Aussie 7’s name experienced squad for Sydney 7’s

Australian Men's Sevens coach Andy Friend has named an experienced side for this weekend's inaugural Sydney 7's, opting to leave new recruit Quade Cooper out of the 12-man squad despite being available for the tournament. Friend has made five changes to the squad that finished fifth at the Wellington Sevens last weekend with captain Ed Jenkins, back Cam Clarke and Wallabies flyer Henry Speight all returning for Australia's home leg of the world series. Friend said the team was looking forward to the occasion of playing in front of a packed house in its home tournament. “We’ve had a great preparation this week and there has certainly been that extra bit of intensity in training ahead of what is a big occasion for the boys playing in front of a huge home crowd. “There are always tough calls to make regarding selection but we are really happy with the balance of the team and confident that they’ll rise to the occasion and produce their best footy this weekend,” he said. O
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