Firstly, looking forward we would like to mention Rugby 7’s is now an Olympic Sport commencing in Rio 2016.
Noosa Physio provided Sports Pyhsiotherapy for two recent Rugby 7’s events.
Firstly: 2 weekends ago (Oct3,4,5) we had the Noosa Rugby 7’s tournament which was a combination of the FORU’s (Federation Oceania Rugby Unions) Oceania Rugby 7’s tournament and the Noosa International 7’s tournament. The Oceania Tournament is an international level tournament including NZ, Aus, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga etc and the Noosa Sevens had club and schools competitions going.
I provided Sports Physio assessment and treatments at the event for the 3 days. We had a few broken bones and knee strains, collarbone fractures and many bruises and lacerations but thankfully no serious injuries.
Secondly I provided Sports Physiotherapy for the Gold Coast 7’s last weekend.
This is a high level IRB tournament and is part of the World Sevens Series of events. Most of the teams have their own physio’s but my job was to help teams who didn’t have physiotherapists and importantly the referees.