Since the beginning of the first leg of the Export Sevens tournament in Rabaul, the second leg was played in Goroka in the Tulaite Sevens competition, while the third leg, the Saragat Sevens, was played in Lae, Papua New Guinea.
The last leg over the weekend, in the Hetura Sevens matches, saw 20 men’s and 6 women’s teams compete for the top spot, to earn a place in this weekend’s National Provincial Championships.
Tournament Director Sailosi Druma, said from the four legs of the Export Sevens tournament, winners will get direct entry into the National Provincial championships. He says, women’s involvement in this weekend’s NPC Sevens tournaments will be the highlight of the competition, as part of women’s involvement into rugby union.
Druma said, the main aim of the NPC Sevens Tournament is to select top players for their three international matches next month. This matches in the Oceania championships in Fiji, Hong Kong Sevens Match and the World Cup Qualifier between Fiji and Papua New Guinea.