Can the Aussie 7s women make history in France?
Australian Rugby Union
23 May 2016 - 6:55 PM  UPDATED 23 May 2016 - 6:56 PM

The Australians head to France as they bid to become the country's first-ever World Series champions in either the Men's or Women's game. A finish of sixth position or better in Clermont-Ferrand will confirm a maiden series triumph.

Batlow-born Sharni Williams has recovered from a knee injury while wing-wizard Ellia Green is back after a shoulder problem. Coach Tim Walsh has also recalled Alicia Quirk, Emma Tonegato and Charlotte Caslick after the trio were rested for the last round in Canada.

"The squad has laid down the foundations for a history-making opportunity. To win a world title does not come around very often and to win the most prestigious series in Women's Rugby would be a huge honour. The series demands respect and that is what we have given it from day one. Also, what better way to prepare for an Olympics?” - Coach Tim Walsh

Shannon Parry has been named as co-captain of the Australian Women's Sevens team alongside Sharni Williams.

Walsh added:

"Shannon has led the team as captain terrifically well over the past three tournaments and making her co-captain takes some of the load from Sharni's shoulders. It really allows her to focus on performance after a lengthy injury. Our priority first and foremost is to get Sharni firing again and getting back to the form that sees her as one of the premier forwards in the game."

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