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Qantas Women's Sevens Second in London

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By ARU Media Unit

The Qantas Women’s Sevens have finished second in the London Sevens following a 36-7 loss to the hosts in the Cup final on the weekend.

The Australians found themselves down 21-0 at half time and were only able to score the one try in the second half.
Qantas Women’s Sevens coach Chris Lane said the tournament was a step in the right direction as his side prepares for Amsterdam and Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013.
“Despite the final result, I’m very pleased with the progress made over the weekend,” Lane said.
“We had a new group of young and inexperienced players and they’ve come through really well.
“We need more exposure to big occasions like today’s final, they learnt a lot form it. I thought the team was led well by Sharni Williams. We’re looking forward to getting to Amsterdam and continuing to build toward Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013.”
Earlier in the day, the Qantas Women’s Sevens defeated Russia 33-7 in the Cup quarter-final and United States 28-7 in the Cup semi-final.
The Qantas Women’s Sevens emerged from pool play of the London Sevens with two wins and a loss, to set up the quarter-final clash with Russia.
The Australians lost their first match of the tournament to Spain, falling 14-12 in a contest where they struggled to gain possession.
They then powered past the French to shut them out 33-0 and finally defeated hosts England 20-19.
The Qantas Women’s Sevens now head to Amsterdam for the final round of the IRB Women’s Sevens World Series, which runs 17-18 May. They will then turn their attention to Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013, which runs 28-30 June in Moscow, Russia.
Qantas Women’s Sevens London/Amsterdam squad



Based (originally from)



Shannon Parry

Brisbane, QLD

Redlands, QLD


Sharni Williams (C)

Brisbane, QLD (Canberra, ACT)

Royals, ACT


Maddi Elliot

Sydney, NSW

Southern Districts, NSW


Saofaiga Saemo*

Melbourne, VIC

Power House, VIC


Nikki Etheridge

Brisbane, QLD (Toowoomba, QLD)

Toowoomba Bears, QLD


Katrina Barker

Sydney, NSW



Tiana Penitani

Matraville, NSW

Maroubra, NSW


Evania Pelite*

Brisbane, QLD



Alicia Quirk

Brisbane, QLD(Wagga Wagga, NSW)

Sunnybank, QLD


Brooke Anderson

Brighton Le Sands, NSW

Southern Districts, NSW


Emilee Cherry

Brisbane, QLD (Toowoomba, QLD)

Toowoomba Bears, QLD


Charlotte Caslick*

Brisbane, QLD


*Denotes player on debut


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