The American Ambassador’s Cup 2011

Crunching tackles during Western Suburbs vs. Rimutaka game at Ambassador's Cup, by Ola Thorsen - U.S. Embassy

Crunching tackles during Western Suburbs vs. Rimutaka game at Ambassador's Cup, by Ola Thorsen - U.S. Embassy

 

Ambassador David Huebner presents Cup to Wainuiomata Rugby Club captain, by Ola Thorsen, U.S. Embassy

Ambassador David Huebner presents Cup to Wainuiomata Rugby Club captain, by Ola Thorsen, U.S. Embassy

On February 19, under sunny skies and in full view of crunching tackles and a multitude of tries, Ambassador David Huebner watched the 2011 American Ambassador’s Cup Rugby 7s tournament at Trentham Memorial Park in Upper Hutt. In 1967, the then-American Ambassador John F. Henning donated a cup for Wellington’s Rugby clubs to contest at Rugby 7s. This year, Ambassador Huebner had the opportunity to present a new American Ambassador’s cup to the victor of the 2011 tournament. And that victor was the team from the Wainuiomata club, which defeated Oriental-Rongotai in a thrilling final. Congratulations to the Wellington Rugby Union for running a wonderful tournament and to all of the participating teams for the spirit and vigor with which they played. We cannot wait for the next tournament.  – Craig Greaves.

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