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Qantas Women's Sevens turn focus to Rugby World Cup Sevens

  
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5/19/2013
By ARU Media Unit


 The Qantas Women’s Sevens have finished seventh at the Amsterdam Sevens to claim fifth spot overall in the inaugural IRB Women’s Sevens World Series.

 
The result was a disappointing one for the Australians, who entered day two of the tournament with great expectations following two wins and a loss in the pool stage.
 
The playoff stage saw the Australians lose their cup quarter-final 19-10 to Russia, then fall 15-5 to Spain, before finally beating France 14-12 in the seventh-place playoff.
 
Qantas Women’s Sevens coach Chris Lane said a lot had been learned from the last two weekends and their attention was now solely on the World Cup in June.
 
“Today was a disappointing end to a very solid two weeks of Rugby for the girls,” Lane said.
 
“Basic handling errors and missed tackles let us down today. Overall it has been a good two weeks and we have again exposed many new players to the physical demands of international Rugby.
 
“We now have the difficult task of selecting our World Cup squad over the next two weeks.”
 
Day one of the tournament saw the Australians win their first two encounters against Spain, 31-7, and Brazil, 24-0, before losing 10-5 to the United States in shocking weather conditions at Amsterdam’s NRCA Stadium.
 
POOL C
Australia 31 – Spain 7
Australia tries – Tiana Penitani, Evania Pelite, Alicia Quirk, Maddi Elliot, Emilee Cherry.
Conversions – Katrina Barker (3).
 
Australia 24 – Brazil 0
Australia tries – Shannon Parry, Saofaiga Saemo, Pelite, Charlotte Caslick.
Conversions – Barker (2).
 
Australia 5 – USA 10
Australia try – Nikki Etheridge.
 
CUP QUARTER-FINAL
Australia 10 – Russia 19
Australia tries – Sharni Williams, Penitani.
 
PLATE SEMI-FINAL
Australia 5 – Spain 15
Australia try – Cherry.
 
SEVENTH-PLACE PLAYOFF
Australia 14 – France 12
Australia tries – Penitani (2).
Conversions – Barker (2).
 

Qantas Women’s Sevens Amsterdam squad

View the bios for the Qantas Women’s Sevens squad for Amsterdam

 

Name

Based (originally from)

Club

1

Shannon Parry

Brisbane, QLD

Redlands, QLD

2

Sharni Williams (C)

Brisbane, QLD (Canberra, ACT)

Royals, ACT

3

Maddi Elliot

Sydney, NSW

Southern Districts, NSW

4

Saofaiga Saemo

Melbourne, VIC

Power House, VIC

5

Nikki Etheridge

Brisbane, QLD (Toowoomba, QLD)

Toowoomba Bears, QLD

6

Katrina Barker

Sydney, NSW (Perth, WA)

Warringah, NSW

7

Tiana Penitani

Matraville, NSW

Maroubra, NSW

8

Evania Pelite

Brisbane, QLD

NA

9

Alicia Quirk

Brisbane, QLD(Wagga Wagga, NSW)

Sunnybank, QLD

10

Talisha Harden*

Brisbane, Queensland

Sunnybank, QLD

11

Emilee Cherry

Brisbane, QLD (Toowoomba, QLD)

Toowoomba Bears, QLD

12

Charlotte Caslick

Brisbane, QLD

NA

*Denotes player on debut

 

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