Rugby 7s on the rise

Maccabi captain Nathan Ezekiel (on far right) and teammates (in blue and white, from left,) Liam Baum, Harry Goldman, Jared Elison and David Krantz, at the Crescent Head Rugby 7s on March 4.

Australia’s rugby 7s squad for the Maccabiah Games in Israel are ramping up their preparations. They put in a competitive performance at the Crescent Head 7s tournament held in Kempsey on March 4.

After a narrow 12-5 loss to Hastings Vikings in the first round, Maccabi bounced back in style by beating Wauchope B 39-0. Adam Karras scored a double, while Nathan Ezekiel, Liam Baum, Daniel Baum, Jarred Ellison and Harry Goldman scored a try each.

After a 0-0 draw in the Plate quarter-final against Wauchope A – a match defined by incredible defensive efforts by both sides – the Wauchope lads progressed by winning a coin toss, which was required under the tournament’s rules.

Maccabi’s next tournament is the Subbies 7s on March 18.