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It’s a slice of rugby 7s heaven

ACTION: It will be rugby heaven again later this month with the Byron 7s comp coming to town.
ACTION: It will be rugby heaven again later this month with the Byron 7s comp coming to town. Peter Moore

HOT on the heels of this weekend's AFL 9 competition comes the 25th Anniversary Byron Bay Rugby Union Rugby 7s Tournament.

Set to take place on October 18 and 19 at the Recreational Grounds in Marvell St, Byron Bay, several international teams will be competing.

"Both the men's and women's Brazilian national teams will be here together with the Samoan Women's national team," said Byron Bay Rugby Union president, Tim Ahern

"The influx of national and international participants and visitors, players, support people, umpires, volunteers and spectators to Byron also provides an excellent opportunity for local business and residents alike.

"With Rugby 7s being introduced into the Olympics, with Australia winning gold at this year's Junior Olympics, our club sees a great opportunity for growth of 7s at this level.

"Byron Bay Rugby is a non-profit organisation so all funds raised will be put back into developing rugby in this area, including our juniors, which have been started again this year with an under-9s team, and we will be building on this again next year with higher age groups.

"We are looking to make the Byron 7s more inviting for teams to come to the area and enjoy what we have to offer in the region.

"With an airport we can promote quick and easy travel for our teams and supporters to enjoy more while they are here.

"This year we have a new sponsor from the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport who is sponsoring the women's competition."

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