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All Blacks 2014 Schedule (4 February 2014)
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2014 Investec Super Rugby Schedule (4 February 2014)
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HSBC Sevens World Series (5 Feburary 2014)
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2014 Bayleys National 7s Tournament (14 January 2014)
Results have been released for the Bayleys National 7s tournament hosted in Rotorua 11 & 12 January 2014. Click below for:
Day 1 results for both Mens and Womens
Day 2 results for Mens fixtures
Day 2 results for Womens fixtures
For photos of the tournament team, click here
Sevens National Tournament (16 December 2013)
The Poverty Bay men's 7s team has qualified for the 7s Nationals at Rotorua International Stadium in Rotorua on 11 and 12 January 2014. They are just 1 of 2 Heartland Unions that has qualified for the Nationals alongside Mid-Canterbury. Tickets are on sale now, click the following link to purchase tickets online: Prices range from: Adults $15, Children $5, Family $35 per day
2013 Poverty Bay Representative Rugby Awards (8 December 2013)
Under 13: Best Forward – Kamilo Kaitapu, Best Back – Quintony Ngatai, Best & Fairest – Jake Forrest-Pain, Player of the Year – Erutini Paringatai-Walker.
Under 14: Best Forward – John Saxton Jahnke-Ioane, Best Back – Winiata Tarawa, Best & Fairest – Maioha Totoro, Player of the Year – Austin Brown
Under 16: Best Forward – Isaiah Leach, Best Back – Christy Stuart, Best & Fairest – Isaia Walker-Leawere, Player of the Year – Angus McDonald.
Under 20: Best Forward – Steven Busher, Best Back – Phil Crouchley, Best & Fairest – Heke Buchanan, Player of the Year – George Brown-White.
Turanganui A Kiwa Maori Rugby: Best Forward – Tim Barbarich, Best Back – Waiti Tamatea, Best & Fairest – Jason Tuapawa, Player of the Year – Ethine Reeves.
Poverty Bay Heartland: Best Forward – Sione Ngatu, Best Back – Sam Parkes, Promising Player – Paddy Allen, Best & Fairest – Scott Milne/Seymour Lambert, Mana Tangata – Murray Hewson, Player of the Year – Sione Ngatu
For U13 & U14 Haka click here.
To view prize giving photos, click here
Sevens Fixtures/Tournaments (2 December 2013)
Central Regions 7s National Qualifiers:
Saturday, 7 December at Massey Rugby Institute in Palmerston North
Pool A - Mens: Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Horowhenua Kapiti, Evergeens
Pool B - Mens: Wellington, Manawatu, Poverty Bay, East Coast
Top 5 placings will qualify for the Nationals in Rotorua on 11 - 12 January 2014.
Click here for the draw and times. This tournament will be televised from 1.30pm - 6pm on Sky Sport 4 and the Rugby Channel, Saturday 7 December. (The final 12 players in the Poverty Bay squad will be named tomorrow - Tuesday).
Poverty Bay Invitational 7s Tournament (2 December 2013)
Tech Breathas (Napier Tech) were always going to be a tough team to beat on Saturday (30 November) at More FM Rugby Park. The calibre of their side included ex-local boys Sheridan Rangihuna, Tamati Samuels, Penikolo Latu, Tane McGuire and Ted Walters, recent NZ Sevens reps Trinity Spooner-Neera and Trent Boswell-Wakefield, 2013 Poverty Bay loan player Billy Ropiha and Hawkes Bay 2013 Maddison Trophy MVP player Hugh Reed.
They easily won the final 53 - 5 against their neighbour Taradale. While local team, the Olympians won 1 of 3 games, they closely missed out on contesting the final after losing against Taradale 19 - 17.
The full results:
Hikurangi 5 vs Olympians 29
Taradale 10 vs Tech Breathas 27
Taradale 35 vs Hikurangi 5
Olympians 5 vs Tech Breathas 40
Hikurangi 5 vs Tech Breathas 61
Taradale 19 vs Olympians 17
Tech Breathas 53 vs Taradale 5
Tech Breathas - relaxing after their win in the final
Taradale - Runners-up in the tournament
Poverty Bay Club 7's (11 November 2013)
Saturday November 9th saw the Poverty Bay 7s Club Champion Tournament held at Rugby Park. Kevin Hollis Glass and Aluminium Pirates played a thrilling grand final versus Woodbank HSOB having bragging rights as the first holders of the inaugural 7s Club Champs Shield. The final score was 26-24. Click here to watch the final game on Youtube.
Other finals games results: YMP beat OBM in the Plate final 17-5. Ngatapa won the Bowl final vs Horouta 17-5 and GMC beat Waikohu in the Jug final 35-5.
Sevens Rep Coach, Dwayne Russell announced an initial Poverty Bay squad at the prizegiving. Sisa Vosaki (Pirates) was awarded the Player of the Tournament, but recognition should be given to other players considered in the frame - Jesse Fleming (HSOB), Stefan Destounis (HSOB), Carl Riini (Pirates), David Philander (OBM) and Abby Wawatai (Pirates).
Poverty Bay RFU Mens Sevens Representative Wider Squad: (subject to player availability).
Waikohu: Ethine Reeves.
Horouta: Williamson Maraki.
GMC: Nathan Miller, Maka Lauti.
Ngatapa: George Bridge, Henry Bridge, John Bennett.
OBM: Micaiah Torrence-Read, David Philander, James Bowen, Eli Waata-Amai, Isaiah Walker-Leawere, James Grogan.
YMP: Tyrone White, Corey Davis, Steven Buscher, Willis Tamatea.
Woodbank HSOB: Stefan Destounis, Jesse Fleming, Hayden Stuart, James Warren, Mark West, Tevita Maka, Willie Haenga.
Kevin Hollis Glass and Aluminium Pirates: Vereimi Vilitati, Hekerangi Buchanan, Carl Riini, Abby Wawatai, Juston Allen, Sisa Vosaki, Sefa Lagidela.