Tough break for Shannon Walker
INJURY has cost Kyogle product Shannon Walker the chance to represent Australia in rugby sevens at the Commonwealth Games.
Walker excelled in the IRB World Series this season.
Australia finished fifth with Walker the leading try-scorer on 21 tries.
But stress fractures in the leg have cost any chance of a trip to Glasgow.
It has been a long journey for the 25-year-old, who played NRL with the Gold Coast Titans where injuries also hampered his progress.
He played only a handful of games and was released mid-year in 2011.
He has been a regular in the Australian rugby sevens team since 2012.
Evans Head squash player Ryan Cuskelly and Lismore-born Naazmi Johnston competed at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in 2010.
Cuskelly won a bronze medal while Johnston claim-ed three gold and two silver in rhythmic gymnastics.
She retired the following year but Cuskelly is set to compete again in Glasgow.
GOING FOR GOLD
THE Australian rugby sevens team is in the same group as Sri Lanka, Uganda and England for the Commonwealth Games.
Australia finished with the silver medal at the 2010 Games in New Delhi.
The team for Glasgow this month is:
Ed Jenkins (Sydney University), Jesse Parahi (Northern Suburbs), Tom Cusack (Canberra Royals), Sean McMahon (Endeavour Hills, Vic), Sam Myers (Northern Suburbs), Liam Gill (Sunnybank), Con Foley (University of Queensland), Tom Lucas (Sunnybank), James Stannard (Brisbane Souths), Cameron Clark (Northern Suburbs), Pama Fou (Brisbane Souths), Greg Jeloudev (Sydney University).