Veteran loose forward adds his name to the list of All Blacks keen to contend for the first Olympic gold in rugby sevens.
BEN STRANG - Waikato TimesOPINION: You've got to be rugby's version of a Swiss army knife to make Gordon Tietjens' head turn.
Sevens world series extends to six tournaments with Canada and England signing up as hosts.
All Blacks centre Conrad Smith has indicated most players are crystal clear on the issue of playing in the Olympics.
NZ rugby divided on how many top players should be made available for the Olympics.
Rugby sevens guru Gordon Tietjens has already sent out his wish list of AB stars for the next Olympics.
The antics of drunken revellers mean tighter booze controls for next year's tournament.
MARC HINTON - StuffOPINION: NZ have to wheel out the big guns for Rio when they go for the first ever Sevens Olympic gold.
All Blacks coach says his team will do what they can to support NZ's bid for sevens Olympic gold.
Sevens captain DJ Forbes rues mistakes which cost his side gold and a remarkable five Games winning streak.
Kiwis beat Australia in semifinal to move closer to their fifth Commonwealth Games sevens gold medal.
NZ sevens side survive another scare to advance to Commonwealth Games semifinals.
The NZ Sevens team survived an eventful opening day of their Commonwealth Games title defence.
PHIL GIFFORD - StuffOPINION: The New Zealand sevens squad's leaders help in the battle for hearts and minds.
He's one of the most decorated coaches at the Comm Games, but where did it all begin for NZ's Sevens coach.
The Commonwealth Games sevens tournament starts tonight NZ time. Here's five star players to watch.
New Zealand may be favourites for another sevens title next week, but a fifth straight gold medal isn't a certainty.
New father Sherwin Stowers will fly to Glasgow tomorrow night and join up with the New Zealand sevens team.
The seemingly never-ending Super Rugby competition denied coach Gordon Tietjens any star power in Glasgow.
Decision on Sherwin Stowers' Commonwealth Games rugby sevens availability tomorrow as he awaits birth of first child.
NZ rugby sevens rep Sherwin Stowers has a nervous wait to see if he’ll make it to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games.
Sevens veterans Lote Raikabula and Tomasi Cama have been named as travelling reserves for the New Zealand team ahead of the Commonwealth Games.
With all the smiles on display at the NZ Sevens team naming, it was easy to forget about the shattered outcasts.
TONY SMITH - The PressSam Dickson feels his inclusion in the Comm Games squad has vindicated his decision to focus on Sevens.
Gordon Tietjens has added plenty of firepower to his New Zealand sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games.
Wallaby Liam Gill has been selected to spearhead Australia's 12-man rugby sevens squad in Glasgow.
Gordon Tietjens's side will be aiming to win a fifth successive Commonwealth Games gold medal in Glasgow.
Several unions apply to host a tournament as World Series expands to 10 legs from 2015-16 season.
It may be seven months away, but diehard rugby sevens fans can start planning their weekend.
Remember the name Awatea Whitiora-Te Uira. She'll be a New Zealand sevens player in the next few years.
Through a combination of hard work and good fortune, Damian Karauna has forged a successful career in rugby.
BEN STRANG - Waikato TimesThe lack of Super Rugby talent added to the NZ Sevens squad for Comm Games preparation shows the strength in the squad.
NZ Sevens coach withdraws as guest speaker at Southland Sports Awards after recent clanger.
Young Blues midfielder Pita Ahki prepares for crunch match with Canes before heading into NZ Sevens squad camp.
NZ sevens coach not expected to use same speech material in Southland after upsetting in Dunedin.
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.
Pita Ahki and Kurt Baker have been included in an extended 18-man New Zealand Sevens squad.
New Zealand have made it two from two in the IRB Women's Sevens World Series after winning the Amsterdam Sevens final.
New Zealand and Australia are on a collision course at the Amsterdam Sevens.
New Zealand sevens player of the year Kurt Baker will not rule out another tilt at Commonwealth Games gold.
New Zealand's women's sevens team get their first dose of Olympic pressure this weekend.
Super Rugby stars among 20 players in the frame for a NZ Sevens berth for the Commonwealth Games.
With their 12th World Series title safely in tow, the New Zealand sevens team are looking to Glasgow.
Kayla McAlister and Sarah Goss nominated for the IRB women's sevens player of the year.
Fijian flier to prolific a try-scorer for Kiwi Tim Mikkelson who misses out on IRB Sevens Player of the Year.
Kiwi side buoyed by winning world series title shines in come-from-behind London Sevens final win.
Ben Lam scored five tries as New Zealand secured the IRB World Sevens Series title despite a loss to England.
BEN STRANG - Waikato TimesThe pressure is off the New Zealand Sevens side heading into the final round of the IRB Sevens World Series.
Gordon Tietjens' "minutes man" up against prolific Fijian try-scorer for IRB sevens player of the year.
The New Zealand women's sevens side has been boosted by the return of star Kelly Brazier.
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