Glasgow Gold massive for Gill

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:49
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Wallaby and Australian Sevens player Liam Gill insists winning a Commonwealth Sevens gold would be on par with winning the Bledisloe Cup.

Wallaby and Australian Sevens player Liam Gill insists winning a Commonwealth Sevens gold would be on par with taking the Bledisloe Cup back from the Kiwis.
 
The Australians have a massive rivaly with the Kiwi's in the 15-man code, the Bledisloe Cup being the ultimate rivalries' prize.
 
However, if Gill is to claim gold in Glasgow he will surly have to over come the New Zealanders in the Seven-man code as out-andout favourites.
 
The Kiwis are clear favourites, having won all four gold medals on offer at the Games, starting in Kuala Lumpur, 1998.
 
Australia's best result was a silver at Delhi 2010.
 
Speaking of domination, it is the Kiwis who currently hold the Bledisloe cup - as they have done for the past 11 years.
 
Gill, a 15-Test Wallaby, didn't have any doubts when asked how winning Sevens gold in Glasgow would compare to breaking Australia's Bledisloe drought.
 
"Winning silver last time was amazing," Gill told the Australian Associated Press.
 
"If we can win gold it would be huge.
 
"It compares to the greatest honours of the game."
 
The Reds flank, one of two Super Rugby players in the squad along with the Rebels' Sean McMahon, is hoping an impressive showing in the Games might be his pathway back into the Wallabies squad ahead of the Rugby Championship.
 
However, Gill is now only focused on the Games since arriving in Scotland.
 
"To go into the athlete's village again as part of a different set up for the Sevens, to have another chance at winning a gold medal - that's where my head's at and I can't wait," he said.
 
The Australian side, coached by Welshman Geraint John, will face England, Sri Lanka and Uganda in their pool after competition kicks off on July 26.
 
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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 26 August 2016
Golden Lions v Boland 15h00 Johannesburg
Pumas v Griquas 17h10 Kimberley
Sat, 27 August 2016
New Zealand v Australia 07h35 Wellington
EP Kings v Western Province 14h00 Port Elizabeth
Sharks v Blue Bulls 16h10 Durban
Argentina v South Africa 17h40 Salta
RESULT SCORE
Sat, 20 August 2016
South Africa v Argentina 30 | 23
Golden Lions v Griquas 24 | 30
Australia v New Zealand 8 | 42
Fri, 19 August 2016
Blue Bulls v EP Kings 49 | 35
Western Province v Free State Cheetahs 25 | 32
Boland v Sharks 20 | 41
Sat, 13 August 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Blue Bulls 43 | 20
Golden Lions v Pumas 68 | 26
Fri, 12 August 2016
Sharks v Griquas 46 | 24
EP Kings v Boland 10 | 28
Sat, 06 August 2016
Boland v Free State Cheetahs 16 | 44
Hurricanes v Lions 20 | 3
Fri, 05 August 2016
Pumas v Sharks 10 | 33
Blue Bulls v Western Province 45 | 26
Sat, 30 July 2016
Lions v Highlanders 42 | 30
SEVENS
MORE LOGS
Pool 00
Team P W D L Pts
Brazil 7s 0 0 0 0 1
Korea Sevens 0 0 0 0 10
Pool 19
Team P W D L Pts
England Sevens 0 0 0 0 19
Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Fiji Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Canada Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Australia Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
France Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Japan Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool C
Team P W D L Pts
Argentina Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
United States Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Russia Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool D
Team P W D L Pts
South Africa Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Kenya Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool
Team P W D L Pts
Wales Sevens
Zimbabwe 7s