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Rugby Australia tour to unearth Indigenous talent

  • 25 March

    The #dreamBigTime tour kicks off Monday March 25 in Bathurst and will wind through remote regions including Walgett, Wilcannia, Coober Pedy and Alice Springs over two weeks.

    It will be one of three major talent ID tours carried out over the next three months to find the next wave of First Nations talent who will follow the likes of Kurtley Beale, Maurice Longbottom and Mahalia Murphy on the pathway to the gold jersey.

    Following the three road trips the top 130 players will be flown to Sydney for a four-day camp in July where their skills will be put to the test in front of a panel of national coaches.
    Two squads of 20 will then be chosen to represent two First Nations Sevens sides who will compete in five domestic and two international tournaments.
    Former Australian Men’s Sevens Assistant Coach Jarred Hodges has led the project with the support of Rugby Australia and the Member Unions.

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