The Australian Men’s Sevens team is all set to welcome aboard the new signing Conor Mitchell.
This Queensland forward will be part of the sevens team that will be taking part in the 2016-17 World Rugby Sevens Series. Mitchell has already had the experience of playing the Sevens World Series in Vancouver earlier in the year. He was included in the squad from outside the contracted squad. Now, he is available for the Australian Sevens squad on a full time basis.
The head coach of the Australia Sevens rugby team, Andy Friend, is very happy to have Mitchell up his sleeves and he can call upon him anytime he needs. He said that Conor has impressed everyone by doing the Australian colors by captain the Australian University Sevens Team during the 2016 World University games. The side had claimed the gold medal at the World University Games.
Andy said that the World Sevens is a very crucial tournament for the Australian team. He is looking to build this team into a regular top four team in the world. The team is ready for the challenge ahead and he feels that he has the players to perform well on the World Rugby Sevens Series stage. Mitchell has been very impressive of late and is all set to move to the Sydney Sevens squad. He has been very good this season in the Buildcorp NRC.
The head coach of Queensland Country, Toutai Kefu, said that the remarkable development of Mitchell as a major rugby player is an example of what the NRC can do with budding talent. NRC is created with the sole purpose of developing layers and to provide them with chances to play at the highest level. Conor has been coming out with consistent performances for some time and he certainly deserves a place in the National side.