Last month the World Rugby Sevens was held in Hamilton, with teams all over the world here to compete to become the overall World Champions. We saw an exciting change to the current format to introduce and include the Women’s league. A milestone set for 2020.

Before the event took off, Talents of the Pacific Academy, locally owned by Jordan and Landy Nonoa took the stage to showcase five countries from the World Sevens and delivered a performance mixed in traditional and modern culture. The Academy covers a range of areas from traditional dancing to language and more. With roots steeped in understanding Pasifika culture, they have created an environment to help build confidence, engage and reconnect people to the essence of what makes Pasifika great.

With the reigning champions ‘Flying Fijians’ banked to win yet another World Series, it was a great achievement for New Zealand to see both the Men’s and Women’s team win both competitions. Next year is sure to be another great event to attend.

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