Sevens

Dhys Faleafaga selected for Black Ferns 7s

03/04/2019

Dreams of wearing the black jersey are a lot closer to becoming a reality for Wellington’s 18-year-old Dhys Faleafaga (St Mary’s College, 2018), who has today been confirmed as a contracted member of the Black Ferns Sevens squad for the remainder of 2019. Following in the footsteps of her older sister Lyric, who was in

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100-game milestone proud achievement for Ash Carmichael

12/03/2019

                                     Above: Ash Carmichael in action in last year’s Hardham Cup final.  Since the start of 2013 Ash Carmichael has been a familiar face for both home and visiting team supporters alike at Upper Hutt’s Maidstone Park as

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Short Passes – 4 March

04/03/2019

Above: Chase Tiatia in action on debut for the Hurricanes on Friday night. PHOTO: Dave Brownlie. Full gallery at https://photos.brownlie.kiwi.nz/p879609346 Just under three weeks to go before the greatest show in town kicks off. Check out the first week Swindale Shield draw HERE The first weekend of March saw many clubs in action in pre-season fixtures.

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A case for a Hurricanes region sevens tournament circuit

26/02/2019

  A  lower North Island community sevens circuit in the summer would prove popular. One way of bridging the increasing divide between professional and community rugby could be for the Hurricanes to throw their support behind it. It could start with a tournament in Wellington in late November – the already established Weepu 7s as

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Short Passes – 25 February

25/02/2019

Short passes is Club Rugby’s  news in briefs and noticeboard column for 2019. If you have news, notices or want a shout-out for anything email editor@clubrugby.co.nz or send us a message on social media. Club Rugby also welcomes assistance in putting this together, so if you want to help in the news in brief-gathering process please get in touch. Plenty

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Central 7s tournament this weekend

15/02/2019

    Clubs and school teams from Wellington, Manawatu, Wanganui and Wairarapa-Bush. as well as several Hawke’s Bay clubs and invitational teams, will descend on Central Park, Waipukurau, this Saturday for the 37th annual Hawke’s Bay Sevens tournament. The one-day tournament features Men’s, Colts, Women’s and a new Barbarians (over 35 years) grades, that will

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Northern United national club sevens champions

10/02/2019

  Wellington’s club sevens champions are now New Zealand title holders. Northern United won the 2019 National Club Sevens tournament hosted by Eden Rugby club in Auckland this weekend, winning their maiden Middlesex County Wavell Wakefield Cup title. Norths defeated 2013 champions and Auckland club Pakuranga 28-14 in the final. Junior Time Taotua (2), Johnny Teleaga

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National Club Sevens in Auckland this weekend

07/02/2019

  Fifteen of the country’s leading club sevens teams will be out to prevent a three-peat from the host side Eden RFC at this weekend’s National Club Seven tournament at Auckland.   Last year Eden became the first club since Dunedin’s Alhambra-Union to successfully defend the Middlesex County Wavell Wakefield Cup when the beat hot-shot

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Short passes – 6 February

06/02/2019

  Short passes is Club Rugby’s  news in briefs and noticeboard column for 2019. It is anticipated that this will be a regular midweek post when the season kicks into gear. If you have news, notices or want a shout-out for anything email editor@clubrugby.co.nz or send us a message on social media. Club Rugby also welcomes assistance in putting this

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Have we reached “peak rugby” in schools?

03/02/2019

  By Touchline A recent study of participation in all forms of tackle football in United States high schools showed dramatic growth in the decade to 2008, a peak in 2009 and a decline thereafter. Since 2014, high school football is reported to have lost more than 45,000 participants. In the last year alone, the

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