Myers and Lucas recalled to Aussie Sevens squad for London

by Staff Writer

Qantas Australian Men's Sevens Head Coach Geraint John has made two changes to his squad for the final round of the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series this weekend.

Con Foley has been ruled out of the tournament with a foot injury with Sam Myers his replacement. The abrasive 24-year-old forward from Forbes in New South Wales will be looking to replicate his performance at Twickenham last year having been named in the tournament Dream Team. Allan Fa'alava'au (back) also misses out.

Skipper Ed Jenkins, meanwhile, will be the first Australian to win 40 Sevens World Series caps.

Geraint John said: "As a team we're all looking forward immensely to getting onto the field on Saturday - London is one of the highlights on the calendar and is incredibly well supported by the public. To be able to go and play in front of 80,000-plus fans is a real thrill for the players.

"While it is disappointing to lose a player of the experience of Con [Foley], it's a real opportunity for Sam [Myers] to come in and show what he can do. Even though last Sunday in Glasgow didn't go to plan results-wise, I honestly don't feel we are that far away. We are creating the opportunities, it's just about showing that composure to finish them off."

Australia, who currently sit fifth in the Sevens World Series standings, has been drawn in Pool B in London alongside New Zealand, Wales and Japan.

Twickenham is an 82,000 sell-out for Day One of the London Sevens, with tickets still available for Finals Day.

Day One from the London Sevens will be broadcast LIVE on FOX SPORTS 2 from 5.50pm to 7.25pm on Saturday and the Red Button from 7.25pm to 3.05am. Finals Day will be broadcast on FOX SPORTS 2 from 7.25pm on Sunday.

Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens fixtures in London, England, 16-17 May:

Australia v Japan, Pool B, 7.28pm AEST, 16 May

Australia v Wales, Pool B, 10.34pm AEST, 17 May

Australia v New Zealand, Pool B, 2.02am AEST, 17 May

Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens squad for the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series in London, England:

Cameron Clark. Club: Northern Suburbs, NSW. Hometown: Sydney, NSW

Tom Cusack. Club: Canberra Royals, ACT. Hometown: Canberra, ACT

Pama Fou. Club: Souths, QLD. Hometown: Brisbane, QLD

Alex Gibbon. Club: Southern Districts, NSW. Hometown: Lismore, NSW

Lewis Holland. Club: Queanbeyan Whites, NSW. Hometown: Queanbeyan, NSW

Greg Jeloudev. Club: Sydney University. Hometown: Sydney, NSW

Ed Jenkins. Club: Sydney University, NSW. Hometown: Sydney, NSW

Tom Lucas. Club: Sunnybank. Hometown: Rockhampton, QLD

Nick Malouf. Club: Sydney University, NSW. Hometown: Robertson, QLD

Sam Myers. Club: Northern Suburbs, NSW. Hometown: Grenfell, NSW

Jesse Parahi. Club: Northern Suburbs, NSW. Hometown: Avoca Beach, NSW

James Stannard. Club: Souths, QLD. Hometown: Brisbane, QLD

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