Little rugby players in town

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MORE than 1200 junior rugby players will travel to Canberra this weekend to compete in the KPMG Canberra Junior Rugby Sevens Carnival.

Little rugby players will head to Canberra this weekend.
More than 100 teams from across Canberra, Sydney and regional NSW have entered this Sunday’s tournament, which will be played at O’Connor Playing Fields and ANU North Oval, Turner.

Canberra’s finest will come up against the likes of the Manly Roos, Western Raptors, Clovelly Eagles and Leeton Phantoms. Marist College, which is sending a team to next month’s national schools sevens on the Gold Coast, has two U18s sides to take on old rivals St Edmunds and others at ANU North Oval.

Tournament organiser Andrew Dawson welcomed the prospect of more than 1200 junior rugby players descending on Canberra.

The event will attract more than 3500 players, parents and supporters to both ANU North Oval and O’Connor fields.

Tournament organiser Andrew Dawson welcomed the prospect of more than 1200 junior rugby players descending on Canberra.

“It’s a great opportunity with the World Cup starting in New Zealand for local players to test their running skills against some handy players from interstate. Sevens rugby is a fast and furious version of our game that is played all around the world. The aim of this tournament is to give our young players the chance to toss the ball around and have some fun after a hard rugby season.”

The action gets under way at 8.30am with finals scheduled to start from 2:45pm onwards.

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