Lachie and Australia gunning for Gold
Recalled to the Wallaby squad and also wearing the national jersey in Sevens, Lachie Turner is aiming for more fortune- this time Gold in New Delhi.
Recently crowned Australia’s fastest man in all rugby codes over 100 meters, Lachie Turner has been doing hard yards to excel in rugby. Rewards have started to come his way, like the recall to the Wallabies and a test start. With plenty of zing in his step he has taken all his chances thus far and now he is aiming high for the Golden dream at the Commonwealth Games.
Team Australia love to rattle up medals and loads of them are gold, like a production line the population of 21 odd million fires out great athletes. Already in Delhi they are on top of the leader board with 50 medals- by the time you read this it will be more as the machine powers on, adding to this quest is the Australian Sevens team.
In the past years they have been in the wilderness, but in the last 12 months they hit form and danced their way up the rankings in the IRB World Sevens Series. Under the guidance of Former Wallabies and Rugby League international star Michael O'Connor, they have united and performed. All of a sudden they are serious medal contenders and boast players that believe they can do it.
Competing in the Oceania Sevens championship in Darwin over the weekend they added another scalp, downing IRB Sevens World Series champions Samoa. This is no easy feat and the young Australian team braved the extreme heat and opposing talent of the best that Oceania could muster up. In 35 degrees heat they held nerve and displayed courage to win the title.
Now they have simulated conditions in Delhi, they are together and hitting game form at the right time. Players have arrived into Delhi now and there is a golden light at the end of the tunnel calling this Australian team.
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