Bay of Plenty teams qualify for nationals

The Bay of Plenty men's and women's rugby sides have qualified for the TECT National Sevens.

Both teams finished third at the Northern Region Sevens qualification tournament held in Cambridge on Saturday.

It was a mixed bag of results overall for the Bay men, with wins over Northland and Auckland balanced against losses to Counties Manukau and Waikato, plus a thrilling 19-19 draw against North Harbour.

For the women's team wins were chalked up against Northland, Counties Manukau and Northland with narrow losses to Auckland and Waikato.

Bay of Plenty finished third behind winners Auckland and second-placed Waikato.

The TECT National Sevens will be held for the first time at the Tauranga Domain on December 15th and 16th.

Emma Griffiths