The 2018 Aon Uni 7s Series is just three weeks away.
In its second year, the newly-expanded tournament will feature 10 universities from around Australia in a five-leg series.
National players are yet to be officially allocated to their teams for the tournament but there are some familiar names among the squads for the 2018 season.
Take a look at this year's lineups right here.
University of Queensland
Defending champions UQ have plenty of women returning for season two, to be led by Marioulla Belessis.
Former Aussie Sevens prospect Shena Ciesiolka will also run out for the Queensland side that will be looking to make it back-to-back titles.
Coach Reg Tayler said the team was prepared for a more difficult season in the expanded competition.
"We definitely think it’s going to be a bigger challenge this year," he said.
"Five tournaments, not four, there’ll be six games every tournament.
"Last year we used 16 players out of our 24 with the natural attrition of injuries and whatnot. We’re expecting to use a lot more, so depth’s going to be key."
UQ squad for 2018 Uni 7s
Morgan Te Oka
Bodil Van Wijnbergen
Macquarie Uni Rays
The Rays will be led by co-captains Maddison Anderson and Emily Chancellor in 2018 as they look to keep improving.
One of two Sydney sides in 2018, they'll have a bit more competition for local bragging rights in season two.
Rays squad for Uni 7s
Emily Chancellor (cc)
Maddison Anderson (cc)
Tia Hinds (youth development player)
University of Sydney
Sydney Uni is new to the Uni7s competition this season but they bring plenty of rugby pedigree in their competition debut.
They have some experienced XVs and Sevens players in thier ranks but also a Ninja Warrior semi-finalists in Emma Woods.
The Sydney side will be looking to make an impact in its first season in the series, that is for sure.
"While we will be the new kids on the block this year we have set our sights on top four finishes at each tournament," coach Stephen Bennie said.
"We definitely have the squad to do this but the question will be if our preparation will have been enough in the short window of time we have had with the girls.
"We have a great staff with former Aussie Star Greg Jeluodev assisting the team and Tim Rowlands our S&C who has done a season with the Rays in 2017."
University of Sydney squad for Aon Uni7s 2018
Sydney * Gregson
University of Adelaide
The goal for the University of Adelaide goes beyond their competition standings, coach James O'Keefe says.
"The leadership team within the squad have set some pretty high standards for the whole group this year," he said.
"We all have an aligned common goal which we will be looking to achieve throughout the series.
"Success from our perspective, is not necessarily winning. We have developed a strong community and sense of belonging, which has not only developed the players athletic ability but also their character off the field.
University of Adelaide squad for Aon Uni7s 2018
Asoiva (Eva) Karpani
University of Canberra
Wallaroos veteran Louise Burrows will be a high-profile addition to the University of Canberra's side this season.
Coach David Grimmons said he felt UC would pack a bigger punch across the park in the second yead of the competition.
“We’ve selected a squad that will challenge for honours,” Grimmond said. “Almost half the girls who played last year are back again and they’re stronger with that experience under their belts.
“There’s a lot of new talent in the mix, too, which has made us stronger and more versatile. We’ve gained players from a variety of other sports who have made the transition to sevens very smoothly.
“We had a lot of women interested in playing this year which shows how popular this form of the game is. It’s a great sign for rugby, but it did give us a few selection headaches.
“We’ve settled on a squad of 25 and are hard at work preparing for another tilt at the title.”
UC squad for Aon Uni7s 2018
University of New England
UNE squad for Uni7s 2018
University of Tasmania
Tasmania will be hosting the first leg of the 2018 series and coach Luke Burgess says they're ready to kick off with a bang.
“We’re really looking forward to the 2018 Aon Uni 7s season," he said.
“We improved out of sight throughout the competition last year and the team is looking to continue to develop this season.
“We’re also looking forward to bringing the first round to Hobart at our home in round one and I know Tasmania will get right behind their UTAS Women in 2018.”
UTas squad for Aon Uni 7s 2018
Molly Baxter (vice captain)
Lauryn Cooper (captain)
Bond Uni squad for 2018 Aon Uni 7s
University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is another new addition to the competition and the first team from Victoria.
General manager of rugby Jason Jones said the team was beginning to gel, with a host of first-time players involved.
“It’s been a breath of fresh air for everyone involved, not only in the rugby department, but also all sporting and support staff at Melbourne University," he said.
"The first couple of weeks were fairly challenging with most players never having played a game of rugby, or seen a game of sevens, but to the players and coaching staff’s credit the improvement over the last 4-6 weeks has been significant.
“The culture within the team that has been created already makes me feel that the program will be successful, irrespective of the scoreboard in our first season.
"We have players transitioning from other sports like AFL, athletics, hockey and basketball who are loving the experience and who add real value to the rugby program. Already a couple of girls stand out as potential representative players provided they continue to learn and train hard."
University of Melbourne squad for Aon Uni 7s 2018
Tiahna Jade Oxenham
Emma Larsson Strom
Aon Uni 7s 2018 Sevens series
Round 1 - August 25-26
University of Tasmania, Hobart
Round 2 - September 8-9
University of Canberra, Canberra
Round 3 - September 22-23
University of Queensland, Brisbane
Round 4 - October 6-7
Bond University, Gold Coast
Round 5 - October 20-21
The University of Adelaide, Adelaide