The results from last weekend’s HSBC World Rugby Men’s Cape Town Sevens indicate a tournament that is even-steven regarding the leading teams. Four new nations made it to the final four, now totaling eight teams in the Dubai and Cape Town events. The new qualifiers were South Africa, Argentina, France, and Kenya, who join Fiji, England, USA, and New Zealand. All of these will compete in Rio this... Read More
Cape Town's first day revealed some surprises and a consensus that more parity exists in this year's HSCB World Rugby Sevens. Teams that did not fare well in Dubai (e.g.; Kenya, Canada, France) showed sparks of renewed life, although, for the Canadians, it still was not sufficient to make it into the top eight. The Canadians started off with an upset over New Zealand but tied France.
Tomorrow,... Read More
The second round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens commences December 12 and 13 in Cape Town, South Africa. This represents the first time hosting the contest for this city, where the event will take place in the 55,000 Cape Town Stadium Initial reports indicate a sellout crowd
The Boks are last year’s championship in this event, formerly held in Port Elizabeth.
A – Fiji, Argentina, Scotland... Read More
Fiji defeated England 28-17 to take the Cup in Dubai, the first of ten sevens' stops on the 2015/2016 circuit. The Fijians, winners of last season’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens, continued their winning tradition.
The USA Eagles finished third, for the bronze medal with 31-12 victory over the All Blacks. South Africa won the Plate, defeating Australia 19-14. France beat Scotland 24-14 for the Bowl. ... Read More
The excitement mounts as the Dubai Sevens, the first of the newly configured HSBC 2015/2016 ten city stops begins this Friday, December 4. Sixteen international sides will compete in four pools as follows:
A: Fiji, Argentina, Canada, Japan
B: South Africa, Scotland, Samoa, Russia
C: New Zealand, USA, France, Portugal
D : England, Australia, Wales, Kenya
Recap Last Year
The first, six place... Read More
It is four-years until the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, the first Asian venue for the quadrennial event. The qualifications have changed and it will be helpful to review the new format.
Of prime interest to the USA is that again, as in the past, there will be two nations chosen from the Americas. Initially, there will be a two-match result of Canada versus the United States, winner determined... Read More
In three weeks’ time, the World Rugby 2015-2016 Sevens Championship will begin its first leg in Dubai for Men and Women. The Women play December 3 and 4, while the Men play December 4 and 5.
There are 12-teams in this year’s circuit, with newcomer Ireland replacing China. The opening day matches are as follows:
USA vs. Ireland
New Zealand vs. Russia
France vs. Brazil
Australia vs. Spain... Read More
In Johannesburg, South Africa, Kenyan Men secured a berth in the 2016 Summer Olympics with a 21-17, come from behind, last minute try against Zimbabwe. The Kenyans needed a desperate 65-meter dash by Dennis Ombachi to secure the victory against a determined Zimbabwe team.
The rugby sevens will be the nation's third Olympic team representative, following Men's Field Hockey and Women's Volleyball... Read More