NSWRU Mens Sevens off to Santos Festival of Rugby

NSWRU recently announced their 13-man squad that will go to the 2021 NSWRU Men’s Sevens side.


According to NSW Rugby: 


The squad will travel to Narrabri this weekend where they will take part in the Santos Festival of Rugby – going head-to-head with the Australian Men’s 7s, Queensland 7s and Australian Pacific 7s sides across two days of competition.

The Festival of Rugby will form part of Aussie 7s preparation for Tokyo, with Australian coaches also eagerly watching on for the next generation of stars.  

 NSWRU Men’s 7s Head Coach Michael Hodge said his team are looking forward to the challenge the weekend presents.

 “The team has been preparing well over the past three months and are very excited with the opportunity to challenge themselves against some of the best sevens players in Australia,” Hodge said.

 “With a mix of experienced players, and some exciting up and coming talent, the squad are looking forward to a genuine opportunity to catch Tim Walsh’s eye,” he said.

 The Santos Festival of Rugby commences on Friday, with the Men’s Sevens action from 2pm, before the Waratahs kick off against the QLD Reds at 8pm.

 NSWRU Men’s Sevens Squad

Name Senior Club Junior Club
1 Winiata CHERRINGTON Randwick West Scarborough (WA)
2 Daniel DONATO Eastern Suburbs Orange City Lions
3 Matthew GONZALEZ Eastwood Beecroft
4 Brooklyn HARDAKER Randwick Paddington Colts
5 Jack HAYSON Northern Suburbs Northern Suburbs Juniors
6 Michael ICELY Eastwood Lindfield Junior Rugby
7 Kepu LOKOTUI Northern Suburbs Onehunga High (NZ)
8 Will MADDOCKS Eastern Suburbs Eastern Suburbs Juniors
9 Liam O’BRIEN Brothers Brothers
10 Tom SILK Gordon Rugby Lane Cove Juniors
11 James TURNER Northern Suburbs Drummoyne
12 Hunter WARD Manly Marlins Orange City Lions
13 Yool YOOL Manly Marlins Orange City Lions


From <https://nsw.rugby/news/2021/02/04/nswru-mens-sevens-squad-named-for-santos-festival-of-rugby