Tonegato and Parry return for Central Coast Sevens

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by Beth Newman

Emma Tonegato and Shannon Parry will make their returns from injury layoffs in this weekend's Central Coast Sevens.

Tonegato missed the entire Uni7s series with a shoulder injury, while Parry broke her wrist playing for the Wallaroos in the World Cup earlier this year, and both will give the side a big boost in one of Australia's biggest domestic sevens tournaments.

Rookies Katie Harrison and Page McGregor are the only two uncontracted players in the side, with coach Tim Walsh keen to see them in action again after strong showings in Bendigo last week.

Shannon Parry will miss the Wallaroos vs Japan. Photo: ARU Media“We’re really excited to have Emma and Shannon leave team rehab and get back on the playing field," he said.

“Both players have worked extremely hard to get their bodies right and it’s great to have them back for this tournament.

“Katie Harrison has been impressive with her Rugby this year and we thought she showed plenty of promise against New Zealand. For her to continue her development with our squad is only going to hold her in good stead moving forward.”

Tonegato said she was excited to be back in the mix.

“I’m really excited to get back onto the playing field and Central Coast will be a great place to get some game time.

“I was sidelined for the Aon Uni 7s Series and watching the girls play certainly made me hungry to get playing again so I’m looking forward to this weekend.”

The Central Coast Sevens will be streamed LIVE through the CC7s website.

SQUAD

1. Shannon Parry (c), Griffith University 

2. Sharni Williams (c), University of Canberra

3. Vani Pelite, University of Adelaide

4. Emma Tonegato, University of Adelaide 

5. Demi Hayes, Griffith University 

6. Charlotte Caslick, Bond University

7. Alicia Quirk, University of New England 

8. Emma Sykes, University of Queensland 

9. Page McGregor, Macquarie Uni

10. Cassie Staples, University of Canberra

11. Dominique Du Toit, Macquarie Uni

12. Katie Harrison, Macquarie Uni

FIXTURE

Central Coast Sevens women's fixture

Saturday October 28

10am AEDT - Australia vs Wests

11:20am AEDT - Australia vs ACT Brumbies

3:40pm AEDT - Australia vs Central North

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