South Africa Wins Dubai Sevens

The opening round of the 2016/17 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series has come to an end in Dubai, as South Africa wins the Dubai Sevens...
Wellington IRB Sevens - Day 2

Building Depth in Samoa Sevens Four Year Plan for Tietjens

Speaking yesterday to rugby sevens 'Super-Coach' Sir Gordon Tietjens, his vision is as clear as usual. Samoa is a new step in his coaching...

When Did the Wellington Sevens Mojo Disappear?

In recent years, that love affair has been tarnished slightly, with pictures going around the world of a less than full stadium. In one of the most complex reductions in popularity, the event in 2017 is contemplating ticket sales of only 15,000--this is in a stadium that can seat up to 38,000 [see Super Rugby final 2016]. And it is disappointing for both locals, as much as for holidaymakers who will have wanted to join in the party. How Has the Event Lost it's Mojo?
Happy Teitjens

Sir Gordon Tietjens: A Sevens Icon

Sir Gordon Tietjens has pulled the curtain on his legendary Rugby Sevens coaching career. After 22 years as the leader of the sport where...

HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series–Dubai 7’s Draw

The opening round draws of the 2016-17 HSBC World Sevens Series has been announced by World Rugby. The season kicks-off in style as always...
Super Rugby Rd 8 - Rebels v Hurricanes

Last Word On Rugby MC50 Most Influential Rugby Player Series 1-4

Celebrating our game, Last Word On Rugby have combined the wealth of knowledge from all our staff and writers, to come up with the...

‘The Lowdown’ Sevens Collection: 2016 Dream Team and Future Stars

With the game of sevens reaching greater heights after the success of the Olympic Games, here are some of the players that deserve recognition...
Farah Palmer Cup Final - Counties Manukau v Auckland

Women Take a Prime Position in New Zealand Rugby

New Zealand has produced some fine rugby players, and had some great performances over 2016. The game is varied, with society today more fairly...

Fiji and South Africa in Wellington Sevens Pool Of Death

The Wellington Sevens tournament has been hitting the headlines for many 'off-field matters' but the real showdown will be on the field. Fiji and South Africa are in what might be called the 'Pool of Death'. Matched together in Pool B, it should be enough to give that rugby-thrill to quench fans' sevens thirst. This is because in Pool B, not only Fiji and the Blitzboks entertain you, watch out for the Aussies and Japanese teams.
2015 Wellington Sevens

Great Expectations in Rugby Union

The second year in the World Cup cycle could be thought of as 'calm period'. But that would be the wrong attitude. Rugby must promote the ball! Like any sport, maintain high standards and hold onto their support base, while growing new fans across all regions. That is the key to success. And with great expectation in Rugby Union, there will be plenty to report on over these next twelve months.