15.co.za | Rugby News, Live Scores, Results, Fixtures 2016-05-06T22:15:03Z http://www.rugby15.co.za/feed/atom/ RugbyViews <![CDATA[Brumbies grab Bulls by the horns]]> http://www.rugby15.co.za/?p=53877 2016-05-06T22:15:03Z 2016-05-06T22:15:03Z The Aquis Brumbies have defeated the Bulls 23-6 at GIO Stadium in a tough encounter, to move back to the top of the Australian Super Rugby conference.

A defensive line that did not allow any tries, coupled with tries from Nigel Ah Wong and Tomas Cubelli as well as the accurate boot of Christian Lealiifano were enough for the home side to earn a 17-point victory.

The Brumbies were dominant against the visitors, enjoying 64 per cent of possession during the game and consistently preventing the Bulls from entering their defensive 22.

While Bulls flyhalf Francois Brummer opened the scoring with a long-range penalty goal, the Brumbies opted for early points to regain the lead and after 23 minutes were out to a 9-3 advantage.

While the Brumbies went close to scoring on a number of occasions they couldn’t cross the line and the first half ended with the Brumbies up 9-3.

The second period was much more flowing compared to the first but it was the Bulls who scored first after the break when Brummer converted his second penalty.

As has been the case for the Brumbies this year, the forward pack were a big highlight in the match with the home side winning 108 rucks compared to the Bulls’ 46.

The solid work of the forwards was supported by the backs, and in the 45th minute the games opening try was scored when Nigel Ah Wong split through the defence from 30 metres out to race away and plant the ball down with one hand.

In the 57th minute, Tomas Cubelli increased the lead by scoring his second try in brumbies’ colours.

With the ball positioned within centimetres of the try line and bodies on the line itself, the Argentinean grabbed the ball from the back of the ruck and cleverly dived over the line and slammed the ball down to extend the Brumbies lead.

10,024 supporters saw the Brumbies score two tries in their specially designed Ladies Round jerseys. Following the match Canberra Milk donated $20,000 to the Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) ACT, after running the #GoFor5 campaign all week.

The win is the first time this season the Brumbies have stopped a team from scoring any tries this season, and the first time they have won by more than a converted try over the Bulls since 2003.

The victory puts the Brumbies back on top of the Australian Conference and sets the scene for a top-of-the-table clash in Melbourne next week against the Rebels.

Brumbies 23 (Tries: Ah Wong, Cubelli. Pens: Lealiifano 3/4 Conv: Lealiifano 2/2) bt Bulls 6 (Conv: Brummer 2/2).

Aquis Brumbies vs Bulls, GIO Stadium – 6 May, 2016

  1. Scott Sio
  2. Stephen Moore
  3. Ben Alexander
  4. Rory Arnold
  5. Sam Carter
  6. Scott Fardy
  7. David Pocock
  8. Jarrad Butler
  9. Tomas Cubelli
  10. Christian Lealiifano
  11. James Dargaville
  12. Robbie Coleman
  13. Tevita Kuridrani
  14. Nigel Ah Wong
  15. Aidan Toua

 

RESERVES

  1. Josh Mann-Rea
  2. Allan Alaalatoa
  3. Ruan Smith
  4. Tom Staniforth
  5. Blake Enever
  6. Jordan Smiler
  7. Joe Powell
  8. Lausii Taliauli

Courtesy of the Brumbies

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RugbyViews <![CDATA[Taking England Sevens forward]]> http://www.rugby15.co.za/?p=53875 2016-05-06T22:09:19Z 2016-05-06T22:09:19Z Alex Gray is one of three players returning to the 15-a-side game next season, having had the experience of representing England Sevens.

Junior World Championship U20 captain and finalist in 2011, Gray joined the sevens programme in 2013 and has since won 22 caps on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, as well as being named HSBC England Sevens Player of the Season at the RPA awards last summer.

The former No. 8, and now centre, will join Yorkshire Carnegie while Sam Egerton follows former England Sevens player Marcus Watson to Newcastle Falcons and James Cordy-Redden signs for Ealing Trailfinders.

James Rodwell, who set a new world record of 69 consecutive tournaments on the World Series earlier this year, has extended his England Sevens contract along with vice-captain Phil Burgess and influential players Tom Bowen, Alex Davis, Warwick Lahmert and Ruaridh McConnochie.

Head Coach Simon Amor said: “Alex Gray was always a long-term project for us, with the aim of him eventually returning to 15s.  He signs for Yorkshire as a centre, in a similar way that Mike Ellery joined the programme as a forward before signing for Saracens as a winger.

