SEVEN Southern Inland ladies will play for their place in the national championships in Sydney on Sunday.
Wagga City’s Sammy Maxwell, Sarah Hogan, CSU’s Emma Hickey, Temora’s Louise McCabe, Albury’s Elyse Burns, Griffith’s Stefanie Koro and Tumut’s Tara Arnall have all been selected ACT Brumbies Women’s XV squad following trials at Yass last weekend.
After more than 40 girls were nominated by their clubs to try out at Yass, currently there are 34 players in the squad which will be cut to 24 following the game against NSW Country.
Brumbies coaching and pathways manager Russell Ingram will coach the team.
He believes the strong influence of SIRU’s burgeoning seven’s competition is having an flow on effect to the 15s format of the sport.
“It’s a great opportunity,” Ingram said.
“It’s very exciting for the Southern Inland girls and the competition running at the moment.
“There is certainly some good quality women’s rugby players coming out of the area.
“Hopefully a number of those girls can post their way into the 24.”
Those who make the cut will take on Australia’s best rugby union talents in the national championships in Sydney which will start on June 23.
Each state is represented plus NSW will send two teams, NSW Country and Sydney, and the Australian Defence Forces will also send a team.
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