Sunday Territorian

ACTION HEATING UP AT SEVENS

- NATHANIEL CHAMBERS

DESPITE not drawing the internatio­nal teams from a normal year, the Hottest Sevens were back delivering plenty of action and excitement.

Twenty-one teams fought it out across the men’s, women’s and youth boys division to take out the prize pool and deliver plenty of exciting sevens rugby along the way.

Queensland Academy of

Sport women’s squad and the Central Australian Fijian men’s side mixed it with NT’s best.

Of the local men’s sides, Casuarina Cougars and University Pirates also impressed, piling on the points and the pressure ahead of what promises to be an exciting day of finals on Sunday.

NT rugby union CEO Shane Sullivan said it was great to see representa­tion from across the NT present in the event that was last held in 2019 due to Covid-19.

“It’s been fantastic, it’s a good culminatio­n of all the hard work we’ve put in around the ups and down of Covid,” Sullivan said.

“There have been a lot of changes over the past few weeks with some teams able to travel and others not, but it’s great to actually be here now.

“There’s a really great spread of teams from across the NT. All of our regions are represente­d.

“It’s been fantastic – plenty of games, plenty of action.”

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