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.
By Tom Degun
October 14 - Former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio (pictured) has claimed that rugby sevens will make a big impact in the Olympics because the sport represents many of the core values associated with the Games.
By Duncan Mackay in Copenhagen
October 9 - Golf and rugby sevens were today added to the Olympic programme for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, the first sports to be added since 2000.
By Tom Degun
October 1 - England head coach Martin Johnson (pictured) today claimed that the World Cup would always remain the ultimate target for a rugby union player despite the fact that the sport is on the verge of returning to the Olympics in 2016.
FANS from across the globe can watch live and on demand action from the men's and women's tournaments at next month's Rugby World Cup Sevens 2009 through the official tournament web site, it was announced today.
A RECORD worldwide television for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Dubai next month is set to give the sport's Olympic chances a major boost.