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PNG arrives for sevens duty

Zanzeer Singh
Monday, November 06, 2017

THE Papua New Guinea men's 7s team is keen to do well during the Oceania Sevens championship which starts at the ANZ Stadium in Suva this Friday in order to set the platform for being one of the core teams for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

The Oceania Sevens championship serves as the qualification for few of the tournaments on the HSBC Series such as the Hong Kong 7s.

PNG was the first overseas team to arrive in the country last night.

The PNG men's team finished fourth during the 2016 edition while the women took out the bronze medal.

PNG is pooled with Samoa, Vanuatu and Tuvalu in the men's Pool D for this year's championship while the women's team is grouped in Pool A with New Zealand, Tahiti and Cook Islands.

PNG men's coach Douglas Guise said this was a very important championship for them with the qualifications for other bigger 7s tournaments at stake. Vanuatu was also scheduled to arrive in the country when this edition went to press late last night.

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