Horne lends expertise to Wallabies sevens
SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Australian Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh has named his squad for the opening round of the Sevens World Series in Dubai next weekend with NSW Waratahs’ player, Michael Wells to earn his first cap for Australia since 2014.
Wells has been with the Aussie 7s side since pre-season this year and performed well at the Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship in Suva, Fiji earlier this month.
Joining the squad as team manager will be Classic Wallaby, Rob Horne who will travel with the team to Dubai and Cape Town as a part of a wider push to have more Classic Wallabies and Sevens players work with the Australian Sevens program.
Australia will face off against Japan, Canada and England in Pool D as they fight to progress to the Quarter Final stages.
Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach, Tim Walsh said: “The team has worked hard throughout pre-season and we have been looking forward to the World Series kicking off and getting our campaign underway.
“Michael [Wells] is really excited about his returning cap for Australia. He played well at the Oceania Sevens Championship and is always looking to improve himself in Sevens.
“We have a challenging Pool with three sides that can really do some damage on the field. For us it will be about making sure our preparation is World Class and executing our plans.
“We want to start and finish this season without any regret,”
On Classic Wallaby Rob Horne joining the squad as team manager, Walsh said.
“Rob is just looking forward to getting back involved in Australian Rugby and he has a lot to offer the team and the program.
“We want to have more engagement with former Aussie Sevens players and Classic Wallabies with this squad and with what we have done already the players have really responded strongly,”
Australia Sevens squad:
Lewis Holland (captain), Jesse Parahi, Nick Malouf, Ben O’Donnell, John Porch, Michael Wells, Liam McNamara, Tim Anstee, Boyd Killingworth, Maurice Longbottom, Henry Hutchison, Lachie Anderson, Brandon Quinn.
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