No shows pose no problem


The future of women’s sevens in the Wakatipu looks promising if last weekend’s anything to go by.

Wakatipu Rugby’s fielded one team in the Rugby Southland women’s sevens comp, which comprises four teams – the three others, Woodlands, Blues and Marist, all hail from Southland.

Queenstown hosted the second of three round-robin tourneys at the weekend, but only one team from the south, Blues, turned up.

Waka manager and club captain Jeremy Drake says fortunately the home side’s got ladies lining up to play.

So they had the numbers to split their team and field two, making it worth the visitors’ while.

Queenstown lost the official comp game 12-22.

Drake says the ladies performed well during the first round, in Invercargill, where all the teams fronted, and won two of their four games.

The third and final round’s being played at Woodlands, in Southland, on October 27.

All the players are vying for selection in the Southland women’s sevens squad that’s hoping to qualify for the national comp, being held in Mt Maunganui in December.

Drake says Rachel Scott’s one of the top contenders for selection.

Scott’s in the Otago Spirit sevens squad already – she’s hoping to front up in Wellington against the home side in the final of the Farah Palmer Cup Championship this weekend.