©2019 by The University of Adelaide Roma’s


The wheels are in motion for the third iteration on the SAW7s competition. After two years of the competition and increased interested in the shortened form of the game, we will be looking to shift the focus of the competition to further strengthen community rugby in South Australia and the University of Adelaide Roma's program.

All enquiries to rugby7s@theblacks.com.au


The second installment of the SA Women's 7s Series came around very quickly and we saw some differences both on and off the field.

Seven teams registered in 2019 comparable to the eight in 2018, this was due to a movement of players across clubs and the Roma's program not facilitating a team from scratch. The eighth side this year was a mix between a barbarians team, and the late inclusion of Barossa for round 2 and provision of players for the barbarians team in round 3.

Again in 2019, we saw many new players take to field, experience their first game of rugby which we hope has sold them to continue their participation well into the 2019 calendar year.

A big thank you must go to the eight clubs for participating in the series, the three clubs; Brighton, Elizabeth and Souths for hosting, the SA Rugby Referees Association for the coverage across the three weeks and to Pete & Rory from Rugby SA for their help in liaising with the referees.

The University of Adelaide Roma's program staff over the course of the series have selected 60 players to form the 2019 extended Roma's squad, who will be participating in additional training and tournaments to form a core 24 for the UNI7s series later this year.

2019 SAW7s tournaments were held at:

Round 1 – Brighton Rugby Union Club
Round 2 – Elizabeth Rugby Union Club
Round 3 – Souths Rugby Union Club

Adelaide University Rugby Union Club claimed the 2019 series championship and the “Evans Cup” as they went one better than 2018. Finishing on top of the table with 56 out of a possible 60 points.

The final results were:
1st – Adelaide University Rugby Club - 56 points
2nd – Southern Suburbs Rugby Club - 54 points
3rd – Brighton Rugby Club - 48 points
4th –  Burnside Rugby Club - 44 points
5th –  Woodville Rugby Club - 34 points
6th –  Onkaparinga Rugby Club - 32 points
7th –  Elizabeth Rugby Club - 26 points 
8th –  Barbarians - 18 points

Players of the Round were:
Round 1 – Lilly Rydon - Adelaide University Rugby Club
Round 2 – Ulamila Vuata - Elizabeth Rugby Club
Round 3 – Macey Porter - Southern Suburbs Rugby Club

New player of the peries - Grace Bridge - Southern Suburbs Rugby Club

Player of the series - Teliya Hetaraka - Adelaide University Rugby Club



In the early months of 2018, the state's first local rugby 7s series (the SA Women's 7s Series) was implemented comprising eight teams across Adelaide and surrounding areas to test and trial new and existing talent.

The Roma's program has now expanded to 30 full time players, who train four times a week at the University's Waite sports fields and at the high performance Fast Twitch facility in Klemzig.  It commenced on 30 April and will run until the conclusion of the Aon Series in late October.

In 2018, there were over 200 individuals who registered their interest in the program, some of who were divided amongst local rugby union sides to compete in the inaugural SA Women’s 7s Series (SAW7s). Three trials were held to develop players' knowledge of the game and to collect valuable data in terms of speed and fitness. Four tournaments over a period of six weeks allowed the 2018 coaching staff to assess all players who were keen to be involved in South Australia’s only high performance rugby union program.

The SAW7s tournaments were held at:

Round 1 – Brighton Rugby Union Club
Round 2 – Woodville Rugby Union Club
Round 3 – Old Collegians Rugby Union Club
Round 4 – Adelaide University Rugby Union Club
In the inaugural series, Brighton Rugby Union Club claimed the “Evans Cup” as the club sat at the top of the table with 78 points out of a possible 80, with Adelaide University making the only dint in its campaign.

The results were:
1st – Brighton Rugby Union Club – 78 Points
2nd – Adelaide University Rugby Union Club – 64 Points
3rd – Elizabeth Rugby Union Club – 58 Points
4th – Southern Suburbs Rugby Union Club – 54 Points
5th – Burnside Rugby Union Club – 50 Points
6th – Woodville Wasps Rugby Union Club – 44 Points
7th – Old Collegians Rugby Club – 44 Points
8th – Onkaparinga Rugby Union Club 24 Points

Players of the Round were:
Round 1 – Brianna Nathan – Brighton Rugby Union Club
Round 2 – Keiren O’Dell – Elizabeth Rugby Union Club
Round 3 – Lauren Meyer – Southern Suburbs Rugby Union Club
Round 4 – Simone Karpani – Brighton Rugby Union Club