The National Māori 7s tournament is designed to encourage growth and participation of iwi, hapu, waka and takiwa teams at a national level. The nationals encourage both rural and urban based Māori to unite under common ancestry through whakapapa. We hope to encourage Iwi and hapu representation for years to come reflecting whakapapa and whanaungatanga as the power base for common unity. Traditional cultural protocols and practices are encouraged as part of rejuvenating, enhancing and maintaining iwi and hapu tradition.
This is an open club tournament. For more information and to register your team, head to the website.
There are three grades in the Maori 7s National Tournament: Men's, Women's & Tight-5.
- 14-minute games (7 min halves)
- 2-minute break at half time
- 1-minute turn around for the next game – please make sure you leave the field as soon as you can after the final whistle for the next game to commence.
- Rolling Subs
- Standard rules apply for all grades.
- Please bring your own team match ball
- Teams to consist of up to 14 players max.
- Referees will be provided for each game.
- Full sized field dimensions and goals.
- Games are played on a points system. 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw & 0 for a loss. The team with the most points wins their grade, in the case of a draw of teams it will come down to tries scored to determine the winner.
- Gazebos are welcome in our designated areas.
- Showers are available in the Higgins Changing Rooms
- Please make sure you bring a team first aid kit, there will be a small one available to use and there is also ice available.
We ask that at least 4 players can whakapapa back to who they identify with from each team.
Accommodation is available on the website. This is an alternative for larger groups as we know accommodation is hard to find!
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