Rugby sevens: first Nedlands Swan River 7s to pit Perth’s best rugby teams against each other

Nedlands men’s team.
Nedlands men’s team.

NEDLANDS Rugby Union Football Club will host an inaugural rugby sevens event for WA’s best rugby teams at Charles Court Reserve on Saturday.

Nedlands’ Swan River 7s competition will feature men’s, women’s and under-20s teams as part of the RugbyWA summer sevens series and $8000 in prize money.

It will also include a representative interstate under-20s match between the Western Force and the Queensland Reds at 2pm, ahead of the finals of the sevens competition.

Nedlands men’s sevens coach Dylan Loversidge said the club consistently looked for ways to promote and grow the game.

“This time of year is perfect timing for a sevens tournament,” he said.

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“The club has jumped at the opportunity to host its own tournament.

“Teams to watch will be the likes of Palmyra and West Scarborough.”

Loversidge said the men’s team played in Busselton and Cockburn to prepare for its home tournament.

“As a club, the goal will be to run a successful tournament,” he said.

“As a men’s team, we will definitely be looking to win the inaugural Swan River 7s tournament.”

The tournament will also serve as a registration day for junior players.