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Australia women's national rugby sevens team

Australia
Full nameAustralia women's sevens
UnionRugby Australia
Coach(es)Tim Walsh
Captain(s)Charlotte Caslick
Most capsSharni Williams (301 matches)
Top scorerEllia Green (774)
Most triesEllia Green (148)
1st kit
2nd kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances4 (First in 2009)
Best resultChampions (2009 and 2022)
Official website
au7s.rugby
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2022 Birmingham Team
Silver medal – second place 2018 Gold Coast Team
Australia with possession during the women's final at the 2016 Olympic Sevens.

The Australia women's national rugby sevens team, are the Australia national rugby sevens team of women. They were champions of the inaugural Women's Sevens World Cup in 2009. The team plays in the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series as one of the "core teams" on the world tour,[1] of which they have been crowned Champions three times.[2][3][4] The team also played in the preceding competition to the current world series, the IRB Women's Sevens Challenge Cup. In 2016, they won the inaugural gold medal at the Rio Summer Olympics.[5]

Australia vs New Zealand at the Dubai Sevens

History

Team name

The national sevens side is known as Australia and, as confirmed by captain Sharni Williams, does not have a nickname as of 2015.[6] The team was sometimes referred to as the Pearls in sections of the media,[7] but that name refers to Australia's developmental sevens side rather than the official national team.[6] As of 2015, the developmental team also competes in the Pacific Games Sevens.[8][9]

2022

Australia won the 2021–22 Women's Sevens Series title, they then won the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, and were later crowned champions of the Rugby World Cup Sevens completing 2022 with a historic clean sweep of every major tournament.[10][11][12][13]

Honours

Australia has won the following:

World Rugby Sevens Series

World Cup Sevens

Rugby sevens at the Summer Olympics

Rugby sevens at the Commonwealth Games

Major tournament wins

Regional tournament wins

In 2016 the Australian women's sevens team was named Team of the Year at the Australian Institute of Sport Performance Awards.[14]

Tournament record

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Australia

World Cup Sevens[edit]

Rugby World Cup 7s
Year Round Position P W L D
United Arab Emirates 2009 Final 1st place, gold medalist(s) 6 5 1 0
Russia 2013 Plate final 5 6 5 1 0
United States 2018 Third playoff 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 4 3 1 0
South Africa 2022 Final 1st place, gold medalist(s) 4 4 0 0
Total 2 Titles 4/4 20 17 3 0

Commonwealth Games[edit]

Commonwealth Games 7s
Year Round Position P W L D
Australia 2018 Final 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5 4 1 0
England 2022 Final 1st place, gold medalist(s) 5 4 1 0
Australia 2026 Qualified as host
Total 1 Title 2/2 10 8 2 0

Pacific Games[edit]

Pacific Games 7s
Year Round Position P W L D
New Caledonia 2011 Not Eligible
Papua New Guinea2015a Final 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 7 6 1 0
Samoa2019a Final 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 7 6 1 0
Total 0 Titles 2/3 14 12 2 0

Olympic Games[edit]

Olympic Games 7s
Year Round Position P W L D
Brazil 2016 Final 1st place, gold medalist(s) 6 5 0 1
Japan 2020 Fifth playoff 5 6 4 2 0
France 2024 to be determined
Total 1 Title 2/2 12 9 2 1

Oceania Women's Sevens[edit]

Oceania Women's 7s
Year Round Position P W L D
Samoa 2008 Final 1st place, gold medalist(s) 6 6 0 0
Fiji 2012 Final 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 6 5 1 0
Australia 2013 Final 1st place, gold medalist(s) 6 6 0 0
Australia 2014 Final 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 8 6 2 0
New Zealand 2015 Did Not Attend
Fiji 2016 Final 1st place, gold medalist(s) 6 6 0 0
Fiji 2017 Final 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5 4 1 0
Fiji 2018 Final 1st place, gold medalist(s) 5 5 0 0
Fiji 2019 Final 1st place, gold medalist(s) 5 5 0 0
Australia 2021 Round-robin 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 6 3 3 0
New Zealand2022a Round-robin 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 6 4 2 0
Australia 2023 Final 1st place, gold medalist(s) 6 5 0 1
Total 6 Titles 11/12 65 56 9 1

Notes:

^a Australia VII or development team entered

World Series record

World Rugby Women's Sevens Series
Season Rounds Position Points
2012–13 4 5th 46
2013–14 5 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 92
2014–15 6 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 94
2015–16 5 1st place, gold medalist(s) 94
2016–17 6 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 100
2017–18 5 1st place, gold medalist(s) 92
2018–19 6 4th 86
2019–20 5 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 80
2021 Season was cancelled due to impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.
2021–22 6 1st place, gold medalist(s) 114
2022–23 7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 118

Players

Current squad

Squad named for the 2023 World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series in Vancouver from the 3–5 March.

