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Girls' squad named to make debut at World School Sevens

warriors.kiwi
Fri 25 Nov 2022, 12:46 PM

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The Sky Sport Future Warriors have expanded their junior pathways programme to incorporate a girls’ under-18 squad for the 2022 World School Sevens tournament at the Pakuranga Rugby Club on December 17 and 18.

After entering a boys’ team in the established rugby union tournament for the first time last year, the club has now also selected a girls’ squad to wear its colours this time.

The commitment to a girls’ campaign comes as the One New Zealand Warriors are broadening their pathways programme following the NRL squad’s return to Mount Smart Stadium after three seasons based in Australia during the Covid era.

2022 WORLD SCHOOL SEVENS​

SKY SPORT FUTURE WARRIORS UNDER-18 GIRLS​

DANII MAFOE (Mount Albert Lions)
KAANE MAIAVA (Point Chevalier Pirates)
TATIANA FINAU (Point Chevalier Pirates)
ZAHNIA PAPALI’I (Ellerslie Eagles)
SUMMER VAN GELDER (Akarana Falcons)
CLAUDIA FINAU (Mount Albert Lions)
MONICA SAMITA (Point Chevalier Pirates)
TIANNE TAVITA FESOLAI (Glenora Bears)
SERIAH PALEPALE (Mangere East Hawks)
MATAELE VAEA (Mount Albert Lions)
ARLIA McCARTHY (New Zealand Māori)
WAINOUNA KALEOPA (Point Chevalier Pirates)
LE’OXEYAN MAIU’U (Otahuhu Leopards)
Development players:
EMACYN IEREMIA (Marist Saints)
TOMME PEAU (Otahuhu Leopards)
Staff:
Coach | TUTU TAIREA (Point Chevalier Pirates)
Assistant coach | CALE BARKER (Point Chevalier Pirates)
Assistant coach | TINO APE (Richmond Rovers)
Trainer | BRONSON HARDEN (Point Chevalier Pirates)
Manager | XAVIER SU’E CLAYTON (Bay Roskill Vikings)


Good exposure for the club.
 
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mt.wellington

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I know its late but want to have a record of it...

Warriors invited back to World Schools Sevens tournament

Richard Becht & photosport.nz
Mon 24 Jan 2022, 10:43 AM

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A first foray into rugby union’s short-form game exceeded expectations when the New Zealand Warriors competed in the World Schools Sevens tournament in Auckland on Saturday and Sunday.

Coming into the event as a late replacement, the team of Sky Sport Future Warriors contracted players finished with a win, a draw and two losses in pool play to reach the plate semi-finals.

There they bowed out with a 17-29 loss to the New Zealand Cavaliers, who went on to win the plate final.

While they didn’t make the tournament’s top four the Warriors boasted one of the weekend’s standout players in 16-year-old St Paul’s College student Sio Kali. He made the tournament team which was dominated by five players from the title-winning New Zealand Condors.

“We achieved all we wanted and more from the weekend,” said Sky Sport Future Warriors academy manager Athens Henare.

“The big aim was giving the boys the chance to play football at a time when there have been very few opportunities.

“Despite little experience in sevens, they performed really well and it was great seeing Sio make the tournament team.”

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The good news didn’t end there for the team guided by rugby union sevens legend D J Forbes. Henare said the organisers were impressed with the Warriors’ effort and have invited them back to the tournament when it is held in December this year.

The debut campaign came about through a collaborative effort with the Auckland Rugby League and the New Zealand Rugby League, the kit the New Zealand Warriors wore reflecting all three organisations; they sported an NZRL jersey, ARL shorts and socks from new Vodafone Warriors apparel partner Puma.

The Warriors were in what turned out to be the pool of death, their first two opponents being beaten finalists the Asian Dragons and eventual champions the New Zealand Condors.

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It was an imposing challenge for a team playing sevens rugby union for the first time, going down 7-22 to the Dragons and then 12-25 to the Condors.

However, they learnt quickly on what was a long and exceedingly hot day to finish with a 12-12 draw with the Samoans Barbarians in their last match on Saturday.

Boosted by that result they began the second day against the Cook Islands which pitted Kiwi rugby league greats Tony and Kevin Iro against each other on the coaching benches. It went down to the last second before the Warriors snatched a 17-12 victory.

That took the Warriors through to the plate competition semi-finals where they went down to the Cavaliers.

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warriorsfan92

Wasn’t sure where to post this, but has anyone seen the nz warriors team for world school 7s?
 
Blackdot

Blackdot

Wasn’t sure where to post this, but has anyone seen the nz warriors team for world school 7s?

2022 WORLD SCHOOL SEVENS​

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS UNDER-18 BOYS​

AMALANI TAIALA (St Kentigern College)
ANTONIO ULUGIA (Aorere College)
AUGUSTINO FILIPO (De La Salle College)
BEN MONAGHAN (St Kentigern College)
COMPTON PURCELL (St Paul’s College)
DEZMAN LABAN (Kelston Boys’ High School)
EZEKIEL FAGA-IETI (St Thomas of Canterbury College)
FRANK VAENUKU (De La Salle College)
GABRIEL SHEPHERD (De La Salle College)
HAAMI LOZA (De La Salle College)
JACKSON STEWART (St Thomas of Canterbury College)
JOSIAH TUPOU-VEA (St Peter’s College)
JUNIOR SIKUVEA (De La Salle College)
KAAWYN PATTERSON (Westlake Boys’ High School)
KANAAN TALIA-MAGELE (De La Salle College)
KYAN ALO (Mt Albert Grammar School)
LUCKY KALI (St Paul’s College)
NATE BROWN (Kelston Boys’ High School)
NOAH JENSEN (Westlake Boys’ High School)
TAIPARI WIKITERA (Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Maungarongo)
TE WAAKA POPATA-HENARE (Mt Albert Grammar School)
VITALIANO ROACHE (St Peter’s College)

Coaches | Brent Semmons, Amasio Valence, Grant Pocklington
Trainer | Tim Rogers
Physio | Roman Blackman
Manager | Athens Henare

 
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warriorsfan92

This tournament is FULL of superstars. Hopefully we can snag a few, can guarantee other clubs are there.
 
mt.wellington

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‘Water Technician’ … interesting 🤔
Sounds demeaning TBH.

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Hydration Manager
Dihydrogen Monoxide Technologist
Aqua Assistant

Makes it sound more important than the coach lol...
 

ndp26

Slightly less demeaning than "Water boys" perhaps? Haha.
I assume the Water Technicians are all wider squad players who didn't make the tournament squad. Ezekiel Faga-Ieti is from Christchurch, and has been playing for the Hornby Panthers and St Thomas. I knew his family through their affiliation to the Halswell Hornets - his father has a solid frame, and it looks like Zeke is headed that way too.
I'm also glad to see that the club is scouting more outside of Auckland - the NZRL National Tournaments probably help with this.
 
mt.wellington

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If you're coming out today bring an umbrella. Just had some light rain and the clouds are looking ominous...
 
Cces

Cces

Warriors go down 12-14 in their first game to the Asia Pacific Dragons. Ken Laban is very complimentary of them in his commentary. If they had more nous though they would have drop kicked a penalty with 40 secs to go to take the lead. #1 looks like an intelligent player but put his had up to be subbed off with the game in the balance, albeit after scoring a long range try
 
Hardyman's Yugo

Hardyman's Yugo

Envious of both the rugby and the warm weather here. Minus bastard eight degrees C this morning. The rubbish bin lid was frozen shut and there’s no cricket until tomorrow
 
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