4 Feb 2015

Sevens stars make a splash

3:41 pm on 4 February 2015

Sevens players are making their presence felt in Wellington, being spotted on the streets and even taking a plunge into a somewhat chilly Wellington Harbour today.

Gillies Kaka takes the plunge into Wellington Harbour.

Gillies Kaka takes the plunge into Wellington Harbour. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

The All Blacks Sevens team were among those taking the leap, in between training for the two-day Wellington Sevens tournament, which starts on Friday.

The tournament is known as much for its off-field antics as its on-field tactics, and police are encouraging people to have fun and stay safe.

Gillies Kaka takes the plunge into Wellington Harbour.

Gillies Kaka takes the plunge into Wellington Harbour. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

"If you are heading out to the games, or joining the fun afterwards, make sure you stay safe and sensible; look after your mates, remember to drink responsibly, grab something to eat and plan a way to get home," Police Operation Commander Inspector Terry van Dillen said.

Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics and volunteers will be on the sideline at Westpac Stadium to take care of the fans.

Gillies Kaka having a dip in Wellington Harbor after training.

Gillies Kaka emerges from the harbour. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

"We'll be there in case people are unexpectedly sick or hurt. Our message to fans is if you're not feeling well come up and talk to one of our people," head of emergency preparedness Warren Cornor said.

"We'll be happy to help."

Sam Dickson, left, and Scott Curry synchronise dive into Wellington Harbor after training.

Sam Dickson, left, and Scott Curry synchronise dive into Wellington Harbor after training. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

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