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Australia women's national rugby sevens team

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Union  Australian Rugby Union
Best result  Champions (2009)
Coach  Tim Walsh
Appearances  2 (First in 2009)
Captain  Sharni Williams
Australia women's national rugby sevens team

The Australia women's national rugby sevens team represents Australia at a national level. They were champions of the inaugural Women's Sevens World Cup in 2009. The team plays in the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series as one of the "core teams" on the world tour, of which they were crowned Champions in 2015–16. The team also played in the preceding competition to the current world series, the IRB Women's Sevens Challenge Cup. In 2016, they won the inaugural gold medal at the Rio Olympics.

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As of 2015, the team also competes in the Pacific Games Sevens.

Team name

The national sevens side is known as Australia and, as confirmed by captain Sharni Williams, does not have a nickname as of 2015. The team is sometimes referred to as the Pearls in sections of the media, but that name refers to Australia's developmental sevens side that participates in domestic tournaments rather than the official national team.

Honours

  • 2016 Oceania Women's Sevens Winner
  • 2016 Olympics Rugby Sevens - Women Gold Medal
  • 2015–16 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series Champions
  • 2016 USA Women's Sevens Winner
  • 2016 São Paulo Women's Sevens Winner
  • 2015 Dubai Women's Sevens Winner
  • 2015 London Women's Sevens Winner
  • 2014 São Paulo Women's Sevens Winner
  • 2013 Dubai Women's Sevens Winner
  • 2013 Oceania Women's Sevens Champions
  • 2012 Asia-Pacific Championship Winner
  • 2012 Darwin Hottest Sevens Winner
  • 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens Champions
  • 2009 Hong Kong Women's Sevens Winner
  • 2008 Oceania Women's Sevens Winner
  • In 2016 the Australian women's sevens team was named Team of the Year at the Australian Institute of Sport Performance Awards.

    Tournament record

    A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Australia

    Current squad

    TBC

    References

    Australia women's national rugby sevens team Wikipedia


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