Two enforced changes to Comm Youth Games squad schedules released

by Staff Writer

The Australian Boys Sevens squad that will travel to the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa has been forced to make two changes.

Henry Hutchison has been promoted to the senior national Sevens squad that will travel to New Zealand for a mini-series against the All Blacks Sevens in Rotorua while Tom Wright has suffered a serious knee injury and will be unavailable.

Queenslanders Sam Edwards and Tuaina Tualima have been called up as their replacements.

Coach Hugh Carpenter said: "Sam [Edwards] is a strong hard-running winger who likes contact and already has a fine pedigree. I'm also delighted to welcome in Tuaina [Tualima] to the squad. He's a fine player who will offer a point of difference."

Meanwhile, both Boys and Girls squads have learned their schedules for the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games.

Australian Boys Sevens fixtures in Apia, Samoa, 9-11 September

Australia v Samoa, Pool A, 3.50pm AEST, Weds 9 September

Australia v Cayman Islands, Pool A, 10.50am AEST, Thur 10 September

Australia v Fiji, Pool A, 2.10pm AEST, Thur 10 September

Medal Semi-Finals from 4.40pm AEST, Thur 10 September

Gold Medal Match, 10.20am AEST, Fri 11 September

Australian Girls Sevens fixtures in Apia, Samoa, 9-11 September

Australia v Cook Islands, Pool Stage, 2.44pm AEST, Weds 9 September

Australia v Fiji, Pool Stage, 5.16pm AEST, Weds 9 September

Australia v Tonga, Pool Stage, 9.44am AEST, Thur 10 September

Australia v Canada, Pool Stage, 12.42pm AEST, Thur 10 September

Australia v Samoa, Pool Stage, 3.30pm AEST, Thur 10 September

Gold Medal Match, 9.50am AEST, Fri 11 September

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