VIDEO: Men’s Sevens – Walsh and Hutchison primed for Hamilton

There’s a couple of fresh faces – one new, one known – on display for the Australian Men’s Sevens side this weekend, as the World Series resumes in Hamilton for round three.

Sunnybank’s Josh Coward comes in for his debut, off the back of some impressive displays in the 2018 Queensland Premier Rugby Sevens. And joining him for a return to the green and gold is Simon Kennewell, who is back from the long-term ACL injury he cruelly sustained in the build-up to last year’s Sydney 7s tournament.

Head coach Tim Walsh has made four changes in all from the squad that finished 6th in Cape Town last time out, as the Aussies look to put some serious Series points in their locker ahead of their home tournament in Sydney the following weekend.

Walsh and try-machine Henry Hutchison spoke to media about the mood in the camp, the introduction of the new bloods, and their approach to a tricky looking Pool stage in Hamilton against Argentina, Wales and reigning champions Fiji.


Video courtesy of Rugby AU


Full squad:

1. Nick Malouf, University of Queensland, 24 caps 
2. Lachlan Anderson, Eastwood, 18 caps 
3. Henry Hutchison, Randwick, 18 caps 
4. Simon Kennewell, Randwick, 11 caps  
5. Jeral Skelton, Brothers, 6 caps 
6. Sam Myers, Norths (Sydney), 38 caps  
7. Josh Coward*, Sunnybank  
8. Maurice Longbottom, Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team, 8 caps  
9. Lewis Holland (c), Queanbeyan, 40 caps 
10. Ben O’Donnell, Randwick, 11 caps  
11. John Porch, Norths (Sydney), 19 caps  
12. Brandon Quinn, Gordon, 9 caps 
13th Michael Wells, Norths (Sydney), 4 caps  

Australian Men’s Sevens Fixtures, Hamilton
Saturday 26 January
Australia v Argentina, 9.30am AEDT
Australia v Wales, 1.20pm AEDT
Australia v Fiji, 5.52pm AEDT

The Hamilton Sevens is LIVE on FOX Sports Australia from Saturday January 26.

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