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Lively qualifiers confirm positions at TECT National Sevens

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The domestic rugby season will wrap in in Tauranga later this month with 16 men’s and 12 women’s teams vying for top honours at the TECT National Sevens.

Northern, Central and Southern Regional Qualifiers were held across the country on Saturday with 16 Provincial Unions emerging as the contenders for 2019 silverware.

In the men’s division, Canterbury, Wellington and Waikato topped their respective qualifying events, with defending champions Tasman finishing second in their Southern Region tournament.

South Canterbury, Wairarapa Bush and Thames Valley will join 13 of Mitre 10 Cup Unions to round out the 2019 men's competitors. Thames Valley tipped Northland 17-10 to claim the sixth qualifying position at the northern qualifiers.

Women’s defending champions, Manawatu, led the charge in the Central Region qualifier with Farah Palmer Cup Premiership champions Canterbury winning the Southern event and Waikato topping the Northern tournament.

The Tauranga Domain will play host to the TECT National Sevens on 14 and 15 December. While teams Unions are looking to add to their trophy cabinets before Christmas, the event is also a key talent identification tool, with New Zealand Sevens selectors on hand to identify players for the 2020 development teams.

The 2019 TECT National Sevens men’s teams are;

Northern Region

Waikato

Auckland

Bay of Plenty

Counties Manukau

North Harbour

Thames Valley

Central Region

Wellington

Taranaki

Hawke’s Bay

Manawatu

Wairarapa Bush

Southern Region

Canterbury

Tasman

Otago

Southland

South Canterbury

The 2019 TECT National Sevens women’s teams are;

Northern Region

Waikato

Auckland

Bay of Plenty

Counties Manukau

North Harbour

Central Region

Manawatu

Hawke’s Bay

Wellington

Taranaki

Southern Region

Canterbury

Tasman

Otago

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