Four All Blacks reject Olympic sevens invitation

Rugby Aug 23, 2019

Four All Blacks reject Olympic sevens invitation

New Zealand's team bidding for a rugby sevens gold medal at next year's Tokyo Olympics will not include any All Blacks after several approached declined to be involved. New Zealand Rugby said on Thursday that four players — Caleb Clarke, Etene Nanai-Seturo, Salesi Rayasi and ...

Rugby Jun 2, 2019

Japan relegated from World Rugby Sevens Series for 2020

Japan's run as a core team in rugby sevens' elite world tour came to an abrupt end on Sunday, when the team was relegated for next season. Playing in the series as a core team for the first time in two years, Japan's 52-7 loss ...

More Sports / Rugby Jul 3, 2016

Williams siblings make New Zealand sevens squads

Brother and sister Sonny Bill and Niall Williams were named Sunday in the New Zealand men's and women's rugby sevens teams to compete at the Rio de Janiero Olympics. Sonny Bill Williams' inclusion in the 12-strong men's squad gives him a chance to add an ...

More Sports / Rugby Jun 21, 2016

Yamada leaves training camp with injury

Japan wing Akihito Yamada, who is tied for the Super Rugby try-scoring lead, has left the national sevens training camp due to injury, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Tuesday. Yamada, who appeared to feel pain in his calf during training on Monday, is still ...

More Sports / Rugby Jun 17, 2016

Habana named to South Africa's Olympic rugby sevens squad

Rugby World Cup winner Bryan Habana is one of four 15-a-side international players in South Africa's initial Olympics sevens squad. Springboks Habana, Ryan Kankowski, Francois Hougaard and Juan de Jongh have been selected in a group of 19 to prepare for the Rio de Janeiro ...