Otago has a new national sevens player — although he is yet to wear the blue and gold jersey.
Southlander Alena Saili, who played last week for the Otago women’s sevens team at the national tournament, has been named in this year’s national sevens squad.
It is small steps for Sir Gordon Tietjens in his new role as coach of the Samoan Sevens team.
It was a tough weekend for Otago at the national sevens tournament in Rotorua.
Counties-Manukau has won the men's and women's double at the national sevens tournament in Rotorua.
Both Otago teams are hoping for better results at the national sevens tournament in Rotorua this weekend.
Otago has named its squads for this weekend's national sevens tournament.
The national sport has got out the begging bowl to save what used to be a jewel in the crown - the annual sevens tournament.
Otago sevens sides will venture north today for a tournament which should get its reward next month.
The post-Sir Gordon Tietjens era has begun in poor fashion for the New Zealand Sevens.
The Black Ferns Sevens have paid a high price for three opening day wins at the Dubai sevens with at least two players ruled out of the rest of the tournament.
The New Zealand women's sevens team have a number of injury concerns after making a perfect start to the Dubai sevens.
At the start of the season, Jonathan Ruru was fourth choice in his province and his career seemed to be going nowhere.
Both Otago teams had to settle for second place in the Southern Regional Sevens tournament staged in Timaru on Saturday.
Otago men’s rugby sevens coach Kane Jury feels he has the right mix of players for his team’s attempt to defend its Southern Regional Sevens tournament title in Timaru this weekend.
Otago men’s sevens coach Kane Jury has put his players on notice by naming two strong teams for the inaugural North Otago Referees Sevens tournament being staged in Oamaru today.
New Zealand Rugby have got their man, but they will have to wait for him.
Is it somewhat apt a sevens tournament which has a theme highlighting climate change is being held at Kettle Park?
There appears to be three main candidates to replace the incomparable Sir Gordon Tietjens in the New Zealand rugby sevens role.
Sir Gordon Tietjens has finally called time as head coach of the All Blacks Sevens team after 22 years in charge.