“Alex has developed so much as a person and a player in the three years I’ve been fortunate to work with him.  He has always had an amazing skill set but the physicality and the professionalism with which he now approaches games is second to none.  He will be a big loss to the programme but we are excited by the opportunity he has with Yorkshire Carnegie.

“Sam Egerton joined England Sevens with the ambition of getting a Premiership contract.  We are delighted that he was involved with Harlequins for a few months this year and has now signed with Newcastle.  He is an excellent scrum half and his game has really progressed, particularly his core passing skills, a fundamental part of sevens.

“Similarly James Cordy-Redden has worked hard within our academy and development group and at the accompanying tournaments.  His excellent attitude has allowed a remarkable transformation from student to athlete.  It is probably the biggest change we have seen in a player in such a short space of time.  He will be a real asset for Ealing.”

On the re-signing of Rodwell, Burgess and other key players, Amor added: “This group, together with the likes of Dan Bibby, Richard de Carpentier, Charlie Hayter, Dan Norton and Tom Mitchell, gives us an exciting and talented core squad for the World Series next  season and for years to come.

“James Rodwell reached an incredible milestone this year and brings a wealth of experience.  He is critical to us in key areas such as lineouts and kick offs, which helps not only the success of the England Sevens team but also allows him to support the development of the young guys coming through.”

England Sevens introduced an academy programme for the first time in 2015 and, following its success, a rigorous talent identification process was put in place to find the next England Sevens’ talent.

Strong relationships with regional club academies and schools, and extensive viewing of match footage, resulted in 22 players being invited for trials last weekend.

Those who are offered contracts will be aiming to either emulate Cameron Cowell, Harry Glover, Oskar Hirskyj-Douglas and Ethan Waddleton who have progressed from the England Sevens academy to the World Series, or will hope to follow the likes of Gray back to the 15-a-side game, all the better for their sevens’ experience.

Amor added: “Cameron, Ethan and Oskar have all developed well this season and we are excited about how much better they can be in another year’s time.  Harry Glover will also remain involved alongside his academic commitments in Newcastle.  With their recent experiences, these players will be key to integrating and supporting the development of the new academy guys.

“A lot of effort went into the preparation for this year’s talent identification camp, making sure the right 22 players were offered the opportunity to put themselves forward for selection.   It was a rigorous vetting process and we are looking forward to offering a number of contracts as we continue to develop players for England Sevens and the 15-a-side game.”

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RugbyViews <![CDATA[RFU Disciplinary Hearing: Francois Louw]]> http://www.rugby15.co.za/?p=53873 2016-05-06T22:05:56Z 2016-05-06T22:05:14Z The charge against Francois Louw of Bath Rugby for acts contrary to good sportsmanship was heard in Bristol last night by an RFU disciplinary panel.

Louw was cited following the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and Northampton Saints for allegedly making contact with the eye(s) or the eye area of Courtney Lawes.

The panel noted that the citing was justified, but with the benefit of being able to view the footage in conjunction with hearing live evidence from both players, the panel were not satisfied on the balance of probabilities that Francois Louw had made contact with the eye area of Courtney Lawes.

The case was dismissed and he is free to play with immediate effect.

The panel comprised: HHJ Euan Ambrose (chairman), John Doubleday and Ian Bremner.

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RugbyViews <![CDATA[RUGBY IS EINTLIK ‘n EENVOUDIGE SPEL #PaleToe]]> http://www.rugby15.co.za/?p=53870 2016-05-06T21:41:50Z 2016-05-06T21:41:50Z Dwarslat is vandeesweek seker ons maak rugby kyk te moeilik en hoor dat ons te emosioneel is.

#Pale toe

Om rugby te kyk is soos om die weer te voorspel, nes jy dink dat jy die edele spel verstaan, verander dit. Dis die wyse woorde van ‘n kollega, nou die dag nadat ons gaan dooierus vat het by ‘n watergat. Na dese glo ek dit heeltemal. Ons het so pas van ‘n soberheid na laas naweek se SuperRugby-bomskok herstel, of die volgende babelas loer weer agter die pale.

Die uwe het pas verneem van die Blou span se opportunistiese verloor doer onder, nogal teen die Brumbies. Dis dieselfde Brumbies wat onse Jake White in 2012-13 afgerig het en van nêrens na êrens gebring het in twee jaar. Ons hoop maar dis die een verloor tussen die drie gespeel waarvan Nollis gepraat het.

