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The Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens team has been named ahead of round five of the HSBC Women’s Sevens World Series in Langford, Canada kicking off on May 28, featuring seven Queensland women.
The side features experienced campaigners Shannon Parry (co-captain), Charlotte Caslick and Emilee Cherry, as well as Queensland Academy of Sport Women’s Sevens Academy graduates Dominque Du Toit, Demi Hayes, Georgina Friedrichs and Brooke Walker.
Head Coach Tim Walsh has made four changes with rookie Cassie Staples set for her World Series debut after bursting onto the scene following some impressive performances with the development squad in Darwin in January.
Sunday 28 May
Australia v Spain, 4.36am AEST
Australia v Ireland, 7.20am AEST
Australia v Fiji, 10.04am AEST
1. Sharni Williams (c), 20 caps, Hometown: Batlow NSW
2. Demi Hayes, 2 caps, Hometown: Mount Isa QLD
3. Shannon Parry (c), 21 caps, Hometown: Brisbane QLD
4. Tiana Penitani, 16 caps, Hometown: Sydney NSW
5. Chloe Dalton, 14 caps, Hometown: Sydney NSW
6. Georgina Friedrichs, 5 caps, Hometown: Toowoomba QLD
7. Charlotte Caslick, 20 caps, Hometown: Brisbane QLD
8. Brooke Walker, 3 caps, Hometown: Gold Coast QLD
9. Alicia Quirk, 20 caps, Hometown: Wagga Wagga NSW
10. Dominique Du Toit, 3 caps, Hometown: Toowoomba QLD
11. Emilee Cherry, 22 caps, Hometown: Roma QLD
12. Cassie Staples*, Hometown: Bateman's Bay NSW
13th player: Shanice Parker*, Hometown: Perth WA
19 OCTOBER 2017