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Australia names squad for Olympic sevens qualifying games

Australia names 15-man squad for Oceania Olympic qualifying sevens tournament

Australia names squad for Olympic sevens qualifying games

SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia coach Tim Walsh has named an extended 15-man squad rugby sevens squad including Wallabies winger Henry Speight for the Oceania Regional Olympic Qualifier in Auckland on Saturday and Sunday.

Ed Jenkins will captain an experienced team which includes veterans Jesse Parahi and Con Foley. Tom Cusack has been called up after strong recent performances at the Central Coast Sevens and center Cameron Clark returns after a minor hamstring injury.

Pat McCutcheon, who has a hamstring strain, and Nick Malouf, who has a knee problem, were not considered because of injury.

The winner of the eight-team tournament will qualify for next year's Rio de Janiero Olympics while the second and third-placed teams will attend the final qualifying tournament in June.

Updated : 2021-09-28 01:34 GMT+08:00