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.