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Sydney Sevens to light up 2018 Australia Day Weekend

Tuesday May 23, 2017 by  

The Sydney Sevens will be bigger than ever in 2018 with the tournament to kick off on Australia Day for three days of explosive women’s and men’s rugby action.

In a world first for the Sevens World Series, the men’s and women’s tournaments will be completely integrated with both tournaments held across three days on the iconic grounds of Allianz Stadium, Sydney. Both the women’s and men’s finals will be on Sunday 28 January as the best of the 12 women’s teams and 16 men’s teams battle it out to be crowned champions.

After 75,412 fans enjoyed the three-day 2017 Sydney 7s, the carnival atmosphere will reach new heights in 2018 with the tournament to be held over a long weekend for the first time, making it the perfect sporting event for the whole family, whether they’re from Sydney or travelling to the Harbour City. Read more

Australia finish London Sevens in sixth

Monday May 22, 2017 by  

The Australian Men’s Sevens team have finished the 2016/17 Sevens World Series in sixth place, following the final leg in London.

Australia’s Nick Malouf climbs high in the Cup quarter-final against the USA.
Photo courtesy of Martin Seras Lima/World Rugby

Australia were defeated by United States of America in their Cup Quarter-Final before beating New Zealand by a record margin in the Fifth Place Semi Final. Australia couldn’t finish it off with a win though, as they went down fighting in the Fifth Place Final, to 2016/17 Sevens World Series Champions South Africa.

Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach Andy Friend said: “I thought the boys did really well to bounce back and put 40 points on New Zealand, who have been a really tough team for us to beat.

“And then we had the chance to beat the current World Champions at the end and for all bar the last 30 seconds, I thought we were going to win that. A disappointing day with positive signs but we finished sixth at the tournament and sixth for the season so it’s probably a fitting result. Read more

Aussies through to London Cup Quarter-Finals

Sunday May 21, 2017 by  

The Australian Men’s Sevens team have qualified for the Cup Quarter-Finals in London following two wins on day one at Twickenham.

Australia will now play United States of America in the Cup Quarter Final at 7:58pm (AEST) on Sunday May 21.

Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach Andy Friend said: “It was probably some of the most clinical rugby we’ve played. The boys started really well against Samoa, we had our opportunities against England and it was a game that we probably could have and should have won and then to put 50 points on Spain at the end topped off what was a very good day.” Read more

Aussie 7s reach Paris Trophy Final but fall to Argentina

Sunday May 14, 2017 by  

The Australian Men’s Sevens team have finished their Paris campaign in tenth position. Looking to reassert themselves after a disappointing Day One in Paris, the Australian Men’s Sevens team brought in Tom Kingston after having lost John Porch and Charlie Taylor to head knocks.

With wins over Japan and Wales, the Aussie 7s reached the Challenge Trophy Final but were unable to over come the eventual Challenge Trophy victors, Argentina. Australia will next play at the London 7s on May 20-21, 2017.

Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach Andy Friend said: “We battled through two wins this morning against Japan and Wales and then in the third game we were totally outplayed by Argentina. We weren’t cohesive and we paid the penalty there.” Read more

Aussie Sevens miss Paris Quarter Finals

Sunday May 14, 2017 by  

The Australian Men’s Sevens team have finished the first day in Paris with one win and two losses after they conquered Russia before narrowly falling to reigning Paris 7s champions, Samoa, and then Fiji.

Australia will now play Japan in the Challenge Quarter Final at 5:44pm (AEST) on Sunday May 14.

Head Coach Andy Friend said, “It was a day of frustration. We started slowly against Russia; we weren’t clinical in what we wanted to do. We worked hard against Samoa but again had opportunities and didn’t take them.” Read more

Australia finish Singapore Sevens in fourth place

Sunday April 16, 2017 by  

The Australian Men’s Sevens team has finished the Singapore 7s in fourth place after falling to England in the Third Place Play Off 12-14.

Australia’s Timothy Anstee goes on the charge against South Africa on day two of the Singapore Sevens.
Photo courtesy of Martin Seras Lima/World Rugby

Australia defeated World Series leaders, South Africa in the Quarter Finals with a stunning come from behind 19-17 victory. Progressing to the top four, a quick American outfit accounted for Australia 7-40 before the men in gold fell in a tight battle against England 12-14.

The injury ravaged Aussie 7s were without veterans Ed Jenkins and James Stannard who were unable to play after injuries suffered on day one of the tournament.

It was left to the next generation of Aussie 7s talent to stand up with Tom Lucas, John Porch, Henry Hutchison, Charlie Taylor and Lachie Anderson all making an impact throughout the day. Read more

Australia through to the Singapore Sevens Quarter-Finals

Saturday April 15, 2017 by  

The Australian Men’s Sevens team are through to the Quarter-Finals in Singapore after finishing top of Pool C with three straight wins on day one.

Australia will play England in the Cup Quarter-Final at 2:52pm AEST on Sunday April 16, after victories against Samoa, Kenya and Argentina on Saturday.

It wasn’t without casualty though, with skipper Tom Lucas set to be monitored overnight while experienced duo James Stannard (nose) and Ed Jenkins (shoulder) won’t play any part on day two. Read more

ARU to consult Force and Rebels

Monday April 10, 2017 by  

The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has today confirmed that one Australian team will be removed from Super Rugby when the competition reverts to a 15-team, three-conference format in 2018.

SANZAAR’s announcement of the competition restructure on Sunday followed a month of stakeholder consultation after the SANZAAR Executive Committee formed a consensus view on Super Rugby returning to a 15-team format at its March meeting in London.

ARU Chairman Cameron Clyne said: “It is important for me to clarify firstly that the decision to remove a Super Rugby team from Australia was a decision made by the ARU, not by SANZAAR. Read more

Australia finish third at the Hong Kong Sevens

Sunday April 9, 2017 by  

The Australian Men’s Sevens team has finished in third place at the Hong Kong 7s after defeating the USA 26-19.

Earlier in the day the Aussie 7s accounted for Argentina 21-12 in the Quarter Final before falling to a rampant Fiji 12-33 in the Semi Final.

Australia has been drawn in Pool C for the Singapore Sevens next weekend and will take on Argentina, Kenya and Samoa. Read more

Australia top Pool, progress to Quarter Finals

Saturday April 8, 2017 by  

The Australian Men’s Sevens team has made the top eight of the Hong Kong Sevens and will compete in the Quarter Finals after finishing in first position in Pool A having defeated Samoa, South Korea and England.

Australia will play the second-place finisher in Pool D in either USA or Argentina at 12:58pm AEST on Sunday April 9.

Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach Andy Friend said: “I thought it was a great game of Rugby when we beat England. For our blokes to hold on and get that win, showed a lot of character and it’s really good for their momentum and confidence. Read more