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The Bay of Plenty Rugby Union regret to advise that the Te Ika a Māui Sevens (formerly known as the North Island Secondary Schools Sevens) scheduled to be held Monday and Tuesday 30th and 31st March 2020 at Blake Park Mount Maunganui has been cancelled.

With School Sport New Zealand suspending all sanctioned events on its national calendar and this one being held during “Summer Tournament Week” being one of them, the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union had no choice but to take this course of action.

Community Rugby Manager Pat Rae comments, “Coronavirus and its impact on the sporting world has now become part of our daily life. It’s disappointing that we have go down this path, but the overriding factor is the health and safety of the players, parents, staff and volunteers.”

“We are already fielding a number of inquiries from schools so this decision was an easy one to make. I am sad for those players from the 70+ teams that were planning to come to our region and play in this cool event, but maybe now with the current landscape, staying at home and being with family is more important right now.”

For more information on this topic, please contact:
Pat Rae, Community Rugby Manager, Bay of Plenty Rugby Union
pat@boprugby.co.nz | 029 487 8429

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