It seems a little strange to think now that one of New Zealand rugby’s most established stars, Liam Messam, was once looked upon as simply a Sevens specialist.
Day One - Thursday - 4pm TKV Hot Mix-Wellington Barbarians. 4:18pm Vaine Toa – Raro Allstars-Cookies & Cream, 4:36pm Avatiu Blue-Tupapa Maraerenga Panthers Matie Bar, 4:54pm Arorangi Cowboys-Atiu Warriors, 5:12pm N8tive Rebels-Veiyasana Vikings, 5:30pm TKV Reds-Kotaa Gliders, 5:48pm Activity, 6:06pm Tupapa Maraerenga Panthers -Yalovata, 6:24pm Tauae Bulls-Manatoa
Oceania Rugby fully supports competition initiatives in the region and acknowledges the importance these various Sevens tournaments have in developing Sevens rugby in the Pacific region.
The N8tive Rebels, armed with a future Super Rugby player and a sky-high confidence, are expecting nothing less than to win the Raro Rugby 7s, the three-day extravaganza event that begins today.
As predicted, the favoured Avarua School Sevens team won the Cook Islands Printing Services/ Rarotonga Primary Schools Sevens finals, defeating Nukutere 38–7.