New Zealand's run at the Dubai Sevens title came to a screeching halt in the semifinals against Fiji.
The New Zealand women's sevens team threw away a commanding lead to lose the Dubai final to Australia today.
The New Zealand sevens team will play Argentina in the quarterfinals of the Dubai Sevens tonight after sweeping through pool play.
Kayla McAlister starred as the New Zealand women's Sevens team made a strong start in Dubai.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsNZ Sevens captain DJ Forbes believes he has the fitness and drive to push for the Rio Olympics.
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsFormer New Zealand rep Warwick Lahmert will lead Taranaki's defence of their national sevens crown after a 17-strong squad was announced.
The New Zealand Sevens team have been boosted by the return from injury of world class playmaker Gillies Kaka.
RICHARD KNOWLER - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe arrival of Brazilians in Christchurch reinforces how provincial rugby unions can tap into the sevens market.
TOBY ROBSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsGillies Kaka represents a new breed of a sevens specialist; fully contracted to the abbreviated game.
SIMON PLUMB - © Fairfax NZ NewsGordon Tietjens says his NZ Sevens rugby team are all under close scrutiny when it comes to doping.
NZ women's sevens player Lavinia Gould's Olympic dream is in tatters after a doping ban.
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsLeading Taranaki referee Richard Kelly will be seeing plenty of the world next year after being appointed to the International Rugby Board's elite sevens panel.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsBlack Ferns legend Anna Richards has been appointed Hong Kong womens sevens coach ahead of its Olympics inclusion.
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsWaisake Naholo has opted to head back to sevens instead of taking up the second year of his Blues contract.
The Kenya Rugby Union says officials will meet with its recently impressive sevens team to explain why players' salaries have been 'delayed'.
EVAN PEGDEN - © Fairfax NZ NewsYoung Waikato player Joe Webber is giving plenty of thought to his rugby future, Evan Pegden reports.
World champions New Zealand proved too strong for an undermanned Australia to win the Gold Coast rugby sevens.
New Zealand are through to the semifinals of the premier Cup competition at the Gold Coast Sevens.
New Zealand has claimed the opening leg of the 2013-14 IRB World Series sevens circuit.
CHRIS BARCLAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand made a flawless start to the opening round of the 2013-14 World Sevens Series on the Gold Coast.
DUNCAN JOHSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsHis rivals come and go, but Gordon Tietjens' New Zealand Sevens players wouldn't want any other coach in charge.
IAN RANSOM - ReutersSonny Bill Williams could be a great asset in New Zealand's campaign for sevens rugby gold at Rio, coach Gordon Tietjens says.
Stars such as Israel Folau will have to commit to the sevens project well before the 2016 Rio Games or miss out.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsCoach Gordon Tietjens has his eyes firmly fixed on the future, while not forgetting the present.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand sevens coach Sir Gordon Tietjens is looking for a big comeback from Waikato's Joe Webber as the Kiwis start the defence of their world series title next week.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand sevens coach Sir Gordon Tietjens continues to mix his options in naming his squad for the world series.
More than 6,000 tickets were snapped up for the Wellington Sevens in three minutes - and then the system crashed.
TOBY ROBSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsHe may be a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, but on the footy field he's still Titch.
KERRY MCBRIDE - © Fairfax NZ NewsWhat $249 will get you at the Wellington Sevens: a cushion, water, sunscreen - and the rugby.
NEIL REID - © Fairfax NZ NewsTwo heroes of Ngati Porou East Coast's 2012 Meads Cup triumph hope to play for the US in touch rugby.
A special seating area away from the drunkenness of the Wellington Sevens will have expanded access this year.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand's defence of the women's sevens world series crown will include the new destination of Brazil next year.
NZRU warned to not let their pursuit of Olympic sevens glory be at the detriment of the women's 15-a-side game.
LIAM NAPIER - © Fairfax NZ NewsSir Gordon Tietjens believes Benji Marshall could feature in next year's Commonwealth Games if he switches to rugby union.
LIAM NAPIER - © Fairfax NZ NewsSevens captains Huriana Manuel and DJ Forbes led their teams out to a moving haka welcome today.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsGordon Tietjens' management of his veteran sevens stars was a key to regaining the World Cup.
Honey Hireme has a World Cup sevens winner's medal and is now chasing rugby league World Cup glory.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand's sevens stars dominated the individual awards as their teams soaked up the glory in Moscow.
The New Zealand men's and women's sevens teams completed a stunning double by winning their World Cup finals in Moscow.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe New Zealand men's and women's sevens teams completed a stunning double by winning their World Cup finals in Moscow today.
The Sevens ABs went unbeaten through pool play and will face defending champions Wales iin the Sevens World Cup quarterfinals..
The New Zealand women's sevens team have continued their strong start to the World Cup in Moscow.
LIAM NAPIER - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe stars could be aligning for a New Zealand sevens dream team at the Rio Olympics.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand's veteran sevens playmaker Tomasi Cama has fought off a back injury to be ready for the World Cup opener.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsWhile much focus will fall on Gordon Tietjens' men's World Cup champions, the women's team have quickly made their mark.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsMaster sevens coach Gordon Tietjens will look to use a successful Commonwealth Games formula to end New Zealand's 12-year drought at the World Cup.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand's veteran sevens skipper DJ Forbes but he had a twinkle in his eye as he flew out of Auckland with his squad for the World Cup.
Scott Curry has been ruled out of the Sevens World Cup next week after fracturing a bone in his right hand.
All Blacks Sevens player Toby Arnold has given up on his Olympic dream to play for French club Lyon.
LIAM NAPIER - © Fairfax NZ NewsOver the past six weeks, the New Zealand sevens team had a glimpse of life without captain D J Forbes.