Tietjens rebuilding with loss of Super players

Gordon Tietjens

Olympic qualification could be tougher for NZ Sevens team, thanks to strength of current crop.

Wellington Sevens fails to sell out on first day

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The Sevens Wellington ticket launch avoided last year's disaster, but the event is far from selling out.

NZ sevens learn fate at world series opener

Fritz Lee

NZ sevens team will face Samoa, France and Japan in their pool at Australia's Gold Coast Sevens next month.

Sevens boss Marty Donoghue chose to resign

Marty Donoghue

The boss of the Wellington Sevens has denied he was pushed into quitting.

Wellington Sevens general manager steps down

Marty Donoghue

Wellington Sevens general manager Marty Donoghue has stepped down after barely a year in the job.

NZ Rugby takes steps to build the sevens game

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New national women's sevens series this year part of plan for developing the sport before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Aussies search for sevens stars for Rio Olympics

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Australian Rugby Union holding nationwide talent search for potential sevens players to play at the next Olympic Games.

Sevens liquor licence likely for Wellington event

Jonah Lomu Sevens

There is 'every expectation' a liquor licence for the Wellington Sevens will be granted.

Liam Messam is in mix for Rio Olympics 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.

Pondering NZ's sevens squad for Rio Olympics

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 sevens series grows by two events

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

All Blacks keen as bosses debate sevens issue

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 Rio sevens conundrum

Sonny Bill Williams

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

All Blacks wanted to bolster Sevens for Olympics

New Zealand Sevens

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

Booze ban hovers over sevens

Wellington Sevens

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

Hinton: We need All Blacks to bring back gold

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 to help NZ win Rio sevens gold

Steve Hansen

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

NZ sevens lose Games gold medal match

DJ Forbes

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

New Zealand to play for sevens gold medal

Gillies Kaka

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

NZ sevens side through to Games semifinals

Ben Lam

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

NZ Sevens survive on an eventful opening day

Sherwin Stowers

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

Gifford: NZ Sevens 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 coach Gordon 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 converge on Glasgow

DJ Forbes

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

Drive for five no easy road for New Zealand 7s

DJ Forbes

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

Sherwin Stowers to join NZ team in Glasgow

Sherwin Stowers

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

NZ Games sevens team short of Super-men

Pita Ahki

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

Stowers availability to be decided tomorrow

Sherwin Stowers

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

Stowers in doubt for Commonwealth Games

Sherwin Stowers

NZ rugby sevens rep Sherwin Stowers has a nervous wait to see if he’ll make it to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games.

NZ veterans named as reserves for Glasgow

Tomasi Cama

Sevens veterans Lote Raikabula and Tomasi Cama have been named as travelling reserves for the New Zealand team ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

Omissions show strength in NZ Sevens squad

Tomasi Cama

With all the smiles on display at the NZ Sevens team naming, it was easy to forget about the shattered outcasts.

Dickson delighted at sevens selection

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TONY SMITH - The Press

Sam Dickson feels his inclusion in the Comm Games squad has vindicated his decision to focus on Sevens.

NZ have plenty of Sevens firepower for Glasgow

Gordon Tietjens

Gordon Tietjens has added plenty of firepower to his New Zealand sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games.

Liam Gill selected for Australia Sevens squad

Liam Gill

Wallaby Liam Gill has been selected to spearhead Australia's 12-man rugby sevens squad in Glasgow.

NZ sevens team named for Comm Games

DJ Forbes

Gordon Tietjens's side will be aiming to win a fifth successive Commonwealth Games gold medal in Glasgow.

Rugby unions keen for piece of sevens action

Sam Dickson

Several unions apply to host a tournament as World Series expands to 10 legs from 2015-16 season.

Sevens fans get chance to jump on waiting list

Wellington Sevens

It may be seven months away, but diehard rugby sevens fans can start planning their weekend.

Rio on horizon for Girls High sevens star

Awatea Whitiora-Te Uira

Remember the name Awatea Whitiora-Te Uira. She'll be a New Zealand sevens player in the next few years.

Fortune favours the hard grafter Karauna

Damian Karauna

Through a combination of hard work and good fortune, Damian Karauna has forged a successful career in rugby.

Lack of Super players shows sevens strength

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BEN STRANG - Waikato Times

The lack of Super Rugby talent added to the NZ Sevens squad for Comm Games preparation shows the strength in the squad.

Gordon Tietjens pulls out of Southland awards

Gordon Tietjens

NZ Sevens coach withdraws as guest speaker at Southland Sports Awards after recent clanger.

Blues prospect Ahki confident in sevens switch

Pita Ahki

Young Blues midfielder Pita Ahki prepares for crunch match with Canes before heading into NZ Sevens squad camp.

No concerns of a repeat of Tietjens bra joke

Gordon Tietjens

NZ sevens coach not expected to use same speech material in Southland after upsetting in Dunedin.

Australia reveal new Sevens coach

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A member of Graham Henry's staff when he was coach of Wales at the 1999 World Cup has been appointed to co-ordinate the Australian Rugby Union's bid for Sevens gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and Rio Olympics.

NZ Sevens Commonwealth Games trial team

Kurt Baker

Pita Ahki and Kurt Baker have been included in an extended 18-man New Zealand Sevens squad.

NZ claim second women's sevens series crown


New Zealand have made it two from two in the IRB Women's Sevens World Series after winning the Amsterdam Sevens final.

NZ, Australia unbeaten in Amsterdam Sevens

Jordon Webber

New Zealand and Australia are on a collision course at the Amsterdam Sevens.

NZ set for Olympic-style pressure

Portia Woodman

New Zealand's women's sevens team get their first dose of Olympic pressure this weekend.

Kurt Baker keen to chase Comm Games gold

Kurt Baker

New Zealand sevens player of the year Kurt Baker will not rule out another tilt at Commonwealth Games gold.

Twenty hopefuls will seek spots for Glasgow

Ardie Savea

Super Rugby stars among 20 players in the frame for a NZ Sevens berth for the Commonwealth Games.
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