Holland fires Aussies in Sydney Sevens

Australia have booked a quarter-final berth in the Sydney Sevens thanks to a brilliant individual display by Lewis Holland at Allianz Stadium.

Bok star backs Quade to make Rio grade

South African sevens convert Francois Hougaard believes that Quade Cooper can prove experts wrong by making the Rio Olympics.

Stander set for Ireland debut

CJ Stander will make his Ireland debut against Wales in Sunday's Six Nations clash in Dublin but Rob Kearney and Sean O'Brien miss out through injury.

Cooper snubbed out of 'respect': Friend

Australian coach Andy Friend has stressed picking Quade Cooper would have disrespected his regular campaigners.

Rebels continue Japanese ties

The Melbourne Rebels are saying konnichiwa to their fourth Japanese player in as many years after signing Test back Kotaro Matsushima.

Cooper backed to make Rio sevens squad

Fiji rugby sevens coach Ben Ryan is backing star Australian playmaker Quade Cooper to go to the Olympics despite being left out of the Sydney Sevens.

Mortlock flabbergasted by Cooper omission

Former Wallabies captain Stirling Mortlock fears time is running out for Quade Cooper to press his Olympic claims after being overlooked for Sydney 7s.

What is the Sydney 7s?

Explaining the Sydney 7s - the fourth leg of the World Sevens Series circuit.

Women's rugby unearths Pearls for Rio

Australia's sevens women, genuine contenders for gold at the Rio Olympics, are set to surprise the fans this weekend in a rare home appearance.

Hayne backs Fiji's Olympic medal prospects

Jarryd Hayne has talked up the Fijian sevens team's prospects at the Rio Olympics while appearing with the side in Sydney.