The Australian Men’s Sevens team have secured the signature of speedster Henry Hutchison ahead of the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens.
The 2016 World Rugby Sevens Rookie of the Year has been lured back to the Sevens fold by coach Tim Walsh after being granted an early release from his contract by the Melbourne Rebels.
The 21-year old has an amazing strike rate in Rugby Sevens having scored 52 tries in 91 games over two seasons, that included selection at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Hutchison played for the Australian Schoolboys in 2013 before earning selection in the Australian U20s the following season. His rapid rise continued after starring for Randwick in Sydney’s Shute Shield, before making his debut for the Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team in their Olympic Qualifiers in July 2015 under the tutelage of then-interim coach Tim Walsh.
Australian Men’s Sevens signing Henry Hutchison said: “I’m really excited to be back with the Sevens team, especially so close to a Sevens World Cup.
“I had a really good time down in Melbourne and learned a lot from the Rebels players and coaching staff so hopefully I can apply a bit of that to my game in Sevens.
“I have to thank the Rebels and Walshy for sorting it all out to get me here before the World Cup as they knew that was important to me,” Hutchison said.