Watch Australia vie for 2018 Oceania Rugby Sevens title
9 November 2018
RUGBY SEVENS: The 2018 Oceania Rugby Sevens tournament takes place at Suva’s ANZ Stadium in Fiji on Friday and Saturday, with some of the best teams in the world competing for the Oceania title.
Watch the Live Stream HERE.
After finishing fourth at the 2017/18 HSBC Seven World Series, the Australian men have fielded a promising team, including the likes of Rio Olympians Lewis Holland, Nick Malouf, Jesse Parahi, John Porch and Henry Hutchison.
With 2016 Olympic Champions, Fiji, and Commonwealth Games and World Cup champions, New Zealand in this weeks’ tournament, the experienced Aussie side will be looking to test some of their best players ahead of the 2018/19 HSBC Sevens World Series.
The tournament will be split into pools, with the men’s 13 teams split into four and the eight women’s teams split into two.
The Aussie men will start in Pool C, coming up against Vanuatu and Cook Islands.
The Aussie women - current HSBC Seven World Series champs come in with a new-look team, mixing four national players with up and coming young talent.
Mahalia Murphy, Page McGregor, Cassie Staples and Lily Dick are the only capped players, while the remainder of the squad come from the Uni 7’s.
The women’s side will face Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Nauru in Pool A, while Pool B will be comprised of New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands and New Caledonia.
As with the men’s competition, Comm Games gold medallists, World Rugby Cup and most recently, 2018 USA 7’s champions, New Zealand, will be the ones to beat in the women’s competition.
The competition will run from 9-10 November and you can catch all the action on the Live Stream HERE
1. Lewis Holland (c)
2. Jesse Parahi (vc)
3. Nick Malouf (vc)
4. Ben O’Donnell
5. John Porch
6. Michael Wells
7. Liam McNamara
8. Matthew Hood
9. Boyd Killingworth
10. Brandon Quinn
11. Henry Hutchison
12. Lachie Anderson
13. Tim Anstee
1. Lily Dick, Griffith University
2. Rhiannon Byers, University of New England
3. Kennedy Cherrington, Macquarie University
4. Sariah Paki, Macquarie University
5. Cassie Staples, University of New England
6. Page McGregor, Macquarie University
7. Jakiya Whitfeld, University of Sydney
8. Laura Waldie, Griffith University
9. Madison Higgins-Ashby, Macquarie University
10. Hagiga Mosby, University of Queensland
11. Eva Karpani, University of Adelaide
12. Mahalia Murphy, University of Adelaide