International sevens

NZ Rugby confirms Sevens makes first financial loss

A review of the January tournament is still being carried out, but in all likelihood it will be moved to another city or New Zealand may be dropped from the international sevens circuit altogether.

Organisers struggled to sell a third of the tickets for the tournament this year and while he wouldn't reveal the size of the loss, the chief executive of New Zealand Rugby Steve Tew says it has led to a sobering re-think about the tournament's future.