Thursday, January 11, 2018
Counties Manukau will be looking to defend their respective Men’s and Women’s titles this weekend when the 2018 Bayleys National Sevens kicks off at Rotorua International Stadium on Saturday 13 January and culminates with finals on Sunday 14 January.
The tournament will feature twenty eight teams from across the country, as they compete to claim their respective Men’s and Women’s national titles.
The Bayleys National Sevens will provide the community with a great day out. The flare and excitement of sevens rugby action will be coupled with a tasty bite to eat. Kids can head along and enjoy the More FM Whanau zone, with face painting and interactive games. With the summer sun heating up the Cancer Society will be there to ensure everyone slips slops and slaps.
Tournament Event Manager Allison Stewart comments on the excitement the event is generating
“There is a real buzz about town. It is great seeing the retailers getting involved and showing their support for the participating teams.
“With a number of Black Ferns Sevens and All Black Sevens players’ including, Black Ferns Sevens Captain Sarah Goss, World Rugby Women’s Sevens Player of the year Michaela Blyde and the formidable Portia Woodman we are spoilt for talent. In addition to the flare and excitement of the sevens game there is the More FM Whanau zone for kids and plenty of tasty food. The Bayleys National Sevens certainly has something on offer for everyone,” said Stewart.
Tickets are available for purchase from the gate; $15 for adults and free for children 14 years and under. Gates will open at 9.30am with the first match kicking off at 10.05am.
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