Kyogle's Shannon Walker a try-scoring machine for Australia

Shannon Walker
Shannon Walker Cameron Spencer

KYOGLE product Shannon Walker was a standout for the Australian sevens rugby union team at the IRB World Series on the Gold Coast at the weekend.

He scored his 20th try at international level in the semi-final against South Africa yesterday.

The Australians won 24-19 in extra-time after Walker scored the opening try of the game.

His joy was short-lived as he left the field just before full-time with what looked like a hamstring injury.

Walker, 26, scored a try in every game he played at the weekend.

It was his ninth professional tournament since signing with the Australian Rugby Union in 2011.

Walker started on the bench against Scotland on Saturday and didn't get on the field as in a 21-all draw.

Australia was much better in their second game when they beat Argentina 22-7.

Walker scored a try and created plenty of chances.

He looked to have injured himself when attempting to reach out for a second try.

Australia completed the first day with a 12-0 win to finish on top in their pool.

Wollongbar junior Alex Gibbon was also part of the side, making his debut at IRB World Series level.

He played in every game and was a consistent performer throughout.



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