs halfback Augustine Pulu will give sevens a crack in 2016, with Rio the ultimate goal.

Chiefs halfback throws his name in the sevens mix in Olympic year.

NZ development team named for Central Coast

Scott Curry will lead the New Zealand development team into battle at the Central Coast Sevens.

Gordon Tietjens will test out a number of new players when his New Zealand development side head to the Central Coast Sevens this weekend.

Germany are making their move in... sevens

Phil Szczesny of Germany is seen during the first day of the Rugby Europe Men's Sevens Grand Prix Series at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Germany makes a move in....sevens.

Manuel back for NZ women's sevens

Huriana Manuel is back in black after battling injury for the past year.

Former captain Huriana Manuel returns after more than a year out of the game due to injury.

NZ side win Noosa sevens title

Lote Raikabula lead the New Zealand sevens team in Noosa.

NZ continue preparation for World Sevens Series with 20-10 win in the Noosa final.

Teen prodigy gets sevens chance in Noosa

Rotorua Boys' High School captain Isaac Te Aute will travel with the New Zealand development team to the Noosa sevens

Some fresh faces for coach Gordon Tietjens to watch in Australia.

Grant focused on sevens selection

Keshia Grant scores a try for the Canterbury Women's NPC rugby team

The netballer admits she faces a battle to qualify for the squad for the Rio Olympic Games.

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