Story: Rugby union

Sevens fans

Sevens fans

A group of fans dressed as gingerbread men pose on their way to the Wellington rugby sevens at Westpac Stadium on 5 February 2011. Rugby sevens became a major annual event in Wellington during the 2000s – as much for the spectacular costumes of the fans as for the quality of the rugby.

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Ron Palenski, 'Rugby union - Other forms of rugby', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

Story by Ron Palenski, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Sep 2016