PNG Pukpuks touch down in NZ

The PNG Pukpuks have not had time to rest as they have touched down in New Zealand in preparation for the Hamilton sevens.

The Hamilton 7s tournament is the fourth event of the 2017/2018 world sevens series.

Under the watchful eyes of coach Douglas Gusie, Pukpuks had to recover quickly from their Sydney sevens performance.

The Hamilton sevens is part of the HSBC World Sevens series that the PNG Pukpuks have qualified for this year.

Hamilton sevens action is set for the 3rd and 4th of February when the HSBC New Zealand Sevens takes over FMG Stadium at Waikato.

It will be a weekend not to be missed, as an epic vibe brings the city alive for a mind-blowing festival of entertainment and explosive rugby sevens action.

Hamilton is a city with a proud rugby heritage and it is the home of the New Zealand leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for 2018 and 2019.

PNG Pukpuks sevens have been hard at training at the Fairfield College field since arriving in Hamilton.

The HSBC NZ Sevens consists of 15 core teams that have qualified for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

The sixteenth team for each tournament qualifies through regional qualifying tournaments and that team is the PNG Pukpuk sevens.

(Picture: HSBC NZ Sevens)

Sophie Yaruso