The IRB Sevens World Series is the annual series of international rugby union sevens tournaments that are hosted around the globe and draws the top teams. The rugby teams compete for the overall title by accumulating points based on their finishing position in each tournament. The event has nine stops - Gold Coast Sevens, Dubai Sevens, South Africa Sevens, Wellington Sevens, USA Sevens, Hong Kong Sevens, Japan Sevens, Scotland Sevens, London Sevens.
Sevens legend Gordon Tietjens will coach New Zealand at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics after signing a four-year contract extension.
Tokyo's first IRB World Sevens Series tournament in a decade was distinctly lacking in fun and pompom girls, but was good preparation for the 2019 World Cup, the International Rugby Board chief said Monday.
Seven was the magical number for the Eagles this weekend in the Tokyo Sevens. It was the seventh stop on the HSBC Sevens World Series and the USA Men's Eagle Sevens team claimed seven crucial Series points. That means the USA leapfrogs Scotland, Canada, and Kenya (only just) to sit at no. 10 in the world.
Australia defeated Samoa 28-26 in dramatic fashion the final of the Tokyo Sevens to become the fifth Cup winners in the Sevens World Series 2011/12.
Fans love the game of rugby sevens because of the way the USA v. Hong Kong match finished on day one of the Tokyo Sevens. The Eagles were down by a score with only 10 seconds on the clock. A single mistake could mean the difference between a win and a loss.
England caused the big upset in the pool stages on the opening day at the Tokyo leg of the IRB Sevens World Series.
IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset believes that Tokyo's hosting of a Sevens World Series event this weekend will have long-term benefits for the sport's growth in Japan and throughout Asia.
Sevens' upward trajectory will tilt a little higher this weekend when Tokyo joins the IRB World Series, further expanding the sport's reach before the 2016 Olympics and the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
Three of the biggest names in the game will be in action in an international Sevens tournament, the 7'sPL, in George in December.
Fiji's victory in the Hong Kong tournament last weekend moved them to within two points of their opponents in the Cup Final, New Zealand, at the top of the current IRB Sevens World Series standings.
The experienced Paul Delport did not pass his late fitness test and will therefore not play for the Springbok Sevens at the Japan Sevens in Tokyo, which starts on Saturday.
At a press conference in Ottawa today, Rugby Canada CEO Graham Brown announced that Ottawa would be the host of the 2012 North America Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) Sevens tournament, which will also act as a finals qualifier for the 2013 Rugby Sevens World Cup.
Sam Edgerley's persistence and switch of positions have paid off as he prepares to make a long-awaited England debut in the next leg of the IRB Sevens World Series in Tokyo.
Influential Springbok playmaker Cecil Afrika is on his way home to undergo treatment on his injured right knee and will miss the Japan leg of the IRB Sevens World Series in Tokyo this coming weekend.
Sevens is coming out of the shadow of the more high-profile 15-a-side game as the stakes are raised ahead of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, say some of the sport's top coaches and players.
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