Reds 7s team named for Round 4 of AON Next Gen 7s

Sat, Feb 25, 2023, 9:26 PM
Reds Media Unit
by Reds Media Unit
Nat Wright in action for Reds 7s.
Nat Wright in action for Reds 7s.

Reds 7s head coach Reg Tayler has confirmed his side for Round 4 of the Next Gen 7s series, which kicks off at Bond University on Sunday, 27 February.

From the team that played in Sydney in Round 3 last weekend, five new faces join the line-up, with Haidee Head, Piper Flynn, Melanie Wilks, Tahli Devine and Dianne Waight all coming into the squad.

Head, Flynn and Waight have all impressed with their performances for the Rising Stars and have been rewarded with selection in the Queensland line-up, while Melanie Wilks returns from Super W duty and Tahli Devine earns her first call up of the season.

“Our depth has been tested heading into Round 4,” said head coach Reg Tayler.

“We’ve been fortunate over the opening three rounds to have the services of a number of our Aussie 7s players, but with World Series tournaments coming into the picture we will now need to rely on our Queensland Academy of Sport Women’s 7s squad players, who I’m confident will be hungry to perform in the Reds jersey.

“We’re lucky in Queensland to have an established 7s pathway which has allowed us to build depth and it’s great to see so many of our young QAS 7s squad members playing week-in-week-out in Queensland colours.

“We’ve only dropped one-game so far this series, and we want to continue to build and perform week-to-week, this Sunday at Bond is no different.”

This weekend’s tournament is the second last Next Gen 7s event, with the tournament set to conclude in Toowoomba on Saturday, March 11.

Matches will be streamed LIVE via Rugby Xplorer or

Reds 7s squad for Round 4 of AON Next Gen 7s

  1. Heidi Dennis – Easts – John Paul College
  2. Sidney Taylor – University of Queensland – Murrumba State Secondary College
  3. Haidee Head – Easts - Lourdes Hill College
  4. Nat Wright – University of Queensland – St Peter’s Lutheran College
  5. Ava Wareta – Bond University – Kings Christian College
  6. Melanie Wilks – Bond University – Beerwah State High School
  7. Tahli Devine – Easts - Saint Stephens College
  8. Ivana Lolesio – Easts – Aquinas College
  9. Georgia Grey – Bond University – Monte Sant Angelo Mercy College
  10. Piper Flynn – Easts – Kings Christian College
  11. Amahli Hala – Bond University – Kings Christian College
  12. Dianne Waight – Bond Univeristy - Southport State High

Match schedule:

9:00am – Rising Stars vs NSW 10:20am – Reds 7s vs Rising Stars 11:40am – NSW vs Reds 7s 1:00pm – Rising Stars vs NSW 2:20pm – Rising Stars vs Reds 7s 3:40pm – Reds 7s vs NSW