“Rugby is eintlik ‘n eenvoudige spel”, se neef Gerhard vir my.

“30 mans hardloop vir 80 minute op en af op ‘n veld en teen die einde, wen die Nieu Seelanders.”

Ek wou hom nog antwoord, maar toe bedink ek myself want volgens sy ingeligte bron loop ons die gevaar om alle wedstryde teen die Nieu Seelanders hier plaaslik, te verloor.

Dit het nog nooit gebeur sedert 1996 toe die Super 12-reeks begin het nie, maar met vier wenne uit ‘n moontlike agt wedstryde teen Suid Afrikaanse spanne, lyk dit donker. Dit is al in die Kiwis se sakkie: Kings 24 Chiefs 58 (12 Maart), Sharks 14 Crusaders 19 (26 Maart), Lions 37 Crusaders 43 (1 April), Lions 17 Hurricanes 50 (30 April).

Die Kings se wedstryd Saterdag teen die Blues in Port Elizabeth en dan die wedstryd teen die Highlanders op 2 Julie, voorspel niks goeds vir ons tuis rekord nie.

“Ons sal die wedstryde maar elders moet gaan kyk,” sê die slimme neef van my, “want as die Cheetahs, Sharks en Kings verloor, sal dit petrol op die Sportministertjie se kaggelvuur wees.”

Sy hoof-onder indoena Gert Oosthuizen het hoeka hierdie week die transformasie-veldbrand wat Sportministertjie twee weke gelede gemaak het, probeer doodslaan.

“Ons moet mekaar maar terpentyn gee waar dit hoort, maar ek is seker hier teen November maand sal ons ‘n heel ander prentjie sien as tans…ons wil nie die federasies benadeel nie en ook nie die land en sy mense en die sportmense nie…ons wil nie emosioneel raak nie,“ het Oosthuizen aan Rugby365 se Jan de Koning gesê.

Vroulief reken dis net ‘n gepaai, want die Sportministertjie sou al teen hierdie tyd ‘n oproep gehad het van die land se bier koning wat die Springbokke borg.

“Loftus is ‘n droë stadion, maar ek kan my nie voorstel hoe jy en jou makkers al kwylend na die Bokke teen die All Blacks in Oktober in Durban gaan kyk nie. Koeldrank is mos vir julle ‘n mix.

Ek stry nie, want die einste Sharks speel Saterdag om 15:00, net mooi in die tyd wat sy vir my geskeduleer het om die groen monster wat in ons swembad bly, te verdryf.

Ek sê nog altyd dat ‘n swembad soos ‘n kind in die huis is, maar nie hardop nie, want ek wil graag die SuperRugby-reeks enduit kyk.

Oor vyf weke van nou af is die Iere hier en blykbaar het hulle besef dat die oud-Bul CJ Stander se waarde nie in goud gemeet kan word nie. Hy het die Ierse Rugbyspelers se speler van die jaar toekenning gewen, nadat hy die titel voor manne soos die kookwater Ierse haker, Rory Best weggeraap het.

“Dis Frans Ludeke se skuld”, sê my buurman.

“Pierre Spies was mos sy blue eyed boykie, en toe die manne met die tjekboeke in 2012 regstaan, is Stander weg. Groot verlies, want hy kon Toetie se antwoord op agsteman gewees het en die Bokke gelei het. Dis nou wat mens noem Irish luck.”

Die uwe dink ons eie spanne hier by die ondermaanse kan self doen met ‘n bietjie Irish luck, veral nou dat ons weet Nieu Seelandse spelers word nie oud nie, hulle her-sirkuleer net.

Intussen rus die Lions en die Stormers hierdie naweek. Geen gebrul of stormwind dus nie, net ‘n koue front.

Groete vanuit die hoof pawiljoen.

Dwarslat.

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RugbyViews <![CDATA[Four return to Springbok Sevens side for Paris]]> http://www.rugby15.co.za/?p=53868 2016-05-06T12:58:02Z 2016-05-06T12:57:02Z Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell named Francois Hougaard, Rosko Specman, Philip Snyman and Dylan Sage as the changes to his squad that will travel to France on Sunday to contest the HSBC Paris Sevens, to be played at the Stade Jean Bouin in the French capital from 13 to 15 May.

 

They replace Siviwe Soyizwapi, Branco du Preez, Chris Dry and Stephan Dippenaar respectively from the side that won bronze in Singapore last month.

