Defending men’s champion Tabusoro made a losing start to their campaign after going down in their opening Pool A match at the Raro Rugby Sevens yesterday.
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