Wagga High is out to prove they are fostering the best rugby sevens talent in the state when they send two teams to the NSW CHS state knockout finals in Sydney on Wednesday.
Both the under 16 and open girls teams qualified for the Riverina finals to earn the right to take on the other regions across the state.
The open team has a number of the same faces through the under 16 team that took out the title in 2012 but coach Steve Sargeant believes there has been one change which will help this year – this time they're playing rugby sevens.
Previously the under 16 event was a 10s tournament and the open division a full 15-a-side battle.
Sargeant believes the team’s strong touch football influence will see them more adept at the shorter version of the game.
“It’s really good for our teams as we have a lot of touch players and the progression of skills is more advanced,” Sargeant said.
“You also don’t need as many numbers to get a team together and it’s a lot better for the girls as they get a lot more game time.”
To qualify the open team defeated Tumut High in the final while the under 16 team was too strong for Yanco Ag.
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