 

Hougaard returns to the Springboks Sevens team following a stint with Worcester Warriors and Snyman, who picked up a head-knock in Hong Kong, now fully fit and again takes over from Dry, who replaced him in Singapore.

 

The return of Rosko Specman, who last played in Vancouver, means that Du Preez misses out on the French tournament. Sage also last played in Vancouver and missed out in Hong Kong and Singapore when Dippenaar was given a run for the first time in the current series.

 

Powell explained that he is looking to rotate a number of players after Paris, with some changes expected again for the HSBC London Sevens in two weeks’ time.

 

“It is important for us to do well and try and win the series, but we also need to look at the welfare of regulars with Rio in mind, so I am planning to replace a number of these guys travelling to Paris for the London tournament,” Powell said.

 

“We have built good depth in the squad and with a number of players really pushing hard for a starting spot, I feel comfortable that we can rotate some players in the next two weeks and still remain very competitive. We came close on many occasions during the series and we need to keep on believing.

 

“It is going to be tough to overhaul Fiji at the top of the standings, but we are still in it with two tournaments to go. That was one of our objectives at the start of the 2015/16 series.”

 

Powell is also expanding his captaincy base and called on Philip Snyman to lead the side. Snyman also took charge of the side in the Wellington and Sydney tournaments earlier this year.
“We are determined to do well,” Snyman said. “We owe it to ourselves to finish strong, especially with the Olympics on the horizon. That said, the focus will be on game one, day one against England. We want to play well and make our supporters proud as well. We owe them so much.”

 

South Africa is currently second on the overall log. Fiji (147 points) remains firm favourites to win the overall HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for a second year in a row, but South Africa (139) and New Zealand (135) can still pip them at the post if the South Sea team falters in Europe.

 

The Blitzboks are grouped in Pool B with Australia, England and Brazil in Paris. They face England next Friday and Brazil and Australia on Saturday and will be looking for a ninth consecutive Cup quarter-final berth come Sunday 15 May.

 

The Springbok Sevens team (with number of tournament caps) is:

  1. Ryan Kankowski (6)
  2. Philip Snyman (35, captain)
  3. Tim Agaba (5)
  4. Kwagga Smith (23)
  5. Francois Hougaard (4)
  6. Kyle Brown (54)
  7. Dylan Sage (5)
  8. Rosko Specman (11)
  9. Justin Geduld (25)
  10. Cecil Afrika (42)
  11. Seabelo Senatla (29)
  12. Ruhan Nel (10)

 

Notes:

 

  • Cecil Afrika is the leading South African point’s scorer of all time in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. He has scored 1049 points in 42 tournaments so far.

 

  • Seabelo Senatla (270 points, 54 tries) is the leading Blitzboks points’ scorer this season – he also tops the overall try-scoring stakes for 2015/16. Justin Geduld (238 points) is in second place for South Africa.

 

  • The World Series had Paris as host three times before with the last event held there, in the 2005/2006 season, won by South Africa.

 

Record in Paris: 

  • 1999/2000 – Lost to New Zealand in Final
  • 2004/2005 – Beat England in Plate Final
  • 2005/2006 – Beat Samoa in Final

 

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RugbyViews <![CDATA[Reds go down to Crusaders in Christchurch]]> http://www.rugby15.co.za/?p=53866 2016-05-06T12:15:15Z 2016-05-06T12:15:15Z The St.George Queensland Reds were outclassed 38-5 in their Asteron Life Super Rugby clash with the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday night.

The Reds dominated possession for large chunks of the game but ultimately earned little reward in the six-tries-to-one loss.

Reds co-interim head coach Matt O’Connor said: “We made some mistakes early on, which made it difficult against such a clinical opposition. They’re an experienced side and that showed in the telling moments tonight.

“The effort was there, you can’t fault that, but we needed to be better when opportunities presented.”

The Reds ran into a red-hot Crusaders side which defended with power and seized their opportunities when presented.

For all their scheming and willingness to run the ball, the Reds just lacked the punch to create holes.

A double within the first eight minutes to winger Jone Macilai-Tori was an eerie sign of what might be on the cards.

Try as they did, Queensland’s ball runners failed to put a dent in the Crusaders’ line.

When Scott Barrett crossed for the hosts’ third try, the Reds needed a mighty second half to keep the Crusaders from running away with it.

It wasn’t to be, with Macilai-Tori crossing for his third to put the margin beyond Queensland’s reach.

There was still some fight from the Reds who held the ball for long periods in the second half.

