Sam Croke finds new home in competitive Aussie 7s squad

Former Randwick backrower Sam Croke has found a new home in the Australian Sevens squad but believes he still has a long road ahead of him as he tries to play his way into the match day squad in 2018. After spending two years in the Australian U20s program, Croke earned his first full time professional contact late last year after a number of impressive seasons for Randwick and the NSW Country Eagles. “It’s taken a little while but I’ve enjoyed every step of the way and fortunately I’ve been able to find my little niche in Sevens where I sort of fit the mould of what they are looking for,” he said. “I got a chance to focus on Sevens for a few months last year and thankfully something eventuated and now I just want to make the most of it.” Despite his impressive club form, the tall, lean backorder struggled to crack the professional XVs ranks in recent years and admitted his physique is probably more suited to the seven a side game. “Obviously XVs is becom
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