Former Reds Super Rugby winner makes switch to Sevens

    2019-07-30 11:39

    Cape Town - Former Reds wing and Super Rugby winner Rod Davies has signed a contract with Australia’s Sevens team until 2021, joining from the Force.

    Davies also has experience in the Top 14 with Biarritz and brings a wealth of experience and speed to the Aussie Sevens squad ahead of 2020.

    He played for Australia in the 2018-2019 Series where he appeared at the Canada Sevens before returning for duties with the Western Force.

    “Rod has a professional maturity and ruthless edge in the way he applies his trade. An experienced rugby player he will bolster our depth in speed and mental toughness as we continue to build ahead of our Olympic qualification,” said Australian men’s Sevens head coach Tim Walsh.

    “Davies has shown throughout his time that he is a class player and we saw a brief glimpse of that this season in Canada when he debuted in the Aussie 7s gold jersey.

    “Rod’s commitment to the program for the next two seasons shows that he is committed to the Australian Sevens program and jersey and I know the squad is looking forward to having him back.”

    Davies said: “It was a good opportunity to have a crack at different format of the game and I’m really looking forward to it.

    “The experience I had with the Sevens was definitely a great experience. I like what Tim Walsh is about and what he is trying to build with the team.

    “It’s a young team, although I am inexperienced with Sevens, I have been around rugby for a long time so I can bring some experience to the squad.

    “One of my goals is to help this team qualify for the Olympics and to put on a jersey at an Olympic Games would be very special for me.

    “Anytime you get to put an Australian jersey on at any level it’s always an honour and if I get the chance in the future, I’ll take it with both hands.”

    Read More On:  reds super rugby rod davies rugby

    Read News24’s Comments Policy


    06 July 2019
    29 June 2019
    22 June 2019
    21 June 2019
    15 June 2019
    14 June 2019
    08 June 2019
    07 June 2019
    01 June 2019
    31 May 2019
    25 May 2019
    24 May 2019
    18 May 2019
    17 May 2019
    12 May 2019
    11 May 2019
    10 May 2019
    04 May 2019
    03 May 2019
    27 April 2019
    26 April 2019
    20 April 2019
    19 April 2019
    13 April 2019
    12 April 2019
    06 April 2019
    05 April 2019
    30 March 2019
    29 March 2019
    24 March 2019
    23 March 2019
    22 March 2019
    16 March 2019
    15 March 2019
    09 March 2019
    08 March 2019
    02 March 2019
    01 March 2019
    23 February 2019
    22 February 2019
    16 February 2019
    15 February 2019


    Rank Team P W Pts
    • Jaguares (Q)
    • Bulls (wc)
    • Sharks (wc)
    • Lions (wc)
    • Stormers

    Opinion Poll

    How will the Springboks fare at this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan?

    Can you name the top Super Rugby tryscorers of all-time?

    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.