The fifth annual MAXRaft Queenstown Nines is set to be one of the largest on record with the tournament expanding to include Women’s and junior age groups.
Taking place again at Jack Reid Park on New Zealand’s South Island, the tournament will feature Under 10s, 12s and 14s age divisions as well as Open Age Women’s division.
The Open Age Men’s division will again feature eight teams, with last year’s Grand Finalists, Kotahitanga and Tama Toa, being joined by the Forestland Falcons, Tahuna Natives, Pt Chev Pirates and Te Waipounamu Taniwha. The two final spots will be confirmed in coming weeks.
The 2020 tournament was won by Kotahitanga, who defeated Tama Toa 43 – 14 in the Final.