I congratulate the Australian Crime Commission and the Federal Government for the stance they have taken because as far as cheating in sport goes the “gloves are now off”, we now have the powers to properly investigate doping and match fixing.
RUGBY SEVENS: Australia is enjoying the spoils of the Rugby Sevens World Series in what is an ideal build-up to the sport’s induction to the Rio 2016 Olympic Program.
RUGBY SEVENS: International Rugby Board Chief Executive Brett Gosper has hailed the inaugural IRB Women’s Sevens World Series tournament in Dubai a huge success and has reiterated the IRB’s commitment to develop the women’s game on the road to Rio 2016.
RUGBY SEVENS: It is a sign of the times in women's Rugby that two of the Game's superpowers, France and Australia, are contemplating a 'group of death' scenario at the opening round of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series in Dubai.
RUGBY SEVENS: The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) congratulates The Honourable Mark Arbib on his review into the governance of the Australian Rugby Union (ARU).
RUGBY SEVENS: Fiji have secured their second Gold Coast Sevens Fever Pitch Championship title after defeating New Zealand in the Cup Final.
RUGBY SEVENS: Australian Rugby Sevens star Ed Jenkins will once again lead the men’s sevens team onto the pitch at Skilled Park when the first round of the 2012/13 HSBC Sevens World Series kicks off at the Gold Coast Sevens Fever Pitch this weekend.
Golf and Rugby 7’s will be played at the 2016 and 2020 Olympics after receiving strong support from the IOC members in Copenhagen.The IOC members voted 63 to 27 to accept golf and a resounding 81 to 8 in favour of rugby.
Australian women's rugby sevens captain Cheryl Soon says Olympic officials clapped and cheered a presentation from the sport as it seeks readmission to the 2016 Games.
Rugby sevens' chances of admission into the Olympics could be improved by a proposal from the sport's ruling body to scrap its increasingly popular World Cup.