More than 200 students from the ACT have competed in the College Sevens at the University of Canberra on Wednesday, with the top two boys and girls teams set to advance to the next stage.
St Clare’s and Lake Ginnindera will advance from the girls while Erindale College and St Francis Xavier College will advance from the boys.
In the second tier, Gungahlin College won the giels while Canberra College clinched the boys.
Both winners will play off against South Coast and Southern Inland at Canberra Stadium in the curtain raiser for the UC Brumbies v Blues on 4 April.
Sevens girls colleges and 12 boys competed on the day, with interest registered for the tournament from right across the Australian Capital.
Rugby Development Coordinator, Daniel Hooper said despite the wet weather it was pleasing to see so many ACT school kids turn up and take part.
“Despite a heavy downpour, all teams continued to play in a positive manner with some great handling leading to some excellent tries,” Hooper said.
“The schools sevens program continues to grow with girls numbers a particular growth area at this year’s ACT gala day.
“Team entries across the ACT and Southern NSW are well up on last year in an exciting time for seven's rugby with the 2016 Olympic Games fast approaching.”