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The Tupa family have about 25 people to breakfast and dinner, every day this week. The entire Tauae Bulls team and supporters are staying at their home – just like they have almost every year since Raro 7s started.
After being absent from the International 7s arena for some time, Tupapa Maraerenga Panthers has re-established ourselves in the past five years. We took the cup and plate/bowl in 2017 and again in 2018.
Aere mai and welcome to Raro Rugby 7s 2019.
The tournament is 30 years old this year and makes this event one of the longest running Sevens events in the South Pacific. What a feat and congratulations!
Cook Islands rugby sevens is hot, hot, hot, in every sense of the world – and Rarotonga’s soaring temperature nearly changed the course of world rugby history.
The legends are innumerable. The Sheraton’s glory days before the hotel’s dream came tumbling down. The All Black great sent out with the rubbish. The week the island ran out of corned beef. Rashneel Kumar reports on 30 glorious years of Raro International 7s.