THREE DEBUTANTS CONFIRMED FOR AUSTRALIAN MEN’S SEVENS TEAM IN SPAIN

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Henry Hutchison (c), 34 caps
Solomone Vosaicake, 2 caps
Corey Toole, 2 caps
Dietrich Roache, 2 caps
Yool Yool, 2 caps
Darby Lancaster, *
Josh Turner, 8 caps
Ben Dowling, 2 caps
Stu Dunbar, 3 caps
Chris Kuridrani, *
Maurice Longbottom, 21 caps
Nathan Lawson, *
Jed Stuart, 2 caps

Solomone Vosaicake, 2 capsCorey Toole, 2 capsDietrich Roache, 2 capsYool Yool, 2 caps Darby Lancaster, *Josh Turner, 8 caps Ben Dowling, 2 capsStu Dunbar, 3 capsChris Kuridrani, * Maurice Longbottom, 21 caps Nathan Lawson, * Jed Stuart, 2 caps

Solomone Vosaicake, 2 capsCorey Toole, 2 capsDietrich Roache, 2 capsYool Yool, 2 caps Darby Lancaster, *Josh Turner, 8 caps Ben Dowling, 2 capsStu Dunbar, 3 capsChris Kuridrani, * Maurice Longbottom, 21 caps Nathan Lawson, * Jed Stuart, 2 caps

Head Coach John Manenti has selected his first Aussie Men’s Sevens squad in Spain, confirming three debutants for the team’s third leg of the 2021-22 HSBC Sevens World Series.

Former Queensland Reds winger Chris Kuridrani headlines the changes in Manenti’s first team as head coach, with recent NSW Waratahs signing Darby Lancaster also set to make his Australian debut. Tokyo Olympian Nathan Lawson is also expected to make his World Series debut, being named in jersey number 12.

A large contingent of Australia’s Dubai series team has remained with Vosaicake, Toole, Roache, Yool, Dowling and Stuart being retained within the match-day squad.
Meanwhile, Henry Hutchison will lead the squad alongside a senior group of Turner, Longbottom and Dunbar, temporarily replacing Nick Malouf as captain.

The men’s program will be looking to go a step further in Spain, kicking off their campaign in Pool B against newcomers Germany before tackling Japan and Ireland on Saturday.

All the games are available live and free in Australia via world.rugby and World Rugby’s YouTube Channel.

Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach John Manenti said: “It’s going to be an exciting weekend for our team as we look to build on the work we’ve been doing.

“Like all teams, we’ve faced numerous challenges around player availability in our preparation for Malaga; it will be a great test of character when we turn up and play.

“We welcome three new players to the World Series, Nathan Lawson, who featured at the Tokyo Olympics, Chris Kuridrani returning to Australia after a stint in Japan and Former Schoolboy sensation Darby Lancaster,” Manenti said.

Australian Men’s Sevens Malaga Pool B Fixtures:
Friday 21 January
Australia v Germany, 10:28pm AEDT

Saturday 22 January
Australia v Japan, 3:12am AEDT
Australia v Ireland, 10:33pm AEDT

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