Australia women's national rugby sevens team

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Australia
Union Australian Rugby Union
Nickname(s) The Pearls
Coach(es) Tim Walsh
Captain(s) Sharni Williams
Team kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances 2 (First in 2009)
Best result Champions, 2009
File:Australia vs New Zealand at the 2012 Dubai Women Sevens.jpg
Australia vs New Zealand at Dubai Women's 7s

The Australia women's national rugby sevens team represents Australia at a national level. They were champions of the inaugural Women's Sevens World Cup in 2009. The team plays in the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series as one of the "core teams" on the world tour,[1] of which they were crowned Champions in 2015–16.[2][3] The team also played in the preceding competition to the current world series, the IRB Women's Sevens Challenge Cup.

As of 2015, the team also competes in the Pacific Games Sevens.[4][5]

Tournament record

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Australia

World Cup Sevens results

Rugby World Cup Sevens
Year Round Position Pld W L D
United Arab Emirates 2009 Final 1st 6 5 1 0
Russia 2013 Plate final 5 6 5 1 0
United States 2018 Schedule to be confirmed
Total 1 Title 2/2 12 10 2 0

Olympic Games results

Olympic Games
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Brazil 2016 Qualified
Total 0 Titles 0/0

Commonwealth Games results

Commonwealth Games
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Australia 2018 Hosts
Total 0 Titles 0/0

Pacific Games results

Pacific Games
Year Round Position Pld W L D
New Caledonia 2011 Not invited
Papua New Guinea 2015 Final 2nd 7 6 1 0
Total 0 Titles 1/2 7 6 1 0

Oceania Women's Sevens results

Oceania Women's Sevens
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Samoa 2008 Final 1st 6 6 0 0
Fiji 2012 Final 2nd 6 5 1 0
Australia 2013 Final 1st 6 6 0 0
Australia 2014 Final 2nd 8 6 2 0
New Zealand 2015 Did not attend
Total 2 Titles 4/5 26 23 3 0

World Series record

2010s

Current squad

Qantas Women's Sevens Squad[8]

Player Position Club Caps
Sharni Williams (c) Forward Canberra Royals 16
Emilee Cherry Back Toowoomba Bears 14
Shannon Parry Forward Redlands 13
Charlotte Caslick Back The Tribe 13
Ellia Green Back Warringah 13
Alicia Quirk Back The Tribe 13
Emma Tonegato Back The Tribe 12
Tiana Penitani Utility Maroubra 11
Amy Turner Back Sunnybank 11
Gemma Etheridge Utility The Tribe 9
Chloe Dalton Utility Warringah 7
Nicole Beck Utility The Tribe 6
Evania Pelite Back 6
Brooke Walker Back The Tribe 1
Brooke Anderson Utility 1
Shenae Ciesiolka Back Toowoomba
Dominique Du Toit Back
Laura Waldie Back
Taleena Simon Back Lloyd McDermott Rugby

Previous Squads

Honours

Coaches

Name Nationality Tenure Refs
Tim Walsh Australia 2013– [10]
Chris Lane Australia 2011–13 [11]

See also

References

  1. "IRB announces Women's Sevens World Series" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Australian women's side secure rugby sevens world series title". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. 29 May 2016. Archived from the original on 30 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Series champions Australia second in Clermont". www.rugby.com.au. Retrieved 2016-05-30.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Australia and New Zealand to compete in Pacific Games". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 3 July 2014. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Chand, Shalveen (30 April 2015). "History for 2015 Pacific Games". The Fiji Times. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "2013 IRB Women's Sevens Standings". Rugby7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "2014 IRB Women's Sevens Standings". Rugby7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. http://www.rugby.com.au/sevens/Teams/QantasWomensSevensSquad.aspx
  9. "Beck Named Captain Of Australian Women's Sevens Squad For Pacific Games". ARU Media Unit. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Former Australian Sevens rep named new Women's coach". Australian Rugby. 19 September 2013. Archived from the original on 8 September 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Qantas Women's Sevens coach resigns". Australian Rugby. 20 July 2013. Archived from the original on 8 September 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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