Rugby Sevens

Demonstration rugby event could be held in 2012


alt A DEMONSTRATION rugby tournament may be played at Twickenham before the 2012 Olympics as part of the International Rugby Board's (IRB) latest effort to return the sport to the Games for the first time since 1924, it was reported today.

More stars back rugby

altMay 25 - Several more leading international rugby players, including South Africa's Jean de Villiers (pictured), have backed the sport's bid to regain its place in the 2016 Olympics after 92-year absence.

New TV boost for Rugby Sevens World Cup

MARCH 3 - THE Rugby World Cup Sevens 2009, which start in Dubai on Thursday, has been boosted by the announcement of further television broadcast deals that will increase the global coverage of the showpiece event as it seeks to get into the 2016 Olympics.

Double boost for rugby sevens Olympic bid

altMARCH 5 - RUGBY SEVENS campaign to get into the 2016 Olympics received another boost today when the International Rugby Players' Association (IRPA) and England's Rugby Football Union both threw their support behind the bid.