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Waratahs sign Sevens star Cameron Clark

Cameron Clark of Australia scores despite the efforts of Tiago Fernandes of Portugal during round 4 of the World Rugby Sevens series at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)
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15th August, 2016
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The Waratahs have announced the signing of Australian Rugby Sevens star Cameron Clark, picking up the Olympian till the end of the 2018 season.

Clark is fresh off the Rio Olympics where the Australians were bundled out in the quarter-finals, but he’s done plenty to impress Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson, who showed great excitement in bringing him over to the 15-man game.

“Cam has had a hugely successful career in Sevens already. He looks a dangerous and threatening player with ball in hand so I’m looking forward to working with him,” Gibson said.

Clark has twice won the Australian sevens player of the year award, as well as being named in the world team of the year in 2014, all at the young age of 23.

Born in New Zealand, Clark has already represented his adopted country at schoolboy level in 15-a-side, before finding success at Sevens in the last four years.

“He’s looking for a challenge back in 15s and will no doubt add to the competition for spots next season” said Gibson.

He will get his feet wet before the 2017 Super Rugby season though, being named in the Sydney Rays’ line-up for the upcoming NRC competition, in an effort to reacquaint him with the format.

Clark will be a boost to a Waratahs side looking to make their way back into the finals race after a disappointing end to 2015.