Despite the inclement weather, the crowd at this year’s Kiama Sevens was up by almost 20 per cent, due to the calibre of the players on the field.
One face in the crowd was Andy Friend, the Australian Seven’s Coach. With Rugby Sevens looking to make its debut at the Olympic in Rio, players were looking to catch his eye for selection. He said the Kiama Sevens has grown in stature as a legitimate pathway to represent Australia in the sport.
The Cleary Brothers Cup Final was won decisively by Australian Rugby Legends.
The date has been set for next year’s 45th Sevens: 25 February. Organisers are already in discussion with NSW and ACT rugby over the draw of Shute Shield and Dent Cup to accommodate a pathway for fringe Sevens players.