Rugby Sevens

Aussies finish second at Gold Coast Sevens

Sunday October 13, 2013 by  

The Australians had plenty of support, with 13,320 on hand to watch day two of the tournament (weekend total 25,320), but the New Zealanders proved too strong for the home side.

Aussie Sevens’ James Stannard tackled in the group stage match against Scotland.
Photo courtesy of Martin Seras Lima/IRB Sevens

Men’s Sevens coach Michael O’Connor was satisfied with finishing a final in the team’s home tournament.

“This is the best start to the year since I have been coaching.

“We’re obviously disappointed to lose it, but it was a courageous effort.

“I couldn’t fault the boys’ commitment, and at the end of the day we were beaten by a better team,” said O’Connor. Read more

Women’s Sevens win 2013 Oceania Championship

Sunday October 6, 2013 by  

The Australian Women’s Sevens has come away champions after six straight wins at the Federation of Oceania Rugby Union’s 2013 Oceania Women’s Sevens Championship.

The side never looked threatened conceding only 22 points across the tournament.

Women’s Sevens coach Tim Walsh was satisfied with the victory on his debut outing. Read more

Gold Coast Sevens draw announced

Wednesday September 11, 2013 by  

The Australian Men’s Sevens team will play Samoa, Argentina and Scotland on Day One of the HSBC Sevens World Series opener, following the release today of the tournament draw.

Skilled Park will host 16 international teams playing 45 matches on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October for the opener of the nine Round HSBC World Sevens Series.

Holders of the World Series and Rugby World Cup Sevens trophies, New Zealand take on USA in the opening match of the tournament. Read more

Brumbies win 2013 World Club Sevens

Monday August 19, 2013 by  

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

Brumbies set for World Club Sevens

Monday August 12, 2013 by  

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

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