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Whangarei man's photos printed on a $7 note for Olympic-gold winning Fiji sevens team

whangarei man's photos printed on a $7 note for olympic-gold winning fiji sevens team
Photographer Bruce Southwick is used to seeing his photos in magazines, brochures and online.But seeing them printed on a $7 note is a first.Mr Southwick, who is from Whangarei but has lived and..
New Zealand Herald

Fiji issues $7 note to mark Olympic Rugby Sevens win

Almost a year after Fiji won their first-ever Olympic medal with a breath-taking 43-7 win over Great Britain in Rugby Sevens, the country has honored its medal-winning players and coach with new..
Deutsche Welle Also reported by •SBSNew Zealand Herald

Videos for Rio 2016 Olympics: Rugby Sevens

News video: Women's sevens' staggering growth since Rio Olympics

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With the Olympics having brought rugby sevens to a global audience the grassroots of the womens’ game is now stronger than ever. From a record number of young players in South West London taking part..
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Fiji honours Olympic rugby sevens heroes with new currency

The Fiji rugby team won the country's first Olympic Gold, the nation's first ever Olympics medal, by beating Great Britain 43-7 in the rugby sevens final at last year's competition.
SBS Also reported by •DNA

Fiji’s Olympic and 2016 Hong Kong champions immortalised in new seven-dollar banknote

Less than two weeks after skipper Osea Kolinisau lifted the HSBC/Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sevens trophy, his image has been immortalised in a new seven-dollar banknote the Fijian government issued on..
S.China Morning Post

The Champions Cup plots a future beyond rugby heartlands

the champions cup plots a future beyond rugby heartlands
Last year’s European Champions Cup semi-finals painted a picture of a rugby competition at odds with it the burgeoning strength of its sport. At a time when rugby, high off its best-attended World..
City A.M.

Canadian men to face All Blacks in Singapore rugby sevens quarter-finals

*By The Canadian Press* SINGAPORE — Captain John Moonlight scored his 98th career try on the rugby sevens circuit as Canada advanced to the Cup quarter-finals at the Singapore Sevens on..

Sports › Fiji wins Hong Kong Sevens title for 17th time

Fiji won the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens for a record-extending 17th time on Sunday, beating South Africa 22-0 in a lopsided final to win their first tournament since the Rio Olympics. Still rebuilding..
Japan Today Also reported by •New Zealand Herald

Nathan Hirayama makes Canada rugby sevens history by reaching 1,000-point plateau

*By The Canadian Press* HONG KONG — Nathan Hirayama became the first Canadian to reach the 1,000-point plateau in rugby sevens as Canada tied for seventh Sunday at the Hong Kong Sevens. Olympic..

Your move Spanish Rugby Federation as €50 conquistadors regain World Series spot at Hong Kong Sevens

Spain has placed the ball firmly in the Spanish Rugby Federation’s court by regaining their spot on the World Sevens Series, according to coach Pablo Feijoo. Spain edged Germany 12-7 in the final of..
S.China Morning Post

Coach Damian Karauna keen to make friends with Top League clubs as sevens takes a back seat after the Olympics

Not even an Olympic semi-final berth has been enough to get sevens the attention it craves in Japan. The Brave Blossoms languish at the bottom of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series table and, as was..
S.China Morning Post

Fresh-faced and fast-paced Ugandans chasing a World Series spot that would ‘blow up’ rugby in the country

If the powers that be are looking for a team to ensure the World Rugby Sevens Series remains a spectacle between Olympics, they could do worse than the excitement machine that is Uganda. In Hong Kong..
S.China Morning Post

‘Some of the best sevens there has been’ – England’s Simon Amor dismisses idea World Series quality is down

Suggestions the standard of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is down in the wake of the Olympics are news to England coach Simon Amor as his in-form side prepare to slug it out in Hong Kong this..
S.China Morning Post

Rugby: Sonny Bill - desire to improve lifted me from Olympic disappointment

rugby: sonny bill - desire to improve lifted me from olympic disappointment
Sonny Bill Williams has spoken of how down he felt when he ruptured his Achilles while playing for the New Zealand sevens team on the world stage - the Olympics at Rio de Janiero last August - and how..
New Zealand Herald

Why the future of rugby is Asia – and how the Hong Kong Sevens helped make it so

Rugby’s a different game now. It comes to Hong Kong this week featuring Olympic medallists for the first time after the sport’s biggest international exposure at the 2016 Summer Games. There’s no..
S.China Morning Post

Nate Ebner effect in full swing for Eagles as NFL stars help drive rugby’s popularity in the US

The Nate Ebner effect is in full swing for the USA Eagles, with star forward Danny Barrett hailing NFL players across the country for helping to drive up rugby’s profile. Ebner took time out from his..
S.China Morning Post

Sonny Bill Williams training with Blues Super Rugby team months after Achilles injury

sonny bill williams training with blues super rugby team months after achilles injury
Sonny Bill Williams is back in training for the Blues Super Rugby team following his Achilles injury in August last year.Williams suffered the injury during the New Zealand Sevens team's opening pool..
New Zealand Herald

Only a World Series spot will do for a German side that has ‘really kicked on’ since shock Hong Kong showing

In the build-up to last year’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series qualifier, you could have been forgiven for thinking Germany were just happy to be in Hong Kong. It was the first time they had reached..
S.China Morning Post

Rugby: Sonny Bill Williams return from injury on the horizon

rugby: sonny bill williams return from injury on the horizon
Sonny Bill Williams is set to return to Super Rugby in the coming weeks as he nears a full recovery from the achilles injury he suffered at the Olympics in August last year.Speaking to Veitchy on Sport..
New Zealand Herald

The talented young Welsh rugby star who has a breakdown technique like no other

the talented young welsh rugby star who has a breakdown technique like no other
The Ospreys flanker is a former Great Britain Cadet champion and European Youth Olympian in judo
Wales Online

Plymouth to get brand new hockey pitch as Team GB's Olympic...

plymouth to get brand new hockey pitch as team gb's olympic...
The impact of Great Britain Women's hockey team winning gold at Rio 2016 has led to a huge increase in participation in the popular Olympic team sport in Plymouth. And as a result of that success a..
Plymouth Herald

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