Henry Speight named in Aussie 7’s squad for Olympic qualifier

Australian Men’s Sevens interim Head Coach Tim Walsh has named an extended 15-man squad for the Oceania Regional Olympic Qualifier in Auckland this weekend.  Ed Jenkins skippers an experienced side that also includes 30 + cap veterans Jesse Parahi and Con Foley. Pama Fou, Greg Jeloudev and Henry Hutchison offer pace out wide while Wallaby Henry Speight, recently returned from 2015 Rugby World Cup duty, will also travel with the squad for the trip to New Zealand. Tom Cusack has been rewarded for a series of powerful performances during the recent Central Coast Sevens with a spot in the squad and star centre Cameron Clark returns after a minor hamstring problem. James Stannard, Lewis Holland, Allan Fa’alava’au and Tom Lucas assume playmaking duties. Three players will be omitted from the final squad on Thursday. Pat McCutcheon (hamstring) and Nick Malouf (knee) were not considered due to injury. “We have prepared well having played a very valuable series against New Zealan
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