UQ flanker Conor Mitchell signs Australian Sevens contract

UQ and Queensland Country flanker Conor Mitchell has signed an Australian Sevens contract for the 2016-17 season. The young Queenslander joins the national squad after leading UQ to the Brisbane Premier Rugby grand final earlier this year. He has previous experience as a wider squad member with the Aussie Sevens. Mitchell made his Australian Sevens debut in 2016 when he ran out at the Vancouver Sevens in Canada. The 22-year old was named in Rugby News' 10 best unsigned players in Australia last month. READ MORE: 10 best unsigned players in Australian rugby “We are very pleased to welcome Conor to our squad as we begin our post Rio journey and start to look towards the upcoming 2016-2017 HSBC Sevens World Series with one eye on the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast," Australian coach Andy Friend said. “Conor has already impressed in the Australian colours with his Captaincy of the Australian University Sevens Team at the World University Games in 2016 where the side
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