News Article

Qantas Men’s Sevens team ready to represent on the Gold Coast

  
Printable Version Printable Version    Recommend Recommend    Email to a friend Email to a friend
  
Share   
  

10/8/2013


The Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens side has been named ahead of the 2013/14 season opener of the HSBC Sevens World Series on the Gold Coast this weekend.
 
Qantas Men’s Sevens coach Michael O’Connor says he is confident his 12-man selection has the right balance to succeed over the weekend.
 
“The side is the most experienced team I have taken into the opening tournament of the year.
 
“Our two debutants Alex Gibbon and Tom Lucas are both coming off impressive performances in Suva, Fiji last weekend at the 2013 Oceania Sevens Championship. I am confident they can step up and play at IRB level.”
 
The inclusion of local star and Series speedster Shannon Walker is certainly a draw card for fans over the weekend.
 
“Shannon is a fast mover and an exciting player to watch with his deft footwork” O’Connor said.
 
Qantas Men’s Sevens captain Ed Jenkins is leading the side for a consecutive third year, and said the side was looking forward to the tournament on home soil.
 
“It’s great to have the support of the crowd. It always provides such a good atmosphere to play in.
 
“The draw will provide some tough matches, especially with Samoa coming off a win last week in Fiji at the Oceania Sevens.
 
“We have a well-balanced squad, with some fresh faces, and we have been working hard in the off-season to make sure we can come out in fighting form,” said Jenkins.
 
The Gold Coast Sevens is the first of nine tournaments in the Series, and sees 16 international teams play 45 matches across two days.

To get your tickets for the Gold Coast Sevens CLICK HERE

Tickets start from just $30 for a whole day's action!

Qantas Men’s Sevens:

Gold Coast

Paul Asquith


Cameron Clark


Con Foley


Alex Gibbon


Ed Jenkins ©


Laloifi Junior Laloifi


Tom Lucas


Nick Malouf


Sean McMahon 


Jesse Parahi


James Stannard


Shannon Walker

Parahi: The boys are up for Dubai

Injured Qantas Australian Sevens forward Jesse Parahi has backed his team-mates to put in a performance in Dubai that will get their 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series back on track.

Read full article...
Australian Sevens program inspired by AOC's IGNITE session
Players and staff from the Australian Sevens program gathered at Sydney Olympic Park last week as part of the Australian Olympic's Committee to build a supportive framework around the 2016 Australian Olympic Team. Read full article...
John pays tribute to departing trio
Australian Director Rugby Sevens Geraint John has heaped praise on three members of his backroom staff that have departed the Sevens program. Read full article...