Toby Venner was absolutely sensational this year at the Premiership 7s tournament where he scored two hat-tricks in two matches for the Bristol Bears.
Venner was one of FloRugby’s standout players from the tournament, and this weekend he'll get a shot with England at Oktoberfest 7s in Munich, Germany.
Venner got the call-up from his local club Hartpury to represent the Bristol Bears at Franklin’s Gardens; he scored a hat-trick in the first match against the host team Northampton Saints. Venner’s try swung the victory for Bristol with no time remaining.
In Bristol’s second match against Harlequins, Venner repeated his performance with another hat-trick, including the match-winning try.
The Premiership 7s was a proving ground for the next stars of the Premiership, and Venner’s performance would have certainly caught the attention of Bristol management. It certainly caught the eye of Danny Care.
Now, Oktoberfest 7s is the job interview of a lifetime for Venner to shine among the best from the HSBC World Series.
Venner and England are set to face Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand all on Day 1 of Oktoberfest 7s.