30/01/2020 – Rugby AU – Caslick returns for HSBC Sydney 7s this weekend

1. Shannon Parry, University of Sydney, QLD, 28 caps 
2. Sharni Williams (c), University of Canberra, ACT, 34 caps
3. Sariah Paki, University of Technology Sydney, NSW, 7 caps
4. Cassandra Staples, University of Queensland, NSW, 11 caps
5. Emma Tonegato, University of Western Australia, NSW, 29 caps
6. Demi Hayes, Griffith University, QLD, 11 caps
7. Charlotte Caslick, Bond University, QLD, 32 caps 
8. Madison Ashby, University of Technology Sydney, NSW, 4 caps
9. Dominque du Toit, University of Western Australia, QLD 14 caps
10. Alicia Lucas, University of New England, NSW, 33 caps
11. Emilee Cherry, University of Queensland, QLD, 30 caps 
12. Ellia Green, University of Melbourne, Victoria, 29 caps
13th Faith Nathan, University of Technology Sydney, NSW, 3 caps

Charlotte Caslick will make her return from injury when the Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens team runs out at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday after a lay off with a hamstring injury. 

The now completely fit Caslick will play alongside Emilee Cherry for the first time since 2018 alongside other Rio Gold medallists, Alicia Lucas, Ellia Green, Emma Tonegato, Shannon Parry and Sharni Williams. 

Last year’s Sydney runners up, the Aussie 7s will be striving to go one better at their home tournament when they play at the new Sevens venue of Bankwest Stadium. 

Australia will meet Spain, Ireland and France in the battle of Pool C with only the top of the Pool progressing to the Semi Finals in a winner takes all scenario. 

In other news Rugby Australia partner ASICS have announced that they will join the support of RA and World Rugby in donating $500.00 to the Red Cross Appeal every time Australia scores a try this weekend, taking the total now to $1500.00 for every Australian try. 

Qantas Australia Women’s Sevens Head Coach, John Manenti said: “We’re getting closer to having a full squad available for selection from injury and its great to welcome Charlotte back to the fold who is really eager to get back out playing again. 

“We have a huge task ahead of us this weekend but we’re enjoying that challenge, especially at our home tournament where we love to play. 

“We took a lot of learnings out of Hamilton and this week we need to see growth in order to continue our development.”  

Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens Fixtures:
Saturday 1 February

Australia v Spain, 10.58am 
Australia v Ireland, 4.36pm 
Saturday 2 February 
Australia v France, 10.35am 

ENDS