News Archive

September 2014
If a year is a long time in politics, then a year in Rugby must feel like a lifetime for Tim Walsh – the man behind the new-look Australian Women’s Sevens program.
The Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions (FORU) has announced the draw for the 12 men’s and seven women’s national teams competing in the Oceania Sevens taking place on the weekend of 4-5 October in Noosa, Queensland.
The Australian Rugby Union is delighted to announce that Michael Wells has signed a full-time contract to join the Men’s Sevens program, effective immediately.
The Australian Rugby Union today announced the five additional sites that will roll out the new non-contact version of Rugby Sevens across regional New South Wales – an initiative to encourage more people to take up the game and capitalise on its profile as an Olympic sport.
The Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team have been drawn in the same pool as Fiji in what shapes up to be the glamour game of the opening day of the Gold Coast Sevens next month (11-12 October).
The Qantas Australian Rugby Sevens program has been boosted with Men’s Sevens utility Sam Myers handed an improved, full-time contract while Cam Blades has been added to the coaching staff on a part-time basis.

Fans of Rugby Sevens will be able to feel closer to the Australian team than ever before when the new jerseys go on sale from today (Monday, 8 September).

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Australian Rugby today announced the signing of NSW netballer and Touch Football representative Tanisha Stanton to the Rugby Sevens Program. 
August 2014
Australian Director of Rugby Sevens Geraint John has thrown his backing behind the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship, revealing that contracted players from the Rugby Sevens program will be released for NRC duty if the situation is right for all parties.
Starting Sunday, the Australian Rugby Union is launching Tasmanian Development Week to engage more locals interested in taking a role in the game.
Applications are open for the revamped AIS Sports Draft – focussed on speed, power and agility – and the first ever Para-sports Draft as the search for more athletes across more sports begins.
The Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions (FORU) has announced that the 2014 Oceania Sevens will be played between 3-4 October alongside the Noosa International Sevens on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The Sevens will provide the perfect launch pad for the 2014/2015 IRB Sevens World Series that kicks off on the Gold Coast a week later.

The Australian Women’s Youth Olympic Rugby Sevens team reserved its best performance for the Gold Medal match as they demolished a brave Canadian outfit (38-10) in Nanjing today.

The Australian Youth Olympic Rugby Sevens girls team will play Canada in the Gold Medal match in Nanjing tomorrow at midday (AEST).
The Australian Youth Olympic Rugby Sevens girls team made it four wins from four with two sensational displays today (Tuesday) to secure a semi-final spot in Nanjing, China.
National Women’s Head Coach Tim Walsh praised the character of his side after the Australian Youth Olympics Rugby Sevens girls team dramatically came from behind to beat China and end matchday one in Nanjing with two wins from two.

Rugby officially returns to the Olympic program after a 90-year absence on Sunday at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing – and the Australian Women’s Sevens team will be right in the thick of the action.

The Australian Youth Olympic Women’s Rugby Sevens side has had its first major hit out since landing in China for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. And the team made it count.


Rugby Sevens player Tiana Penitani has been named Flag Bearer for the 2014 Australian Youth Olympic Team.

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