The visiting Kerikeri and Tasman teams from New Zealand are the top seeds in The Edgewater U16 College Sevens Tournament which starts tomorrow at Arorangi Field.
Finishing sixth the Oceania Championships in Fiji at the weekend means the Cook Islands men’s sevens squad has qualified for the 2019 HSBC Hong Kong 7s tournament.
Cook Islands national sevens rugby stalwart and squad vice-captain Margarette Nena (pictured right) looks to create a try scoring opportunity for the local side against the Flying Fiji women’s team in the opening game of the Oceania Sevens Championships in Suva, Fiji.
The Cook Islands Sevens men’s and women’s teams are in Fiji, all set for the Oceania Sevens Championship which starts this Thursday (CI time) in Suva.
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.