Rugby Sevens

Aussie Men’s Sevens finish equal fifth at World Cup

Sunday June 30, 2013 by  

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

Men’s squad named for RWC Sevens

Friday May 31, 2013 by  

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

RWC Sevens title defence squad named

Friday May 31, 2013 by  

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

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