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World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year 2018 nominees announced

World Rugby has revealed the shortlist for the Women’s Sevens Players of the Year 2018 awards in association with HSBC, which will be presented at the World Rugby Awards at the Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo on 25 November.Unsurprisingly New Zealand dominate the competition for player of the year with all three nominees for

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Captains line up for World Rugby Sevens Series opener in Colorado

Twelve captains gathered at Infinity Park ahead of the new HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series opening round which takes place this weekend (20-21 October) in the heart of Glendale, Colorado’s rugby epicentre and premier setting for rugby in the USA. With the addition of the HSBC USA Women’s Sevens, the women’s series increases to

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England name Sevens Squad for World Series opener

England Women Sevens head coach James Bailey has named his 12-player squad for the opening round of the 2018/19 HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Glendale, Colorado on 20-21 October 2018 (live streamed on WorldRugby.org). Captained by Abbie Brown, the squad includes seven players who represented England at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco

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Rugby Sevens competition all set for kick-off at Youth Olympic Games

One hundred and forty-four top level young rugby players, representing 11 countries from World Rugby’s six regional associations, are in Buenos Aires for the third Youth Olympic Games where the rugby sevens competition will take place over three days from Saturday 13 October, with the gold, silver and bronze medals being decided on Monday 15

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Agustin Pichot starts to see dream come true at Youth Olympics

With the Youth Olympic Games in full flow in Buenos Aires and the twelve competing rugby sevens teams finalising preparations ahead of the start of the competition this weekend (13-15 October), World Rugby Vice-Chairman and YOG 2018 champion Agustin Pichot made a surprise visit to the Argentinian men’s and Colombian women’s training sessions on Sunday.

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Asian Games rugby sevens competitions get underway in Indonesia

A stellar year of international rugby sevens is just about to get even better as the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, follows on from the Commonwealth Games and Rugby World Cup Sevens in providing a high-profile and incredibly competitive showcase for the Olympic sport. Defending champions Japan’s men and China’s women will be looking to

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Bailey names England women’s Sevens squad for Rugby Europe

England Women’s Sevens head coach James Bailey has named his 12-player squad for the final round of the 2018 Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series in Kazan, Russia on 1-2 September. The tournament, which will be live streamed on RugbyEurope.tv, is the second of two competitions that make up the European series and forms part of the 2017/18

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England Rugby award 17 women’s sevens contracts

England Rugby has awarded 17 women’s sevens contracts for the upcoming 2018/19 season. The women’s squad will move from its present base at Bisham Abbey to join the men’s set-up at The Lensbury in Teddington from 1 September. This will provide both the men’s and women’s squads the opportunity to share facilities and best practice.

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