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The Qantas Australian Men’s 7s finished in 6th
place overall in the recent HSBC World Rugby 7s series with the final round
taking place in London in May. Congratulations to the South African 7s for
their 1st place result. The
2017/2018 series will kick off in Dubai in December.
With the season finale taking place this past weekend in
Clermont-Ferrand, the Qantas Australian Women’s 7s placed 2nd with New Zealand taking first place. While the Australian team could not recreate the results of the past season, Head Coach Tim Walsh said both the tournament and the season overall gave him plenty to be positive about.
"I thought the first two matches were the best we performed all season," he said. "We showed some really good character especially in that game against Canada to come from behind and hold that composure and be ruthless and resilient."
"New Zealand have had an exceptional year and they finished it well. It certainly gives us motivation and desire to come back next year in what is a very big year with the Commonwealth Games and the World Cup. We're looking to be peaking for those events. We'll certainly be taking a lot out of this season.
"There are some good young players coming through which is great and bodes well for the future of Australian women's rugby, so we've got make sure we stay at the top and win those big events."
terrific effort! Dates for next season's HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series will be announced soon.