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Tourist in town for Sevens, but needs date

MICHAEL FORBES
Last updated 05:00 30/01/2013
Kelley Wigton
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MAN WANTED: Kelley Wigton hopes Trade Me will deliver her a man worthy of a good time at the Sevens.

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It sounds too good to be true - an attractive, single woman looking for a man who likes rugby and beer.

Kelley Wigton describes herself as a "perfectly sane and fun California girl", but she has a unique dilemma. She has just landed in Wellington with two tickets to this weekend's Hertz Sevens in her hot little hands and she has no-one to go with.

So in an attempt to find someone who knows rugby - and who doesn't mind dressing up as an alligator - she is taking applications to be her sevens date through Trade Me.

The 26-year-old from San Francisco says her ideal companion would be a man aged 26 to 35, who "loves the Sevens and will drink beer and dress up with me".

She wants to attend with a guy because, in general, they tended to know more about the game, she says.

"And I want to go with someone who's just super-enthused and knows the way the game is played. I don't know a whole lot about rugby myself."

The only price would be two days' worth of friendship.

"But then, who knows? I'm single, 26 years old. Maybe I'll meet my future husband this way."

The lucky fella will have the choice of dressing like a sailor or in some type of animal costume, she says.

"I saw some alligators at a store on Cuba St that looked pretty cool."

She got the tickets while in Fiji last week, when a man in an All Blacks shirt offered them to her after she mentioned that her next stop was Wellington.

Her Trade Me advert had attracted just over 300 views by 8pm last night and had generated a few replies, but none had "fit the bill" just yet.

She was now a bit desperate to have a friend sorted in time for the teams' parade down Lambton Quay tomorrow.

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