Quade Cooper retains spot in new look Aussie 7’s squad

Quade Cooper has retained his spot in a new look Australian Sevens squad for this weekend's Canada Sevens in Vancouver. Despite making the final for the second straight tournament, Australian coach Andy Friend has made five changes to his 12-man squad, with Lewis Holland and James Stannard both returning after missing the Las Vegas tournament. Stephan Van Der Walt, John Porch and debutant Conor Mitchell have also been named to play. Tom Lucas (knee) and Pat McCutcheon (hamstring) join an injury list that includes Nick Malouf (knee), Pama Fou (shoulder), Simon Kennewell (ankle), Sam Figg (virus) and Tom Cusack (wrist). “The team performed well last weekend [in Las Vegas] but this series doesn’t wait around and as a squad we have to look forward. We want to be playing for World Series points at the top end of the table and in order to do so we need to consistently qualify for Cup Semi-Finals, Cup Finals and ultimately win Cup Finals," Friend said. “We’ve decided to freshen
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