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HOLLAND BACK TO SKIPPER SIDE AT LONDON SEVENS WITH PINCUS SET TO DEBUT

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1. Joe Pincus*, University of Queensland
2. Tom Connor, 6 caps, Warringah
3. Sam Myers, 35 caps, Norths (Sydney)
4. Lewis Holland (c), 38 caps, Queanbeyan
5. Ben O’Donnell, 8 caps, Randwick
6. John Porch, 18 caps, Norths (Sydney)
7. Tim Anstee, 18 caps, Eastwood
8. Triston Reilly, 1 cap, Randwick
9. Boyd Killingworth, 17 caps, Warringah
10. Tom Lucas, 25 caps, Sunnybank (QLD)
11. Maurice Longbottom, 6 caps, Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team
12. Lachie Anderson, 15 caps, Eastwood
13th man. Liam McNamara, 7 caps, Sunnybank (QLD)

 

Holland back with Pincus set for Australian debut

Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens coach Tim Walsh has welcomed back captain Lewis Holland for the London Sevens, that will kick off at Twickenham on June 2.

Holland hasn’t featured for the Men’s Sevens since early March in Vancouver after a hamstring injury cruelled his Commonwealth Games campaign.

Rookie Joe Pincus will also be unleashed in London with the 21-year old having impressed during his apprenticeship with the Australian development side.

Fellow rookie Triston Reilly is back in what will be just his second Australian cap while veteran Boyd Killingworth will add some grunt up forward in his return from injury.

Australia are in Pool B alongside Wales, Spain and Ireland and must finish in the top two to progress through to the Cup Quarter-Finals.

Tim Walsh’s side finished second in their last start in Singapore following a heart-breaking defeat to Fiji in a memorable Cup Final.

Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens coach Tim Walsh said: “It’s great to welcome back Lewis and his experience. I’ve had a large group of players to select from and this has enabled a strong team for the final two legs of the 2017/18 World Series.

“Joe (Pincus) has all the attributes to be a great Sevens player for Australia. He’s done his apprenticeship and has been knocking down the door of selection for a while now and the whole squad is excited to see him make his debut on the Twickenham turf in London.

“We fell short in Singapore and we don’t accept defeats no matter how they are perceived. We lost only once out of our six games in Singapore but five of those games came down to the last play.

“We need to be relishing the moments in pressure games and also learn to put teams away to avoid the games that should not be close,” Walsh said.

 

Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens fixtures, London
Saturday 2 June

Australia v Ireland, 7.36pm AEST
Australia v Wales, 10.42pm AEST

Sunday 3 June
Australia v Spain, 1.48am AEST

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