World Sevens series Champs Australia unchanged for Cape Town
SEVENS SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Australia’s World Rugby Sevens Series Champion teams have confirmed their squads for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Cape Town.
On the back of winning their first World Series title, the Men’s Sevens will compete in Cape Town with an unchanged line-up.
Captain Nick Malouf, who was selected in the World Rugby Sevens Series Dream Team, will once again lead the team in Cape Town.
He will be joined by fellow Dream Team member and Rookie of the Year Corey Toole, as well as Stu Dunbar, Matt Gonzalez, Henry Hutchison, Nathan Lawson, Maurice Longbottom, Billy Meakes, Ben Marr, Henry Paterson, Dietrich Roache, James Turner and Josh Turner.
“The team is eager to get back out onto the field again and experience Cape Town’s buzzing atmosphere,” Malouf said.
“We are looking forward to being a part of a huge tournament with such a rich history.”
“After the high of claiming the World Series, we’re refocusing on the World Cup,” Men’s Sevens Coach John Manenti said.
“Though there are plenty of things we want to improve on, we want to keep pushing ourselves in the hope of obtaining a dream end to a breakout season.
“All the players have pulled up well after Los Angeles and are excited by the challenges ahead.”
Australia Sevens squad: Henry Hutchison, Billy Meakes, Corey Toole, Dietrich Roache, James Turner, Henry Paterson, Josh Turner, Matt Gonzalez, Stu Dunbar, Nick Malouf (Captain), Maurice Longbottom, Nathan Lawson, Ben Marr