Kiama Sevens attracts the best

_DSC5220The presence of the new Australian Sevens coach, Andy Friend, at the 44th annual Kiama Sevens is sure to produce some stellar performances as players vie for his attention.

“Tournaments such as the Kiama Sevens are critical as we seek to unearth the next generation of Rugby Sevens talent in pursuit of future Olympic gold,” says Australian Rugby Union CEO, Bill Pulvers.

Coming a long way from its early origins, the 2016 tournament will see 40 high quality teams competing for a range of trophies including the Kiama Sevens Cup, the Women’s Vase, Country Cup and the Bowl Competition.

_DSC5062Teams representing the cream of Sydney first division sides will compete against Sydney subdistricts, NSW Country, the ACT and Queensland. Kiama Sevens is a partner tournament to the HSBC Sydney 7’s that was played on the weekend, only much bigger and with more prize money (a total value of $25,000). It has long been Australia’s premier one day Sevens tournament.

Sydney Shute sides attending are Parramatta, Gordon, Warringah, Southern Districts and defending champions Manly.

Continuing with tradition, HMAS Albatross, Squadron 723, will be helicoptering in the trophies around 3pm (weather dependant).

Details: Saturday 27 February, Kiama Showground. $10 entry. Games from 8.30am, with finals from 5.15pm.

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