NEW ZEALAND TOP WORLD RANKINGS

New Zealand rose to joint top spot in the World Series rankings with victory in a close fought final of the South African Sevens tournament.

The All Blacks saw of the hosts in a nail biting 31-26 victory in the final and join Fiji at the top of the Tour rankings on 51 points after the first three events.

SEVENS MAKING A GLOBAL IMPACT

Rugby Sevens, also known as seven a side is a different form of rugby game play. It basically consists of seven players playing on the field instead of the standard fifteen.

Rugby Seven was originally started off in Scotland and the Melrose tournament is still played annually till date. This summer game has managed to gain popularity because of the fact that it has gained interest from all levels of the society, from the amateurs as well as in club tournaments. Its popularity has spread all throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, South Pacific and America.