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Top 5 Players To Watch

Top 5 Players To Watch
some of the players to lookout for at this weekends 7s Rugby WorldCup
July 19
12:04 2018

The first Rugby World Cup Sevens in 1993 saw the emergence of England speedster Andrew Harriman, then it was Waisale Serevi, Eric Rush, the late Jonah Lomu, Sireli Bobo, DJ Forbes and the list goes on.

If that’s not enough then how about Wales shocking the rugby world when they won the 2009 tournament?

This weekend, for sure is going to see the emergence of the next crop of star players. Here are some of the players you should keep an eye on;

 

SEMI RADRADRA (Fiji)

The former NRL super star who switched to Union, is deemed to be of the tournament’s star attraction.

He is playing in his third World Rugby sanctioned tournament. Big Semi showed what he was capable of during the London 7s where they won the tournament convincingly.

 

SCOTT CURRY (NZ)

Love him or hate him, the veteran forward is now coming of age. He is a much wiser player, quick on his feet and knows his way to the try line.

Keep an eye on Scott, as he will be the man Clark Laidlaw will be counting on when it comes to the crucial stages of the tournament.

 

PERRY BAKER (USA)

The lanky winger shoulders America’s hopes in their campaign to win the Rugby World Cup Sevens for the first time. Baker actually did it when they won this year’s USA 7s in Las Vegas and definitely he will be at his best come this weekend.

 

PHILIP SNYMAN (South Africa)

This God fearing Blitzboks forward is going to be the man to watch. Always strong in defence and has an eye for gaps before pouncing on those try scoring opportunities with his deceptive runs.

 

MAURICE LONGBOTTOM (Australia)

Give an inch and he’s gone! That rings true for this nippy playmaker. He has a wicked sidestep to squeeze through any small  gap and lots of speed to burn. Someone, who coach Tim Walsh could count on in San Francisco.

 

Edited  by  Osea Bola

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