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Tom Lucas of Australia is dragged down by a dogged New Zealand defence during the IRB Glasgow Sevens - Day Two at Scotstoun Stadium on May 4 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

RUGBY SEVENS: The Australian Men’s Sevens team slipped to defeats against a powerful New Zealand outfit and an inspired England side on Day Two to finish their Glasgow Sevens campaign in joint-seventh place at Scotstoun Stadium.

Australia players celebrate they won second place at the awards ceremony after the day two of IRB Women's Sevens World Series Finals match between New Zealand and Australia on April 6, 2014 in Guangzhou, China.

RUGBY SEVENS: A brave effort from the Australian Women's Sevens team in the Cup Final of the Guangzhou Sevens was not enough to see them slip to a 26-12 defeat to New Zealand in the pouring rain in China.

Greg Jeloudev of Australia is tackled during the Pool B match between Australia and South Africa during the 2014 Hong Kong Sevens at Hong Kong International Stadium on March 29, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

RUGBY SEVENS: The Australian Men’s Sevens team recorded their second best placing of the 2013/14 Sevens World Series season after finishing fourth at a packed-out Hong Kong Stadium on Sunday night.

Australia celebrate after defeating the USA to win the Plate Final during the Tokyo Sevens, in the six round of the HSBC Sevens World Series at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground on March 23, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.

RUGBY SEVENS: Stand-in skipper Con Foley praised his side as the Australia Men’s Sevens team bounced back from earlier defeat to New Zealand to claim the Plate trophy in the sixth leg of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series in Tokyo.

Australia have won the women's rugby sevens title in Brazil with a 24-12 victory over New Zealand.

Youth Olympic 7s Squad Named

11 December 2013
Rugby sevens women's champions

RUGBY SEVENS: Australian Rugby Union today announced a training squad of 22 young women in preparation for next year's Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

The Australian team celebrate after winning the IRB Womens's Sevens World Series Cup Final during the Dubai Sevens, the second round of the HSBC Sevens World Series at The Sevens stadium on November 29, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

RUGBY SEVENS: The Women's Sevens team pulled off one of the greatest come backs in Sevens Rugby history to win round one of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series, while the Men made an impressive bounce back to claim the Bowl Final in their second World Series round at the Dubai Sevens.

Rachel Crothers of Australia is tackled by Marcela Delboni of Brazil during the Dubai Sevens, the second round of the HSBC Sevens World Series at The Sevens stadium on November 28, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

RUGBY SEVENS: Australian Women’s Sevens coach Tim Walsh has described himself as “pretty happy” after Australia swept their first three matches on day 1 of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series opening round in Dubai to set up a quarter final against England here on Friday.

Australian Rugby Sevens captain Ed Jenkins in action against South Africa in the 2013 Gold Coast Sevens.

RUGBY SEVENS: The Australian men's and women's Rugby Sevens sides have been named ahead of the Dubai 7s World Series.

Tiana Penitani of Australia makes a break to score a try in the Women's Rugby Sevens during day three of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at St Ignatius College on January 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

YOUTH OLYMPICS: Australia’s youngest female Rugby Sevens players have been given a boost on the road to the Rio Olympic Games with news of their qualification for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.