DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand Rugby is considering a bid to host the next World Cup Sevens tournament.
Most 17-year-olds are busy giving their parents nightmares, rather than leaving opposing countries with cold sweats.
Swarming Australian defence and tired legs restricted New Zealand in the final of the Sao Paulo leg of the Women's Sevens World Series.
New Zealand have been beaten 24-12 by Australia in the final of the Sao Paulo leg of the Women's Sevens World Series.
BEN STRANG - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand women's sevens team takes to training at a military base in Brazil.
New Zealand have romped home in the Atlanta Sevens final, destroying Canada 36-0 in a lop-sided Cup final.
BEN STRANG - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe New Zealand Women’s Sevens team went through the opening day of the Atlanta Sevens unbeaten today.
Waikato forward Jordon Webber was taken by surprise with her late selection to the New Zealand Women's Sevens squad for World Series events in Atlanta and Sao Paulo.
The New Zealand Women's Sevens team have had to get creative in preparation for the Atlanta Sevens this weekend, as a snow storm puts the tournament in danger of being cancelled.
New Zealand will be fit and firing this weekend when they look to take out the Atlanta leg of the Women's Sevens World Series.
Past deeds and old heroes continue to feed New Zealand's remarkable feats at the Wellington Sevens.
The Wellington Sevens party could be over if a referral to the alcohol licensing body goes ahead.
BEN STRANG - © Fairfax NZ NewsThere could be a silver lining for some players if their teams miss out on the Super Rugby playoffs this season, with the chance of Commonwealth Games gold.
BEN STRANG - © Fairfax NZ NewsThere could be a silver lining for some players whose teams miss out on the Super Rugby playoffs this season - the chance of Commonwealth Games gold.
New Zealand produce defensive masterclass in final to claim Wellington sevens title.
New Zealand have won the Wellington Sevens final, take a look back at the action from our day two live blog.
TOBY ROBSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsGordon Tietjens will be preaching the virtues of discipline in what shapes as a battle for the Wellington title.
It was cloudy, but it didn't rain at the Wellington Sevens until the meatballs showed up. Even so, the police aren't too happy.
Akira Ioane saved his best for last, but don't be surprised if there's more to come.
Scott Waldrom would rather be playing than jotting down notes on his clipboard but injury has not helped.
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsTaranaki teenagers Gayle Broughton and Michaela Blyde have bolted into the New Zealand women's sevens squad for tournaments in the United States and Brazil.
New Zealand are through to the quarterfinals of the Wellington Sevens after destroying France 47-0.
Rain won't spoil a Sevens party, and neither will the odd disappointing result. | Fans behaving
Wellington Sevens crowds have so far received good marks for their behaviour from emergency staff.
New Zealand have crashed to a 12-7 first up loss to Fiji at the Wellington Sevens.
New Zealand's sevens team will be out to take back more than just the home title at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.
Wellington sevens fans to get a chance to watch perhaps New Zealand's fastest improving national team.
The International Rugby Board says the top four countries at the end of next season's rugby world sevens series will qualify for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
England coach Simon Amor is encouraging his players to embrace their villain status at the Wellington Sevens.
Sunshine and thousands of fans greet rugby sevens teams on march in Wellington.
New Zealand have been drawn in the pool of death for the Atlanta leg of the Women's Sevens World Series.
At 1.95m in height and weighing 103kg, Akira Ioane has a rugby body with a pedigree to match.
Gordon Tietjens has added a dash of youth, a dollop of experience, and few kilograms of size to his squad.
The New Zealand sevens team are desperate to atone for last year's early exit in Wellington this year.
DAVID LONG - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe debate over whether rugby or league is the better sport is one that's raged for years, without there ever being hope of a definitive conclusion.
TOBY ROBSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand's sevens opponents would do well to hold their breaths when Sir Gordon Tietjens reaches into his hat in search of a rabbit.
TOBY ROBSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand's sevens opponents must collectively hold their breath when Gordon Tietjens reaches into his hat in search of a rabbit.
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsFor some, the decision to contract two Taranaki girls to the national sevens programme was seen as a bit out of left field.
Flying wing Waisake Naholo has been ruled out, but New Zealand coach Gordon Tietjens has options.
Battling kidney disease doesn't stop rugby great promoting the sport that made him a superstar.
Sam Dickson's closest supporters are adamant he is not a dirty player but Gordon Tietjens won't appeal his ban from next month's IRB sevens tournament in Wellington.
New Zealand will kick off the Wellington Sevens against Fiji in what shapes as a testy rematch of their controversial showdown in Las Vegas.
Gordon Tietjens questions whether Sam Dickson should have been cited for "reckless" contact.
South Africa have continued New Zealand’s history of heartbreak in Las Vegas.
NZ will play a South Africa in the final of the Las Vegas sevens after easing past Canada in a semifinal.
Sam Dickson's lengthy ban for eye-gouging has overshadowed New Zealand's form at the Las Vegas sevens .
NZ remain on track to break their Las Vegas sevens title drought after thrashing England 24-7 in the quarter finals.
New Zealand sevens team breezed through their two pool games on the opening day of the Las Vegas tournament.
Nineteen of New Zealand's top women's rugby sevens players are now professional athletes.
Fans can expect smash-mouth sevens in Las Vegas this weekend with a lot more physical play.