The Queanbeyan Sevens is likely to unearth more talent according to the tournament director, Phill Hawke. The Sevens are part of the ACT selection trials for both the men and women’s teams.
Australian players Lewis Holland, Tom Cusack and Pama Fou were identified from the Queanbeyan event.
“Lewis was playing for the Whites in the Sevens and then was selected to go to the Darwin Sevens and from there he has become one of the best. Pama was playing for Wests when he was named player of the tournament and went onto the Australian Sevens team. Unfortunately, injury ruled him out of the Olympics. He has now signed with the Rebels
No doubt the selectors will discover more talent with 12 men’s teams and eight women’s teams playing for the prize money”, Hawke said.
The tournament involves a mix of the local clubs and a few outsiders like Sydney University in the women’s and St. Ives in the men’s.
Southern Inland is represented in both competitions and should be very competitive given that they are a representative side.
The local men’s teams will be weakened with the absence of the NRC players and the Griffins.
The men’s and women’s tournament will be played on Saturday the 10th at Campese Oval with the final series beginning at 2.20pm.