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.
New Zealand Sevens coach Gordon Tietjens has handed the captaincy of his New Zealand Sevens side to Tim Mikkelson for the Glasgow and London legs of the series.
Niggling injuries to regular stalwarts Cecil Afrika and Branco du Preez have forced the hand of Springboks Sevens coach Paul Treu.
The International Rugby Board announced today the panel of match officials to preside over the 100 matches at Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 in Moscow June 28-30. The world’s top 24 men’s and 16 women’s teams will showcase their credentials for Olympic qualification to the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at the sixth Rugby World Cup Sevens.
The International Rugby Board has announced the match officials for the Sevens World Cups, male and female, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow in June.
Tokyo winners South Africa have been rewarded with a proverbial 'pool of the death' in the next round of the IRB Sevens World Series.
South African coach Paul Treu said they are looking to build on their Tokyo win as they look towards the Sevens World Cup in Moscow in June.
The Eagles beat Scotland 17-0 to win the Tokyo Sevens plate final and secure 13 critical series points going into the final stages of the season in May.
New Zealand claimed their second IRB Women's Sevens World Series title of the season, defeating Houston champions England 19-5 in the Cup final. They have extended their lead at the top of the WSWS standings to eight points over England with just one event remaining - the Amsterdam Sevens - in May.
South Africa bounced back from a disappointing Hong Kong Sevens tournament by beating New Zealand 24-19 to lift the title in Tokyo.
South Africa shrugged off a 12-29 loss against Hong Kong champions Fiji to register pool victories over Spain and Portugal at the Tokyo leg of the IRB Sevens World Series on Saturday.
Samoa, Fiji and New Zealand won all three of their matches on Day One at the Tokyo leg of the IRB Sevens World Series.
In just three weeks Marius van der Westhuizen will have refereed two finals - the Final of the Hong Kong Sevens and then the Final of the Varsity Cup.
This weekend promises to be a major step along the route to growing Rugby in China as Guangzhou hosts the third leg of the inaugural IRB Women's Sevens World Series.
After the excitement of Round Six of the IRB Sevens World Series in Hong Kong, the action gets straight back underway in Japan this weekend.
The referee for the opening match is Marius van der Westhuizen who refereed the Final in...
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