The Herald reports:
There are moves underway to clean up the Wellington Sevens, now that it’s an Olympic sport.
The Wellington leg of the international tournament has gained a reputation as being a non-stop party, with dozens of arrests often taking place for drunken behaviour.
General manager Steve Walters says they’ve been surveying the rugby community as to whether they think limiting alcohol, or introducing a ‘dry zone’ for part of the first day, is a good idea.
An alcohol free Sevens – yeah right. All that would happen is no one would buy tickets for the actual games, still dress up in costumes, get drunk in town and watch it on screens at the bars.
If they have an alcohol free zone at the Sevens, they won’t need more than 20 seats or so.