Waikato Rugby Union to again host the Northern Regional Sevens
Waikato Rugby Union will again host the Northern Regional Sevens tournament at Memorial Park in Cambridge on Saturday 9th December.
The Northern Regional Sevens tournament will feature six provincial unions (men’s and women’s) from the upper North Island (Northland, North Harbour, Auckland, Counties Manukau, Waikato and Bay of Plenty) including the 2017 National Sevens champions Counties Manukau men’s and women’s team, as they all compete for their seeding positions at the Bayleys National Sevens in Rotorua in 2018.
The Waikato Men’s Sevens team will be looking for back to back Northern Regional titles after winning the 2016 tournament at the same venue beating Northland in the final. However they will face stiff competition from the current 2017 National Seven’s champions Counties Manukau Men’s, who beat Waikato in the National Seven’s final earlier this year.
The Waikato Women’s Sevens team will be looking to build on their results from last year’s tournaments where they were finished third at the Northern Regional’s and fourth at the National tournament.
The Waikato Men's team have named a wider training group that features 28 players ranging from 10 different Waikato clubs (see squad below).
The squad will be broken into two squads for this weekend’s PUC Sevens (25 November 2017) before the squad is narrowed down to the team that will represent Waikato at the Northern Regional Sevens at Memorial Park Cambridge (9 December 2017) and the Bayleys National Sevens at Rotorua International Stadium (13-14 January 2018).
The Northern Regional Seven’s tournament kicks off at 10.00am from Memorial Park, Cambridge on Saturday 9 December.
Waikato Men's Sevens Wider Training Group
- Leigh Bristowe – Hamilton Marist
- Jahrome Brown – Melville
- Jordan Bunce
- Tyler Campbell – University
- Dylan Collier - Otorohanga
- Liam Coombes-Fabling – Fraser Tech
- Regan Erueti – Leamington
- Zac Guildford – Hamilton Old Boys
- Bren Ketu – Hamilton Marist
- Harry Lafituanai - Melville
- Josaan Levien – Hamilton Marist
- Niven Longopoa – Fraser Tech
- Ngarohi McGarvey-Black – Hamilton Marist
- Antonio Mikaele-Tu’u – University
- Josh Moorby – Te Awamutu Sports
- Te Rongopui Murray – Hamilton Old Boys
- Della Neli – Fraser Tech
- Sevu Reece – Hamilton Old Boys
- Siave Seti
- Reginald Sikvou – Fraser Tech
- Joe Simpkins – Hamilton Marist
- Saynarvat Srisawat – Fraser Tech
- Dwayne Sweeney – Morrinsville Sports
- Rupeni Tamani – Hamilton Old Boys
- Issac Te Tamaki – Hamilton Marist
- Iliesa Ratuva Tavuyara – Hamilton Old Boys
- Sheldon Tovio – Hautapu
- Vili Tuipulotu – University