NZ 7s tournament could alternate between Hamilton and Fiji
March 14, 2019 7:25 am
A World Sevens Series event is now likely to be held in Fiji despite Fiji’s initial bid not going through.
New Zealand Rugby’s Chief Rugby Officer – Nigel Class says they are considering co-hosting the tournament with Fiji during the 2020-2023 cycle.
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Hamilton is to host a combined men’s and women’s rugby sevens tournament from next season.
The women’s circuit will increase to eight tournaments with six of those combined with the men, the men’s series will remain at 10 tournaments.
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Class says everyone has seen the contribution of the Fijian rugby community to the success of the tournament in Hamilton both on the field and in the stands. An option being looked at is alternating the tournament between Hamilton and Fiji and early negotiations are promising.
Fiji Rugby Union Chief Executive John O’Connor says it was an exciting time for Fiji’s rugby community.
Hamilton Suva 7’s ???? We’re the best 7s supporters in the world! ✊?
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O’Connor says, they are grateful to NZR for offering to alternate the hosting of the New Zealand Sevens with Fiji and we’re confident of delivering an amazing experience for everyone involved.
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The full men’s and women’s World Rugby Sevens Series 2019-20 schedule and dates will be confirmed at a later stage in 2019.
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