NSW Senior & Youth 7s squads announced for National Championships

NSW Waratahs pathway manager Matt Everard has announced four extended training squads for the upcoming National Senior and Youth Sevens Championships to be held later this year.

Following this year’s state championships and last weekend’s Central Coast Sevens, four extended squads were announced, with final squads of 15 to be confirmed in the coming weeks.


“These are the first selected squads for the 2017 National Championships for youth and senior age groups. These teams have been selected from a number of identified selection tournaments all around the state, with the Central Coast being the last one,” Evrard said.

“Over the coming weeks, these squad will prepare to win as many national titles as possible across the different divisions but more importantly, get as many players identified for Youth Commonwealth Games and National Senior team selection.

“We had several players graduate into the Men’s National side in the World Series off the back of the 2016 Youth and Senior tournaments.”

The Senior National Championships will be held in Bendigo on the 25th and 26th of November while the Youth National Championships will be played in Brisbane on the 9th and 10th of December.

NSW Men’s Seniors 7s squad:

Allan Tuigamala (Illawarra), Blake Rixon (Shore), Daniel Martine (Warringah), Dimitry Chipizbov (Randwick), Harry Leddy (Rugby League), Hunter Ward (Orange City), Jack Pennington (Randwick), Jack Conen (Southern Districts), Jale Seninwanawa (Illawarra), Jaline Graham (Parramatta), Josh Petero (Southern Districts), Kepu Lokotui (Northern Suburbs), Kiwi Kapene-Belcher (Manly), Matt Stead (Trinity Grammar), Matt Teki (Southern Districts), Ofa Siale (Parramatta), Sam Fogarty (Eastern Suburbs), Tom Connor (Warringah).

NSW Women’s Senior 7s squad: 

Emily Chancellor (North Bondi), Arabella McKenzie (Walgett), Hannah Southwell (Newcastle Hunter), Sarah Halverson (Newcastle Hunter), Brittany Vanderhart (Cronulla), Donnay Van Taak (Woolooware), Claudia Bell (Moree), Iliseva Baitbage (Pagewood), Olivia White (Engadine), Grace Hamilton (Bondi), Kennedy Cherrington (Western Australia), Page McGregor (Bankstown), Mel Howard (Newcastle Hunter), Cheech Baker (Newcastle Hunter), Lauren Murty (Cronulla), Tiarne Cavanagh (Caringbah), Layne Morgan (Newcastle Hunter), Bo Vetty-Welsh (Parramatta), Katie Harrison (Manly), Brydie Parker (Newcastle Hunter), Darice Morrison (Forbes), Rhiannon Byers (Central North), Olivia Brooks (Kirrawee), Jess Sergis (Kareela), Michaela Emblem (Taren Point), Tamyka Laws (Enmore), Jade Huggins (Liverpool), Mahalia Murphy (Penrith), Taliah Fuimaono (Penrith), Nicole Beck (Illawarra), Emma Tonegato (Illawarra), Chloe Dalton (Sydney)

NSW Boys (U17s) 7s squad:

Daniel Ala (St Augustines), Angus Bell (Riverview), Joe Brial (Scots), Tom Cameron (Knox), Cooper Chambers (Trinity), George Clark (Riverview), Vinnie Creagh (St Josephs), Dom Easy (Riverview), Tane Edmed (Trinity), Donny Freeman (Kinross), Will Harris (Scots), Albert Hopoate (St Augustines), Caleb Hopping (Merewether High School), Lachlan Ilias (Trinity), Max Lehmann (St Augustines), Saul Lewis (Newington), Jack Mosman (Scots), Lachlan O’Riley (Matraville Sports), Jacob Rabai (Irrawang High School), Pat Reynolds (Westfields Sports), Charlie Savala (Scots), Lachlan Shelley (Green Point Christian College), Preston Simpson (Kinross), Ronald Volkman (Westfields Sports), Jack Walsh (St Augustines), Kaeo Weekes (Newington), Ben West (Forest High), James Westbury (St Aloysius), Henry Whelan (St Augustines), Jordan Williams (Kings)

NSW Girls (U17s) 7s squad: 

Katalina Amosa (Eastwood), Maddie Ashby (Eastwood), Tatum Bird (Eastwood), Emma Bradford (Hunter), Sophie Buller (Eastwood), Nat Crow, Maddie Curtin (Liverpool), Keeley Davis (Illawarra), Quincy Dodd (West Harbour), Pihuka Duff (Eastwood), Tegan Dymock (Randwick), Kiarna Dymock (Randwick), Shekinah Edwards (Eastwood), Rach Fear (North Sydney), Tessa Good (Illawarra), Tia Hinds (Randwick), Jorja Holden (Hunter), Abby Rose Holmes (Illawarra), Jessika Lealaiauloto (Blacktown), Jonell Lemusu (Liverpool), Lillyann Mason-Spice (Central West), Phoebe Mcloughlin (Central North), Kaea Murphy (West Harbour), Faith Nathan (Eastwood), Miah O’Sullivan (Central North), Sariah Paki (Eastwood), Ana Tohi-Hiku (West Harbour), Leanne Toomalatai (West Harbour), Litiana Tuifia (Blacktown), Ruari Von Prott (Illawarra), Maddie Weatherall (Illawarra), Jakiya Whitfeld (Central West), Jemima Wrigley (Randwick)