Draw published for men’s Cambridge Sevens

Eight teams will play off for this year’s men’s Cambridge Sevens tournament on Sunday.

The draw has been made with teams seeded on past tournament performance and last season’s level of play (if affiliated club team).

We’ve tried to accommodate those who have travelled the furthest with the later kick-offs.

Vigour Physiotherapy, from Cambridge, will be on hand throughout the tournament to help any injured players.

This year’s prizemoney will see the winners take home $400, the runners-up $200, the third-placed team $125 and fourth-placed team $75.

All teams are guaranteed of at least four matches with the top four sides playing five games.

Group positions will be determined with teams earning 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw. If teams are level on points, their group position will be initially decided by goal difference. If that is also tied, goals scored will decide. If teams are still level, a penalty shootout will determine group position.

Any defaults result in a 3-0 win to the other team.

Please note: Cambridge FC has withdrawn its team to enable a late entry from Young Gunners, a team that has played at all previous seven tournaments. Young Gunners replace Cambridge in Group A.

Tournament draw

Group A: Kawerau Sports, West Hamilton United, Young Gunners, Any Ideas.

Group B: Whakatane Town, Kawerau Sports Top Gunners, Qooto-Qooto FC, Bethlehem College.

10.00am: Pitch A – Kawerau Sports v West Hamilton; Pitch B – Young Gunners v Any Ideas

10.40am: Pitch A – Whakatane Town v Kawerau Sports Top Gunners; Pitch B – Qooto-Qooto FC v Bethlehem College.

11.20am: Pitch A – Kawerau Sports v Young Gunners; Pitch B – West Hamilton v Any Ideas.

12.00pm: Pitch A – Whakatane Town v Qooto-Qooto FC; Pitch B – Kawerau Sports Top Gunners v Bethlehem College.

12.40pm: Pitch A – Kawerau Sports v Any Ideas; Pitch B – West Hamilton v Young Gunners.

1.20pm: Pitch A – Whakatane Town v Bethlehem College; Pitch B – Kawerau Sports Top Gunners v Qooto-Qooto FC.

2.30pm: Semi-finals. Pitch A – Winners Group A v Runners-up Group B; Pitch B – Runners-up Group A v Winners Group B.

3.10pm: Pitch A – Play-off for 5th place (between the 3rd-placed teams in each group). Pitch B – Play-off for 7th place (between the 4th-placed teams in each group).

3.50pm: Pitch A – Play-off for 3rd place (between the losing semi-finalists). Pitch B – final between winning semi-finalists.

4.30pm: Prizegiving

Click here for rules and tournament guidelines.

Team managers can download their teamsheet in advance (below) and print it off.

Team Sheet Men

Our tournaments are sponsored by Sportswear Direct and Calnar Point of Sale.

Past winners of the Cambridge Sevens

2011: Whakatane Town
2012: Young Gunners (Hamilton)
2013: Palace Jesters (Te Aroha)
2014: Hamilton Wanderers
2015: Kawerau Town
2016: Ngongotaha
2017: Young Gunners (Hamilton)

2011: Whakatane Town
2012: Claudelands Rovers
2013: Glenfield Rovers (Auckland)
2014: Claudelands Rovers
2015: Broken Down
2016: Broken Down Again
2017: Golden Oldies (Hamilton)