Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Sevens Adventure for Ben

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Sevens Adventure for Ben

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Charlie Payne

charlie.payne@dailymercury.com.au

RUGBY UNION: Former Mackay rugby union player Ben Adams is preparing to travel all over the world with the Australian sevens squad.

Adams, 22, is about to sign a contract with the Australian Rugby Union to become a member of the sevens squad, which has a big program of international matches next year.

aTheir season has already started and my contract is from January 1 next year,a he said.

aThey will have tournaments in Wellington and Las Vegas in February, which should be fun for sure,a he said.

aIn April they will go to Hong Kong and Tokyo, and I know there is a trip to London and Glasgow in June.

aThe World Cup is held each four years and itas in Moscow.a

But the big one for Adams will be the 2016 Olympics, as rugby sevens will make its first appearance as an Olympic sport in Rio.

aThat is what Iam aiming for, for sure,a he said.

Adams said sevens rugby was a big and growing part of the sport. …

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