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By ARU Media Unit
The Australian Women’s World Cup Sevens winning coach Jason Stanton is collaborating with South Africa Springbok Sevens coach Paul Treu for the duration of the IRB Sevens World Series which continues in Las Vegas this weekend.
Stanton has coached Australia to three consecutive Touch Rugby world titles and is a former skills coach for the Queensland Reds.
Treu says Stanton brings a fresh and innovative approach to his new role.
"I think it is important for us to keep bringing quality people into our system," Treu, whose side sit eighth on the IRB Sevens standings after Cup quarter final losses to Australia in Dubai and George, told IRB.com
"You would like to get a different voice in the team and Jason is coming from a very successful background with the touch rugby and the World Cup win in Dubai.
“He is a quality coach and he will just bring something else to our set up, just to analyse the opposition teams and to see what their weaknesses and strengths are.”
Stanton is a developing rugby coach who brings a new perspective to the game from his background in touch, league and rugby union.
He has represented Lebanon in Sevens and in the 2000 Rugby League World Cup and also played and coached suburban rugby in Sydney for the St Patricks Club.
The IRB series runs until 30th May with New Zealand currently on top of the ladder after three events.
Australia won the Plate Final with a four point win over South Africa in Wellington where the game settled at 26 – 22. Australia is currently fifth on the ladder.
Qantas Australian Sevens player Shannon Walker will play his first tournament in over a year when he lines up for the National Indigenous side at this weekend’s National Sevens Championships in Narrabeen, Sydney.