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Vancouver Fast Four Sevens – Day Two

‘Semi-final’ GB v Mexico A ‘semi’ only by the terms of the tournament – there were only four teams involved. Mexico continued their much improved form to make GB work hard in the opening stages. But the moment the top seeds turned over possession, Grace Crompton again showed her qualities, scooting away untouched down the

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Professional Sevens takes a Step Forward

The Premier Rugby Sevens league in the USA, which I first reported on in May, has announced further details. It will be fascinating to see whether Sevens can thrive in this completely new format. Never before has a fully professional league been attempted. They don’t do the women’s game many favours, but we can enjoy

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GB Sevens – An Uncertain Future

The Team GB group who reached the semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympics must all feel that the show is only just beginning. They had an impossibly difficult run-in to the biggest 7s tournament the world can offer; they nearly reached the peak. Now the future seems worryingly unfocused. The Hong Kong Sevens, one of the

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Black Ferns win gold in Tokyo Olympic Sevens

New Zealand beat France 26-12 to win the women’s Olympic rugby sevens gold in Tokyo Fiji win bronze medal with 21-12 victory over Great Britain, claiming Fiji’s second rugby sevens medal in Tokyo following the men’s team’s golden triumph New Zealand needed an extra time golden point score to overcome Fiji in a thrilling semi-final

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New Zealand, Fiji, Great Britain and France into Sevens semi-finals

New Zealand and France maintain perfect records in pursuit of Olympic gold Rio 2016 Olympic Champions Australia knocked out by impressive Fiji while Great Britain beat the USA to claim semi-final spot Olympic debutants China and the Russian Olympic Committee team showed their potential by reaching the quarter-finals but were beaten by France and New

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Enthralling opening day of Women’s Sevens

Australia, France, New Zealand and the USA finish first day of Tokyo 2020 women’s rugby sevens competition with perfect records Thrilling encounter between New Zealand and Great Britain saw the Black Ferns Sevens overcome a 21-0 deficit to win 26-21 in a scintillating match Top two in each pool and the two best third-placed teams

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Team GB off to winning start

Opening match wins for Australia, Canada, France, Great Britain, New Zealand and the USA at Tokyo Stadium in first session of women’s rugby sevens competition Reigning Olympic Champions Australia begin campaign with a 48-0 win against hosts Japan. Top seeds New Zealand start their quest for a first Olympic sevens gold medal with a 29-7

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Tokyo Sevens – Can GB do it?

The GB Sevens squad has an outside chance of claiming the medal that was denied them in the final stages of the Rio tournament five years ago. If ever there was a banker for gold, it is the Black ferns. They went down to Australia in 2016, but since then the Wallaroos have been unable

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Rugby sevens match schedule confirmed for Tokyo

Tokyo 2020 Olympic rugby sevens match schedule announced with 19 days to go to kick-off Women’s competition kicks off with France v Fiji on 29 July Women’s gold medal decided on ‘Super Saturday’ 31 July The match schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic rugby sevens competition has been confirmed by Tokyo 2020 and World Rugby

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