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Youth Olympic Gold Medallists set to go toe-to-toe at National Sevens Championships

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By ARU Media Unit

This weekend's National Youth Girls tournament at Narrabeen is set to boast an array of Rugby Sevens talent who already own an Olympic Gold Medal.

Last August, Australia won Rugby Sevens first-ever Gold Medal at an Olympic event when they thrashed their Canadian counterparts in the Cup Final in Nanjing, China.

A quarter of that all-conquering Australian side - Amber Pilley, Laura Waldie and Dominique Du Toit - will be lining up in the red of Queensland at the Sydney Academy of Sport, while another Youth Olympic Gold Medallist, Mackenzie Sadler, will be playing for South Australia.

Scrumhalf Raecene McGregor was a key part of that side and the 17-year-old will be in New South Wales colours on Saturday in the Youth Girls tournament.

"Hopefully we can do well in the tournament and get the opportunity to play the Queensland side. I haven't seen the girls in their team many times since we played in Nanjing but they are obviously a pretty good side."

It will also be a rare chance for Raecene to line up alongside her sister, Page McGregor.

"I've not played with Page too many times. She is more of a first receiver than me but we are both similar types of players. We're both looking forward to the opportunity to represent our state on the weekend.

"We've had a four training sessions since we came together as a squad and I think we have some good players. I'm looking forward to playing with the Laws sisters - Kirrily and Tamyka - they are two new players on the team and will be very good assets for us."

The Youth Girls New South Wales Blue side has been drawn in Pool B alongside the National Indigenous side, Western Australia, Queensland White and Victoria. Pool A will see Queensland Red take on New South Wales White, South Australia and the Northern Territory.
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