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Aussie Sevens finish sixth in Las Vegas

Monday March 6, 2017 by  

The Australian Men’s Sevens team has fallen in the Fifth-Place Final against England 7-10, meaning the side finished the tournament in sixth position.

With the wind blustering at around 55km/h, conditions for expansive Rugby were extremely difficult as both teams looked to crack the opposition defence.

A try on the cusp of half-time to Nick Malouf gave Australia the lead but the men in gold were unable to hold onto to victory with England scoring a match winner as the full-time siren rung around the Ben Boyd Stadium. Read more

Aussie Men beaten in Quarter Final thriller

Sunday March 5, 2017 by  

The Australian Men’s Sevens team have fallen in the Cup Quarter Finals of the USA7s, going down to South Africa 14-17.

Australia’s Lachie Anderson against Fiji on day two of the Las Vegas Sevens.
Photo courtesy of Martin Seras Lima/World Rugby

Australia were beaten by Fiji in their last Pool D clash early on Day Two, before taking on South Africa in the Cup Quarter-Final where the Aussie 7s impressed and fought hard against the current HSBC Sevens World Series leaders.

Australia will play Argentina in the Fifth Place Semi Final at 8:00am AEDT on Monday, March 6.

Men’s Sevens Coach, Andy Friend said: “In the match against Fiji we just made too many errors and gave away the ball on nine occasions. I thought we were playing good Rugby but you can’t make that many errors against such a quality side. Read more

Australia falls in USA Sevens Final

Sunday March 5, 2017 by  

The Australian Women’s Sevens team has finished in second place at the USA7s, falling to New Zealand 5-28 in the Women’s Cup Final.

Australia started the day on a winning note, defeating a strong Fiji side in the Quarter Finals before knocking off Canada to earn a spot in the Cup Final. However New Zealand’s form was too much for the defending series champions, with Australia left to rue missed opportunities.

Australian Women’s Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh said: “We are very disappointed to finish the way we did. Credit to New Zealand, they played a detailed, mistake free game and deserved their victory. Read more

Australia undefeated on first day of Las Vegas Sevens

Saturday March 4, 2017 by  

The Australian Men’s Sevens have made it two from two on Day One of the USA7s in Las Vegas with a brave come from behind victory over Scotland and a clinical performance against Japan which has ensured Australia will make the Quarter Finals.

Young gun, Lachie Anderson impressed throughout the two matches, scoring four tries alongside returning injured players Ed Jenkins, Nick Malouf and Tom Lucas who all added to the score sheet.

Australia will play Fiji on Sunday 5 March at 8.50am in their final Pool match to secure seedings for the Quarter Finals. Read more

Wallabies Test locked in for Canberra

Monday February 20, 2017 by  

Test Rugby will return to Canberra for the first time in seven years when the Wallabies host Argentina at GIO Stadium in September this year.

The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and ACT Government made the announcement today at the venue for the September 16 clash, to be played as part of the 2017 Rugby Championship.

The match will be the Wallabies’ fifth overall Test match in Canberra, and the first to be played in the Nation’s Capital since 2010. Read more

Courageous Aussie Men finish fourth at Sydney

Sunday February 5, 2017 by  

The Australian Men’s Sevens team have finished a valiant fourth at the Sydney 7s – their best placing of the current World Series – with the young team showing their potential for the future after recording some remarkable wins over the last two days.

Australia’s James Stannard is tackled during the semi final defeat to South Africa on day two of the Sydney Sevens.
Photo courtesy of Martin Seras Lima, World Rugby

The home side was buoyed by a capacity crowd at Sydney’s iconic Allianz Stadium which hosted 75,412 fans over the three-day tournament.

Andy Friend said he was delighted with the improved performance of the young Australian Sevens side, which featured nine players with less than three international caps to their name.

“I’m really proud of them, and the first-timers all impressed me,” he said. “They showed some really special touches and it wasn’t through lack of effort that we didn’t get further.” Read more

Aussie Men’s Sevens through to Sydney Quarter Finals

Saturday February 4, 2017 by  

The Australian Men’s Sevens team has qualified for the Sydney 7s Quarter Finals against Wales after finishing second in Pool C with victories over Scotland and Papua New Guinea.

Australia will play Wales at 1.04pm AEDT tomorrow as the side continues their campaign to win their home tournament.

Australian Men’s Head Coach Andy Friend: “You saw what Wales did to Fiji today so we know they are a quality side. We had a good win against them last week in Wellington but we also know that every game and tournament is different so they’ll be tough tomorrow. Read more

Aussie Women finish fourth at Sydney 7s

Saturday February 4, 2017 by  

The Australian Women’s Sevens team has finished in fourth at the Sydney 7s after falling in the Semi Finals to arch rivals Canada and New Zealand in the Third Placed Playoff.

Australia started the day on a winning note, defeating a strong Fiji side in the Quarter Finals but some handling errors and missed opportunities cost the home side in front of a capacity Allianz Stadium crowd.

Australian Women’s Sevens Head Coach,Tim Walsh lamented his team’s missed opportunity after the semi-final loss to Canada: “It was a devastating way to finish. It was a fantastic atmosphere to perform today. We gave it everything but it wasn’t good enough. We made some crucial errors and got punished for it. Read more

Aussie 7s Women soar through to Quarter Finals

Friday February 3, 2017 by  

The Australian Women’s Sevens team have qualified for the Quarter Finals with three wins from three at the Sydney 7s on Friday. The tournament is the first-time Australia’s Golden Girls have played at a World Rugby Series event on home soil.

Australia overcame Brazil, Ireland and Fiji to book a place in the Quarter Final against Fiji in a rematch of their thrilling final Pool B match on day one. The rematch between the two sides will kick off on Kippax Field at 10.44am AEDT.

Australia started the day slowly but built into impressive form for the home fans with Emilee Cherry and Ellia Green scoring three tries a piece. Read more

Injury hit Aussie Sevens finish Wellington in 10th

Sunday January 29, 2017 by  

The Australian Men’s Sevens team has finished the Wellington Sevens in 10th position with two wins out of a possible three on day two of competition.

Australia started day two with a tight 17-14 win over Samoa, before accounting for Wales 24-10 to make the Challenge Trophy Final. An injury hit Australia fell at the final hurdle going down to Kenya 17-19 to finish Wellington in 10th position.

Head Coach Andy Friend said: “I was really impressed with the performance of the young guys and the whole team. Read more