26 Feb 2009

Women's sevens side off to inaugural world cup in Dubai

6:51 pm on 26 February 2009

The New Zealand women's sevens rugby side is taking part in the inaugural women's world cup in Dubai next week and coach Darryl Suasua says to be a part of it is awesome.

There's no women's sevens played in New Zealand and most players play touch as a summer code.

The national team trained at Auckland Grammar with Gordon Tietjens' champion men's side on Thursday morning before they left for Dubai - and Suasua says that experience was invaluable.

He says the only sevens the team has played has been playing three or four games a day against each other, a couple of times a month since November - so training with the men was a great experience.

New Zealand women's sevens rugby coach Darryl Suasua.