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Ardie Savea had a whale of a game against Sam Cane, the incumbent All Blacks No 7, in the Hurricanes’ Super Rugby semi-final win over the Chiefs in Wellington. From…

Americas clash: Argentina will face USA in the opening session

Tuesday 9th August Session One (from 3pm on BBC) Deodoro Stadium Match 1 (15:00 – 15:20) Pool B – Australia 14 – 31 France Match 2 (15:30 – 15:50) Pool B – South Africa 24…

Curtain raiser: France and Spain women will open the Olympic sevens

Saturday 6th August Session One (from 3pm on BBC) Deodoro Stadium Match 1 (15:00 – 15:20) Pool B – France v Spain Match 2 (15:30 – 15:50) Pool B – New Zealand v Kenya…

Expectation: The USA have proved that they can mix with the best

This is the man known as the ‘Speed Stick’, the headline-grabber who has sparkled on the HSBC Sevens World Series over the past year, being named in the end-of-season Dream Team. He is talking…

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However, for some sevens sides, even competing on the yearly circuit is a triumph of teamwork over logistics. “Some guys in our team have to leave home at 4am so we can…