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8 September 2018 1:30 PM Australian sevens skipper Sharni Williams re-signs for Tokyo Olympics

The chance to chase back-to-back Olympic Games gold medals convinced skipper Sharni Williams to re-sign with the Australian sevens program, vowing to bury 12 months of injury frustration to chase a ticket to Tokyo. It can be revealed Williams is the latest sevens champion to commit to the team, further boosting their hopes of chasing another gold medal 23

8 September 2018 7:48 AM Heartbreak for University of Canberra sevens puts titles hopes on edge

"We had our chances. It comes down to the last split-second focus points," said Canberra coach Dave Grimmond. "Our girls have come a long way in the last four or five games. It's disappointing, but we take a lot of heart out of where we've come from. "We lost two games after the bell. Can you believe it? It's tough - a cruel game in sevens. It can go one way or the other 25

6 September 2018 10:00 AM Kasey Dragisic ready for rugby comeback in university sevens series

UC sevens players Sammie Wood, Kasey Dragisic, and Breanna Toze all come from different sporting backgrounds. Kasey Dragisic has spent the past year terrorising Canberra rugby league teams, but the chance to put some fun back into rugby union convinced her to take a chance on the University sevens series. Dragisic will make her rugby comeback when Canberra 22

5 September 2018 6:20 AM Wallaroo Georgia O'Neill to make University of Canberra sevens debut

"Playing for the Wallaroos was mind blowing. It was just an amazing experience and now I've got to switch focus from 15-a-side to sevens. "When I first started playing rugby, I started playing sevens in a trial game for Gungahlin College. Then I moved into the Brumbies sevens with the schoolgirls, so that's where I started." The Canberra side finished 22

26 August 2018 10:45 AM University of Canberra sevens to add Sharni Williams for home series

The University of Canberra sevens side is set to be bolstered by the addition of Australian skipper Sharni Williams, but the veteran star may only play a role as a mentor when the series moves to the capital. Canberra regrouped after a day-one fade to win two of their three games in Hobart on Sunday, finishing fifth of 10 teams at the opening weekend 26

25 August 2018 7:41 AM Brumbies tips help Ngawai Eyles make switch from netball to UC sevens

"I've played touch footy in the netball off-season. I dabbled in a bit of rugby sevens four or five years ago because all of my friends were playing, but that was it," Eyles said. "I've never been in a proper team environment, so this is the first time I'm committing to a team environment. "Netball is my number one sport but our off-season training was by playing 33

23 August 2018 10:26 AM Jane Garraway realising her UC Sevens destiny

Jane Garraway was always destined for a career on the rugby field. Growing up in a rugby-mad family in Wagga Wagga, it was everywhere she looked. First came a stint with the ACT Brumbies in the Super W, and now Garraway is set to return to the format in which she made a name for herself. The 21-year-old is set to make her debut during the opening leg of the 2018 University 18

2 August 2018 6:47 AM Australian sevens bolter Yasmin Meakes is still pinching herself

"Anything is possible, it's insane, I'm so grateful it's happened to me but it does take a lot of hard work," Meakes said. "You feel a bit stupid doing so much running but it's definitely worth it in the end. I just want to keep improving and take my opportunities to play with these girls. "I'm really enjoying the moment but there definitely is a bit of an expectation 25

13 July 2018 6:00 AM Queanbeyan fullback Tom Ruediger back in rugby after four-year hiatus

Ruediger's housemate, ACT Schoolboys and Queanbeyan colts coach Dan Hawke, was the man who convinced him to return to union this season. "He’s an absolute freak, lightning quick, awesome step, very agile and for someone his size [80kgs and 175cm] he runs very hard," Hawke said. "Tommy is super relaxed, he missed preseason so he started this season in third 25

6 July 2018 7:51 AM Rugby referee-player brothers Reuben and Bryce Keane set for nationals

The Keane family will have plenty to cheer about at the schoolboy national championships, but there's a twist to brothers Reuben and Bryce's duties in Sydney. Reuben Keane has been chosen by Rugby Australia as one of only four referees to officiate the tournament after the 19-year-old was also a referee at the Commonwealth Games rugby sevens tournament 23