The All Blacks Sevens players dish out some pretty meaty pies.
What do you do when you put New Zealand’s national rugby sevens team in an apron? Make them bake pies, of course.
The All Blacks Sevens players — Sione Molia, Joe Ravouvou and Akuila Rokolisoa — took part in a cooking competition at Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School, where the players had to decorate pies. The team was in town earlier this year for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Singapore.
Organised by Air New Zealand and led by Dean Brettschneider, the competition was a chance for the Kiwi rugby players to interact with locals and try their hand at infusing New Zealand and Singapore flavours.
The team showed how they are not just star athletes, but also great cooks.
Molia, Ravouvou and Rokolisoa each formed teams of four with winners from Air New Zealand’s recent Facebook contest to decorate the pies filled with minced beef and chicken satay. Rokolisoa's team was announced the winner by judges, Dean Brettschneider himself and Air New Zealand's head of South and South-east Asia Jenni Martin.
“Air New Zealand is extremely proud to support the All Blacks Sevens as they compete in the World Rugby Sevens Series,” says Martin.
Air New Zealand is the Official Airline of the All Blacks and the All Blacks Sevens. The airline has been an Official Partner of the All Blacks since 1998.