Pools for the Commonwealth Games

The 2014 Commonwealth Games will be played at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland on July the 26-27, 2014. 16 teams will be competing including 7 of the top 10 teams on the IRB World Sevens Series Table. New Zealand(1) South Africa(2) England(4) Australia(5) Kenya(7=) Samoa(7=) Wales(9) There are 4 pools of 4 teams each. The top 2 …

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New Zealand make it four from four in Commonwealth Games

Reigning gold medalists New Zealand 4-peated in Delhi with a win over Australia in the final of the Rugby Sevens at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Australia had been the strongest of the quarter-finalists, convincingly beating Kenya to make the semi-finals. Then they beat South Africa to claim their place in the final. New Zealand were …

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South Africa fight back to win Bronze in Delhi

England led for three quarters of the bronze medal match against South Africa but it wasn’t to be their day. The match see-sawed Ryno Benjamin opened the scoring for South Africa but then England scored 2 converted tries. The first to ex-pat South African Matt Turner and the second to speedster Dan Caprice who side …

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Papua New Guinea arrive on the world Sevens scene

Papua New Guinea 22 – 5 Tonga The PNG side looked well drilled and had a natural flow to their game. Fijian great, Waisale Serevi coached them at the Hong Kong Sevens this year and now ex-All Black, Shane Howarth is passing on his knowledge – and it’s working. They also showed great strength and …

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Australia look the most convincing going into the Semis

New Zealand and South Africa had the lowest ranked opponents going into the semi-finals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens and they did not win with much emphasis. It was Australia who came out the strongest, employing superior tactics against Kenya. Their passing was crisp and their running superb. They will be confident as …

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Matches to look forward to on Day#2 in Delhi

Canada and Tonga will be favoured to compete for the minor honours on Day#2 at the Common Wealth Games Rugby Sevens. Competition for the medals will be a much tighter affair. Key Quarter-final match-ups England v Samoa Samoa have been beaten in this tournament while England earned a confidence-boosting victory over arch-rivals Australia. Samoa are …

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Day one highlights

Day one of play at the 2010 Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens mostly went to form but that’s not to say there wasn’t excitement. Scotland 19 – 17 Canada There is a history between these 2 teams in international competition. Canada beat Scotland at the last two Commonwealth Games and the last World Cup. It was …

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Sherwin Stowers is ready to go!

Young Counties Manukau wing, Sherwin Stowers has been in great form, scoring 3 tries in the last 5 games in this year’s ITM Cup. I was a little concerned when he got squashed in the tackle. Stowers now takes a break to focus on Sevens and the Commonwealth Games. We caught up with him after …

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