Aussie 7s testing the new era in Singapore

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:14
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SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: New Australian Sevens Head Coach, Tim Walsh has named his first squad for the Sevens World Series in Singapore.

Walsh has made three changes from the side that finished in fifth at the Commonwealth Games earlier this month, with Jeral Skelton, Lachie Miller and Nick Price coming into the squad.

Australia (89) currently sits in the fifth position on the Sevens World Series ladder behind Argentina (90), New Zealand (107), Fiji (123) and South Africa (126).  

Earning his second cap for Australia after making his debut in Hong Kong is Lachlan Miller, who hails from Coffs Harbour on the NSW North Coast.

Australia will have to face the Commonwealth Games Gold Medallists, New Zealand in Pool D alongside Wales and Scotland.

Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach, Tim Walsh said: "It’s been a quick turnaround between finishing with the Women’s program to starting in my new role.

"Diving right in is a great way to start, the sooner I can shape and influence the team with my leadership style the better.

"The squad has been enthusiastic and vocal about wanting to improve and to be consistently on the podium especially after finishing eighth at the Olympics, fifth on the Gold Coast and currently fifth on the World Series.

"Everything has its challenges and that is what gives us purpose. I enjoy the hard work, love this game and cannot wait for the future with this team,"
 
Australia kicks off its campaign in Singapore on Saturday, April 28  against Scotland.

Australia Sevens: Jeral Skelton, Tom Connor, Sam Myers, Lachlan Miller, Nicky Price, John Porch, Tim Anstee, Jesse Parahi (captain), Brandon Quinn, Ben O’Donnell, Maurice Longbottom, Lachlan Anderson, Dylan Pietsch,

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