Condors, Aussies new school sevens champs

The eventual boys’ champions the NZ Condors (boys) (black) taking on the Samoan Barbarians. Times photos Wayne Martin

The 3rd edition of the World School Sevens lived up to its expectations as 19 teams competed over two divisions at Pakuranga United Rugby Club over the weekend.

“Despite weather forecasters predicting thunderstorms the only storm created was the winning New Zealand boys team and the Australian girls team winning their respective finals,” said tournament director Phil Gaze.

The event was broadcast live on Sky TV and also had a live streaming with strong international followings in Australia, Fiji, Canada and parts of Europe.

“Already we have interest from several new teams and will look to build on next year with hopefully an increase in 4-5 more teams in 2019,” said Gaze.

“We are excited about coming back next year to the Pakuranga United Rugby Club and building on the success of our 2018 event.”

Boys’ final
NZ Condors 22 v NZ Fijians 12
Girls’ final
NZ Condors 5 v Australia 29

Youthtown Condor Sevens NZ Schools girls’ Sapphire Abraham, in 1/4 final action against Samoa at the 2018 World School Sevens tournament hosted by Pakuranga United Rugby Club.


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