South Burnett sent a strong team to take part in the Byron Bay 7s competition (Photo: Thrashers)

October 17, 2022

The South Burnett Thrashers aren’t taking it easy despite the rugby union season being officially over.

At the weekend, the boys headed down south to take part in the Byron Bay 7s carnival.

This was an opportunity for the Thrashers to test their mettle against some of the best sevens teams in Australia.

Club president Jamie Shirlaw said the team was in the Social division, but even so, the standard of play was very high.

Rugby players from across Australia were keen to take part as it was the first Byron Bays 7s in three years due to COVID-19.

“We won two of our three pool matches on the Saturday making it through to the finals on the Sunday,” Jamie said.

The South Burnett team defeated the Killer Whales 24-5, and then defeated East Canberra 22-10.

Sadly, the third game, against 6PBC didn’t go South Burnett’s way, 34-0.

“We were knocked out in the quarter-final by Palm Beach Currumbin Alleygators 41-12 who went on to win the Social division in the grand final,” Jamie said.

“The Thrashers would like to thank Metka EGN and Mytilineos for sponsoring the team.”

The club now plans to send teams to more sevens carnivals during the off-season, including those at the Fraser Coast and Roma.

Coach Mike Bishop said the players were looking to forward to the upcoming competitions.

“T” for Thrashers … life’s a beach as the boys relax on the sand at Byron after the carnival (Photo: Thrashers)


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