2011 Sevens In Heaven
Auckland club College Rifles made it back-to-back titles at the 2011 International Sevens in Heaven rugby tournament played in Rarotonga a couple of weeks ago. They thumped one of the tournament favourites, Tauae Bulls 26-7, in the final in front of a 2000-plus crowd at BCI Stadium.
The College Rifles women’s side, however, was unable to defend its title, going down to 17-5 to the Titikaveka Titans which included five Black Ferns and players based in New Zealand. Seven sides from New Zealand – including four women’s teams – took part in the 22-team tournament which is one of the highlights on the Cook Islands sports calendar.
The dates for next year’s Sevens in Heaven tournament have been confirmed as 01-03NOV12. Pictured here are Sevens fans from Cook Islands Tourism and Air New Zealand dressed for success.