Rugby Sevens

Aussie Men London Sevens runners-up

Monday May 13, 2013 by  

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

Aussie Sevens claim Bowl in Glasgow

Monday May 6, 2013 by  

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

Aussie Sevens to contest Bowl Final in Glasgow

Sunday May 5, 2013 by  

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

Aussie Men finish third in Tokyo

Sunday March 31, 2013 by  

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

Aussie Women finish seventh in China

Sunday March 31, 2013 by  

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

Aussie Men outplayed in Plate Semi Final

Sunday March 24, 2013 by  

The Australian Men’s Sevens have been ousted from the Hong Kong Sevens following a 12-5 loss to Samoa in the Plate semifinal on Sunday.

The Australians entered the final day having finished second in their pool, but an early 29-5 loss to Fiji in the Cup quarter final sent them to the Plate playoffs.

Men’s Sevens coach Michael O’Connor was disappointed in his side’s performance on the final day of the tournament, having done so well to make it the Cup playoffs. Read more

Aussie Women finish second in Hong Kong

Friday March 22, 2013 by  

The Australian Women’s Sevens’ undefeated at the Hong Kong Sevens has come to an end following a 29-0 defeat to Canada in the Cup final on Friday.

Playing at Hong Kong Stadium on Friday night, the Australian women were outmatched by the Canadians, who ran in five tries and defended fiercely to deny the Australians.

Women’s Sevens coach Chris Lane said while he was disappointed with the result, it was another experience-building opportunity. Read more

Men’s Sevens named for Hong Kong and Tokoyo

Friday March 15, 2013 by  

Australian Men’s Sevens coach, Michael O’Connor, has named his squad for the Hong Kong and Tokyo rounds of the Sevens World Series, with two changes to the side that claimed Shield honours in Las Vegas.

Injuries to Jordan Tuapou and Peter Lee have forced the two changes, prompting call ups for former Australian Sevens player James Stannard and uncapped Brisbane Premier Rugby player Simon Morahan.

O’Connor is happy with the squad he has compiled with the tour and said Stannard will add further experience to his young side. Read more

Australia drawn with France at 2013 RWC Sevens

Friday March 1, 2013 by  

Australia’s Men’s Sevens side have been drawn in Pool A alongside France, Spain and Tunisia for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow this June.

The official Rugby World Cup Sevens pool draw took place overnight in the host city with the Australians ranked at the top of Pool A.

The 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens will take place in Russia from 28-30 June, giving sides four more rounds of the Sevens World Series to prepare. Read more

Men’s Sevens claim Shield in Las Vegas

Monday February 11, 2013 by  

The Australian Men’s Sevens have claimed the Shield in emphatic fashion at the Las Vegas Sevens, securing a 41-0 win over Uruguay on day three of the tournament.

The Australians found themselves contesting the Shield in the fifth round of the Sevens World Series after leaving the pool stage with just one win from three and falling to England in the Bowl quarter-final.

Men’s Sevens coach Michael O’Connor said inexperience and a lack of mental toughness cost his team. Read more