Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens Touring Squad for Japan

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Shannon Parry (c), 20 caps, Hometown: Brisbane QLD
Mahalia Murphy, 6 caps, Hometown: Sydney NSW
Chloe Dalton, 13 caps, Hometown: Sydney NSW
Demi Hayes, 1 caps, Hometown: Mount Isa QLD
Georgina Friedrichs, 4 caps, Hometown: Harare Zimbabwe
Evania Pelite, 11 caps, Hometown: Caboolture QLD
Charlotte Caslick, 19 caps, Hometown: Brisbane QLD
Alicia Quirk, 19 caps, Hometown: Wagga Wagga NSW
Emma Sykes, 3 caps, Hometown: Sydney NSW
Brooke Walker, 3 caps, Hometown: Sydney NSW
Emilee Cherry, 21 caps, Hometown: Roma QLD
Dominque Du Toit, 2 caps, Hometown: Marondera Zimbabwe
Ellia Green, 17 caps, Hometown: Melbourne VIC

*One player to be named as a 13th non-playing touring member.

Australia names team for crucial Japan leg

The Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens team has been named ahead of round four of the HSBC Women’s Sevens World Series in Kitakyushu, Japan.

Young guns Demi Hayes and Dominique Du Toit come into the side alongside Brooke Walker with Head Coach Tim Walsh to omit one player prior to kickoff.

Australia will be looking to improve on their second-place finish at last round’s USA Sevens, after falling to New Zealand in the final.

Australia currently sits in second place on the HSBC Women’s Sevens World Series Ladder, six points adrift of New Zealand with three rounds left to go.

Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach, Tim Walsh said: “We’re just over halfway and we are looking forward to finishing the season strongly but also blooding some younger players and getting their experience up.

“We’ve made a few tactical changes to really bring up some other players in key positions and I’m looking forward to seeing those younger players putting up their hand.

“We are in a position now where we are really pushing for the title again. The pressure is now on New Zealand and all take is one slip up and we’re in.

“We’re just focusing on our job and I think the results will take care of themselves.

“The Women’s Six Nations players coming back into Sevens will strengthen those European teams which will change the dynamic of the competition.”

Australia has Fiji, Ireland and Brazil in Pool B with matches kicking off on Saturday 22 April.

Qantas Australian Women’s fixtures, Kitakyushu, Japan:
Saturday 22 April
Australia v Brazil, 12.36 pm AEST
Australia v Ireland, 3.20 pm AEST
Australia v Fiji, 6.04 pm AEST

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