George and Magbegor off with Opals

February 6, 2020 | Melbourne Boomers news

Following the last round of the regular WNBL 2019/20 season, Boomers talls Cayla George and Ezi Magbegor have boarded a plane and flown to France to compete with the Australian Opals in the FIBA Olympic Qualifiers. 

The Opals must finish in the top three of their pool in order to qualify for an Olympic position. However the Aussie nationals will not just try to make the top three, but also be aiming to finish as high as possible in order to secure a better seed for the Olympics.

The Opals, currently ranked second in the world, will take on France (ranked 5th), Puerto Rico (23rd) and Brazil (15th) in the qualifying matches.

To keep up on the action and watch George and Magbegor don the Aussie green and gold you can watch the games live on FoxSports FIBA’s YouTube channel, or stream the games on KAYO Sports, below is the Opals game schedule:

7th February 6:20AM (AEDT): Australia v France 

9th February 3:50AM (AEDT): Australia v Puerto Rico

9th February 11:50PM (AEDT): Australia v Brazil

George and Magbegor will return to Australia with only days to spare before their first Semi Final clash in Canberra against the UC Capitals.