Australian Men's & Women's Sevens Squads Named For RWC7s

Australian Men's & Women's Sevens Squads Named For RWC7s

Rugby Australia has announced the Australian Men’s and Women’s Rugby Sevens squads for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco, USA next weekend.


 
Australian Men’s Sevens coach Tim Walsh has named a settled squad with Lewis Holland set to lead the side at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

 
Henry Hutchison will cap his return to the Sevens program with a Rugby World Cup Sevens appearance while Liam McNamara has earned himself a berth in the side following an impressive showing in Australia’s last leg of the World Series in Paris. 


 
The Australian Women’s side will again be co-captained by Shannon Parry and Sharni Williams, with the latter overcoming an ankle injury that has ruled her out since the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.


 
The Australian Women, who were recently crowned the 2017/18 Sevens World Series champions, have named their strongest possible squad with Dominique du Toit unavailable because of a collarbone injury.
 
Both the Men’s and Women’s sides finished fifth at the World Cup in Russia five years ago but the Women have tasted World Cup Sevens success before, when they lifted the trophy in 2009 at the inaugural Women’s event in Dubai.
 
The Australian Men have featured at all six of the previous Rugby World Cup Sevens, having finished second on two occasions (1993, 2001) and third in 2005.


 
Australian Women’s Sevens squad for the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 (in alphabetical order):


 
Lauren Brown*, 3 caps, QLD and Griffith University
Charlotte Caslick, 29 caps, QLD and Bond University
Emilee Cherry, 32 caps, QLD and University of Queensland
Ellia Green*, 21 caps, VIC and University of Tasmania
Demi Hayes*, 8 caps, QLD and Griffith University
Page McGregor*, 3 caps, NSW and Macquarie University
Yasmin Meakes*, 3 caps, ACT and University of Canberra
Shannon Parry (c), 31 caps, QLD and Griffith University
Evania Pelite*, 20 caps, QLD and University of Adelaide
Alicia Quirk*, 26 caps, NSW and University of New England
Cassie Staples*, 7 caps, NSW and University of Canberra
Emma Tonegato*, 24 caps, NSW and University of Adelaide
Sharni Williams (c), 27 caps, ACT and University of Canberra
 *Rugby World Cup Sevens debut
 


Australian Men’s Sevens squad for the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 (in alphabetical order):


Lachlan Anderson*, 17 caps, Eastwood NSW
Tim Anstee*, 20 caps, Eastwood NSW
Lewis Holland (c), 40 caps, Queanbeyan
Henry Hutchison*, 17 caps, Randwick NSW
Boyd Killingworth*, 19 caps, Warringah NSW
Maurice Longbottom*, 8 caps, Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team
Tom Lucas*, 27 caps, Sunnybank QLD
Liam McNamara*, 8 caps, Sunnybank QLD
Sam Myers*, 37 caps, Norths NSW
Ben O’Donnell*, 10 caps, Randwick NSW
Jesse Parahi, 44 caps, Norths NSW
John Porch*, 19 caps, Norths NSW
Brandon Quinn*, 9 caps, Gordon NSW
 *Rugby World Cup Sevens debut
 

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