Niue 7s team defeated in pool matches
The Niue men’s Sevens team lost two of their matches in the Oceania Sevens Championship.
Niue lost to the Fiji Airways Men’s National 7s Team 57-0 in their first pool match of the Oceania 7s at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.
In their second pool match Niue lost to the All Blacks 7s Team 38-0 in.
Niue’s Coach Tony Edwards said there were 10 new caps in his 12-man squad, which includes nine players from New Zealand, two from Australia and one from Niue, only assembled for the first time at the weekend.
Niue have not featured on the Sevens World Series since 2011.
Edwards insisted the team was excited to test themselves against some of the best teams in the world.
Niue is unable to take part in the Olympic qualifying tournament, which is being run alongside the Oceania Champs, but Edwards said they still have plenty to play for.