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Kenya axe 10 players in wage dispute

Kenya has dropped 10  players from the squad for the upcoming Safaricom Sevens and IRB World series opener in Australia.

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IRB close country-hopping loophole

The IRB explained their Olympic Sevens qualifications guidelines and moved to close a loophole that would have allowed countries to exploit it for Test match purposes.

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BlitzBokke see bigger picture

EXCLUSIVE: Jan de Koning spoke to BlitzBok captain Kyle Brown about the upcoming IRB Sevens World Series and the Rio Olympics.

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African Sevens showdown in Aus

Commonwealth Games gold medalists South Africa will face African rivals Kenya, Wales and American Samoa in the opening round of the Sevens World Series 

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Sevens Boks step it up

The Springbok Sevens’ preparation for the upcoming rugby season switched to a higher gear on when they resumed their training in Stellenbosch.
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Aus Sevens gets double boost

The Australian Rugby Sevens program has been boosted with Sam Myers handed a full-time contract while Cam Blades has been added to the coaching staff on a part-time basis.
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England Sevens prep for Manchester

England Sevens have named their squad for this weekend’s European Sevens Grand Prix Series at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford, Greater Manchester.

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IRB put country-hoppers on notice

The IRB insisted they were ready to prevent exploitation of their regulations in a bid to prevent a flood of players switching national allegiance.

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Senatla holds off on Sevens prep

A number of Seven regulars have missed out on the beginning of the Springboks Sevens training as they remain occupied with Currie Cup duty.

Cornal lives Green and Gold dream

EXCLUSIVE: The gold medal in his possession says he is a winner. Now Cornal Hendricks hopes to transfer his Sevens form onto the 15-a-side stage.

There's gold in them BlitzBok dreams

EXCLUSIVE: In part three of his interview with SA Sevens coach Neil Powell, Jan de Koning looks at Rio 2016.

BlitzBokke have right building blocks

EXCLUSIVE: Their main rivals may be scrambling to bring in superstars from the 15-man code, but the SA Sevens team has a more balanced approach.

All Blacks get Island opportunity

The IRB's player eligibility rules amendment could see a number of foreign national players switch their allegiances back to their home nations.

BlitzBokke defined by their defence

EXCLUSIVE: Jan de Koning chatted to South African Sevens coach Neil Powell about their victorious Commonwealth Games campaign.

BlitzBok golden boys in Currie Cup

South Africa's gold medal-winning BlitzBokke flew out of Glasgow with mixed feelings, after their triumph over New Zealand in the Sevens Final.

Ahki blow for Kiwis

Four-time champions New Zealand moved into the semifinals of the Commonwealth Games Sevens, after seeing off Kenya 19-7 at Ibrox Stadium on Sunday.

BlitzBokke pure Gold

South Africa ended New Zealand's amazing run in the Final of the Sevens at the Commonwealth Games, winning 17-12 on Sunday.

Kiwis extend Commonwealth streak

New Zealand extended its Commonwealth Games winning streak in Sevens to 27 matches with a 17-14 win over hosts Scotland on Saturday.