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Youth Olympic 7s Squad Named

11 December 2013
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RUGBY SEVENS: Australian Rugby Union today announced a training squad of 22 young women in preparation for next year's Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

The Australian team celebrate after winning the IRB Womens's Sevens World Series Cup Final during the Dubai Sevens, the second round of the HSBC Sevens World Series at The Sevens stadium on November 29, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

RUGBY SEVENS: The Women's Sevens team pulled off one of the greatest come backs in Sevens Rugby history to win round one of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series, while the Men made an impressive bounce back to claim the Bowl Final in their second World Series round at the Dubai Sevens.

Rachel Crothers of Australia is tackled by Marcela Delboni of Brazil during the Dubai Sevens, the second round of the HSBC Sevens World Series at The Sevens stadium on November 28, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

RUGBY SEVENS: Australian Women’s Sevens coach Tim Walsh has described himself as “pretty happy” after Australia swept their first three matches on day 1 of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series opening round in Dubai to set up a quarter final against England here on Friday.

Australian Rugby Sevens captain Ed Jenkins in action against South Africa in the 2013 Gold Coast Sevens.

RUGBY SEVENS: The Australian men's and women's Rugby Sevens sides have been named ahead of the Dubai 7s World Series.

Tiana Penitani of Australia makes a break to score a try in the Women's Rugby Sevens during day three of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at St Ignatius College on January 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

YOUTH OLYMPICS: Australia’s youngest female Rugby Sevens players have been given a boost on the road to the Rio Olympic Games with news of their qualification for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

Ed Jenkins, captain of Australia in action against Argentina during day two of the IRB London Sevens at Twickenham Stadium on May 13, 2012 in London, England.

RUGBY 7s: The Australian side has been named ahead of the 2013/14 season opener of the HSBC Sevens World Series on the Gold Coast this weekend.

The Australian Women's Sevens side wins the 2009 World Cup Sevens.

RUGBY SEVENS: Australian Women’s Sevens coach Chris Lane has named his squad to defend their title at Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 in Moscow in June.

Ed Jenkins and fans celebrate winning the Cup Final over Samoa after the Samoa vs Australia Cup Final during day two of the Tokyo Sevens at Prince Chichibu Stadium on April 1, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan.

RUGBY SEVENS: Australian Men’s Sevens captain Ed Jenkins will lead an experienced squad to the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens which features three current Super Rugby players, including former Australian Sevens captain Bernard Foley.

Tiana Penitani of Australia is tackled by Marta Cabane of Spain during the IRB Women's Sevens World Series match between Spain and Australia at the National Rugby Centre Amsterdam Sportpark de Eendracht on May 18, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

RUGBY SEVENS: The Qantas Women’s Sevens have finished seventh at the Amsterdam Sevens to claim fifth spot overall in the inaugural IRB Women’s Sevens World Series.

Kristy Giteau of Australia looks to pass during an ARU Sevens Training session on August 10, 2010 in Canberra, Australia.

RUGBYS SEVENS: A spirited second-half fight back has powered the Australian Capital Territory to a 24-22 win over Touch Football Australia in the Cup final of the National Women’s Rugby Sevens Championship at St. Ignatius College, Riverview, today.