NZ Wasps to play at Central Coast 7s

New Zealand Wasp Hazel Tubic
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The Central Coast 7s rugby tournament has received a late boost with the news that New Zealand Wasps will send a team to play in the womens' competition.

After Bay of Plenty withdrew, the Wasps have quickly assembled a team and they are happy to support the development of local women athletes.

The two-day competition will see 16 teams battle for honours, on 25th and 26th October, with national teams from Australia, Canada, Fiji, Japan and USA all competing.

Five New Zealand internationals will play as part of the NZ Wasps side to add considerable experience to their line-up.

NZ Wasps Academy 7s Director of Rugby David Mays says the team will be heading to New South Wales with every intention of winning.

"I knew we’d require a bit more depth if we were going to seriously challenge at this event so was delighted when we secured early support from Sean Horan, coach of the World Series and World Cup winning New Zealand Women’s Sevens team," Mays explained.

"He was very quick to commit to making players available.
"We are incredibly excited to have those players in the mix, as they will bring great experience to our squad. 

"I know that they will fit in well with our ‘can-do’ attitude so we are in for a great tournament," he added.

Entering a team in the tournament gives the Wasps an opportunity to test some of their talented youngsters against high-class opposition.

The NZ Wasps side has also benefited from financial support from New Zealand Rugby ahead of th trip to New South Wales.

$12,000 will be awarded to the winning team.