Spain women claim final place at Rio 2016

Follow @RedefinedRugby Las Leonas are the final qualifiers for Rio 2016 after beating Russia 19-12 in the final of the global Olympic repechage in Dublin. Spain are the final qualifier for rugby sevens’ debut at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after a 19-12 victory over Russia at UCD Bowl in Dublin, echoing the achievement of their men’s…

Spain stun Samoa to qualify for Olympics

Follow @RedefinedRugby Spain upset the odds to defeat top seeds Samoa 22-19 in a dramatic Monaco Sevens Cup final to book the final men’s place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Capping a weekend of outstanding performances where the form book was comprehensively torn-up, Ignacio Martin was Spain’s hero, scoring a last-gasp try to secure…

ALL BLACKS Olympic Games trial squad confirmed

Follow @RedefinedRugby All Blacks Sevens prepare for Paris and London Sevens Olympic Games trial squad confirmed  The All Blacks Sevens squad for the last two legs of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Paris (13-15 May) and London (21-22 May) begins training in Mt Maunganui today. The squad is: Pita Ahki (North Harbour) Kurt Baker (Taranaki)…

Referees announced for sevens’ Olympic Games debut

Follow @RedefinedRugby Referees announced for sevens’ Olympic Games debut The men’s and women’s panels are confirmed for Rio 2016 with competition running from 6-8 August (women’s) and from 9-11 August (men’s). World Rugby has announced the match officials that will take charge when rugby returns to the Olympic Games this year.Rugby will be played for…

NACRA 7S OLYMPIC QUALIFYING ANNOUNCED

Follow @RedefinedRugby USA Rugby and North America Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) announced Friday that the Triangle Sports Commission has been selected to serve as the local host of the 2015 NACRA Sevens rugby tournament on June 13-14, which will be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. This event will serve as the…