Young Talent shines through on day one of the National Sevens Championships

by Rugby Australia

Australia’s next generation of Men’s and Women’s Sevens stars are well on the pathway after a fierce day of competition at Ballymore.

The day saw over fifty matches played out across Ballymore’s two ovals with national talent scouts earmarking Australia’s National Sevens future.

NSW Blue are looking to go back to back in the Youth Boys Championship. However QLD Red is holding them up in top position, both winning all of their pool matches, with Victoria and ACT in pursuit.

Similarly, NSW Blue is also seeking redemption in the Youth Girls Championship after going down to QLD Red in 2017, now top off the Youth Girls table alongside ACT with three wins from three matches. However QLD Red is closing in with only one point separating the three teams.

However, it is in the Senior Men’s Sevens where the table has an unlikely leader at the end of day one with Victoria at the top of the table closely followed by a dominate QLD Red and QLD Grey side, which reminded the visiting teams that Ballymore is their home.

Australian Youth Sevens Girls Head Coach, Nathan McMahon said: “The first day of competition has showed us a high standard of rugby, particularly during this transition time for the youth program.

“We’re very excited to see some of the new players coming through the state ranks and putting their hand up for higher selection.

“The beauty of sevens is that the game is constantly evolving and changing, and some of the matches brought out skill sets that we haven’t seen in previous nationals before.”

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All matches will be streamed on RUGBY.com.au

National Sevens Championship Standings Day 1

1. Victoria, 9 Points

2. QLD Red, 9 Points

3. QLD Grey, 9 Points

4. NSW I, 7 Points

5. National Indigenous, 7 Points

6. Northern Territory, 5 Points

7. Western Australia, 5 Points

8. NSW II, 5 Points

9. Australian Defence Force, 5 Points

10. Tasmania, 5 Points

11. National Universities, 3 Points

12. ACT, 3 Points

National Youth Girls Sevens Championship Day 1

1. NSW Blue, 9 Points

2. ACT, 9 Points

3. NSW White, 8 Points

4. QLD Red, 8 Points

5. QLD Grey, 7 Points

6. Western Australia, 7 Points

7. QLD White, 5 Points

8. Victoria, 5 Points

9. National Indigenous, 5 Points

10. Northern Territory, 3 Points

11. Tasmania, 3 Points

National Youth Boys Sevens Championship Day 1

1. NSW White, 9 Points

2. QLD Red, 9 Points

3. Victoria, 7 Points

4. ACT, 7 Points

5. NSW White, 7 Points

6. QLD Grey, 7 Points

7. QLD White, 5 Points

8. South Australia, 5 Points

9. Western Australia, 5 Points

10. National Indigenous, 5 Points

11. Northern Territory, 3 Points

12. Tasmania, 3 Points