Harry Snook's first taste of top level representative 7s has whet his appetite for more.
The Tamworth Rugby Union Sporting Club excitement machine capped off a breakout season with a strong performance for the NSW 2s at the National Youth 7s at the Sunshine Coast on the weekend.
After playing six games in two days he was understandably feeling "very sore and tired" yesterday, but thoroughly enjoyed it
"It was a great experience being in camp with the team for a few days before and then getting to play that level of footy," Snook said.
After playing six games in two days, he was understandably feeling "very sore and tired" when he spoke to The Leader on Monday, but thoroughly enjoyed it and said he would be keen to play more 7s in the future.
"It was a great experience being in camp with the team for a few days and getting to play that level of footy," Snook said.
His NSW side finished fifth overall after placing second in their pool behind Queensland 2, who they drew with 24-all with in their final game on Saturday.
Their only other blemish was a 15-7 loss to ACT.
The flyer found the line a couple of times, scoring in their 44-nil win over South Australia, 17-7 win over the national indigenous side featuring Carinya Christian School's Jono Morrison, and their 24-19 win over Victoria to finish their campaign.
Having not had a lot of experience playing 7s outside of a few games here and there, Snook took a lot away from the weekend.
"The team was full of really good players," the Calrossy student said.
"I was learning off them and taking tips on how to play the game and all the different plays."
Renowned more as a back, he found himself playing a few different roles over the weekend, even packing down in the scrum and acting as a lifter in the lineout, which were both completely new for him.
"Learning how to do that was different," he said.
"I played the last two or three games in the centres, which was good."
Snook had kept his training up since the end of the season in preparation but it was still eye-opening as far as the fitness required and the work you have to do off the ball with so much more space on the field.
Morrison's indigenous side beat Tasmania 32-5 and South Australia 36-nil in their final two games to finish their campaign strongly, the Gunnedah native scoring in the win over Tasmania.