Australian squad for Singapore Sevens
13 April 2017
RUGBY SEVENS: The Australian Men’s Sevens team has been named for the Singapore Sevens, with only one change to the squad that finished third in Hong Kong last weekend.
Boyd Killingworth failed the concussion return to play protocols and is replaced by Dylan Pietsch, who played with the Classic Wallabies at the Hong Kong Tens.
Hong Kong was Australia’s best finish on the HSBC Sevens World Series this year, having finished fourth at the HSBC Sydney 7s and fifth in Dubai late last year.
With three rounds remaining on the HSBC Sevens World Series, Australia (79 points) are in hot pursuit of a top four finish, with the side currently in sixth position behind the USA (82 points) and New Zealand (97 points).
Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach Andy Friend said: “This group has continued to improve and last week marked a real turning point for the side, showing that they can beat top four teams when they back themselves.
“The challenge now is to not rest on our laurels and lift our performance this week in Singapore.
“Australia has not won a tournament since Tokyo 2012 and it is a goal this team strives to achieve every time we run out to play.”
Australia will battle it out in Pool C alongside Samoa, Kenya and Argentina with all games LIVE on FOX Sports.
Qantas Australia Men's fixtures, Singapore:
Saturday 15 April
Australia v Samoa, 1.22pm AEST
Australia v Kenya, 4.22pm AEST
Australia v Argentina, 8.18pm AEST
Qantas Australian Sevens squad for Singapore Sevens
1. Henry Hutchison, 13 caps Club: Randwick NSW
2. Simon Kennewell, 6 caps, Club: Randwick NSW
3. Nick Malouf, 24 caps, Club: Sydney University NSW
4. Liam McNamara 4 caps, Club: Sunnybank QLD
5. James Stannard, 38 caps, Club: Souths QLD
6. John Porch, 6 caps, Club: Northern Suburbs NSW
7. Tim Anstee 7 caps, Club: Eastwood NSW
8. Tom Kingston, 11 caps, Club: Sydney University
9. Ed Jenkins 50 caps, Club: Sydney University NSW
10. Tom Lucas (c) 18 caps, Club: Sunnybank
11. Charlie Taylor, 5 caps, Club: Eastwood NSW
12. Lachie Anderson, 4 Caps, Club Eastwood NSW
13th man: Dylan Pietsch, 2 caps, Club: Randwick NSW
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