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Two of Queensland Rugby’s biggest Sevens tournaments were held over the weekend with nearly 100 teams competing across the All Schools Sevens in Brisbane and the Western Sevens in Emerald.
“We’re really proud of what we’ve achieved at Sunshine Coast Grammar and to come down here for the All Schools Sevens and defeat the GPS champions Brisbane Sate High is a really nice way to finish our season,” he said.
St. Brendan’s made the trip to Brisbane to compete in the Division 1 U18 Boys competition, while up in Emerald the school took out the U14 title with a 32-0 victory over Rockhampton Grammar.
At the same carnival held at Emerald State High School, Marist College secured the U16 competition and the Cathedral College secured the U18 title. While Rockhampton Girls secured both the Emerald girls divisions with victories in the U15s and U18s.
Despite going down in the U18 Division 1 final, Brisbane State High School secured the U13 and U15 girls before their U18 girls capped off a successful weekend with a 45-5 victory over St. Teresa’s Catholic College.
Queensland Rugby head of participation Reg Tayler acknowledged the performance of a number of players across the weekend and identified the carnivals as a pathway to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
“Looking at our girl’s program, around 60 per cent of our QAS squad has come through our All School Sevens and also our Youth Girls development programs. This now sees them in a position to vie for the Australian team which will ultimately compete at the Commonwealth Games."
22 JULY 2017