Canada have caused a massive shock in sevens rugby by winning the Singapore title, beating the United States in the final.
The Otago University women’s side finished fifth at the national tertiary sevens tournament in Palmerston North last weekend.
New Zealand are leaning on their exceptional history at the Wellington Sevens as they seek out an increasingly rare world series tournament win.
The sevens gets under way in Wellington tomorrow and many people say it will be the last one. So what has gone wrong?
Long-time broadcaster Keith Quinn says sevens is popular round the world but familiarity with the game and a reluctance by New Zealanders to go to stadiums is hurting the Wellington event.