The Land Rover NT Mosquitoes enter this weekend’s Coca-Cola Hottest 7s in the World with a real chance of a Top 4 finish for the first time.
The Mozzies are the Tournaments 8th seed and will line-up against two-time runner-up Gumatj Cavaliers. Eagle Warriors from Fiji and the Cancer Council NT Cougars from Darwin.
The 12-man squad contains seven players who represented the Northern Territory at last year’s National 7s Tournament in Adelaide two months ago where they finished fourth after defeating NSW along the way.
Coming into the squad are Territory players Drew Tobin who has represented the Mosquitoes on numerous occasions, Clancy Needham from Katherine Brahmans and new arrival Kanae Goidubu who will link up with the Rabbitohs this season.
Cassidy Holland coach of Tribe 7s Women’s Team will again play for the Mozzies after making a valuable contribution last year while Sydney University’s Matthew Hood will also be a boost to home sides chances of success..
The Land Rover NT Mosquitoes Team is;
Ben Parkes - Uni Pirates
Bobby Nurse – Cougars
Ryan Oakley - Uni Pirates
Drew Tobin - Dragons
Clancy Needham - Katherine Brahmans
Vinny Mehn (c) - Souths
Robbie Butcher - Uni Pirates
Rhys Mulholland - Souths
Zac Phillips - Cougars
Kanae Goidubu - Souths
Cassidy Holland - Tribe 7s
Matthew Hood - Sydney Uni 7s
Coach - Tim Atkinson
Trainer - Chris Miller
Dr/Physio - Nathan Trist
Manager - James de Dassel
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