The pressure will be on us to perform this year to retain our title – people will be expecting this of us.
But I think from our point of view, we need to keep our heads low, work on our players and our sets, do the best we can do and most of all, just enjoy the game – which is something people forget to do.
We have entered two teams into the comp, under the care of our coach Darren Piri.We foster members who love rugby and try our best to create pathways and opportunities for our players to grow regardless of ethnic origin.
As a result we’ve had three or more players in the Cook Islands National 7’s squad these last few years. They serve as an inspiration to our upcoming players and become role models to our young men and they bring quality workmanship to Tupapa.
- Franky Toa