The IRB Sevens World Series is the annual series of international rugby union sevens tournaments that are hosted around the globe and draws the top teams. The rugby teams compete for the overall title by accumulating points based on their finishing position in each tournament. The event has nine stops - Gold Coast Sevens, Dubai Sevens, South Africa Sevens, Wellington Sevens, USA Sevens, Hong Kong Sevens, Japan Sevens, Scotland Sevens, London Sevens.
Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) and the Rugby Union of Russia have announced that World Cup Sevens 2013 will take place in Moscow from June 28 to 30, with tournament organisers anticipating an outstanding event on and off the field.
There was a time when the Sevens game was seen mainly as a "bit of fun" and, at elite level, a handy way of giving potential Test players in 'proper' 15-a-side rugby international experience.
South Africa will be determined to bounce back at Twickenham this coming weekend when they compete at the London tournament, the final leg of the 2011/12 IRB Sevens World Series.
Reach the Plate Final. That is the absolute minimum requirement for New Zealand as they chase their 10th IRB Sevens World Series title.
Injured Springbok Sevens players Okkie Kruger and Stephan Dippenaar have returned home from Britain while veteran Neil Powell has made the journey in the opposite direction to join up with the Blitzbokke in London.
Some of rugby's biggest stars such as Quade Cooper and Sonny Bill Williams have been signed up for the new Sevens Premier League tournament to be held in George in December.
New Zealand stars Tomasi Cama and Frank Halai and South African-born Engand speedster Mat Turner have all been nominated for the IRB Sevens Player of the Year Award.
New Zealand, who took a giant stride towards the IRB Sevens World Series title at the weekend, will have a relative easy pool run in the series decider this coming weekend.
The USA was bested by Kenya 22-17 in the Shield Final on day two of the Emirates Airline Glasgow Sevens on Sunday (May 6 2012). A good win against Portugal in the Shield Semifinals and a loss to Russia in the Bowl Quarterfinals placed the Eagles in the Shield Final.
Paul Treu's Springbok team will have to go back to the drawing board after being handed one of their biggest defeats in history at the Glasgow leg of the IRB Sevens World Series at the weekend.
Series title contenders New Zealand and Fiji are joined in the Cup semifinals by England and Samoa after some entertaining battles on Day Two of the Glasgow leg of the IRB Sevens World Series.
The USA Men’s Eagle Sevens team went 1-2 on the first day of the Emirates Airline Glasgow Sevens and will play Russia in the Bowl Quarterfinals to start the second day of action tomorrow (Sunday May 6). That game kicks off at 3:30 a.m. MDT/5:30 a.m. EDT and will be shown live on UniversalSports.com and on tape delay on Universal Sports (2-4 p.m. EDT) and NBC Sports Network (May 7, 12:30 -2:30 a.m. EDT).
Both of the sides in contention for the Sevens World Series crown, leaders New Zealand and challengers Fiji, went unbeaten on Day One of the Glasgow Sevens to top their pools and remain on a collision course.
The Australian Sevens team will be looking to maintain the momentum they have built up recently in the penultimate round of the World Sevens Series in Glasgow this weekend.
New Zealand and Fiji will continue their 'duel' for overall honours in the IRB Sevens World Series in the penultimate leg in Glasgow on Saturday and Sunday.
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