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australia's women sevens team into world cup quarters




australia's women's sevens rugby side have navigated the first hurdle in the knock-out world cup in san francisco, beating a plucky papua new guinea 34-5.fresh off claiming a second world series title, australia didn't hit their straps until late in the second half but did enough to avoid what would...



world cup test awaits australia's newly crowned rugby sevens champs




they're back on top but australia's women's sevens team's new standing will face it's first test at next month's world cup.consistency paid off for newly-crowned world champions australia, who finished no worse than third in any world series leg to win by two points from new zealand.break: shannon p...



tim walsh aims to recreate women's success with men's sevens team




newly appointed australian men's sevens rugby coach tim walsh will go all out to match the success he enjoyed with his world-beating women's team.walsh boasts a world series winning percentage of 85 per cent, mentoring australia to the 2015-16 title and 2016 olympic gold medal and taking them from f...



australia guarantees sevens world series title ahead of paris final




australia's olympic champion women's rugby sevens team will receive another trophy to put in their cabinet even if they don't take out the world rugby sevens series in paris on sunday.australia reached the final on saturday with a 21-17 win over the host nation france.that win means they can't be ca...



australian women's boss walsh to get men's sevens job as friend sacked




gold medal-winning women's sevens coach tim walsh will be announced in the plum men's role on monday after rugby australia sacked andy friend.a few hours after both announced their respective commonwealth games squads at ra headquarters on thursday, high performance boss ben whitaker informed frien...



olympic champion sharni williams hopes university sevens rugby series ignites sp




the act women's team will put all of its energy into chasing a breakthrough national title before switching formats for a competition the players hope will ignite rugby for females in australia.olympic games gold medal-winning captain sharni williams and australian sevens player brooke anderson wer...



australia smash new zealand in sydney sevens final, don't concede a single point




australia's women have avenged their heartbreak of last year and snapped a five-game losing streak against new zealand to claim a maiden sydney sevens title in front of an elated home crowd at allianz stadium. to cap off the best tournament any side, male or female, has ever had in a world sevens s...



olympic sevens gold medallist shannon parry named wallaroos captain




wallaroos captain shannon parry admits she was worried by how her latest appointment would be received by teammates but is thrilled to have the chance to lead australia at the upcoming world cup. parry, 27, led the wallaroos at the last women's world cup in 2014 but has been embedded in the sevens ...



nz thrash australian women's sevens in canada final




new zealand have demolished arch rivals australia 46-0 in the final of the women's sevens world series in canada, sending a loud warning ahead of next month's series finale.new zealand's niall williams runs clear of the australian defence.photo: rick rycroftthe kiwis ran riot, scoring eight tries an...



act brumbies junior lilly rose-bennett wins gold at commonwealth youth games




act brumbies junior lilly rose-bennett scored three tries as australia won the women's sevens gold medal at the commonwealth youth games in the bahamas. emulating their success of the 2015 games, the australian women's rugby sevens team won gold after a thrilling 31-5 victory over canada on ...



one-punch victim stannard announces forced retirement from rugby




the sevens veteran, who also played super rugby as scrum-  or fly-half for the brumbies and western force, was in his final season before retirement but had hoped to make a return at the world cup sevens in san francisco in july.‘‘i want to thank my family, teammates, staff and opponents both h...



sport lifting women's performance at work, hsbc survey finds




team sport is lifting women's performance in the workplace around australia, a new study has revealed. the hsbc women-in-sports survey of 684 women across all states and territories found playing regular team sports lifted their efficiency, confidence and ability to work in a team.  proud ambassad...



australian women's rugby sevens program gets huge funding increase after rio gol




the australian women's rugby sevens team will be laughing all the way to the bank after the australian sports commission and ais announced its 2017-18 funding for national sporting organisations.the olympic champions received a whopping 65 per cent funding increase with an additional $500,000 to tak...



australia women's sevens side finish second overall after falling short in franc




the australian women's sevens team has finished the sevens world series in second position behind new zealand after losing to them in the cup final of the france sevens event.the australians posted victories over the usa (31-14) and canada (19-14) before losing to new zealand 22-7 in the final.all b...



australia's women charge into sydney sevens final after another flawless perform




australia's women will face trans-tasman rivals new zealand in a blockbuster final at the sydney sevens after they once again managed to not concede a single try during another completely dominant outing. after easily accounting for spain 29-0 earlier on saturday, australia continued their one-side...



the world's top sevens players




a host of rugby superstars are in sydney this week for the sydney sevens, one of only three tournaments on the world series circuit to combine men and women in a three-day event. from track stars to dancing fijians and bruising dual-format specialists, the talent on show at allianz stadium will be s...



new wallaroos coach dwayne nestor says hosting 2021 women's rugby world cup woul




nestor supported rugby australia's bid and said it would be terrific to have the event come to australia. "to have a home world cup, it would be brilliant," nestor said. "for those girls who like to tour overseas, it's probably not such a great thing but to have a home world cup would be fantastic. ...



australian women's sevens put distractions behind them




finally on an equal footing with their male counterparts on and off the field, australia's women's sevens team are better placed than ever to take home the cup at the sydney sevens this weekend.  the reigning olympic champions face spain at 11.50am in their first match at allianz stadium on friday...



broncos chase rugby golden girl for inaugural nrl women's premiership




despite the women's premiership starting out with just five games per season, it is understood the broncos have offered the brisbane-raised athlete a rookie contract with a sizeable third party component, reflecting her national profile and various endorsements with land rover, asics and pantene.the...



aussie sevens women welcome 'fiery tension' for top talent




"it means that the market is getting bigger, it means that women can now go in and fight for a bit more money because there are things and people wanting you to play elsewhere," australian co-captain sharni williams said."there's going to be lots of chat but it's exciting for our game that there are...



parahi re-signs as aussie men target 'ruthless' sevens world cup bid




australia must sharpen a ruthless mindset to convert their talent to results at next weekend's sevens world cup in the united states.that's the view taken by new coach tim walsh, who took over from predecessor andy friend in april and is now looking for the australian men to over-achieve in san fran...



williams chasing world cup sevens success




australia hung tough to win a world series title without their unsung hero but co-captain sharni williams plans to show just what they missed at this weekend's rugby sevens world cup in california.williams, one of just four in the squad to play at russia's 2013 world cup, missed most of the side's c...



charlotte caslick wants scheduling change up for women's sevens




australian sevens star charlotte caslick says her champion side should be given more of the spotlight after a history-making romp through the sydney sevens.the olympic champions went through the six-game tournament without conceding a point, something that has not been done by a men's or women's sid...



aussie women survive rollercoaster season to win world series




australia overcame a tumultuous season to clinch their second world series sevens title in three years in paris on the weekend.the australian women staged an unbeaten campaign in a tough pool to make the final against new zealand on monday morning (aest).job done: emma sykes helped australia go unb...



australian women's sevens 'shattered' after shock defeat for silver




australian women’s sevens coach tim walsh said he was “shattered” to see new zealand get their rio revenge by edging his side in extra-time of an attritional commonwealth games gold medal match.after finishing regular time tied at 12-12, australia had their chances to clinch a match-winning tr...