Rugby Sevens

The only country with a $7 banknote

A tiny Pacific nation that takes its rugby seriously – so seriously, in fact, that it created a new denomination in the game’s honour.<p>For a small island nation of less than a million, Fiji certainly plays an outsized role in rugby sevens – a fast-paced, shorter version of the more traditional rugby …

Rugby Sevens

AFL womens 2019: Carlton AFLW side set to sign rugby sevens gold medallist Chloe Dalton

CARLTON is on the cusp of signing Olympic gold medallist Chloe Dalton as a rookie for the upcoming AFLW season.<p>Dalton, 25, was a key member of …

Sport (Australia)

Two more Australian female refs added to Women’s Sevens World Series

AUSTRALIA now have three permanent female referees officiating at international level with Tyler Miller and Madeline Putz to work on the Women’s …

World Rugby

Australian rugby mourns passing of Ellia Green’s mother, Yolanta

THE Australian rugby community is mourning the death of Ellia Green’s mother, Yolanta, who lost her long-running battle with cancer over the …

News Corp

Jess Fishlock scores as Reign earns 1-0 victory at Utah Royals

The Seattle Reign solidified its hold on second place in the National Women’s Soccer League standings with a 1-0 victory at Utah on Saturday …


2018 World Beer Mile Classic; Team USA wins and the mythos of Bellemore runs on

© Copyright – 2018 – Athletics Illustrated<p>Corey Bellemore filled the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds run on Sat. August 11 in Greater …


Women's sports boss looks to halt drift

Stopping the drift of young women away from sport is a top priority for Women in Sport Aotearoa's first chief executive, Rachel Froggatt.

Women's Sports

Kenya crush Tunisia to set up Namibia clash for World Cup spot

NAIROBI (AFP) -<p>Kenya ran in eleven tries to crush Tunisia 67-0 in their penultimate game of the 2019 World Cup qualifying tournament on Saturday, setting up a winner-takes-all showdown against Namibia next weekend.<p>Debutant Willy Ambaka made a perfect transition from sevens to the traditional form …


New Zealand Win Sevens Rugby World Cup in San Francisco

At the recent Sevens World Cup, NBC Sports set several viewership records.<p><b>NBC Sports’ Rugby Sevens World Cup Coverage Sets Records</b><p>The comprehensive …

Rugby World Cup

USA Rugby Officially Names 2018 U.S. Youth Olympic Men’s Rugby Team

• Roster announced for Summer Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018<br>• 12 athletes look to improve upon a fifth-place finish at the Summer Youth Olympic …

Team USA

RWC Sevens 2018 sets record rugby broadcast audience in USA

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont has described record USA broadcast audiences for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco as “a major …

Team USA

Gage Roads kicks goal in nib Stadium

Gage Roads has kicked yet more goals in the sports beer space by signing an exclusive supply deal with WA’s second biggest multi-purpose arena.<p>For …


'I'm out' - Wendy Frew shares topless Kurt Baker-inspired snap after ANZ Premiership win

Retiring Southern Steel captain Wendy Frew celebrated her side's ANZ Premiership title Kurt Baker style, posing topless with the trophy on a …

Sport (New Zealand)

Sport: Pacific Games Council lifts suspension on Tahiti

Tahiti's suspension from the Pacific Games Council has been provisionally lifted.<p>Athletes from the French territory will be free to participate at …

Sport (New Zealand)

Men’s Club Sevens Pool Preview

The 2018 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club 7s National Championship kicks off this weekend at 10am on August 11 at the Baker Athletic Complex, in New …

Team USA

AIMS Games preview: Climbing, rugby sevens and Tolaga Bay

Supplied<p>Road to AIMS Games Ep3<p>Welcome to the third instalment of our Road to the Anchor AIMS Games.<p>Climbing will become the 22nd sporting code at the …

New Zealand

Women’s Club Sevens Pool Preview

The 2018 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club 7s National Championship kicks off this weekend at 10am on August 11 at the Baker Athletic Complex, in New …

Team USA

World Rugby claims rise in following driven by U.S., India and China

A study published by World Rugby claims the sport now has a global following of almost 800 million people, with non-traditional markets like the U.S. …

World Rugby

Watch: Blitzboks – Second Time Around (Part 3)

A three-part documentary tells the story behind the story of how the Blitzboks defended their World Rugby Sevens Series title.

World Rugby

World Cup fever hits the Hunter as Newcastle bids for the 2021 tournament

EXCITED: Young Hunter rugby players Leilani Nathan, Isabella Warry, Jorja Holden, Nicole Nathan, Zoe Holden, and Ashley Allen at Dangar Park on …

Rugby World Cup

Rugby Canada reorganizes centralized player pool with emphasis on 15s game

Rugby Canada is reorganizing its resources, opting for one centralized pool of men’s players rather than having separate 15s and sevens training squads.<p>Come September, Rugby Canada will centralize a group of 40 to 50 men under contract “to maximize the development of Canada’s men’s national team …

World Rugby

'Number one, rugby is about expressing yourself. You've got to play'

CONNACHT’S 2018/19 CAMPAIGN gets underway on Saturday evening in France, as they travel to the town of Arnac Pompadour to take on Jeremy Davidson’s …

Irish Rugby

Africa among world rugby's fastest-growing fan base

DUBLIN – According to the largest-ever market research into fan trends and perceptions conducted by World Rugby, Africa is among the game's …

Emerging Markets

Sport: Pulu turns back on Tonga to chase Wallabies jersey

Former Chiefs winger Toni Pulu has turned his back on representing Tonga and will now chase a Wallabies jersey after signing a two-year deal with the …

World Rugby

Luke Morgan: Rugby sevens tunnel scuffle was 'shot from behind'

Wales Sevens player Luke Morgan has spoken of his shock about an alleged tunnel altercation with Samoa's Gordon Langkilde.

Rugby Sevens

John Dobson approached by Bulls to take over from John Mitchell

CAPE TOWN – Will John Dobson answer the Bulls’ call?The three-time Super Rugby champion Bulls are on the hunt for a new coach as John Mitchell’s …

Sport (South Africa)

Toni Pulu will be eligible to play for Wallabies

New Brumbies recruit Toni Pulu will be eligible to play for the Wallabies if coach Michael Cheika selects him.The American-born winger has spent two …


Emily Hsieh Named As Referee on HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series

DUBLIN, IRE- World Rugby has released the refereeing appointments for the 2018-2019 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, and among the referees selected …

World Rugby | SA Rugby to reduce professional player pool

SA Rugby is reportedly eyeing a new contracting system that would reduce the country’s professional player pool by more than 50%.

Sport (South Africa)

Toomua can press for Wallabies Test cap

SYDNEY – England-based hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau and utility back Matt Toomua have been included in Australia’s extended 36-man training squad ahead …

David Pocock