Pukpuks to face England in Rugby 7s opener

The PNG Pukpuks will open their campaign at the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2016-17 in Wellington this Saturday against England.

The game will kick off at Westpac Stadium at 12:55pm local time (9:55am PNG time).

PNG’s next game is against Kenya and will get underway at 3:56pm. This will be followed by the showdown with Argentina at 7:44pm.

The finals will be played the next day.

PNG has been placed in Pool A of the tournament with England, Kenya and Argentina. In Pool B are South Africa, Fiji, Australia and Japan.  Pool C consists of New Zealand, USA, France and Samoa. Pool D features Scotland, Wales, Russia and Canada.

The two day tournament will run from January 28-29.

After Wellington, the Pukpuks will turn their attention to the Sydney round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series that will run from February 4-5.


Troy Taule