The Commonwealth Games begin next week, and includes the Games first women’s sevens tournament. The Commonwealth games first event was held in 1930, and has taken place every four years since then (with the exception of 1942 and 1946, which were cancelled due to World War II).
Rugby sevens was an optional sport that was included for 2002 and 2006; it was then made a ‘Core’ sport by the Commonwealth Games Federation, necessitating its appearance at all future games from the 2010 Games onward. New Zealand dominated the men’s tournament at its inception until 2014 when they lost for the first time at the Games, playing South Africa in the gold medal match.
Up until the 2014 Games, rugby sevens was a male-only sport at the Commonwealth Games, but a female tournament has been added to the program for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia
Even with the tournament taking place in the middle of the HSBC World Series, the teams are using this event as another way to prep for the Rugby World Cup 7s in July.
|4/13/2018||New Zealand||41||South Africa||0||Pool|
|4/14/2018||Fiji||38||South Africa||12||5th/6th SFs|
|4/14/2018||New Zealand||26||England||5||Cup SFs|
Shannon Parry; Sharni Williams; Georgie Friedrichs; Emma Tonegato; Dom Du Toit; Vani Pelite; Charlotte Caslick; Cassie Staples; Alicia Quirk; Emilee Cherry; Ellia Green; Demi Hayes; Emma Sykes
Olivia Apps, Brittany Benn, Caroline Crossley, Hannah Darling, Bianca Farella, Julia Greenshields, Sara Kaljuvee, Ghisliane Landry, Megan Lukan, Kayla Moleschi, Breanne Nicholas, Natasha Watcham-Roy, Charity Williams
Claire Allan; Abigail Brown; Lydia Thompson; Emily Scarratt; Natasha Hunt; Deborah Fleming; Heather Fisher; Emily Scott; Alex Matthews; Megan Jones; Jessica Breach; Amy Wilson-Hardy; Victoria Fleetwood
Rusila Nagasau; Miriama Naiobasali; Litia Naiqato; Timaima Ravisa; Viniana Riwai; Ana Roqica; Lavena Cavuru; Ana Naimasi; Pricilla Siata; Vasiti Solikoviti; Lavenia Tinai; Mereula Torooti; Elenoa Naimata
Linet Arasa; Sheilla Chajira; Janet Owino; Stacy Otieno; Rachael Mbogo; Grace Okulu; Cynthia Atieno; Doreen Remour; Michelle Omondi; Janet Okelo; Judith Okumu; Celestine Masinde; Philadelphia Olando
Ruby Tui; Shakira Baker; Stacey Waaka; Niall Williams; Sarah Goss; Michaela Blyde; Tyla Nathan-Wong; Kelly Brazier; Gayle Broughton; Theresa Fitzpatrick; Portia Woodman; Kat Simpkins; Tenika Willison
Zinhle Ndawonde; Christelene Steinhoebel; Chane Stadler; Zintle Mpupha; Zenay Jordaan; Veroeshka Grain; Eloise Webb; Megan Comley; Nadine Roos; Mathrin Simmers; Unathi Mali; Marithy Pienaar; Aseza Hele
Jasmine Joyce; Sinead Breeze; Kayleigh Powell; Elinor Snowsill; Laurie Harries; Philippa Tuttiett; Alisha Butchers; Hannah Jones; Gemma Rowland; Sian Williams; Sioned Harries; Shona Powell-Hughes; Bethan Lewis
2018 – First year women’s tournament was included.