Bay of Plenty Rugby Men's Sevens head coach Paul Tietjens has named his Bay of Plenty Men's Sevens Squad for the 2017/18 season following trials held last Saturday.
He says the type of team he has selected is one that is ‘very fit'.
“Given that the game is based around conditioning, that creates a really good culture when players are working hard for each other and working hard together as a unit," says Paul.
The selected training squad features experienced All Blacks Sevens players Regan Ware, Bailey Simmonson, Scott Curry, Teddy Stanaway and Joe Webber. Five Bay of Plenty Steamers and four Bay of Plenty Apprentice players have also been selected for the squad.
The squad also features our local young talent coming through with the likes of Jeriah Mua (Tauranga Sports) and Jordy Stone (Te Puna) who have excelled in the Baywide Club Rugby and Bay of Plenty Representative seasons.
The Bay of Plenty Men's Sevens Squad will compete for the first time this weekend at the Waikato Provincial Union Sevens on Saturday.
2017/2018 Bay of Plenty Men's Sevens Squad
Paea Lavaka (Arataki)
Regan Ware (Arataki)
Atu Masirewa (Greerton Marist)
Luke Masirewa (Greerton Marist)
Kody McGovern (Greerton Marist)
Savelio Ropati (Greerton Marist)
Bailey Simonsson (Greerton Marist)
Richie Tuivanuavou (Marist St Michaels)
Scott Curry (Mount Maunganui)
Danny Kayes (Mount Maunganui)
Teddy Stanaway (Mount Maunganui)
Solomone Funaki (Paroa)
Dan Crowther (Tauranga Sports)
Josh Honey (Tauranga Sports)
Steve Honey (Tauranga Sports)
Charlie Lawrence (Tauranga Sports)
Jeriah Mua (Tauranga Sports)
Luke Campbell (Te Puke Sports)
Alex Thrupp (Te Puke Sports)
Danny Underwood (Te Puke Sports)
Joe Webber (Te Puke Sports)
Rewita Biddle (Te Puna)
Elijah Nicholas (Te Puna)
Jordy Stone (Te Puna)
Te Aihe Toma (Te Puna)