The 30th running of the Byron Bay Rugby 7s is set for this weekend and will include an All Star team including ex- Wallabies George Smith and Lote Tuqiri, as well as former NRL players Jamie Lyon and Todd Carney.
The weekend of rugby action gets underway at 8.30 with 16 male and female teams vying for the prize money in the serious leg of the competition, as well as a further 24 men’s teams competing for honours in the social competition.
‘We had enough interest to expand this year, but there just isn’t time to fit any more games in,’ organiser Eddy said.
On Sunday the action kicks off at 9.00am.
The All Star team will play in pink jumpers in support of the Breast Cancer Support Group (Byron Bay). Any winnings the team earns will also go to the group.
The All Star line up will also include former All Blacks Rico Gear and Caleb Graph.
‘Saturday will be a good warm up for the World Cup game, on that night, that will be shown at the Bowlo on big screens, ‘Eddy said.
The Rugby 7s will be held at the Byron Recreation Grounds.
There will be entertainment for children as well as food stalls. All welcome.