Australian Schoolgirl Sevens Win Global Youth Sevens

The Australian Schoolgirls Sevens team are the Global Youth Sevens Champions.

The inaugural Australian Schoolgirls Sevens team are the Global Youth Sevens winners, defeating RugbyVault Invitational from New Zealand 27-12 in the final.

The team was outstanding, showing strength, speed, agility, great ball handling and turnover skills, with a power, grit and cohesiveness not often seen. The field commentators exhausted their list of superlatives in describing this team, their spectacular end-to-end tries and never-say-die defence.

They dominated all areas of the field with a power and speed that was often simply too strong for the opposition.

Shalom Sauaso was awarded Player of the Tournament, with three Australian Schoolgirls selected in the All-Star team: Shalom Sauaso, Lili Boyle, Waiaria Ellis.

The Global Youth Sevens was held at Bond University, Gold Coast, 9-10 Dec 2023.


39-0 vs Dragons (Queensland)

75-0 vs Cook Islands (Cook Islands)

56-0 vs Tonga (Tonga)

29-0 vs BC Bears (Canada)

22-17 vs Renegades 32 U18G (Gold Coast) – Semi-Final

27-12 vs RugbyVault Invitational (New Zealand) – Final

The Champions.
Lili Boyle, Captain, and Charlize Ratu, Vice Captain, hold the winners’ trophy.
Ashley Mewburn (Head Coach) Kevin Culliver (President of the ASRU) and Sarah Ridgewell (Head of Girls Sevens for the ASRU)
The coaching and management team
Cobie-Jane Morgan (Assistant Manager), Sarah Ridgewell (Head of Girls Sevens for the ASRU), Ashley Mewburn (Head Coach), Shayne Hayes (Manager) and Loa Nimarota (Team Physiotherapist)
Shalom Sauaso, Player of the Tournament, with Phil Gaze, the event owner.
We are incredibly proud of you girls!

Celebration time


2024 ASRU Championships

The ASRU would like to formally invite State and Territory affiliates to participate in the 50th Australian Schools Rugby Championships. … Continued