IRB Board backs British Olympic sevens team

The International Rugby Board says it is happy for there to be a combined British team when rugby sevens makes its Olympic début in Rio in 2016. The idea of a British football team at the 2012 London Games has stimulated a lot of debate but not much of a mutually agreeable conclusion. For the sevens IRB chief Mike Miller said: (quote) We already have a template in the British … [Read more...]

Olympics vote Rugby Sevens in

Rugby Sevens  has been added to the Olympics Programme along with Golf for 2016 and 2020. This is great news for Rugby Sevens and we watched the decision unfold live on the Olympic website. We all thought it was a straightforward decision but even with that there were many and varied questions that had to be answered after the presentation. Congratulations to the presentation … [Read more...]

Last Chance to Vote for Rugby Seven in The Olympics

Last chance to give Rugby Sevens your help to get into the Olympic Games. Cast your vote by following the link to this Online Olympic Publication: Leading figures from the International Rugby Board are in Copenhagen to present to the IOC ahead of the vote along with members of their bid team, including former Argentina 15s and Sevens captain Agustin … [Read more...]

Samoa win Pacific Island Games 7’s – Samoa 38-12 Fiji

Samoa gave their hard pressed nation a filip as they beat highly fancied Fiji in the final of the Mini Pacific Island Games New Samoa Sevens coach, Stephen Betham said: (quote) It is a great achievement, given what has happened in the last few days in Samoa, I think the boys were full of passion today for their family and friends back home, who have been devastated by the … [Read more...]

RFU backs Sevens Team GB

With the International Olympic Committee decision on the inclusion of Rugby Sevens in the 2016 Olympic Games due soon, the Rugby Football Union has become the latest to support the idea of mens and womens Great Britain rugby teams, if the International Rugby Boards campaign is successful. On Friday 9 October in the Danish capital Copenhagen, the IOC will decide whether Rugby … [Read more...]