Australia women's national rugby sevens team

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Australia
Union Rugby Australia
Coach(es) John Manenti
Captain(s) Shannon Parry
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Team kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances3 (First in 2009 )
Best resultChampions (2009)
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2018 Gold Coast Team
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Australia with possession during the women's final at the 2016 Olympic Sevens.

The Australia women's national rugby sevens team 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. In 2016, they won the inaugural gold medal at the Rio Olympics. [4]

Contents

As of 2015, the team also competes in the Pacific Games Sevens. [5] [6]

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Australia vs New Zealand at the Dubai Sevens

Team name

The national sevens side is known as Australia and, as confirmed by captain Sharni Williams, does not have a nickname as of 2015. [7] The team is sometimes referred to as the Pearls in sections of the media, [8] but that name refers to Australia's developmental sevens side that participates in domestic tournaments rather than the official national team. [7]

Honours

In 2016 the Australian women's sevens team was named Team of the Year at the Australian Institute of Sport Performance Awards. [9]

Tournament record

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Australia

World Cup Sevens

Rugby World Cup 7s
YearRoundPositionPWLD
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2009 FinalGold medal icon.svg6510
Flag of Russia.svg 2013 Plate final56510
Flag of the United States.svg 2018 Third playoffBronze medal icon.svg4310
Total1 Title3/3161330

Olympic Games

Olympic Games 7s
YearRoundPositionPWLD
Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 FinalGold medal icon.svg6501
Flag of Japan.svg 2020 Qualified
Total1 Title1/16501

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games 7s
YearRoundPositionPWLD
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2018 FinalSilver medal icon.svg5410
Total0 Titles0/15410

Pacific Games

Pacific Games 7s
YearRoundPositionPWLD
New Caledonia flags merged (2017).svg 2011 Not eligible
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg 2015 FinalSilver medal icon.svg7610
Flag of Samoa.svg 2019 FinalSilver medal icon.svg7610
Total0 Titles2/3141220

Oceania Women's Sevens

Oceania Women's 7s
YearRoundPositionPWLD
Flag of Samoa.svg 2008FinalGold medal icon.svg6600
Flag of Fiji.svg 2012FinalSilver medal icon.svg6510
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2013FinalGold medal icon.svg6600
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2014FinalSilver medal icon.svg8620
Flag of New Zealand.svg 2015 Did not attend
Flag of Fiji.svg 2016 FinalGold medal icon.svg6600
Flag of Fiji.svg 2017 FinalSilver medal icon.svg5410
Flag of Fiji.svg 2018 FinalGold medal icon.svg5500
Flag of Fiji.svg 2019 FinalGold medal icon.svg5500
Total5 Titles8/9474340

World Series record

2010s

Summary for Series I to VIII
Women's Sevens Series

  

Challenge

11–12

I

12–13

II

13–14

III

14–15

 
Africa and
Middle East
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Dubai
4th
Dubai
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Dubai
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Dubai
 
Oceania
 
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SãoPaulo
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SãoPaulo
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Houston
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Atlanta
5th
Atlanta
7th
Langford
 
Asia7th
Guangzhou
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Guangzhou
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Hong Kong
 
Europe4th
London
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London
7th
Amsterdam
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Amsterdam
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Amsterdam
 
 
 

 

3/3
 

 

4/4
46 pts

5th [10]

5/5
92 pts

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6/6
94 pts

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Women's Sevens Series
IV

 15–16 

V

 16–17 

VI

 17–18 

VII

 18–19 

VIII

 19–20 

 
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Dubai
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Dubai
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Dubai
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Dubai
4th
Dubai
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CapeTown
 
4th
Sydney
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Sydney
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Sydney
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Sydney
4th
Hamilton
 
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São Paulo
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Atlanta
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LasVegas

5th
Glendale
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Glendale
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Langford
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Langford
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Langford
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Langford

Langford
 
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Kitakyushu
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Kitakyushu
6th
Kitakyushu

Hong Kong
 
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Clermont
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Clermont
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Paris
5th
Biarritz

Paris
 
5/5
94 pts

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6/6
100 pts

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5/5
92 pts

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6/6
86 pts

4th

5/8
80 pts

2nd

Team

Current squad

Previous squads

Squad to 2016 Summer Olympics:

The following is the Australia roster in the women's rugby sevens tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics. [12]

Head coach: Tim Walsh

BacksForwards
3 Nicole Beck 1 Shannon Parry (c)
5 Emma Tonegato 2 Sharni Williams (c)
6 Evania Pelite 4 Gemma Etheridge
7 Charlotte Caslick 8 Chloe Dalton
10 Alicia Quirk 9 Amy Turner
11 Emilee Cherry
12 Ellia Green
Squad to 2015 Pacific Games

The following is the Australia roster in the women's rugby sevens tournament of the 2015 Pacific Games: [13] [14] [15]

  • Nicole Beck (c)
  • Brooke Anderson
  • Dominique "Dom" Du Toit
  • Nikki Etheridge
  • Georgie Friedrichs
  • Mollie Gray
  • Sarah Halvorsen
  • Mahalia Murphy
  • Taleena Simon
  • Tanisha Stanton
  • Laura Waldie
  • Brooke Walker
Squad for 2013–14 World Series:

Coaches

NameTenureRefs
John Manenti 2018–present [16]
Tim Walsh 2013–2018 [17]
Chris Lane2011–13 [18]

Captains

See also

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