We can’t not start with this shot. Kurt Baker’s infamous ‘Kurt Baker Challenge’ made a comeback this week, with the All Blacks Sevens celebrating their victory in Cape Town. They also celebrated Sam Dickson’s milestone of bringing up 50 tournaments.
We love this awesome photo of Gayle Broughton, who took a moment to reflect on the Black Ferns Sevens gold medal in South Africa.
Alena Saili celebrated her 21st birthday in style, overlooking Cape Town from Table Mountain. She shared her birthday with fellow teammate Ruby Tui.
Tone Ng Shiu received the Richard Crawshaw Memorial Trophy for Sevens Player of the Year at last week’s ASB Rugby Awards and he topped off a superb week with a sweet victory in Cape Town.
Congratulations to Sam Dickson for playing his 50th tournament. The All Blacks Sevens bumped into UFC fighter Israel Adesanya as they were leaving Dubai Airport and nabbed a pic with the champ himself.
More congratulations are in order for Black Ferns Sevens skipper Sarah Hirini who created history at the ASB Rugby Awards, becoming the first female to take out the Tom French Memorial Maori Player of the Year Award.
Stacey Waaka took time out after the double victory to pose with her Eastern Bay of Plenty whanau, debutant Mahina Paul and Ngarohi McGarvey-Black.
The Counties Manukau women took out the TECT National Sevens over the weekend in Tauranga. They were in sublime form all weekend, and edged Waikato in the final 12-5. Hazel Tubic took out the female player of the tournament award.
Caleb Clarke’s Auckland side fell short to Waikato in the men’s final, but he was grateful for the opportunity to represent his province. Clarke is currently in the All Blacks Sevens squad.
Newly contracted by the All Blacks Sevens, Jacob Kneepkens lined up for Taranaki at the TECT National Sevens over the weekend. He played alongside his brother, Isaac.
Rosie Kelly topped off a massive 2019 season, with her Otago Sevens side at the Nationals. She caught up with Canterbury’s Grace Brooker and Melanie Puckett, who she played alongside with the Black Ferns Development side in Fiji.