Top women’s players set for Australia’s University Sevens Series

By Alex Dudley

The players that will hopefully one day play their part in the success in the HSBC World Sevens Series and the Olympics for Australia will descend on the University of Canberra, which will again host one of the legs for this year’s University Sevens Series.

The Canberra leg of the competition will round off the series in late October; giving all the local fans of sevens the chance to see some of the best female players’ from around the country. This competition has provided an excellent pathway for elite players in the sevens code, with stars such as Lauren Brown and Page McGregor taking part in past tournaments.

That sentiment has been echoed by the high-performance manager for Rugby Australia, Scott Brown, who has declared that the sevens players will also be available to take part in the series.

Speaking to the Canberra Times, he said: “We’re looking forward to this season being the best yet for the University Sevens Series. Aussie sevens players will play again in rounds across the series, and this will only serve to lift the already high standard of the competition.”

CEO of Rugby Australia, Raelene Castle, has welcome the inclusoin of University of Technology Sydney and the University of Western Australia in the competition.

Speaking to the official website for the competition, she said: “It’s fantastic for the Aon University Sevens Series that we have a University with the standing and resources of UTS joining the competition for this year.

“The Aon University Sevens Series continues to be an exciting new competition that provides a national platform to develop and grow Women’s Sevens, uncover the next generation of elite talent, while also creating some excellent content for fans.

“The competition went from strength to strength over the last two seasons, and I know season three will be bigger and better than ever.”

The competition will get underway in the middle of September at the University of Queensland, before arriving in the capital of Australia on the 26th of October.

Main Photo: Rugby AU/Karen Watson

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