Rugby sevens

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US Premier Rugby Sevens expands to 16 men’s and women’s teams
Domestic competition assigns state and regional team names in attempt to increase fan engagement

Martin Pengelly in New York

13, Dec, 2022 @11:55 AM

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Hong Kong criticises rugby tournament after protest song is played instead of Chinese anthem
Glory to Hong Kong, linked to 2019 protest movement, played in South Korean stadium at start of rugby sevens game

Sum Lok-kei in Hong Kong

14, Nov, 2022 @3:19 PM

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‘Growing the audience for rugby’: PR7s seeks to seed game in America
With 15s World Cups on the way, a start-up sevens league seeks to establish itself in a crowded but fractured landscape

Martin Pengelly in New York

17, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Australian rugby sevens Olympic gold medalist Ellia Green comes out as trans man
Olympic gold medalist hopes going public will help others. Green suffered from mental health issues since retiring

Mike Hytner

17, Aug, 2022 @5:58 AM

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‘Freaking amazing’: Rugby sevens gold caps Australia’s Commonwealth Games redemption
Four years ago the women’s team suffered Commonwealth Games heartbreak on the Gold Coast; in Birmingham they atoned spectacularly

Australian Associated Press

01, Aug, 2022 @1:35 AM

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‘I finish cricket, have two days’ rest, then switch to rugby’: Precious Marange on her Zimbabwe caps
The top cricketer and rugby player talks about being a role model, juggling two teams and her journey from housemaid to playing for her country

Nyasha Chingono in Harare

11, May, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Premier Rugby Sevens announces events in California, DC and Texas
Women’s and men’s squads will compete for one trophy in expansion of groundbreaking professional competition

Martin Pengelly in New York

31, Mar, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Premier Rugby Sevens: Tapper and Baker lend new US league a hand
In Memphis on Saturday, the best American men’s and women’s players will kick-off a new pro competition

Martin Pengelly

08, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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From $20 boots to Olympics rugby gold: New Zealand’s Ruby Tui on her rise to the top
The 29-year-old won fans for her candid post-match interviews while her on-field efforts helped make history for New Zealand

Eva Corlett in Wellington

06, Aug, 2021 @1:55 AM

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From Suni Lee to archery blues: Team USA’s Olympic highs and lows so far
The US had its ups and downs in the pool, logged a first in fencing but disappointed in soccer and rugby sevens

Tom Dart in Tokyo

03, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Fiji’s emergency Covid-19 hotline fell silent during the rugby sevens final: we really needed this win | Sheldon Chanel
The men’s gold and women’s bronze medals meant everything to Fiji, which has the highest per-capita Covid infection rate in the world

Sheldon Chanel in Suva

02, Aug, 2021 @2:25 AM

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Fluid Fiji defeat Team GB in Olympic rugby sevens bronze medal match
Fiji won 21-12 to leave Great Britain in an agonising fourth place in the women’s rugby sevens competition

Tom Dart at Tokyo Stadium

31, Jul, 2021 @12:48 PM

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