News Archive

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.
Men's Sevens captain Ed Jenkins has been chosen to represent the Australian Commonwealth Games team at a Royal Lunch in Glasgow.
Ahead of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, we take a look at previous campaigns the Rugby Sevens team has taken part in since the sport's inception in 1998.
Men's Sevens star Cameron Clark has warned the Australian team of the perils of looking too far ahead when their Commonwealth Games campaign kicks off next weekend in Glasgow.
The organisers of the Gold Coast Sevens today announced that the Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens team will play Canada in a three-match series at the adrenaline-filled event on the weekend of 11-12 October.
Australian Mens Sevens Head Coach has agreed to release Liam Gill to the Queensland Reds this weekend for the team's Asteron Life Super Rugby clash with the New South Wales Waratahs at Suncorp Stadium.
Taleena Simon has become the first Aboriginal woman to receive a full time professional contract in Australia’s Sevens program.
International Rugby Board Chairman Bernard Lapasset has hailed the global growth of Rugby Sevens after the International Federation confirmed it had received tender documents from 17 National Unions wishing to host a round of the record-breaking IRB Sevens World Series from 2015/16.

The Australian Commonwealth Games Association is pleased to announce the Australian Men’s Rugby Sevens squad nominated by the Australian Rugby Union for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this month.

June 2014

New Qantas Australian Men's Sevens Head Coach Geraint John today took his first training session with his new charges this morning in Sydney.

Qantas Australian Women's Sevens and Fifteens representative Shannon Parry has been appointed to join the Board of Directors following the Rugby Union Players’ Association  Board meeting on Thursday 19 June 2014, RUPA has announced. The appointment is effective immediately. Adding to her existing commitments on the International Rugby Players’ Association (IRPA) Player Advisory Panel, Shannon will provide valuable insights for the Board not only as a Women’s Rugby representative, but as a Sevens specialist as well.

Australian Rugby Union has today announced ticket details for one of the biggest social events on the country’s sporting calendar – the Gold Coast Sevens. Tickets for the festival of Rugby are available for as little as $35 for concessions and $50 for general admissions and will go on sale to the public from 9am on Tuesday, 24 June.

Australia continued its assault on the World Series as the season headed towards an exciting climax.

The 2013/14 season proved a breakthrough season for the Australian Women’s Sevens side. New Head Coach and former Australian Sevens player Tim Walsh turned around the fortunes of a side that had an indifferent 2013 Rugby Sevens World Cup in Moscow into genuine World Series contenders. Elsewhere, Australia can now proudly boast that it has the best Women’s Sevens player in the world as it motors full-steam ahead towards the 2014/15 season and hopefully the Olympics in Rio in 2016.

Yesterday, we reviewed the first half of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series season. Today, we take a look at the second half of the season.

It’s been a huge season for the Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team, starting the season so promisingly, a dip in form mid-season, the centralisation of the Rugby Sevens program in Sydney at the turn of the year, a change of Head Coach before being involved in one of the most memorable Cup Finals in recent memory against New Zealand at Twickenham.

The Australian Rugby Union today announced the 2014 Gold Coast Sevens will take place on the weekend of 11-12 October at Cbus Super Stadium.

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