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

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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.
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.
Australia 10 – Russia 19
Australia tries – Sharni Williams, Penitani.
Australia 5 – Spain 15
Australia try – Cherry.
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



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 (Perth, WA)

Warringah, NSW


Tiana Penitani

Matraville, NSW

Maroubra, NSW


Evania Pelite

Brisbane, QLD



Alicia Quirk

Brisbane, QLD(Wagga Wagga, NSW)

Sunnybank, QLD


Talisha Harden*

Brisbane, Queensland

Sunnybank, QLD


Emilee Cherry

Brisbane, QLD (Toowoomba, QLD)

Toowoomba Bears, QLD


Charlotte Caslick

Brisbane, QLD


*Denotes player on debut


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