BOP sevens teams' set for Cambridge

The Bay of Plenty Women’s Sevens squad. File Photo.

Both Bay of Plenty Men's and Women's Sevens teams' will compete at the Provincial Union Cambridge Sevens Tournament.   This weekend the Bay of Plenty Men's Sevens squad will make their first appearance of the 2017/2018 season.

Te Puna's Jesse Church will be a welcomed addition to the squad which was named earlier this week.

However, the All Black Sevens players' will not to be attending this weekend as they prepare for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Tournament in Dubai on Friday 1 and Saturday, December 2.

Te Puke's Luke Campbell and Greerton Marist's Atu Masirewa have not been considered this weekend due to injury and family commitments.  

The Bay of Plenty Women's Sevens squad will field one team this weekend following their competitive display at the Counties Manukau Provincial Sevens last Saturday in Pukekohe after only conceding one loss to Waikato in extra time in their final game.

Head Coach Victoria Grant has selected a strong youthful side despite a number of injuries within her squad.

The Bay of Plenty Women's side will also be without their New Zealand Black Fern Sevens players who have already departed for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Tournament in Dubai on Thursday, November 30 and Friday,  December 1.  

Bay of Plenty Men's Sevens Team:

Alex Thrupp (Te Puke Sports) Charlie Lawrence (Tauranga Sports) Dan Crowther (Tauranga Sports) Danny Kayes (Mount Maunganui) Danny Underwood (Te Puke Sports) Elijah Nicholas (Te Puna) Jeriah Mua (Tauranga Sports) Jesse Church (Te Puna) Jordy Stone (Te Puna) Josh Honey (Tauranga Sports) Kody McGovern (Greerton Marist) Luke Masirewa (Greerton Marist) Paea Lavaka (Arataki) Rewita Biddle (Te Puna) Richie Tuivanuavou (Marist St Michaels) Solomone Funaki (Paroa) Steve Honey (Tauranga Sports) Te Aihe Toma (Te Puna)  

Not considered due to injury:

Luke Campbell (Te Puke Sports)  

Not considered due to family commitments:

Atu Masirewa (Greerton Marist)  

Bay of Plenty Women's Sevens Team:

Amanda Aldridge (Rangiuru)

Autumn-Rain Stephens-Daly (Rotoiti)

Hope Garner (Te Puke Sports)

Jenna Aikman (Te Puke Sports)

Julia Florence (Rotoiti)

Kiki Tahere (Rangataua)

Lesley Elder (Rangataua)

Luka Connor (Rotoiti)

Nadia Flavell (Rangiuru)

Rebecca Kersten (Rangataua)

Sam Spence (Rangataua)

Sapphire Tapsell (Rangiuru)

Sequoia Te Aonui (Rotoiti)

Tania-Rose Thompson (Rotoiti)  

Not considered due to injury:

Jade Tuilaepa (Rangataua)

Kendra Reynolds (Rangiuru)

Kororia Heyblom (Rangiuru)

Olivia Richardson (Rangataua)

Tynealle Fitzgerald (Rangiuru)

Zaan Scott (Rangataua)  

Cambridge Provincial Sevens Draw: Men's Draw:

10.00am: Bay of Plenty v Waikato Red

12.40pm: Bay of Plenty v Poverty Bay

2.00pm: Bay of Plenty v Taranaki

3.20pm: Bay of Plenty v Auckland

4.20pm: Men's Plate Semi Final

4.40pm: Men's Cup Semi Final

5.00pm: Men's Plate Final

5.00pm: Men's Bowl Final

5.20pm: Men's Cup Final  

Women's Draw:

10.40am: Bay of Plenty v Auckland

12.20pm: Bay of Plenty v Hokkaido

1.40pm: Bay of Plenty v North Harbour

2.40pm: Women's Plate Semi Final

3.00pm: Women's Cup Semi Final

4.00pm: Women's Plate Final

4.00pm: Women's Final


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