Nott’s sevens journey continues

Lauren Nott lines up for the UNE Lions at Aon Uni Sevens Series in Tasmania

Lauren Nott, right, shapes to make a tackle against a University of Canberra player at the Aon Women’s Uni Sevens Series’ first round in Tasmania on Saturday.

Narrabri’s Lauren Nott experienced her first taste of the Aon Women’s Uni Rugby Sevens Series on the weekend in Tasmania.

And now the 20-year old, the daughter of Wayne and Kim Nott, is keen for more.

The Aon Women’s Uni Sevens Series is the first domestic Australian sevens competition for women.

It offers the nation’s rising talent the opportunity to train and play in a high performance environment to stake their claims for national selection.

After playing her part in a 39-0 win against the University of Melbourne on Sunday, Nott hoped that she had done enough to be selected for round two of the series in just over a week’s time.

“It was a really good weekend in Tasmania,” the University of New England Albies College student said.

“We had very good weather and a good pool, and a strong team to go down there.

“The big step up from New England Rugby to essentially the national stage was absolutely massive.

“It was a big learning curve for me.

“I didn’t get as many minutes as I wanted to, but when I went out there, my coach... was really happy with my performance.

“I really, really hope [I keep my spot for round two of the series].

“We have another training day on Sunday in Singleton and my coaches are really pushing for me to get down there.

“But there’s still a lot of girls in the squad that are really, really good players so its a stiff competition.”