May 21, 2016

Former 49er Hayne to suit up for Fiji

Former rugby league and NFL player Jarryd Hayne has been drafted by a Fiji squad looking to confirm a second straight rugby sevens world series triumph this weekend. Fiji confirmed Hayne on Friday for his rugby sevens international debut, as an injury replacement for ...

Jan 25, 2016

Sonny Bill takes step on road to Rio

Sonny Bill Williams was named Monday to make his New Zealand Sevens debut next weekend, as he works to add the Rio Olympics to his impressive list of sporting achievements. Williams is the only newcomer to the New Zealand side named to play in ...

Jan 15, 2016

Japan names provisional men's rugby sevens squad for Rio Olympics

Japan men’s sevens coach Tomohiro Segawa named his provisional squad for the Rio Olympics on Friday. Akihito Yamada, Kenki Fukuoka and Yoshikazu Fujita — all members of the Brave Blossoms squad at Rugby World Cup 2015 — were among the 19 named. A further ...

Japanese men qualify for Rio Olympics in rugby sevens

Nov 8, 2015

Japanese men qualify for Rio Olympics in rugby sevens

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Japan is Rio bound after qualifiying for the men’s sevens tournament at next year’s Olympic Games, beating Hong Kong 24-10 in the final of the Asia rugby sevens qualifier 2015 on Sunday. Tries by Teruya Goto, Lemeki Lomano, Kazuhiro Goya and Katsuyuki Sakai, who ...

Nov 5, 2015

Japan targets spot at Rio 7s

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Fresh off the exploits of the Brave Blossoms at the Rugby World Cup, the Japan men’s and women’s sevens teams will be looking to book their tickets for next year’s Rio Olympics via the Asian qualifying tournament in Hong Kong this weekend. With rugby ...

Jul 1, 2013

Japan men advance to sevens Bowl final against Russia

Japan advanced to the Bowl final at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow on Sunday, coming from behind to defeat Georgia 24-21 in the semifinal on Katsuyuki Sakai’s late penalty. Japan, which lost twice and drew once in its three pool matches, demolished ...