The Qantas Australian Men's side got their Hong Kong Sevens campaign off to the ideal start tonight by seeing off the challenge of a dogged Portuguese outfit (33-5).
The Hong Kong Sevens tournament was first played in 1976, with 12 teams competing in front of a small crowd of 3,000 people at the HK Football Club.
This weekend will be the 40th Hong Kong Sevens and to celebrate the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union have named the best seven players to have played at the prestigious tournament.
Jesse Parahi is not one for personal accolades. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the team-orientated forward had little idea that he would win his 30th World Series cap at the jewel in the World Series crown - the Hong Kong Sevens.
Rugby Sevens will make its Olympic Games debut on 6 August, 2016 after the Rio 2016 Organising Committee released the daily competition schedule to mark 500 days to go.
The NSW Under 20s side are the National Under 20s champions after defeating the Queensland Under 20s in the final match of the tournament on Wednesday, 31-9.
For all of the parties in the week leading up to - and during - the Hong Kong Sevens, one could be forgiven for forgetting that the tournament is steeped in history.
The first Olympic Games in South America are now only 500 days away and the prospect of representing Australia in Rio de Janeiro is what drives athletes all around the country every day in training.
Western Australia’s junior Rugby players have proved that are some of Australia’s best after both sides have made the Junior Gold Cup (JGC) final after a successful campaign.
The Australian Rugby Union today fined NSW Waratahs player Jacques Potgieter $20,000 (with $10,000 suspended), following an incident during Sunday afternoon’s match against the Aquis Brumbies.