Thursday, February 27, 2014

Central Coast 7s - A Look At the Competition So Far

In 8 months the Stars Elite men and women will be boarding flights home after the championship rounds of Central Coast 7s in Australia - potentially to be played inside of a major stadium if rumors hold true! Here's a look at the competition thus far with some pretty amazing national sides and touring teams:

Tribe 7s Men's and Women's
Defending CC7s Women’s Champion.
Invitational Men & Women’s team aiming to develop future Olympians. The 2013 team featured former Aussie Captain Rebecca Tavo & Nicole Beck and current players Charlotte Caslick, Shontelle Stowers & Emma Tonegato. Men’s team current Shanghai Sevens Champions.

Sunnybank Rugby Men's and Women's
2012 Women’s Champions, 2013 Runner Up
2011 Men’s Champions, 2012 Runner Up, 2013 Semi Finalist
Sunnybank run arguably the strongest sevens program in Australia and are the most successful club to contest the CC7s. The 2011 Mens Cup Winning Side featured USA International Shalom Suniula, Canadian International Harry Jones and Australian International Peter Lee.  

Sunnybank hold the record of being the most successful club at the CC7s with their men's side cup champions 2011 after defeating the Aussie Thunderbolts national side, followed by runners up in 2012 and semi finalists 2013. The Sunnybank women were 2012 Cup Champions and 2013 runner up.

Rugirl 7 Women
The Japanese Kanto champions and widely regarded as the strongest women’s 7s team in Japan. The team were very strong performers in 2013 featuring a number of Japanese Internationals.


ACT Brumbies Women
The ACT Brumbies are an impressive representative team who won the 2013 Australia National Championship and are expected to have the firepower to challenge for the Kinesio Cup.

Melbourne City Silverbacks Women
A powerful side from Victoria the Silverbacks will be contesting their first CC7s.  


Central Coast Academy of Sport Women
The CCAS have developed a magnificent women's sevens program with some great talent coming through. 

Fijiana Women
The Fijian Women's National Team


Rangataua Men
New Zealand's Middlesex 7s Champions. 


Yamacia Men
Fiji Coral Coast 7s Champions, 2013 CC7s semifinalists.


Daveta Men
Boreno7s Champions


New Zealand Four Nations Men
 A side that emerged from a 4 National tournament held at the end of the rugby season in NZ. To be eligible to play you must have direct lineage to one of the four home nations -Scotland, England, Wales & Ireland.

Confirmed women's teams to date include:
Rugirl 7 (Japan)
Tribe 7s (Australia)
Sunnybank (Australia)
Stars Rugby 7s (USA)
Fijiana (Fiji)
Central Coast Academy of Sport (Australia)
Melbourne City Silverbacks (Australia)
ACT Brumbies (Australia)

Confirmed men's teams:
Tribe 7s (Australia)
Yamacia (Fiji)
Daveta (Fiji)
Sunnybank (Australia)
New Zealand Four Nations (New Zealand)
Stars Rugby (USA)

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