Caps updated to the latest date: 5 March 2023

Australia Australia Women 7's
# Player Position Height Weight Date of birth Matches Points scored Club
1 Lily Dick Forward 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 62 kg (137 lb) December 26, 1999 69 95 Currumbin Alleygators
3 Faith Nathan Left Wing 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) 65 kg (143 lb) July 27, 2000 81 285 Unattached
4 Dominique du Toit Inside Centre 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 56 kg (123 lb) May 19, 1997 138 358 Unattached
5 Teagan Levi No 5 Lock 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 66 kg (146 lb) August 14, 2003 36 58 Bond University
6 Madison Ashby Inside Centre 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 65 kg (143 lb) January 22, 2001 87 140 Manly
7 Charlotte Caslick C Fly Half 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 64 kg (141 lb) March 9, 1995 255 732 Unattached
9 Tia Hinds Left Wing 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 68 kg (150 lb) May 11, 2002 48 181 Randwick
10 Isabella Nasser 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) June 28, 2002 10 0 University of Queensland
12 Maddison Levi Outside Centre 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 67 kg (148 lb) April 27, 2002 58 340 Bond University
22 Bienne Terita Wing 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 75 kg (165 lb) May 16, 2003 32 75 Randwick
55 Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea Outside Centre 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 74 kg (163 lb) November 5, 2000 57 55 Canterbury College
65 Sariah Paki Loosehead Prop 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 71 kg (157 lb) October 12, 2001 104 75 Manly
2022–23 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series

Previous squads


Captains

Name Years Refs
Shannon Parry 2018

Player Records

The following shows leading career Australian players based on performance in the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series.[15]

Players in bold are still active

Tries scored
No. Player Tries
1 Charlotte Caslick 184
2 Ellia Green 141
3 Emilee Cherry 131
4 Emma Tonegato 125
5 Maddison Levi 110
Points scored
No. Player Points
1 Charlotte Caslick 922
2 Sharni Williams 778
3 Ellia Green 739
4 Emilee Cherry 719
5 Emma Tonegato 625
Matches played
No. Player Matches
1 Charlotte Caslick 309
2 Sharni Williams 301
3 Shannon Parry 187
4 Alicia Lucas 186
5 Emilee Cherry 159

Coaches

Name Tenure Refs
Chris Lane 2011–2013 [16]
Tim Walsh 2013–2018 [17]
John Manenti 2018–2021 [18]
Tim Walsh 2022–present [19]

See also

References

  1. ^ "IRB announces Women's Sevens World Series" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 4 October 2012. Archived from the original on 19 October 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Australian women's side secure rugby sevens world series title". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. 29 May 2016. Archived from the original on 30 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Series champions Australia second in Clermont". www.rugby.com.au. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Australia seal World Series sevens title in Canada". Reuters. 2 May 2022. Retrieved 3 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Australia wins gold in women's rugby sevens". Sky News. 9 August 2016. Archived from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  6. ^ a b Polkinghorne, David (7 December 2015). "Women's sevens captain Sharni Williams waiting for results of knee scans". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. Archived from the original on 2 July 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Australian Rugby Sevens tops Oceania qualifying to reach for 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 15 November 2015. Archived from the original on 2 July 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Australia and New Zealand to compete in Pacific Games". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 3 July 2014. Archived from the original on 20 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  9. ^ Chand, Shalveen (30 April 2015). "History for 2015 Pacific Games". The Fiji Times. Archived from the original on 23 April 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  10. ^ "World Cup Sevens: Australia and Fiji crowned world champions". South China Morning Post. 12 September 2022. Retrieved 29 December 2022.
  11. ^ "Australia beats New Zealand to win women's rugby sevens World Cup". ABC News. 11 September 2022. Retrieved 29 December 2022.
  12. ^ "Fiji and Australia crowned Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 champions in Cape Town". www.rwcsevens.com. 11 September 2022. Retrieved 29 December 2022.
  13. ^ "Women's sevens year in review: Australia reign supreme". www.world.rugby. 22 December 2022. Retrieved 29 December 2022.
  14. ^ "Chalmers claims two AIS awards to complete fairy tale year". Australian Sports Commission website. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  15. ^ "Stats Centre - HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series". www.world.rugby. Retrieved 14 May 2023.
  16. ^ "Qantas Women's Sevens coach resigns". Australian Rugby. 20 July 2013. Archived from the original on 8 September 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  17. ^ "Former Australian Sevens rep named new Women's coach". Australian Rugby. 19 September 2013. Archived from the original on 8 September 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  18. ^ "Former Eastwood premiership-winning coach John Manenti takes charge of Australian women's sevens team". news.com.au. 20 April 2018. Archived from the original on 29 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Australia's rugby sevens coaches swap jobs; director leaves". AP News. 10 December 2021. Archived from the original on 5 February 2022.
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