One new face for Aussie Sevens

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 08:55
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Sam Myers will make his Australian Sevens debut in Port Elizabeth this weekend after being called up to replace the injured Lewis Holland.
 

Sam Myers will make his Australian Sevens debut in Port Elizabeth this weekend after being called up to replace the injured Lewis Holland.

The 23-year-old has been a standout for the New South Wales country team Shoremen, helping them progress to the international Coral Coast Sevens in Fiji following four tournament wins at the Bowral Sevens, Byron Bay Sevens, Central Coast Sevens and the inaugural Sydney Premier Sevens this year.

His combination of power and pace and ability to make numerous line-breaks is set to add an extra dimension to a strong Australian Sevens outfit this weekend.

The rest of the side will remain the same, retaining a mix of experience, including Super Rugby stars, James Stannard and Luke Morahan plus Sevens heavyweights, Con Foley, Shannon Walker and captain Ed Jenkins, and youth, with Paul Asquith, Greg Jeloudev, and Sean McMahon.

Australia will compete in Pool A against Fiji (currently ranked second), Scotland (equal ninth), and France (twelfth) on day one of pool play tomorrow.

It will be the first time Australia has faced France and 2013/14 opening round Gold Coast Sevens Champions, Fiji this series.

Australia has played Scotland twice in pool games during the current World Series, drawing 21 - all in their first round on the Gold Coast, followed by their 21 - 17 loss to the Scots at the recent Dubai Sevens.

Their losses to Scotland and Wales on Day One during the last round saw the Aussies drop out of Cup contention in Dubai.

Despite suffering a difficult first day on the pitch, the Aussie men hit back with three impressive wins to secure the Bowl.

With two rounds of the Sevens World Series already completed, Australia is currently ranked fifth after finishing runners-up at the opening round on the Gold Coast in October and as Bowl victors in Dubai last week.

Australian Sevens squad: Paul Asquith, James Stannard, Con Foley, Sam Myers, Greg Jeloudev, Ed Jenkins (captain), Tom Lucas, Nick Malouf, Sean McMahon, Luke Morahan, Jesse Parahi, Shannon Walker.

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 28 April 2017
Highlanders v Stormers 07h35 Dunedin
Cardiff Blues v Zebre 18h05 Cardiff
Edinburgh v Dragons 18h35 Myreside
Leinster v Glasgow Warriors 18h35 RDS Arena
Newcastle Falcons v Worcester Warriors 19h00 Kingston Park
Sat, 29 April 2017
Chiefs v Sunwolves 07h35 Hamilton
Reds v Waratahs 09h45 Suncorp Stadium
Force v Lions 11h55 Perth
Ospreys v Ulster 14h00 Liberty Stadium
Bath v Gloucester 14h00 Recreation Ground
Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints 14h00 Sandy Park
Saracens v Bristol 14h00 Allianz Park
Harlequins v Wasps 14h00 Twickenham Stoop
Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks 14h00 Welford Road
Cheetahs v Crusaders 15h15 Bloemfontein
Treviso v Munster 17h05 Stadio Monigo
Kings v Rebels 17h30 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Connacht v Scarlets 18h35 Sportsground
Jaguares v Sharks 19h40 Buenos Aires
Sun, 30 April 2017
Brumbies v Blues 06h05 Canberra
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 23 April 2017
Clermont Auvergne v Leinster 27 | 22
Sat, 22 April 2017
Sharks v Rebels 9 | 9
Bulls v Cheetahs 20 | 14
Munster v Saracens 10 | 26
Force v Chiefs 7 | 16
Crusaders v Stormers 57 | 24
Highlanders v Sunwolves 40 | 15
Fri, 21 April 2017
Lions v Jaguares 24 | 21
Waratahs v Kings 24 | 26
Hurricanes v Brumbies 56 | 21
Mon, 17 April 2017
UP-Tuks v Maties 28 | 21
Sun, 16 April 2017
Bristol v Wasps 21 | 36
Northampton Saints v Saracens 25 | 27
Sat, 15 April 2017
Connacht v Leinster 24 | 37
Treviso v Edinburgh 21 | 6
SEVENS
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Pool 0
Team P W D L Pts
Korea Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool 00
Team P W D L Pts
Chile 0 0 0 1 10
Papua New Guinea 0 1 0 0 1
Hong Kong 0 0 0 0 1
Pool 19
Team P W D L Pts
England Sevens 0 0 0 0 19
Pool 20
Team P W D L Pts
Uganda Sevens 0 0 0 0 2
Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Fiji Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Canada Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Australia Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
France Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool C
Team P W D L Pts
United States Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Argentina Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Japan Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool D
Team P W D L Pts
South Africa Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Kenya Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Russia Sevens 0 0 0 0 0
Pool
Team P W D L Pts
Wales Sevens