Otago winger Jona Nareki has been named in the All Blacks Sevens squad to defend the World Cup in San Francisco later this month.
The Black Ferns Sevens have beaten rivals Australia in the final of the Paris Sevens but have still finished second in the series.
A dramatic semifinal comeback over Australia has spurred New Zealand to victory in the Japan leg of the Women's Sevens Series.
Double delight for New Zealand's sevens teams with the men and women clinching Commonwealth Games gold medals to avenge heartbreak and frustration from the Rio Olympics.
Sweet revenge for the Black Ferns sevens team and another chapter in this fierce rivalry, one of the very best in New Zealand sport.
The New Zealand women's sevens team has been hit by the mumps with Ruby Tui contracting the virus and placed in isolation on the Sunshine Coast.
Australia's rugby sevens captain James Stannard was left with a fractured skull after being involved in a 'one-punch' attack in Sydney earlier today following a farewell dinner for departing coach Andy Friend.
All Blacks Sevens coach Clark Laidlaw has been left frustrated and disappointed after Fiji struck late to beat New Zealand 14-10 in the quarter-finals of the Las Vegas rugby sevens tournament.
One score separated New Zealand and England in their last three meetings and that again proved the case as the Kiwis advanced to the Hamilton sevens semifinals.
On the evidence of day one, safe to say the sevens is back. Not Wellington heyday back, but certainly back from the brink.
What a start. New Zealand couldn't have asked for a better way to begin their inaugural Hamilton sevens campaign, blitzing France 52-7 in their opening match.
An error-prone New Zealand have been stunned 24-12 by Australia in the quarter- finals of the men's world series sevens tournament in Sydney this afternoon.
A tough run of matches resulted in both Otago sides battling at the national sevens tournament in Rotorua over the weekend.
Both Otago teams are confident despite facing tough pools at this year’s national sevens tournament.
The ability to use more quality players and have them maintain fitness more easily has led to the national sevens tournament moving forward a month.
It was a case of last man standing for the Otago men’s team at the regional sevens tournament in Timaru on Saturday.