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QPR 7's Series 2018

Discussion in 'Club Rugby' started by The Whisperer, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. The Whisperer Chris McKivat (8)

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  2. neilc Bob Loudon (25)

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    This is a great initiative, glad that they have got it going. The clubs will certainly benefit from use of their ground over this period and the people it brings in. Hopefully it allows some new 7s talent to emerge as well.
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  3. Oldschool Tom Lawton (22)

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    Has the schedule for UQ been posted anywhere???
  4. Oracle83 Ted Thorn (20)

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    I think it’s upnon the Norths FB page
  5. Beer Baron Vay Wilson (31)

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    Will be interesting to see which clubs take this seriously. I think there may be a few blow outs - esp. when the speciality sides are playing.
  6. Oldschool Tom Lawton (22)

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    Got down to UQ for the finals. Pretty good standard of footy. Good win by the Bank. Easts and Wests not to far behind. See what happens at Brothers in a few weeks.
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  7. Happyman Fred Wood (13)

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    Congrats to all involved in running the 7's on the weekend. Particularly the Admin from Sunnybank for doing all of the heavy lifting in putting it together. It will only grow from here. There was some fantastic 7 played and the vibe from this who were there was really positive. I would not be surprised to see it include colts next year.

    All clubs will be better for the run. I really liked the boys from NT.
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  8. WorkingClassRugger Andrew Slack (58)

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    What was the turn out like? Really like this initiative. Hoping the NSWRU and the clubs can sort something out down this way.
  9. Happyman Fred Wood (13)

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    Mate I would have said a reasonable crowd I went fairly early and I did not stay until the end. UQ is probably not a good judge of what a crowd should be as they don't have a great in person following. There was a younger demographic at the game as many of the older crowd don't like 7's. I think if they run it like a festival at some of the other clubs they will do OK.
  10. Oldschool Tom Lawton (22)

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  11. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    Australia’s next generation of Sevens stars will head to Ballymore this weekend with three separate Championships being conducted in the Senior Men’s Sevens as well as the Youth Boys and Youth Girls Sevens tournaments.

    The National Sevens Championships has seen the likes of Tim Anstee, Lachlan Anderson, Demi Hayes, Emma Sykes, Maurice Longbottom and Dominique Du Toit progress onto higher honours and provides an invaluable opportunity for Australian selectors to find their next generation of development players.

    Several of last year’s competitors continued on to play in the Aon University Sevens Series, with the likes of Sariah Paki, Jakiya Whitfield and Hagiga Mosby graduating into the victorious Australian Women’s Sevens side during the 2018 Oceania Sevens Championships.

    Queensland will be a force to be reckoned with on their home soil, hosting three teams in both the youth girls and boys pools. Queensland will also have two teams in the Senior Men’s Championship, who will be at full strength off the back of the inaugural Queensland Premier Rugby Sevens series.

    Rugby Australia’s Performance Manager Sevens Rugby, Scott Bowen said: “The level of talent that we can and have discovered at these tournaments is always outstanding, with many of the players going into our academies and talent pathway.

    “The youth tournaments always throw up players who have gone onto become some of our most consistent performers on the world series.

    “In the senior men’s competition this year we will also see a lot of our nationally contracted players, who missed out on Dubai and are returning to their states to get essential game time.”

    With free entry across all three days at Ballymore, the public is invited to attend and show their support for the future stars of Australian Rugby Sevens.

    For live fixtures and results,
    please click here.

    All matches will be streamed on RUGBY.com.au

    National Sevens Championship
    Pool A – Queensland Red, ACT, National Indigenous, NSW II
    Pool B – Queensland Grey, NSW I, National Universities, Tasmania
    Pool C – Australian Defence Force, Victoria, Northern Territory, Western Australia

    National Youth Girls Sevens Championship
    Pool A – Queensland Red, National Indigenous, NSW White
    Pool B – NSW Blue, QLD Grey, Victoria, Tasmania
    Pool C – ACT, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland White

    National Youth Boys Sevens Championship
    Pool A – NSW Blue, Western Australia, National Indigenous, Queensland White
    Pool B – Victoria, Queensland Red, South Australia, Tasmania
    Pool C – ACT, NSW White, Queensland Grey, Northern Territory

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