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Top class 7s action at Oceania Sevens

Peni Komaisavai
Sunday, November 05, 2017

OCEANIA Rugby manager Wayne Schuster said people should expect world-class sevens action in this year's Oceania 7s Championship.

Schuster said they would be witnessing some Rio Olympic gold medallists in the Australian women's team and Fiji Airways 7s players taking the field.

"Also out to stamp their mark for this season will be the new setup from the All Blacks sevens camp and former All Blacks sevens coach Gordon Tiejtens who will be leading the charge for Samoa," Schuster said.

He said members of the Oceania Rugby board would also be at the tournament overseeing the progression of the games.

And former New Zealand All Blacks sevens flyer Karl Te Nana will also be among the commentary team for the tournament.

"This year we are honoured to have two princesses from the Tongan Royal family, the manager of the Tonga women's sevens team Princess Moheofo and the Patron of Tonga Women's Rugby Princess Fanetupouvava'u Tu'ivakano."

"We will also have four teams from the HSBC circuit for the men's, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia and Samoa and also four from the women's competition in Fiji, Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea competiting," he said.

Schuster also confirmed that teams participating in the tournament would start arriving in the country on Sunday, November 5.

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