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Rugby players ready to rumble in Country of Origin challenge

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Rugby players ready to rumble in Country of Origin challenge
Published 27 June 2017
The broad international reach of rugby union is set to be celebrated this weekend with a Country of Origin tournament to be held at Elizabeth.

The broad international reach of rugby union is set to be celebrated this weekend with a Country of Origin tournament to be held at Elizabeth.

The Country of Origin sevens tournament will see teams come together to represent their community and celebrate multiculturalism. ^^ Patrick Fahy, being filmed to promote the Country of Origin tournament, will represent England. Photo: SuppliedHosted by the Elizabeth Rugby Union Football Club, the sevens carnival will be played in a touch rugby format, introducing the sport to new and emerging communities.

South Australian Rugby Union development officer Sam Livera said the event is a rare chance for grassroots participants to represent their country of origin. “While not everybody has the opportunity to represent their country professionally, the ‘Country of Origin’ Rugby tournament gives the South Australian community the chance to play Rugby for their country of Origin,” Livera said.

The event will also feature off-field and will feature food and craft stalls from different communities/countries. Countries represented in the carnival are: South Africa, England Wales, Fiji, New Zealand, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Tonga, Samoa, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Sri Lanka.

The action kicks off at 10am this Sunday. More information