Monday August 19, 2013 by Media Release - Rugby Union
The Brumbies were named Cup winners and Champions of the World Club Sevens in London overnight after downing Auckland 17-14 in the final.
After falling to Auckland in the pool rounds on Saturday, the Brumbies managed to finish the rest of the tournament without a loss eventually squaring the ledger against the Kiwi team in the final.
Player of the tournament, Henry Speight, scored a bucket load of tries during the two-day tournament while the rest of the side showed no weak links as they surged towards the final. Read more
Monday August 12, 2013 by Media Release - Rugby Union
Brumbies utility back Robbie Coleman will lead the squad to London on Tuesday where it will compete in the World Club Rugby Seven’s Series.
A former sevens star who represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Coleman Captains a squad of 12 which boasts a quality mix of Super Rugby stars and the best of Canberra’s club competition, the John I Dent Cup.
Up front the Brumbies will be led by Etienne Oosthuizen, Stephan Van Der Walt, Andrew Smith and Jordan Smiler. Colby Faingaa and Matt Hawke strengthen the side further, while Henry Speight is sure to excite the Twickenham crowd in broken play. Read more
Sunday June 30, 2013 by Media Release - Rugby Union
The Australian Men’s Sevens have finished equal fifth at Rugby World Cup Sevens after a narrow 21-17 loss to England in the Cup quarter-final in Moscow tonight.
The Australians entered the quarter-final with a level of confidence, after finishing top of their pool, following two wins and a draw.
In the end, it was England’s ability to take advantage of Australia’s errors that made the difference, as their northern hemisphere rivals defeated them by the same margin as the Rugby World Cup Sevens final between the two sides in 1993. Read more
Australian Men’s Sevens captain Ed Jenkins will lead an experienced squad to the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens which features three current Super Rugby players, including former Australian Sevens captain Bernard Foley.
Australian coach Michael O’Connor has named his squad for the World Cup in Moscow, with a wealth of experience coming to the fore ahead of the tournament in June, where his side will face France, Spain and Tunisia in pool play. The tournament runs June 28-30.
In addition to three current Super Rugby players, the squad features four members of Australia’s silver medal-winning 2010 Commonwealth Games side, five members of last year’s side that won the Tokyo Sevens and two players with previous Rugby World Cup Sevens experience. Read more
Australian Women’s Sevens coach Chris Lane has named his squad to defend their title at Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 in Moscow in June.
The Australians face China, Ireland and South Africa in pool play at the tournament, which runs June 29 & 30.
Winners of the first-ever Rugby World Cup Sevens for women in 2009, Lane has selected a healthy mix of youth and experience, featuring members of Australia’s previous Sevens and 15s World Cup campaigns. Read more
Monday May 13, 2013 by Media Release - Rugby Union
The Australian Men’s Sevens have finished second in London following a 47-12 loss to New Zealand in the Cup final overnight.
The result in the final round of the Sevens World Series boosts the Australians to eighth in the overall standings.
Men’s Sevens coach Michael O’Connor said facing New Zealand in a Cup final at Twickenham was a valuable learning experience for his side. Read more
Monday May 6, 2013 by Media Release - Rugby Union
The Australian Men’s Sevens have defeated Kenya 12-5 overnight to claim the Bowl final at the Glasgow Sevens.
The Australians were determined to win the Bowl on day two of the HSBC Sevens World Series tournament, after a disappointing run on day one saw them miss out on the Cup playoffs.
The Men’s Sevens won just one of their three pool games on day one of the tournament, but bounced back to defeat Portugal in the Bowl quarter-final and Samoa in the semi-final. Read more
Sunday May 5, 2013 by Media Release - Rugby Union
The Australian Men’s Sevens will meet Portugal in the Bowl quarter-final of the Glasgow Sevens as they look to bounce back from a disappointing showing in the pool stage of the tournament.
The Australians won just one of their three pool games in the penultimate round of the Sevens World Series, with losses to Argentina and Fiji, their only win coming against Spain.
In the opening match of the tournament the Men’s Sevens were starved of possession against a feisty Argentina, with the Pumas taking a 10-0 lead at half time before running away with a 17-10 win. Read more
The Australian Men’s Sevens have defeated France 31-7 to finish third at the Tokyo Sevens today.
The result boosted the Australians significantly in the Sevens World Series standings, moving them from 11th up three places to eighth, with two rounds left in the season.
The Australians started day two of the tournament with a significant win over Fiji, 21-12, in the Cup quarter-final, before a 35-17 loss to New Zealand in the semi-final sent them to the third-place playoff against France. Read more
The Australian Women’s Sevens have finished seventh in China following a 7-5 win over Brazil in their final match of the third round of the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series today.
Playing at Guangzhou Uni Town Stadium, the Women’s Sevens started their day with a disappointing 17-14 loss to the United States in the Cup quarter-final, before falling 15-14 to Ireland in the Plate semifinal.
Women’s Sevens coach Chris Lane was disappointed with his side’s performance on the second day, as they let sides get away from them too often. Read more