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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 ...

New Zealand Participate in Strongest Ever Oceania

August 21, 2014 - 12:04pm
The Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions (FORU) has announced that the 2014 Oceania Sevens will be played on October 3 & 4 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 Australia’s Gold Coast a week later.  more ...

Fiji Wins First Ever Olympic Medal

August 21, 2014 - 11:14am
The Youth Olympic Games Rugby Sevens played at Nanjing in August created a number of firsts. In the men’s competition the bronze medal went to Fiji, who turned on the power and pace to defeat Kenya 12-0 and win a first ever Olympic medal. 

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RWC Gold: Caucau braced for greatness

August 10, 2014 - 5:28am
Few players, if any, to have won less than 10 international caps will have been talked about as much as Fijian flyer Rupeni Caucaunibuca.  more ...

Black Ferns eliminated from WRWC

August 10, 2014 - 4:53am
Defending champions New Zealand are out of the Women's Rugby World Cup after England drew with Canada in their final pool game.  more ...

Ireland shock four-time champions New Zealand

August 06, 2014 - 5:06am
Ireland recorded a historic victory over New Zealand in the Women’s Rugby World Cup to end the Black Ferns’ 20-match winning run in the competition.   more ...

Record breaking views of French opener

August 04, 2014 - 6:25am
It has also been confirmed that more than one million people in France tuned in to watch their team defeat Wales in the last match on day one of the tournament.   more ...

Wins for hosts and defending champs at WRWC

August 02, 2014 - 8:17am
Defending champions New Zealand got their World Cup defence off to a strong start on day one of the tournament while wins for hosts France, England and Ireland mean the competition is set for more classic match-ups before August 17.  more ...

Host cities announced for women's series

August 02, 2014 - 5:58am
Canada and England are the latest countries to join the list of IRB Women’s Sevens World Series hosts.  more ...

Women's Rugby World Cup launched in Paris

July 30, 2014 - 4:19am
The 12 teams participating in Women's Rugby World Cup 2014 have arrived in France and are all set for kick-off in Paris this Friday, August 1.   more ...

Lapasset hails record-breaking Glasgow 2014

July 29, 2014 - 5:30am
International Rugby Board Chairman Bernard Lapasset has hailed a record-breaking Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens event as the perfect Olympic Games springboard.  more ...

SA strike gold at Commonwealth Games

July 28, 2014 - 8:49am
South Africa ended New Zealand's dominance at the Commonwealth Games, winning the gold medal match in an enthralling final at a sold-out Ibrox Stadium 17-12.  more ...

Commonwealth Games Sevens: Samoa snatch place in semis as all Oceania teams progress

July 27, 2014 - 11:46pm
With the fourth and final session to come at the Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens, the Oceania trio of New Zealand, Australia and Samoa and the Blitzboks of South Africa are the quartet of nations still in medal contention at Ibrox Stadium.  more ...

Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens: Day 1

July 27, 2014 - 12:38am
Over 90,000 fans packed into Ibrox Stadium to witness two thrilling sessions on the first day's play in the Rugby Sevens tournament at the Commonwealth Games.  more ...

Huge broadcast audience set for #WRWC2014

July 26, 2014 - 11:25am
The International Rugby Board has confirmed that Women’s Rugby World Cup will be broadcast to more homes and countries than ever before.  more ...

Commonwealth Games all set for Rugby Sevens

July 26, 2014 - 11:12am
With one day until the stars of Rugby Sevens begin their campaign for medals at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, International Rugby Board Chairman Bernard Lapasset is anticipating a spectacular event in the country that invented the game.  more ...
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