Super Rugby


12/11/2016

Queensland Youth Girls take out National Sevens Championship in Perth


The Queensland Red Youth Girls Sevens side have taken out the National Youth Sevens Championships in Perth, claiming a 22-14 win over NSW in the Cup Final. 

The Queensland Red boys side also made the Cup final, but unfortunately fell short against NSW Blue 34-0. 

The Queensland Red Girls were clinical in both their finals, beating Western Australia in the Semi Final 26-14 before going on to win the Cup Final over NSW Blue.

Head Coach Reg Tayler was thrilled with his team’s performance and says the side thoroughly deserved the win.

“It was a long tournament and it was really hot, but the level of play throughout the Girl’s Championship was outstanding. We had a tough tournament and I’m just really proud of the girls.”

“We knew NSW was going to be a hard opponent, they’re a quality side, but we executed our game plan really well and I’m really happy with the team’s performance.”

The Queensland Youth Girls success marks Queensland’s fifth National Sevens title from a possible six in 2016, having previously won the Senior Men, Senior Women, Youth Indigenous Boys and Youth Indigenous Girls titles. 

Queensland Rugby’s Head of Diversity and Pathways - Joel Johnston said: “Queensland Rugby made a decision a number of years ago to make a long-term investment into Rugby Sevens with both participation and pathway strategies. The performances of our representative teams in 2016 is just reward for the hard work of all involved. 

“It’s been a collective effort to build such a strong participation and pathway system and our clubs and schools throughout the state have played a critical role in the success our teams have enjoyed this year. They actively support and play in our tournaments and competitions as well as those that they have developed providing plenty of opportunities for players to compete in and develop along the way. 

“The growth in women’s sevens in particular has been impressive, with a 78% rise in participation over the last two years. This couldn’t have been done without the ongoing support of the Queensland Government who partner in both our participation and pathways strategies through the Queensland Academy of Sport and Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing.

“Queensland was already strongly represented in the Olympic Gold Medal winning Australian Women’s Sevens side in Rio, and our continued investment into the seven-a-side format of the game will ensure that we will provide Queenslanders with the opportunity to compete for Commonwealth and Olympic medals in the future.  “ 

2016 Youth National Girl’s Sevens Championship:
1. Queensland Red
2. New South Wales Blue
3. Western Australia
4. Australian Capital Territory
5. New South Wales White
6. Victoria
7. Queensland White
8. National Indigenous
9. Northern Territory
10. South Australia

2016 Youth National Boy’s Sevens Championship:
1. New South Wales Blue
2. Queensland Red
3. Western Australia
4. Victoria
5. Australian Capital Territory
6. Queensland White
7. National Indigenous
8. New South Wales White
9. Northern Territory
10. South Australia

QLD Youth Girls Red - Finished National Champions
Game 1: QLD (Red) 29 v VIC 0
Game 2: QLD (Red) 34 v NSW (White) 0
Game 3: QLD (Red) 49 v ACT 5
Game 4: QLD (Red) 45 v SA 0
Game 5: QLD (Red) 26 v WA 14
Youth Girls Final: NSW (Blue) 14 v QLD (Red) 22

QLD Youth Girls White - Finished 7th Place
Game 1: QLD (White) 15 v INDIG 5
Game 2: QLD (White) 34 v NT 5
Game 3: NSW (Blue) 38 v QLD (White) 5
Game 4: QLD (White) 5 v WA 33
Game 5: QLD (White) 5 v VIC 25
Game 6: NINIG 0 v QLD (White) 14

QLD Youth Boys Red - Finished 2nd Place
Game 1: QLD (Red) 31 v NIDIG 14
Game 2: QLD (Red) 36 v NT 10
Game 3: NSW (Blue) 17 v QLD (Red) 7
Game 4: QLD (Red) 34 v NSW (White) 12
Game 5: VIC 0 v QLD (Red) 32
Youth Boys Final: NSW (Blue) 34 v QLD (Red) 0

QLD Youth Boys White - Finished 6th Place
Game 1: VIC 17 v QLD (White) 14
Game 2: QLD (White) 0 v WA 31
Game 3: QLD (White) 36 v SA 14
Game 4: ACT 15 v QLD (White) 21
Game 5: NIDIG 24 v QLD (White) 10
Game 6: ACT 33 v QLD (White) 14

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