Aussie 7s Jenkins hits 50 in Hong Kong

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:28
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SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: Australia Sevens team has been named for Hong Kong with head coach Andy Friend making four changes to the squad that finished in seventh in Vancouver.

The experienced veteran, Ed Jenkins will become the first Australian to earn 50 Sevens caps, when he runs out in Hong Kong.

Jesse Parahi (facial fracture), Boyd Killingworth (shoulder), John Porch (leg) and Charlie Taylor (shoulder) are all set to make their return from injury.

Australia is currently in the sixth position on 62 points and is in the hunt for a top four position on the Sevens World Series ladder.

Australia Sevens head coach Andy Friend said: "The team has come together really well after Vancouver and we have looked at the areas of our game we needed to amend heading into Hong Kong.

"Welcoming back Jesse Parahi, Boyd Killingworth, John Porch and Charlie Taylor offers us some different options in attack as we look to make the most of our opportunities in possession.

"The World Series is a marathon, not a sprint and now is the time for this team to galvanise together and put out some strong consistent performances into the back end of the season,"

On Ed Jenkins’ milestone of 50 caps for Australia, Friend added: "Ed is a true professional and leader of the Australian Sevens Squad and to reach 50 appearances for his country is a credit to his dedication and ability to the game,"

Australia’s campaign kicks off on Friday, April 7 against Samoa, followed by South Korea and England in Pool A.

Australia Sevens Squad: Henry Hutchison, Jesse Parahi, Nick Malouf, Liam McNamara, James Stannard, John Porch, Tim Anstee, Boyd Killingworth, Ed Jenkins, Tom Lucas (captain), Charlie Taylor, Lachie Anderson, Simon Kennewell.

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England Sevens 0 0 0 0 19
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