New Zealand go into the Hong Kong Sevens with an extra spring in their step after the Black Caps' victory in the cricket World Cup semifinals.
INTERVIEW: Irish great Brian O'Driscoll said that it was officiating and not the laws of the game that needed to change.
There will be additional prestige on offer when 16 of the world's leading nations gather in Hong Kong to contest Round Six of the World Sevens Series.
Sevens will make its Olympic Games debut on August 6, 2016 after the Rio organising committee released the daily competition schedule.
INTERVIEW: The Cape Town leg of the Sevens World Series will be the ideal vehicle for SARU to showcase their ability to host the 2023 World Cup.
The SARU announced that the SA leg of the Sevens Series would be moving to Cape Town for four years from December.
Justin Geduld and Stephan Dippenaar return to the 12-man BlitzBokke squad in place of Rayno Benjamin and Warrick Gelant for the Far-East tournaments.
BltzBok Steven Hunt underwent surgery to his left foot after suffering a fracture at training last week and will be out of action for at least six weeks.
The Australian Rugby Union announced that Sydney will be the home of the Australian leg of the Sevens World Series for the next four years.
Cameron Clark has signed a new contract with the Australian Sevens that will take him to the end of 2016.