Killingworth glad to be back on World Series circuit

Mens - London
Beth Newman Profile
by Beth Newman

It’s been a frustrating few months for Boyd Killingworth, but he’s glad to finally be back on the World Series circuit at this weekend's London Sevens.

Killingworth has played just one tournament since the end of January, featuring in the Commonwealth Games in April, last playing in the World Series in January’s Sydney 7s.

“It's definitely frustrating. I got injured, I knew I wasn't going to play the Hamilton leg, I was pushing for the Vegas, Vancouver but it wasn't to be,” he said.

“I probably played Comm Games a bit underdone so needed more time off to rehab, so missed Singapore but it's good to be back.

“It's frustrating but you do have a few boys in rehab and they're really strong. We help each other get through it.”

Killingworth said a fifth-place finish on the Gold Coast was still in the back of their minds and he is adamant the Aussies can try and finish the year off strongly in London

“Still hurts, the Comm Games result, so looking forward to putting on a good performance and getting that gold in Twickenham and the London Sevens this week,” he said.

Joe Pincus is set to make his World Series debut this weekend. Photo: RUGBY.com.auLondon’s is one of the stronger squads Australia has been able to field this season, with captain Lewis Holland back, though they will miss Jesse Parahi.

Killingworth said it was exciting to see some of the younger talent joining the team and also returning from injury.

“We've got pretty much most of the boys available for selection over this next two, so to have Lewis back is huge,” he said.

“(Debutant) Joe Pincus has had a tough road with injury but he's doing some wonderful things at training.

“He's a great athlete, and Triston Reilly he breaks ankles at training, he's very agile, so it's good.

“Liam McNamara's coming back 13th man, so hopefully he doesn't get on this week but he's back next week and it's great to see him back he's a wonderful player.”

The Aussie Sevens kick off their London campaign against Ireland on Saturday at 7:36pm AEST, LIVE on FOX SPORTS.

 

Advertisement