Mr Wells said he received positive feedback from players, coaches and referees who took part in the tournament and the club has since used the posts during other outings, including 15-a-side U19 and senior men’s matches.
“We used them again this past Saturday and they saved the day again.”
The posts were portable and easy to set up, making them ideal for North American and Caribbean rugby clubs that wanted to attract new players and host tournaments for their senior, youth and flag rugby teams, he said.
“In South Florida many fields are shut down for maintenance and recovery from American Football until mid- to late-February. The Rugby Packaposts allow us to convert soccer fields into rugby pitches, or to play two games across a field for small-sided matches.”
Rugby Packaposts were developed by New Zealand-based company Packaworld International.
Packaworld Chief Executive Peter Roberts said the posts were developed to provide a real-game experience in locations where access to fields with existing permanent posts was limited.
“Our new portable rugby posts were created for exactly this reason – to allow people to play for real, any time and anywhere there is a flat surface.”
Rugby Packaposts can be set up without damaging turf and their compact size makes them simple to transport and store. They have been tested by England Rugby at Twickenham Stadium in London and were the posts of choice for the world’s first ever Blind Rugby test series between the New Zealand Blind Rugby Team and the Blind Lions in 2017.
VIDEO: Rugby Packaposts in action in Fort Lauderdale
>> For more information about Packaworld's portable rugby posts, visit the Rugby Packapost page on this website.