Defending champions Tupapa Panthers Matie Centre will face a tough challenge today in the men’s cup quarter-final of the Raro Sevens Tournament at the BCI Stadium in Nikao.
Avarua I and Arorangi claimed the boys and the girls under-13 titles, respectively, in the CIPS U13 Primary Schools and U16 College Quick Rip Sevens Tournament on Tuesday.
All Blacks Sevens legend Karl Te Nana says being part of tournaments such as the Raro Sevens is about giving back to the game he holds close to his heart.
Three Auckland referees are looking forward to officiating in the Raro Sevens Tournament which kicks off tomorrow at the BCI Stadium in Nikao.
Cook Islands Sevens coach Vase Samania will use the Raro Sevens Tournament, which starts this Thursday at the BCI Stadium, as the final build-up for the Oceania Sevens Championship to be held in Fiji next weekend.
On a wet and cold Ngatangiia Field, the Yalovata, Manatoa and Phoenix teams competed in a series of matches in the second Steinlager Sevens tournament on Saturday.