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Emma Ready To Get Physical

New inclusion into the Australian women’s 7s team Emma Sykes is looking forward to putting up  a good performance in the Oceania 7s tomorrow. The 18-year-old from Queensland along with
10 Nov 2016 11:10
Emma Ready To Get Physical
Australian Women's 7s rep Emma Sykes (third from left) with Veiuto Primary School students (Standing L-R) Aposia Havea, Lice Nacagilevu, Ranadi Matairavula (kneeling L-R) Fatai Delaiono and Destiny Wong. Photo: JUSTINE MANNAN

New inclusion into the Australian women’s 7s team Emma Sykes is looking forward to putting up  a good performance in the Oceania 7s tomorrow.

The 18-year-old from Queensland along with Shanice Parker and Hannah Southwell are the new bloods in the team and will be making their debut tomorrow.

Sykes has represented Australia in touch rugby and also represented the University of the Sunshine Coast in the World University Championships in sevens in Swansea, Wales in June.

Making the transition from touch rugby to 7s rugby has not been hard for the Bachelor of Sports Studies student.

“I love playing 7s rugby, coming from touch rugby where it is not so physical the transition has been pretty easy,” Sykes said

“I think the only things I need to getting used to the physicality of the game but I love it.”

Sykes featured for the Australian women’s 7s team during the Central Coast Sevens and has enjoyed the experience ever since.

“I took part in the Central Coast 7s a couple of weeks ago and then I got invited to come here,” she said.

“It has been an amazing experience already and I cannot wait for the future; being here in Fiji is amazing, I have been to Samoa and it is kind of similar but it is so beautiful here.

“I just want to play well because this is will basically help secure a position in the squad.”

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback:  justine.mannan@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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