Yasmin Meakes enters her second season in the AON University 7’s competition looking to continue the fine form that saw her score two tries in her debut season.
Meakes exploded onto the scene in 2017 to establish herself as one of the top ten Australian players in the sevens stratosphere, with barnstorming runs and keen ball handling among the repertoire of skills on display during her time in Rugby Sevens.
Making her debut at the Sevens tournament in Kitakyushu, Japan last year in April, the Novocastrian born Meakes will now turn her attention to the upcoming AON Uni 7’s competition after making her debut for University of Canberra last year.
It was the grassroots competition that allowed the recently relocated Meakes to ‘try her hand’ at the 7-a-side game, which sees the top female talent from around Australia face off for Sevens glory.
The 24-year-old, now with a wealth of experience under her belt both internationally and locally, has garnered a reputation as an electric talent within the game and will provide much needed X-Factor to the UC 7’s attack.
UC 7’s fans won’t have to look far back to find a hit on the highlight reel, with Meakes’ game-changing length of the field try last August just one highlight of her maiden season.
If Meakes can replicate this form, the blue and white of UC could be celebrating on the regular this year and with the talented young star reaffirming her love for the Sevens game, the Australian international could be exciting Sevens fans for many years to come.