AUSSIE 7S CONFIRM TEAMS FOR TOULOUSE

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The Australian Men’s and Women’s sides have both confirmed their sides for the 7th leg in the World Series in Toulouse France.

Australian Men’s Coach John Manenti has not made too many changes to his side debuting Northern Suburbs utility back Max Burey alongside Ben Dowling and Stuart Dunbar who will be returning to the side.

Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach John Manenti said: “After a run of podium finishes, we are striving for consistency in performance and going deep into every tournament we play in.

“Toulouse sees us in a very challenging pool, first up we have USA before we bounce into Scotland and New Zealand – we will need to be at the top of our game to get through the pool stages.

“The team is reasonably well settled now, with just one new edition in Max Burey who will debut for us. Max played in some practice matches in Fiji in March and he impressed before sustaining an injury.

“Max is another product of the Shute Shield and a battled-hardened performer for Norths Rugby Club.

“We’re really excited for this weekend and next week in London as a chance to perform and keep building towards the Commonwealth Games.”

Women’s Coach Tim Walsh has also kept his side relatively intact, with Tia Hinds and Teagan Levi returning to the side.

Hinds, who was the youngest member of the team in Tokyo last year, will be entering her fifth tournament at Toulouse after missing the last round in Langford.

After debuting in Dubai R1 Teagan Levi will be joining her sister Maddison again having last played together in Spain.

Australian Women’s Coach Tim Walsh said: “This past month on tour has been quite memorable for the squad.

“We have trained and prepared exceptionally well, shared some memorable experiences, and embedded a united approach for a sustainable future.

“This weekend is like every other tournament, we are prepared to perform and want to continue to improve aspects of our game both strategically, mentally, and physically.”

All Australian matches will be live on beIN Sports and Kayo Sports.

Australian Men’s Sevens Side for Toulouse

Henry Hutchison (C), Randwick, 38 caps
Ben Dowling, Randwick, 4 caps
Corey Toole, Gungahlin Eagles, 6 caps
Dietrich Roache, Western Sydney Two Blues, 6 caps
Max Burey, Northern Suburbs, Debut
Henry Paterson, Eastern Suburbs, 6 caps
Josh Turner, Manly Marlins, 11 caps
Matthew Gonzalez, Eastwood, 2 caps
Stuart Dunbar, Sydney Uni, 6 caps
Nick Malouf, University of Queensland, 44 caps
Maurice Longbottom, Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team, 25 caps 
Nathan Lawson, Southern Districts, 3 caps
Ben Marr, Warringah, 2 caps

Australian Women’s Sevens Side for Toulouse

Lily Dick, 10 caps
Sharni Williams, 39 caps
Faith Nathan, 9 caps
Dominique Du Toit, 20 caps
Jesse Southwell, 1 cap
Tia Hinds, 4 caps
Charlotte Caslick (C), 38 caps
Madison Ashby, 10 caps
Bienne Terita, 2 caps
Sariah Paki, 15 caps
Demi Hayes (C), 17 caps
Maddison Levi, 5 caps
Teagan Levi, 2 caps


Australian 7s Men’s Pool C Fixtures – Toulouse
Friday 20 May

Australia vs USA – 9:06pm AEST
Saturday 21 May
Australia vs Scotland – 3:46am AEST
Australia vs New Zealand – 9:06pm AEST

Australian 7s Women’s Pool A Fixtures – Toulouse
Friday 20 May

Australia vs South Africa – 6:36pm AEST
Saturday 21 May
Australia vs Fiji – 2:06am
Australia vs USA – 6:36am

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