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Lively qualifiers confirm positions at TECT National Sevens

Monday, December 2, 2019
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The domestic rugby season will wrap in in Tauranga later this month with 16 men’s and 12 women’s teams vying for top honours at the TECT National Sevens.

Northern, Central and Southern Regional Qualifiers were held across the country on Saturday with 16 Provincial Unions emerging as the contenders for 2019 silverware.

In the men’s division, Canterbury, Wellington and Waikato topped their respective qualifying events, with defending champions Tasman finishing second in their Southern Region tournament.

South Canterbury, Wairarapa Bush and Thames Valley will join 13 of Mitre 10 Cup Unions to round out the 2019 men's competitors. Thames Valley tipped Northland 17-10 to claim the sixth qualifying position at the northern qualifiers.

Women’s defending champions, Manawatu, led the charge in the Central Region qualifier with Farah Palmer Cup Premiership champions Canterbury winning the Southern event and Waikato topping the Northern tournament.

The Tauranga Domain will play host to the TECT National Sevens on 14 and 15 December. While teams Unions are looking to add to their trophy cabinets before Christmas, the event is also a key talent identification tool, with New Zealand Sevens selectors on hand to identify players for the 2020 development teams.

The 2019 TECT National Sevens men’s teams are;
Northern Region:
Waikato
Auckland
Bay of Plenty
Counties Manukau
North Harbour
Thames Valley

Central Region:
Wellington
Taranaki
Hawke’s Bay
Manawatu
Wairarapa Bush

Southern Region:
Canterbury
Tasman
Otago
Southland
South Canterbury

The 2019 TECT National Sevens women’s teams are;
Northern Region:
Waikato
Auckland
Bay of Plenty
Counties Manukau
North Harbour

Central Region:
Manawatu
Hawke’s Bay
Wellington
Taranaki

Southern Region:
Canterbury
Tasman
Otago

For more information on the TECT National Sevens or to purchase tickets click here.

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