Australia national rugby sevens team
The Australia national rugby sevens team participates in international competitions such as the Sevens World Series and Rugby World Cup Sevens. The current captain of the team is Jesse Parahi, and the head coach is Tim Walsh.
|World Cup Sevens|
|Appearances||6 (First in 1993)|
|Best result||Runner-up (1993, 2001)|
Australia also competes at other international tournaments for rugby sevens, including in the Commonwealth Games.
Team name Edit
The national sevens side is known as Australia and, as confirmed by head coach Andy Friend in an interview with Green and Gold Rugby website, does not have a nickname as of 2016. The team is sometimes erroneously referred to as the Aussie Thunderbolts in sections of the media, but that name refers to Australia's developmental sevens side (the second team) rather than the official national team.
At the inaugural Hong Kong Sevens tournament in 1976, Australia was represented by a selected team under the name Wallaroos, originally the name of one of the foundation clubs of the Southern Rugby Union in 1874, but now used for the Australian women's team in 15-a-side rugby. Australia has also been represented at international sevens tournaments by the Australian Barbarians club.
The Australian team has qualified for the only Olympic competition to date with the sport returning to the Olympic scene for the first time since 1924 (back when it was rugby 15s).
|Olympic Games record|
|2020||To be determined|
Rugby World Cup SevensEdit
Australia has qualified for all of the World Cup tournaments to date with their best result being in 1993 and 2001 when they finished silver.
|Rugby World Cup 7s|
|World Games Rugby 7s a|
|2005||Did not participate|
|Commonwealth Games 7s|
|2022||Schedule to be confirmed|
|Oceania Rugby 7s|
|2008||Did not participate|
World Rugby Sevens SeriesEdit
|Key to tournament locations|
|Africa and Middle East Asia|
Previous teams and coachesEdit
|Jarred Hodges||2018 (interim)|||
|Scott Bowen||2015–16 (interim)|||
|Tim Walsh||2015 (interim)|||
|2015–16 Sevens World Series|
|Ed Jenkins (c)||Forward||Sydney University||41|
|Nick Malouf||Forward||University of Queensland||22|
|Sam Myers||Forward||Northern Suburbs||17|
|Tom Cusack||Forward||Canberra Royals||13|
|Pat McCutcheon||Forward||Sydney University||10|
|Boyd Killingworth||Forward||Warringah Rats||1|
|Con Foley||Back||University of Queensland||36|
|Greg Jeloudev||Back||Sydney University||32|
|Lewis Holland||Back||Queanbeyan Whites||28|
|Cameron Clark||Back||Northern Suburbs||26|
|Allan Fa'alava'au||Back||Endeavour Hills||21|
|Tom Kingston||Back||Sydney University||2|
|Stephan van der Walt||Utility||Souths||2|
|2014–15 Sevens World Series|
|Ed Jenkins (c)||Forward|
|2014 Commonwealth Games|
|Ed Jenkins||Forward||Sydney University|
|Tom Cusack||Forward||Canberra Royals|
|Jesse Parahi||Forward||Northern Suburbs|
|Sean McMahon||Forward||Endeavour Hills|
|Sam Myers||Forward||Northern Suburbs|
|Con Foley||Back||University of Queensland|
|Cameron Clark||Back||Northern Suburbs|
|Greg Jeloudev||Back||Sydney University|
2013–14 Sevens World Series
2010–11 Sevens World Series
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- Qantas Men's Sevens Squad Archived 6 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine
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