Outside centre Campbell Magnay was the Reds’ sole try scorer when he regathered a Jake McIntyre chip kick and galloped 40m to the tryline.

The Reds’ next outing is on May 14 against the Hurricanes in Wellington.

“We’ve got another tough game next week and we have to be better than we were tonight. The attitude and effort are there – we’ll keep our heads up and we’ll keep going,” O’Connor said.

CRUSADERS 38 (Jone Macilai-Tori 3, Scott Barrett, Jordan Taufua, Codie Taylor tries; Richie Mo’unga 3, Marty McKenzie conversions) d St.GEORGE QUEENSLAND REDS 5 (Campbell Magnay try) at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.

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RugbyViews <![CDATA[Junior Springboks conclude preparations in Stellenbosch]]> http://www.rugby15.co.za/?p=53864 2016-05-06T12:12:04Z 2016-05-06T12:12:04Z The Junior Springbok training squad on Friday concluded the first phase of their preparations for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship with a tough hit-out against the DHL Western Province Institute.

 

The two teams went hammer and tongs in windy conditions with the WP youngsters providing SA U20 coach Dawie Theron’s side with a proper test four days before the final 28-man squad is named to travel to England in a few weeks’ time.

 

“Perhaps the first two of our chukka-sessions went too well and some of the guys may have been complacent today, while our handling and lineouts were not good enough,” said Theron after his team’s training session in Stellenbosch.

 

“Having said that, the Western Province Institute played with a lot of passion and commitment and we had our eyes on a few of their players too.

 

“We were without a couple of our core guys, who are playing Vodacom Super Rugby and Currie Cup Qualifiers this weekend, so we wanted to have a look at some fringe players and after today’s session we are definitely closer to finalising the squad.”

 

Theron said he will consult with his assistant coaches and national selector, Peter Jooste, before finalising the squad for the tournament in Manchester next month. The announcement is on Tuesday at SA Rugby’s offices in Plattekloof, Cape Town.

 

“The door is still open for a few players and if we were unsure about certain positions, we have more clarity now,” said Theron.

 

“We will properly assess the situation with injured players and those coming back from niggles when we discuss the final squad, and while some of the players in camp now won’t make the initial selection, they will know that they can still play a vital role.

 

“Our depth is not what it was last year and we know the importance of some of our key players, but the players realise that and know we simply have to work harder.”

 

The Junior Boks will play three warm-up matches before they depart for England, against the Xerox Golden Lions U19s and U21s (in Johannesburg on 13 May), Maties (in Stellenbosch on 17 May) and South Western Districts (in Oudtshoorn on 21 May). They depart for England on 2 June.

 

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RugbyViews <![CDATA[ELLA TO JOIN ENGLAND RUGBY IN AUSTRALIA]]> http://www.rugby15.co.za/?p=53862 2016-05-06T01:15:37Z 2016-05-06T01:15:37Z England Rugby has today announced that Glen Ella has agreed to join Eddie Jones’ coaching staff during England’s tour to Australia.

Sydney-based Ella will join up with the England setup in Brisbane and work for the duration of the three Test series as a skills coach. Working with Jones he will be responsible for helping develop England’s attack play and provide specialist backs skills coaching.

“I’m delighted to be teaming up with Eddie again and working alongside the rest of the coaching staff,” said Ella.

“Eddie’s got England moving in the right direction, but there’s still a lot of work to be done, particularly in attack.

“I’m looking forward to being involved in an exciting series of Test rugby.”

Commenting on the temporary appointment England Head Coach Eddie Jones said, “We’re very happy that Glen will be joining up with us out in Australia.

“Glen has coached rugby all around the world and not only brings with him a wealth of experience, but also has one of the best attacking minds in the business.

“Working alongside myself and the rest of the coaching team Glen will assist me in developing our attack play strategies and also provide some specialist backs skills coaching. It’s an area we know we need to improve and I’m sure we’ll benefit greatly from having Glen on board for the tour.”

Ella played club rugby for Sydney-based Randwick alongside Eddie Jones and earned four caps for the Wallabies at full back between 1982-85. He made his coaching debut as assistant coach for Bob Dwyer’s Wallabies side during the 1995 Rugby World Cup and was assistant coach under Jones during the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He has undertaken coaching roles with Australia Sevens, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Japan, Italy and Canada.

