December 25 - A fire broke out late last night at the rugby stadium under construction for next year's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.
December 19 - China and the United States have started planning for the debut of rugby sevens at the Olympics in 2016 by both approaching New Zealand coach Gordon Tietjens (pictured).
December 17 - Brazil, Germany and Russia have all formally bid to host the Rugby World Cup Sevens in 2013, the last tournament to be staged before it makes way for the sport's Olympic debut at Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
December 6 - New Zealand coach Gordon Tietjens is confident victory in Dubai has set his side up for more success in the long season ahead, which includes the International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens World Series and next year's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.
December 5 - New Zealand claimed first blood in this season's International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens World Series when they saw off Samoa 24-12 in a gripping final to lift the Dubai title today in the first major event since the sport was voted onto the Olympic programme for Rio 2016.
By Tom Degun
December 1 - Rugby officials are still optimistic that sevens will feature at London 2012 as a non-medal event and even hope to be able to use the Olympic Stadium to showcase a sport that will be introduced officially to the Games at Rio in 2016.
November 30 - A new era for rugby sevens will open in Dubai on Friday when the International Rugby Board Sevens World Series takes place, the first major competition to be held since the sport was voted into the Olympics for Rio 2016.
November 27 - Rugby sevens inclusion in the Olympics will see the smaller countries invest more into the sport, England's record-breaking fly-half Ben Gollings (pictured) predicted today.
By Tom Degun in London
November 23 - Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe today officially launched the Women’s 2010 Rugby World Cup at the home of English Rugby, Twickenham.
November 19 - Guyana’s male and female rugby squads have returned home after clinching the North American and Caribbean Rugby Association Sevens Championships which was hosted in Mexico City last week.
November 13 - England Sevens coach Ben Ryan has kept a familiar look to his squad for the opening tournaments of the 2009-2010 International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens World Series in Dubai and South Africa next month with a squad that includes Ben Gollings (pictured).
November 12 - Paul John (pictured), the man who guided Wales to victory at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Dubai earlier this year, has been voted the country's Coach of the Year, it was announced today.
November 9 - A record four countries are set to bid to follow England in 2010 and host the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup, it has been announced today.
November 7 - Fiji has named 18 players for a training squad ahead of the first leg of the 2009-10 International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens World Series in Dubai next month.