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Rugby Sevens

Venue – Lincoln RFC, North Belt, Lincoln (hubbed with Lawn Bowls & Netball).

Entry Fee – $160+gst per team

Tournament Information

Rugby Sevens Contact:  Michael Sheat – Canterbury Rugby Union

If you require further assistance when putting together or training your rugby team please contact the Canterbury Rugby Union or your local rugby union.

Rules: The Koru Games Rugby Sevens competitions will be played under the IRB & NZRU “Laws of the Game” incorporating the Small Blacks Development Model guidelines.


Competitions: The Boys and Girls tournaments will be played separately, girls are allowed to play in a boys team but will do so within the Boys competition. There is no limit on the number of entries per school.

Referees: Each team must be accompanied by a Small Blacks accredited coach capable of refereeing (they may be called upon to referee a half of their own games). These will supplement the referees supplied by the Games organisers.

Format: The Rugby Sevens tournament has separate boys and girls competitions. They will play round robin games in pools, the results of which will give seeding for a knockout round resulting in overall placings.

Team Manager: All schools/teams must be accompanied by an accredited coach/manager (teacher, parent, senior student).

First Aid: to be confirmed

Food/Beverage: Currently being sourced

Equipment: All players must have a mouthguard in when playing, no mouthguard = no play.

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