News Archive

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.

Multiple Olympic medallist Susie O’Neill has expressed her delight that the new agreement between the International Olympic Committee and the Seven Network to broadcast the Olympic Games in Australia will also encompass the Youth Olympic Games.

The Australian Rugby Union today announced the launch of a new Non-Contact version of Rugby 7s to encourage more people to take up the game and capitalise on its profile as an Olympic sport.


Today [5 August 2014] is an exciting day for the Olympic movement as it marks two years until the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Australian Youth Olympics Women’s Sevens management team of Tim Walsh and Scott Bowen has announced Brooke Anderson and Tiana Penitani as co-captains for the Women's Rugby Sevens team that will depart for Nanjing on 13 August.


The Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens team begins its quest for Olympic qualification in Rio with Dubai first up in the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series in December.

July 2014
The Australian Rugby Union today announced the launch of four Rugby Sevens national competitions split over two weekends in Sydney in February and March 2015.
Australian Men's Sevens Head Coach Geraint John praised the desire of his side after overcoming Semi-Final disappointment to demolish Samoa in the Bronze Medal match at the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach Geraint John said “the day could not have gone any better” after his side beat England, Uganda and Sri Lanka on Day One at the XX Commonwealth Games overnight. Australia will play Wales for a place in the Medal matches at 9.28pm on Sunday evening (AEST) after topping Pool D at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow.
With the Australian Men's Sevens side set to take the field at the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow starting tonight (AEST), current Australian Women's Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh knows all about what it means to compete at the event.
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