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  • Apr 18, 2014
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HSBC Sevens World Series

The HSBC Sevens World Series – formerly known as the IRB Sevens World Series – consists of nine tournaments held worldwide each year between October and May.

March dates may change if Hong Kong secures last leg

The Hong Kong Sevens will have to be pushed back a fortnight to mid-April in 2016 if the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's ambition to become the climactic final leg of the IRB Sevens World Series is to be realised.

Tuesday, 1 April, 2014, 12:31pm

Hong Kong could host final leg of 2016 World Series, says IRB official

Hong Kong will be considered to become the climactic final leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series in 2016, top sevens official Avan Lee said as all stakeholders and the International Rugby Board were to meet in the city on Monday to discuss the game’s well-being and future.

31 Mar 2014 - 12:40am

Blitzbokke ‘will come back stronger’, says coach Neil Powell

A major upset had been threatening to reveal itself all day and the Australians came to the party as the clock ticked down on day two.

30 Mar 2014 - 1:43am

Video: Tokyo Sevens

Watch highlights from both days of the Tokyo Sevens, which wrapped up on Sunday with hosts Fiji beating defending champions South Africa in the dying seconds. The 33-26 Cup final victory was Fiji’s second of the HSBC Sevens World Series season, matching the two tournament-wins by both South Africa and New Zealand. A fifth-straight final appearance moved the Blitzbokke back to the top of the overall standings, two points above the All Blacks Sevens.

24 Mar 2014 - 9:19am

South Africa out to reach fifth straight World Series final in Tokyo

South Africa will try to reach their fifth straight HSBC Sevens World Series final and inch ahead of reigning series champions New Zealand when they defend their Tokyo crown this weekend.

22 Mar 2014 - 10:24pm

Ryan tells Fijians to perform or face axe for Hong Kong

Fiji arrived in Tokyo for the first stop on the Asian swing of the IRB Sevens World Series with new coach Ben Ryan sounding a warning that if his players didn't perform to expectations they would be dropped for the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens next weekend.

22 Mar 2014 - 9:47pm

Push for final leg of Sevens World Series to be held in Hong Kong

Former England coach Ben Ryan has lent his backing to Hong Kong again becoming the jewel in the sevens crown, with the HKRFU promising they will fight for their event to be made the climactic final leg in the World Series.

28 Feb 2014 - 6:57pm

Michael O’Connor quits as Australia sevens coach

The coach of Australia’s rugby sevens team quit Tuesday ahead of the Commonwealth Games this year and Olympic qualifying in 2015, citing family reasons.

Michael O’Connor, 54, has been in the job since 2008, but the position was recently made full-time in Sydney, taking him away from his home in Queensland.

26 Feb 2014 - 12:08am

Video: Wellington Sevens

Watch highlights from both days of the Wellington Sevens, which wrapped up on Saturday with hosts New Zealand beating pre-tournament favourites South Africa. The 21-0 Cup final victory lifted the All Blacks Sevens back to the top of the overall standings with four of the nine legs of the HSBC Sevens World Series still to come. It also ended a year-long, five-match winning streak for the Blitzbokke against the Kiwis.

9 Feb 2014 - 10:15pm

New Zealand out-blitz South Africa to win Wellington Sevens

New Zealand out-blitzed the Blitzbokke to regain the lead in the IRB World Sevens series on Saturday, defeating the South Africans 21-0 in the Wellington final.

13 Feb 2014 - 3:05am