Cullen event a hit with ju­niors

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Big things do come in small pack­ages as at­tested by the rugby spec­ta­cle that was the re­cent Chris­tian Cullen Ju­nior 7’s Tour­na­ment.

Held at Ngati Toa Do­main on June 4 by Pare­mata Plim­mer­ton Rugby Club, 62 teams from 19 clubs took to the field for 157 games of sev­ens rugby.

It fea­tured ju­nior teams aged seven to 12, and in­cluded ris­ing tal­ent as far afield as Te Kawau RFC from the Manawatu to lo­cal neigh­bours Norths.

Pare­mata Plim­mer­ton chair­man Dave Ives said the tour­na­ment is one of the big­gest events on the club’s fundrais­ing cal­en­dar, and has been a favourite since its in­cep­tion in the 80’s.

‘‘The or­gan­is­ers out-did them­selves, it was a great day; Chris­tian Cullen was there, the kids were well sup­ported and thanks to peo­ple’s sup­port, we raised $2000 to put to­wards our Un­der 13 team’s end of year trip. Rugby was the win­ner of the day.’’

Norths took out the un­der-8, un­der-10 and un­der-12 grades while Pare­mata Plim­mer­ton won the un­der-9 divi­sion with Para­pa­raumu show­ing their strength to win in un­der-11.

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