Wallaby 7s without captain Myers

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:38
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SEVENS SPOTLIGHT: Australia Sevens will be without their captain Sam Myers for the Vancouver Sevens leg from March 11-12 and has been replaced by Simon Kennewell.

Myers has returned home with an abdominal strain and the vacancy of the official reserve has been filled by Mick Adams, who was playing in the Tribe Sevens side at an invitational tournament in Vegas.

Tom Lucas will take over the captaincy duties.

Australia lost narrowly in the quarter-finals of the Las Vegas 7s to eventual winners, South Africa, and pushed Olympic Champions Fiji in the pool stage.
 
Friend welcomed back experienced trio Ed Jenkins, Tom Lucas and Nick Malouf for the Las Vegas Series leg and each of them crossed the try line over the weekend. The standout performer for the Aussie 7s was Lachie Anderson though, who made the Dream Team for the tournament, in just his second World Series appearance.
 
"We have the obvious bumps and bruises but we have pulled up very well. We have a very exciting pool with France, Japan and USA. We are neck and neck with the USA on the Series standings so it's a great opportunity for us to have them in our pool.
 
"France are a dangerous team and we have only played them once since Rio. We've given the guys a good rest and we are getting ready for Vancouver," Australian Sevens head coach Andy Friend said.

Australia Sevens: Henry Hutchison, Liam McNamara, Simon Kennewell, Alex Gibbon, James Stannard, Tate McDermott, Tim Anstee, Tom Lucas (captain), Ed Jenkins, Nick Malouf, Brandon Quinn, Lachie Anderson.

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