Waratahs sign Sevens star Clark

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by Matt Lewis

The NSW Waratahs have pulled off a major coup, signing Aussie Sevens star Cam Clark until 2018.

After a disappointing eighth-place finish at Rio, Clark has opted to switch out of the Sevens code and pursue a Super Rugby dream.

The 23-year-old Clark joined the national Sevens squad straight out of school and has played in 30 World Series tournaments since 2012, scoring more than 600 points.

Clark will make his first 15s appearance in the upcoming NRC, for the Sydney Rays, as he prepares for a Super Rugby debut.

Waratahs head coach Daryl Gibson was thrilled to have Clark join his side for the next two years.

“Cam has had a hugely successful career in Sevens already. He looks a dangerous and threatening player with ball in hand so I’m looking forward to working with him,” Gibson said.

“He’s looking for a challenge back in 15s and will no doubt add to the competition for spots next season.”

Gibson said the NRC would provide the perfect platform for Clark to work his way back into the longer-form of the game.

“He’s recently been named in the Sydney Rays for this year’s NRC, which will be a great opportunity for him to find his feet and transition from Sevens,” he said.

Clark is not the first of the current Sevens crop to commit to a Super Rugby franchise for 2017 - Pama Fou is heading to the Rebels next season as well.