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Defending champions South Africa continue inspired form on home soil

December 16, 2014 - 9:18am
Cecil Afrika became the all-time leading points scorer for the Blitzboks on day one of the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens - Photo: World Rugby/Martin Seras Lima   more ...
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2015 Tournament Overview

December 08, 2014 - 4:23pm
Please see the 2015 Tournament Overview and the 2015 Oceania Rugby Tournaments and Fixtures Overview.   more ...

World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series set for Olympic Qualification kick-off in Dubai

December 04, 2014 - 9:53am
The 2014/15 Women’s Sevens Series gets underway on Thursday in Dubai and this year it’s not just winning that counts - the focus is now firmly on the Olympic Games.  more ...

Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 tender process opens

December 01, 2014 - 1:30pm
Just months after a record-breaking Women’s Rugby World Cup in France, the tender process has now opened to host the event in 2017.   more ...

World Rugby U20 Championship 2015 Match Schedule Announced

November 26, 2014 - 9:46am
The match schedule and kick-off times for next year’s World Rugby U20 Championship (formerly IRB Junior World Championship) have been announced. The tournament which runs from 2-20 June, 2015 in northern Italy sees England returning to defend their crown which they retained in June in New Zealand after winning the tournament for the first time in 2013.  more ...

Brodie Retallick named World Rugby Player of the Year 2014

November 24, 2014 - 4:15pm
New Zealand second row Brodie Retallick has been named the World Rugby Player of the Year 2014 by an independent panel, the fourth player from his country to win the prestigious award.  more ...

IRB Hall of Fame Welcomes 15 New Inductees

November 18, 2014 - 1:58pm
Fifteen legends of men’s and women’s rugby have been inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame at a special ceremony in London on Monday, midway through the World Rugby Conference and Exhibition.  more ...

IRB World Rugby Player of the Year 2014 Nominees Announced

November 13, 2014 - 9:47am
The International Rugby Board has announced the shortlist for the prestigious IRB World Rugby Player of the Year Award, with the winner set to be revealed at their nation’s final match of 2014.  more ...

Strong Interest in Japan 2019 as 14 Venues Apply to Host Matches

November 06, 2014 - 9:57am
Fourteen cities the length and breadth of Japan have applied to host matches at Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan Rugby 2019, the tournament’s organising body has announced.  more ...

Fiji win on Gold Coast to lead HSBC Sevens World Series

October 15, 2014 - 8:47am
Fiji celebrate victory at the 2014 Gold Coast Sevens.  more ...

Fiji Crowned 2014 Oceania Sevens Champion

October 04, 2014 - 6:28pm
After two days and 56 matches of frenetic action at Noosa Fiji was crowned 2014 Oceania Sevens Men’s Champions while New Zealand won the women’s title. Fiji beat New Zealand in the final 21-5 while New Zealand women beat defending champions Australia 31-10.  more ...

Big Guns Progress on Day One at Oceania Sevens

October 03, 2014 - 6:39pm
Under clear blue skies there were no major surprises on the first day of competition at the 2014 Oceania Sevens Championship at Noosa on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.  more ...

Pride of the Pacific on the Line in Noosa

October 02, 2014 - 12:14pm
The strongest ever Oceania Sevens Championship kicks-off on Friday October 3 in Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The tournament will be played over two days alongside the popular Noosa International 7s.  more ...

Oceania Sevens Streaming Schedule

September 30, 2014 - 4:39pm
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2014 Oceania Sevens to be Streamed Live on oceaniarugby.com

September 30, 2014 - 4:31pm
The Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions (FORU) has announced that for the first time the 2014 Oceania Sevens Championship will to be streamed live on October 3 (pool matches)& October 4 (finals). The Championship is taking place on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast as part of the Noosa International 7s.  more ...

Fiji, France, China and South Africa Qualify for IRB Women’s Sevens World Series

September 15, 2014 - 11:50am
Fiji, France, China and South Africa will play at every event on the IRB Women's Sevens World Series 2014/15 after reaching the Cup semi-finals of the qualifier at Shek Kip Mei Sports Ground in Hong Kong on Saturday.  more ...

Hong Kong Coach Anna Richards keeps faith in squad ahead of IRB Women’s Sevens World Series Qualifier

September 12, 2014 - 11:50am
Last month’s Women’s Rugby World Cup in France was the pinnacle of the women’s 15-a-side game, but sevens is hitting new heights too as rugby fans will find out at Shek Kip Mei Stadium tomorrow when Hong Kong hosts the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series (WSWS) qualifier.   more ...

Fiji to Host Regional Training ‘Super Month’

September 09, 2014 - 8:31am
The Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions (FORU) is embarking on its first ever training ‘Super Month’ in September that will see regional training courses come together at the one venue. Previously the annual training programmes had been held at different regional locations but will come together in Fiji this year from September 7 to 28.  more ...
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