30 Jun 2022

Thursday 30 June 2022

Old Collegian Che Clark (Parnell, 2017-21) has been selected as a part of the Rugby Sevens team to compete in the commonwealth games. 

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Che Clark has been selected as a part of the travelling squad to represent New Zealand in the commonwealth games.

Che has had a rapid rise in his professional rugby career. Clark graduated from King's in 2021, after being named the 2021 First XV Captain and passing the 50-cap milestone. During this time he played in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rugby Team and was named in the tournament team for the World School Sevens competition. 

Following his graduation, Che was selected for the Blues U20's squad and was headed towards the U20's Super Rugby competition. 

During his recent performance in the Oceania Rugby Men's Sevens, he proved himself as a stellar player with a passion for the game. Head Coach Clark Laidlaw states that it was Che's love for "the physicality of the game" that prompted his selection. He suggests that the "younger players really forced their way into contention with their performances" this season.

Clark is one of 26 ahtletes that make up the men's and women's team for this upcoming commonwealth games held in Birmingham. The Rugby Sevens competition is set to start on July 29th.

Congratulations to Che for his amazing achievements on the field.