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Maikeli Seru In Hamilton, New Zealand
Sunday, February 04, 2018

RUGBY 7s is developing at a fast pace globally, says World Rugby competitions manager Mark Eagan.

He said nations such as New Zealand, South Africa, Samoa, Australia, and especially Fiji, modernised the game.

He was speaking during the launch of the 2018 Hamilton 7s in New Zealand on Friday.

He said bringing the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series to Hamilton was a smart choice.

This is because of the weather conditions, the facilities and location.

"World Rugby is happy for the Hamilton 7s.

"The welcome from the community, the facilities that they have here, the training venues and the stadium is a contrast from Sydney. We are excited to come here, relax and rest," he said.

"The unpredictability of sevens has been going up for a number of years. We have seen Kenya win tournaments, Singapore and Canada also win tournaments and Argentina at fourth position this year and playing very well.

"Players are becoming professional and amazing to watch the growth of the sport.

"Fiji plays a big part in the series because of their entertaining style," he said.

The tournament was opened by Hamilton City mayor Andrew King.








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