Cook Islands Sevens coach Vase Samania will be using this weekend’s Raro Rugby Sevens event to prepare his team for the upcoming Oceania Sevens tournament in Fiji.
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.