News Archive

March 2015
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens side has finished fifth at the Hong Kong Sevens to win the Plate Final but more importantly extend its advantage over England to six points with just three rounds of the 2014/15 HSBC World Series to play.
The Qantas Australian Men's Sevens team has been handed the daunting task of facing series leaders South Africa in tomorrow's Cup Quarter-Finals in Hong Kong.
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. 
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. 
Former Queensland Reds Elite Development flanker Brad Wilkin is set for his World Series debut after being named in Geraint John's Qantas Australian Men's Sevens squad for the iconic Hong Kong tournament next weekend (27-29 March).

RugbyWA, in conjunction with the Australian Rugby Union, is set to host the very first girls’ Rugby competition in Western Australia for players (13-18 years of age).

The Australian Rugby Union has named its extended Boy's and Girl's Rugby Sevens training squads ahead of September's Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa.
The Qantas Australian Women's team has learned its opponents for the inaugural Canada Sevens in Langford, British Columbia next month (19-20 April).
Qantas Australian Women's Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh has challenged his charges to recover from the disappointment of a fifth place finish at the Atlanta Sevens overnight.
The Qantas Australian Women's Sevens team will play the United States in the Cup Quarter-Finals at the Atlanta Sevens after winning three from three in the pool stages at the Fifth-Third Bank Stadium overnight.
Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens player Brooke Walker is hoping to mark her World Series debut with a tournament win in Atlanta this weekend.
Players from the Qantas Australian Men's side have been giving their reaction to Monday's news that the Australian leg of the Sevens World Series will now be held in Sydney.
Australia captain Sharni Williams hopes that cutting out the "one per cent errors" will see them secure a first title of the Women's Sevens Series, but she will be taking nothing for granted in Atlanta. 
The Australian Rugby Union today announced Sydney will be the home of the Australian leg of the Sevens World Series for the next four years from the 2015-16 season.
New South Wales has defeated Queensland in both the Men's and Women's Cup Finals at the National Sevens Championships to make it a clean sweep of titles across the seniors and youth events over the past two weekends.
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