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RugbyViews <![CDATA[Boland Cavaliers team to face the Leopards in Potchefstroom]]> http://www.rugby15.co.za/?p=53859 2016-05-06T01:12:50Z 2016-05-06T01:12:50Z Boland Cavaliers team to face the Leopards in Potchefstroom on Saturday 7 May 2016:

15 Adriaan Carelse

14 Sergio Torrens

13 Ryan Nell (c)

12 Christopher Bosch

11 Danwel Demas

10 Theuns Kotze

9   Marnus Hugo

8   Zandré Jordaan (v/c)

7   Shaun McDonald

6   Shaun Adendorff

5   Ockie van Zyl

4   Hanno Kitshoff

3   Basil Short

2   Francois Esterhuizen

1   SP Wessels

 

16 Chadley Wenn

17 Francois Hanekom

18 Ferdi Horn

19 Wayne Wilschut

20 Gerhard Jordaan

21 William van Wyk

22 Edwin Sass

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RugbyViews <![CDATA[Friend makes five changes to Aussie Sevens for Paris]]> http://www.rugby15.co.za/?p=53857 2016-05-06T01:06:19Z 2016-05-06T01:06:19Z Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach Andy Friend has made five changes to the squad that has been named for the Paris Sevens (13-15 May).

Forward Jesse Parahi will return to the World Sevens Series arena for the first time in 12 months after returning from a stint in the NRL. Skipper Ed Jenkins and centre Cameron Clark have been recalled after being rested for the last month’s Singapore Sevens.

Teenage winger Henry Hutchison has recovered from a foot problem and will take to the field in Paris while Nick Cummins will win his 10th World Series cap after returning following an ankle injury.

Lewis Holland (foot), Tom Cusack (wrist), Greg Jeloudev (foot) and Henry Speight (cheekbone) have all been ruled out through injury and are likely to return to training in June. Nick Malouf and Tom Lucas (both knee) are both out for the remainder of the World Series.

Meanwhile, Pama Fou has returned to full training after recovering from a shoulder injury and will continue to build fitness in Sydney before likely linking up with the squad ahead of the season finale in London a week later.

Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach Andy Friend said: “When I look at the squad that I’ve chosen for this Paris I’m excited. We have two genuine outside backs in Henry [Hutchison] and Nick [Cummins] who love to use their pace but are also strong defensively while it is always good to welcome back players of the calibre of Ed Jenkins and Cameron Clark.

“With team selection for the Rio Olympics drawing ever closer, competition for those 12 spots is heating up and I expect to see a real edge to our game in these last two tournaments. I want us to be clinical and I want us to be ruthless. We have a big challenge ahead of us with a tough pool but I’m confident we have the personnel to perform really well.”

Australia has been drawn in Pool C alongside South Africa, England and Brazil and currently sits fourth in the 2015-16 HSBC Sevens World Series standings on 115 points – 20 points adrift of third-placed South Africa.

FOX SPORTS will broadcast all of the action from the French capital. FOX SPORTS 5 will be on air from 2.50am AEST on Saturday 14 May with Day Two available to watch via the Red Button from 6.20pm later that day.

Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens fixtures in Paris, France, 14-15 May
Australia v Brazil, Pool C, 5.34am AEST (14 May, Day 1)
Australia v England, Pool C, 9.04pm AEST (14 May, Day 2)
Australia v South Africa, Pool C, 12.15pm AEST (15 May, Day 2)

Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens squad for the Paris Sevens:
1. Henry Hutchison. Club: Randwick, NSW. Place of Birth: Crows Nest, NSW
2. Tom Kingston. Club: Sydney University, NSW. Hometown: Sydney, NSW
3. Sam Myers. Club: Northern Suburbs. Plae of Birth: Forbes, NSW
4. Josh Holmes. Club: Warringah Rats, NSW. Place of Birth: Newport, NSW
5. James Stannard. Club: Souths, QLD. Hometown: Brisbane, QLD
6. Con Foley. Club: University of Queensland. Hometown: Brisbane, QLD
7. Cameron Clark. Club: Northern Suburbs. Hometown: Sydney, NSW
8. Jesse Parahi. Club: Northern Suburbs, NSW. Hometown: Avoca Beach, NSW
9. Ed Jenkins. Club: Sydney University, NSW. Hometown: Sydney, NSW
10. Allan Fa’alava’au. Club: Endeavour Hills, VIC. Hometown: Melbourne, VIC
11. Nick Cummins. Place of Birth: Port Macquarie, NSW
12. Pat McCutcheon. Club: Sydney University. Place of Birth: Narromine, NSW

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