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Byron Bay set to host festival of rugby 7s

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At least ten hours of rugby 7s will be played this Saturday as 62 teams vie for Byron Rugby 7s trophies. Photo supplied

Australia’s largest rugby 7s tournament will be back in Byron Bay this weekend with a full card of 62 teams competing across three categories – competitive, social and womens.

‘We weren’t sure if we could get things organised this year but Rugby NSW have offered some support, and local businesses have given their support as well,’ Byron Bay Rugby Club organiser Eddy Brown said.

‘The players have responded very positively and we have 62 teams booked, the most we have ever had. The women’s competition has attracted 20 teams, the most we have ever had in that category as well.

‘It’s just more evidence of the growth of women’s sport’.

‘There are no foreign teams this year, and the bulk of the competitive teams are from the Brisbane premiership.

‘The standard will be very good and with last year’s winner unable to make it up from Sydney, it is there to be won,’ he said.

Altogether there is $10,500 worth of prize money up for grabs.

The action kicks off from 8am on Saturday (October 14) and will run through till 6pm, before resuming on Sunday. All the games are at the Byron Bay Recreation Grounds.

‘We will be running the most games we have ever run on Saturday. There will be plenty of rugby’.

The Byron Bay rugby 7s is free event.

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