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New Zealand national rugby sevens team

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Nickname(s)  All Blacks Sevens
Head coach  Clark Laidlaw
Top try scorer  Tim Mikkelson (168)
Captain  Scott Curry
Location  New Zealand
Emblem  Silver fern
Top scorer  Tomasi Cama (2026)
Home stadium  Westpac Stadium
Union  New Zealand Rugby
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Home ground  Wellington Regional Stadium

The New Zealand national rugby sevens team represents New Zealand in rugby sevens and competes in the World Rugby Sevens Series, Rugby World Cup Sevens, Summer Olympic Games and the Commonwealth Games.


The team has been officially known as the All Blacks Sevens since 1 June 2012.

The team played for the first time at the 1973 International Seven-A-Side Tournament. In 1983 it first entered the Hong Kong Sevens, where it has been champion 10 times and runner-up another 10 times.

IRB Sevens

The team has won twelve of the fifteen IRB Sevens World Series events. Since 2000 when the series first started, the only times they have not won the series were in 2006 when Fiji were crowned champions, 2009 won by South Africa, 2010 when they came second to Samoa and 2015/2016 when Fiji won the series back to back.The team has won 47 tournaments out of 122 held.


In the 2006–07 series, it was left until the last round at Murrayfield, Edinburgh, to find out who would win. If Fiji had won their quarter-final against Wales then they would have won the series but they lost 21–14. This meant that New Zealand needed to win the final against Samoa to win the title. With a convincing six tries to one, 34–5 scoreline, they did just that and were crowned champions.


The 2007–08 series saw New Zealand set several records. They became the first team in the nine-year history of the IRB Sevens to have won the first four events of a season, having won the Dubai, South Africa, Wellington and USA tournaments. During the USA Sevens, they broke their own record, set in 2001 and 2002, for most consecutive match wins in the IRB Sevens. The team extended their streak of tournaments won to the first five of the season, and a record seven overall, by defeating South Africa in the final of the 2008 Hong Kong Sevens.

Their record streaks of tournaments won (7) and match wins (47) ended in the final of the Adelaide Sevens with a 15–7 defeat to South Africa. Although they would lose to England in the Cup quarterfinals of the next event, the London Sevens, they won the second-level Plate final, giving them enough points to secure the 2007–08 series crown with one round to spare.


World Rugby Sevens Series

  • Winners: 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14
  • Runner-up: 2009–10
  • Third-place: 2014–15
  • Fourth-place: 2005–06, 2008–09
  • Rugby World Cup Sevens

  • Winners: 2001, 2013
  • Runner-up: 2005
  • Third-place: 1997
  • Commonwealth Games

  • Winners: 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010
  • Runner-up: 2014
  • Oceania Sevens

  • Runner-up: 2014
  • World Rugby Sevens Series

    New Zealand has won the World Rugby Sevens Series a record 12 times. No other country has won more than twice. New Zealand were particularly dominant in the early years of the Series, winning the first six series.

    Win summaries

    There are no fixtures available for 1999–2004

    Current squad

    The following is the New Zealand roster for the men's rugby sevens tournament in Vancouver, BC

    Head coach: Scott Waldrom

    Thirteenth player: Andrew Knewstubb Tasman

    Travelling reserve: Tone Ng Shiu Tasman


  • Clark Laidlaw (Head Coach as of June 1, 2017)
  • Scott Waldrom (Interim Head Coach until June 1, 2017)
  • Damian Karauna (Assistant Coach)
  • Mark Harvey (Conditioning coach)
  • References

    New Zealand national rugby sevens team Wikipedia