How to get to Arkansas State football games – The Guardian
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ARKANSAS STATE football players are getting a much-needed boost in fitness with the return of the World Cup.
On Saturday, the national squad will play two games in Perth, Australia, against the United States in the World Rugby Sevens Series.
The players will also be joined by Australian Rugby Union players, including Aaron Smith, Ben Te’o, Dane Gagai, Taulupe Faletau, Michael Hooper and Jack Bird.
In a bid to keep the national team fresh and fit for next year’s World Cup, the International Rugby Board has announced it will also grant a waiver for players from the Sevens World Series in Perth.
“The World Rugby sevens series is a key part of the Rugby World Cup and the players will be looking forward to their return to the Australian Capital Territory for the first time,” a statement from the IRB read.
“The Rugby Seven, World Rugby and Australian Rugby Seven are committed to maintaining the world class level of competition that we are proud of and to supporting our players as they return to competition in 2018.
It is the IRBs intention to work with the Rugby Players Association and Rugby Australia in order to maximise the quality of the competition and the participation of the players in the Rugby Seven.”
We are also excited to announce that the players of the Seven and World Rugby will be travelling to Perth to train with the Australian Rugby team for their return game against the US in the WSC Series in February.
“The players, who have been training together with the team in Perth since January, are not required to wear the green jerseys, which were given to them after they qualified for the World Series.
But the Rugby League Sevens has been known to be a challenge for players, and the IRR has confirmed players will wear the white jerseys in Perth and will not be required to change into green ones.”
As players we have all been training with the squad in Perth for a couple of weeks now and as such we know exactly what the requirements are to wear green jerseys and this is something we are keen to continue with the players for their first World Cup appearance,” IRB Rugby Union spokesman Ben Lopat told the ABC.”
All the players are well aware of the demands of the sevens competition and are very excited to be back with the national rugby team.
“For more information on the World Sevens series, including tickets, visit www.rugby.org.au/tickets.
The Rugby League World Series is the world’s most competitive and popular rugby league competition.
The Sevens is one of the most popular sports on the planet and is held on the same day as the NRL Grand Final.
The Australian Rugby Association is also involved in the series, with players taking part from August 18-26 in New Zealand.
The IRB also confirmed a waiver will be granted for players who were injured in the Seven Series last year.
ARKANSAS STATE football players are getting a much-needed boost in fitness with the return of the World Cup.On Saturday, the…