Burra Rays 7s women’s team training at the Arorangi Rugby field on Tuesday afternoon. LOSIRENE LACANIVALU / 23100408 / 23100409 / 23100410 / 23100411
The Sydney-based Burra Rays Women’s 7s team is in Rarotonga with one goal in mind: to take the Raro 7s title back to Australia.
team of 16 women arrived in Rarotonga on Tuesday morning and have been doing
their final touches in preparation for the two-day tournament that starts tomorrow
at the National Stadium in Nikao.
“Burra Ray” RFC player Scarlet Heather, who is of Cook Islands descent, says
this is the first time for the team to be in Rarotonga and they are here to
we want to take home the win,” Heather added.
to Burra Ray news, the team won the Centenary 7s in Sri Lanka in April this
year and the Dubai International Clubs 7s event.
played in the final match of the Dubai tournament.
said another player to watch out for this weekend is Shaye Shipton.
Ray 7s coach Chris Nay said the team has had successful tournaments
domestically and is always looking to play in international tournaments.
tournament was highly recommended in terms of facilities, the competition, and
the quality of it. And so, we thought that we’d come over and see if we can
test ourselves over here as well.”
said they love playing in the Pacific. They were in Samoa last year and really
enjoyed that experience.
have got a lot of girls with Pacific heritage in our team and so being in this
area makes it really nice.
girls get to explore where they’re from, like Scarlet she has Cook Islands
heritage, and a few of the other girls are Maori and different bits and pieces.
And so, it’s really important for us to keep that connection going. And I think
that’s one of the main reasons why we wanted to come here and enjoy it.”
an outreach programme was organised at the National Stadium yesterday for
children to have a run around and learn skills and tips from the Sydney Burra
Rays women’s 7s players and officials.