Explosion Of Rugby Sevens Tournaments In Australia Illustrates Growth Of Women's Game
Several women’s Rugby Sevens competitions will take place across Australia in the coming months. Competitions kicked off in Queensland, Western Australia, New South Wales and Newcastle earlier in February, while Victoria’s will launch in early March. With an emphasis on U18 and senior age groups, the new competitions will give women the chance to be selected to compete at the National Championships, which will be held from April 12-14. NSW Rugby Community Rugby Operations Manager Mike Doyle said that he anticipates the NSW competition could reveal new talent in the women's game. Doyle: "This program will provide the player’s access to regular Sevens Rugby, along with offering a platform for NSW Sevens coaches to scout potential talent for the state squads that will compete in the National Women’s Sevens Championship (ARU).