Brisbane Tens teams to visit grassroots rugby clubs & schools ahead of tournament

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All 14 professional sides competing in next weekend’s Brisbane Tens tournament will spend time at a local Queensland rugby club ahead of the two-day event. The teams will participate in various community events, while many will also visit sch

7s, XVs or both: Australian rugby’s biggest names debate the future of the code

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Over the past decade, rugby sevens has grown from a game used to keep players fit over summer to a sport played right around the world and contested at the highest level, the Olympic games. Both men and women are flocking to the short version of the

Eight Olympic gold medalists named in Australian squad for Sydney 7s

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Eight Olympic gold medalists have been named in the Australian Sevens squad for next week’s inaugural women’s Sydney 7s tournament. Ellia Green and Evania Pelite have been added to the squad that fell in the final to New Zealand in the f

Schoolboy sensation Dylan Pietsch named for Aussie 7s debut in Wellington

Video: Henry Schofield – SCHOPE Former Sydney schoolboy star Dylan Pietsch will make his Australian Sevens debut in Wellington this weekend alongside fellow debutant Tate McDermott. Pietsch was a standout for Kings in Sydney’s GPS competi

Video: World Rugby explain new tackle laws

Late last year, World Rugby announced a new zero-tolerance approach to reckless and accidental head contact in an attempt to further reduce the risk of head injuries in rugby. As of January 3, the international governing body introduced new minimum

Two changes to Aussie 7s squad ahead of Cape Town 7s

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Australian coach Andy Friend has called stalwart Jesse Parahi and former Brumby Stephan Van der Walt into the Cape Town squad as the team looks to improve on its fifth place finish at the Dubai Sevens. The experienced Parahi has recovered from an ank

Wallabies name strong side for Irish showdown

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Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has welcomed back more than 300 Test caps of experience for the clash against Ireland at Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Sunday morning. Israel Folau and Michael Hooper headline six players who are back in the starting fifte

Why you should be excited about Kyle Godwin’s Wallabies debut

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By Sam Ryan Just over two years after joining his first Wallabies tour, Brumbies recruit Kyle Godwin will make his long awaited Test debut on Sunday morning (AEST) against France. 24-year old Godwin replaces 22-year old Reece Hodge in the Wallabies s

ARU and Cricket Australia on same path to destruction

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By Sam Ryan A few years back, Australia had the best cricket team in the world. Both our Test and One Day side were near unbeatable and the Australian public adored them. When one legend retired, two or three young stars were knocking down the door,

Simon Cron to coach Australian U20s in 2017

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Northern Suburbs coach Simon Cron has been named head coach of the Australian U20s program in 2017. The appointment caps a brilliant year for the New Zealand born coach, who led Norths to their first Shute Shield premiership in 41 years and coached t
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