Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - B+S - – ELIN

I grew up in Wales, so it goes with­out say­ing that I love rugby. And I’m de­lighted that women’s rugby sevens has been in­cluded in this year’s Com­mon­wealth Games. It’s such a fun, fre­netic sport to watch and, to top it off, Aus­tralia – reign­ing Olympic cham­pi­ons, no less – are bril­liant! On pages 4-7, we speak to Aussie sevens star Char­lotte Caslick about what it means to de­but the sport at a home Games, and chat to three other medal hope­fuls who have an ex­tra spe­cial rea­son for com­pet­ing at Gold Coast 2018. I can’t wait to watch them all go for glory. In fact, I can’t wait for the Games to kick off, full stop. It’s a cel­e­bra­tion of so many of the things I love about my adopted coun­try: the out­door life­style, the fierce ap­petite for com­pe­ti­tion and a will­ing­ness to em­brace the new (hello, beach vol­ley­ball, which is also mak­ing its Games de­but). Check out page 8 for our arm­chair guide to the Games to guar­an­tee you don’t miss a thing. Good luck Aus­tralia (and Wales)!

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