Aussie 7s unveil new look squads for Fiji tournament

Australian Sevens coaches Andy Friend and Tim Walsh have named new-look men's and women's squads for the Oceania Sevens Championship to be played in Fiji this weekend. Walsh has chosen a mix of youth and Gold medal experience for the tournament, while Friend is throwing open opportunities for young players to vie for selection in his final 2016/17 squad. Friend has named a squad that includes a raft of young up and coming talent with only two players older than 22 years of age making the trip across the Pacific. With one eye on re-building the Aussie 7s men’s team in the post 2016 Rio Olympic Games era, Friend has urged his young charges to take their opportunities. The women’s team will give young squad members Georgie Friedrichs, Emma Sykes, Hannah Southwell and the recently signed Shanice Parker the chance to mix with Australia’s Olympic heroes when the tournament kicks off next Friday. With less than a month until the opening round of the World Rugby Sevens Series gets u
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