Watch out world, here comes the Capricorn Coast 7s team
JASON Solis has nowhere to hide ... literally.
The Capricorn Coast rugby union player will go head-to-head with some of the best rugby players from around the world and, with only seven players in his squad, he will have to rely on speed and strength to take down his opposition.
For the first time in the Capricorn Coast Rugby Union Club's 30-year history, a seven a-side troupe will make the trip to the Heineken Hottest 7s in the World contest in Darwin.
Captaining the Coast outfit, Solis said he was chasing a solid performance and hoped months of gruelling fitness training would pay off.
"It's my first time going to this competition and I need to build a bit more fitness," Solis quipped.
"We have a good bunch of blokes and coming off the season we had this year there will be some good footy played and hopefully it will just roll on to next year and we will have a good season.
"Realistically, we will be happy just to be competitive.
"There are going to be Australian and Fiji sides but as long as we can stick it to the club sides up there we will be happy but we will give it a crack and see what happens."
The mastermind behind Cap Coast's involvement in the contest and EPRU secretary Glenn Dodds will take the coaching reigns at the competition.
Dodds said the event was all part of a bigger rugby plan for the region.
"Our aim is to develop the club this year in the 30th year of the club," Dodds said.
"To offer this sort of opportunity for the guys to go over and play in an international tournament and come up against opposition, you just don't get that here.
"CalBri Photography, the Coast Motel and the Pine Beach Hotel have supported us and without those businesses we wouldn't be able to go up and have this opportunity."
WORLD HOTTEST 7'S
January 25-26, 2014
NZ, Fiji, Australia, Singapore, England, Japan