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World Sevens Qualifiers, St Marys,
Wednesday, January 21st
Australia's first Rugby League club, Newtown, joins three other 1908 Originals in contesting the World Sevens Qualifying Tournament at St Marys on Wednesday, 21st January.
Newtown, North Sydney, Balmain and Western Suburbs will be attempting to progress to the 2004 Cougar World Sevens at Aussie Stadium on January 24/25.
The Qualifying Tournament is being played at the Western Weekender Stadium, St Marys (corner of Boronia Road and Forrester Road, right next to the St Marys Leagues Club).
Newtown's first game is against the New Zealand Maoris at 3.20pm. Newtown was eliminated from the Jim Beam Cup Sevens tournament on Saturday at Windsor, but gave a good account of themselves, losing both of their matches in the dying moments of each game. Coach Trevor Schodel was very pleased with his players performances, given that there were only two players from the 2003 playing roster appearing for Newtown.