Former Australian Sevens Captain Sharni Williams will return to the World Series this weekend as the Australian Women's Sevens looks to bounce back from their third-place finish in Malaga last weekend.
Williams, a 37-cap veteran, is joined by Rhiannon Byers and recent debutant Tegan Levi in three changes to last weekend's match -day side with the newly included players replacing Cassie Staples, Bienne Terita and Jakiya Whitfeld respectively.
Head Coach Tim Walsh has kept the top performers of his game day side with current World Series impact player Charlotte Caslick looking to extend her lead. At the same time, Malaga Dream Team members Maddison Levi and Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea will again look to top the tournament standings.
The Australian Women remain atop the World Series rankings, leading France by 10 points. This weekend the Australians have been drawn in Pool C and will face Belgium, Spain and France.
All the games will be live and free in Australia via world.rugby, World Rugby YouTube and the World Rugby Sevens Series Facebook page.
Australian Women's Sevens Coach Tim Walsh said: " We have the benefit of bolstering our team with a player who will become the equal most capped player in the history of women’s sevens, Sharni Williams. Her addition has provided a real edge to our Seville preparation.
“Last week we played well, and the team supported some brilliant individual growth and performances, but this week we want to be better,” Walsh said.
Australian Women’s Sevens Seville Pool C Fixtures:
Friday 28 January
Australia v Belgium, 11:50pm AEDT
Saturday 29 January
Australia v Spain, 6:03am AEDT
Australia v France, 11:41pm AEDT
- Lily Dick, 8 caps
- Sharni Williams, 37 caps
- Faith Nathan, 7 caps
- Dominique Du Toit, 18 caps
- Rhiannon Byers, 7 caps
- Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea, 3 caps
- Charlotte Caslick, 36 caps
- Madison Ashby, 8 caps
- Tia Hinds, 3 caps
- Sariah Paki, 13 caps
- Demi Hayes, 15 caps
- Maddison Levi, 3 caps
- Teagan Levi, 1 cap