Two Blues’ star books Paris ticket

PACKING his bags last week for his second Olympic Games in the Rugby Sevens, Western Sydney Two Blues star Dietrich Roache, was feeling excited and quietly confident.

Growing up in Merrylands and Guildford before joining Two Blues aged 16, the 23-year-old will be playing centre during the Games at Paris’ Stade de France in Saint-Denis from July 24-30.
He made his Olympic debut in 2020 Tokyo Games, went on to become the leading points-scorer (343) in the 2021-22 World Rugby Sevens Series which Australia won for the first time, and at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – then aged 21 – the fleet-footed winger was the team’s leading points-scorer with one try and seven conversions from six games.
Roache said they were going into the Games as the underdog but hoped to surprise the world.
“We’ve got a really good team, with plenty of experience playing together,” he said.
“It’s just a matter of getting our cohesion right to make sure we perform our best at this world elite level; we’re all up for it and plan to bring back gold.”