Brumbies Q Sevens
Where: Campese Field, Taylor Park
When: Saturday, February 16
QUEANBEYAN Whites head coach Adam Fahey says the club will leave nothing on the field this Saturday as it goes in search of an elusive first ever Q Sevens title.
Queanbeyan is yet to claim victory in the club’s own Sevens tournament since its inception in 2008.
The Whites have traditionally taken a relatively relaxed approach to the competition in previous years, a policy Fahey said the club would not be following this time around.
“Generally the club has had a different attitude in the past where this tournament has been seen as a good opportunity to blood some new players and to see where we’re at,” he said. “Winning it hasn’t been that high on the agenda.
“This year we’re looking to be a lot more competitive and go a lot further than we have in the past. This is our tournament and we’re going to put together a team to try and win it.”
Any Whites title charge will likely be spearheaded by classy flyhalf Sam Windsor who has spent the past several months training full-time with the ACT Brumbies.
Fahey also pointed to youngsters Brendan Spears and brothers Jake and Tom Holland as players to watch with all three having recently represented the ACT at last week’s Darwin Sevens.
This weekend’s tournament meanwhile, will serve as Fahey’s first test since taking over the coaching reins from premiership winning coach Wayne Southwell.
The Whites will field three teams to go up against teams from Manly, Parramatta, the Australian Navy and every Canberra club.
In total, 16 men’s teams and 13 women’s sides will contest the Brumbies Q Sevens with matches to get underway at Taylor Park from 9am.
The women’s final will be staged at 4pm before the men’s decider at 5pm.