2022 World School Sevens
The World School Sevens, first staged in 2019, is an international Under 18 boys and girls Sevens Rugby Tournament with over 30 local and international teams competing. The 2022 event offers opportunities for New Zealand and International Under 18 representative teams, academies, composite and club teams to participate.
The World School Sevens has grown significantly since its inception in 2016 with teams travelling from Japan, USA, Canada, Australia, Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu. As well as national representative teams it also includes expat, barbarian and invitational sides including the New Zealand
Fijians, Tongan Barbarians, Samoan Barbarians, Cook Islands, Niue and for the first time in 2021 an Asian Barbarians boys team.
The event in 2019 peaked with 32 sides including 17 international teams and was heading towards close to fifty teams before Covid struck. This included interest from new markets including France, Zimbabwe, UAE and South Africa.
The event provides quality competition and has resulted in over 20 players going on to represent their nation at Sevens at the highest level. National representation at the senior level includes teams from Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, USA, Canada and Tonga.
Participants not only experience a high level of competition on the field but also get to experience Aotearoa New Zealand’s amazing culture and hospitality off the field.