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QEGS rugby teams heading to Austria

QEGS U18s and U14s rugby teams
QEGS U18s and U14s rugby teams

[Q]ueen Elizabeth Grammar School is set to take part in the United World Games in Austria again at the end of this month.

Two teams will depart from Penrith to play 7-a-side rugby at the international youth games. The games have grown over the last twelve years to include 12 sports and over 10,000 competitors in Klagenfurt this summer.

QEGS will compete alongside teams from across Europe and beyond at both U18 and U14 level, and the boys are hoping to improve on their performance last year where the U18s topped their pool at the group stage.

Both teams have some exciting players who are looking forward to the challenge provided by this format of rugby. The whole squad have been working hard in training to develop both their skills and fitness ahead of the games, and the coaching staff are pleased with their progress.

“Sevens is always a tough test, and last year the level of competition in some games was really high” said a spokesman for the school. “The games are a huge event, and it dominates much of the city for the duration of the week. We are looking forward to competing at two age groups, and hope that the players rise to the challenge” he added.

QEGS depart on June 22 for Austria with their first games taking place the day after in the group stages.

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