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Tim Mikkelson, cheers on young Niko Jones
Honolulu, HAWAII — Last year's Olympic Qualifying Ocean 7s was an amazing almost magical event to cover.  With a minimal budget and limited trained human resources, Pacific Islander Oceania Rugby Administrators, Lemalu Wayne Schuster and Biutoka Kacimaiwai fended off the incoming measles epidemic,...
New Zealand All Blacks performing haka in Vancouver
The New Zealand All Blacks 7s perform a haka in celebration of their Cup Final Championship 17-14 win over Australia at the Vancouver 7s, Day 2, BC Place, Vancouver, Canada.  [Photo by Barry Markowitz, Courtesy Bluesky Communications, 3/8/20]
Sonny Bill Williams with Ben Smith
Sonny Bill Williams (right) pictured with New Zealand's Ben Smith in November 2019 is eligible for the Kiwis and Samoa at the 2021 Rugby World Cup, but is yet to make a decision. Williams' imminent return to rugby league with the Toronto Wolfpack has been the sport's talking point for the last two...
 High school weightlifter Olivia Selemaia with Beatrice Faumuina
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Thirteen-year-old Olivia Selemaia and former All Black Sevens captain DJ Forbes have issued each other a challenge. The pair met and got to hang out together at the Pacific Games in Samoa in July. Forbes was there as athlete support for the New Zealand team, and Selemaia was...