Australia women's national rugby sevens team

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Australia
Union Australian Rugby Union
Coach(es) John Manenti
Captain(s) Shannon Parry
Team kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances 2 (First in 2009)
Best result Champions (2009)
Australia women's national rugby sevens team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 2018 Gold Coast Team
Australia with possession during the women's final at the 2016 Olympic Sevens.

The Australia women's national rugby sevens team 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,[1] of which they were crowned Champions in 2015–16.[2][3] 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.[4]

As of 2015, the team also competes in the Pacific Games Sevens.[5][6]

Australia vs New Zealand at the Dubai Sevens

Team name [edit]

The national sevens side is known as Australia and, as confirmed by captain Sharni Williams, does not have a nickname as of 2015.[7] The team is sometimes referred to as the Pearls in sections of the media,[8] but that name refers to Australia's developmental sevens side that participates in domestic tournaments rather than the official national team.[7]

Honours[edit]

In 2016 the Australian women's sevens team was named Team of the Year at the Australian Institute of Sport Performance Awards.[9]

Tournament record[edit]

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Australia

World Cup Sevens results[edit]

Rugby World Cup Sevens
Year Round Position Pld W L D
United Arab Emirates 2009 Final 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 5 1 0
Russia 2013 Plate final 5 6 5 1 0
United States 2018 Third playoff 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 4 3 1 0
Total 1 Title 3/3 16 13 3 0

Olympic Games results[edit]

Olympic Games
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Brazil 2016 Final 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 5 0 1
Total 1 Title 1/1 6 5 0 1

Commonwealth Games results[edit]

Commonwealth Games
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Australia 2018 Final 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 4 1 0
Total 0 Titles 0/1 5 4 1 0

Pacific Games results[edit]

Pacific Games
Year Round Position Pld W L D
New Caledonia 2011 Not invited
Papua New Guinea 2015 Final 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 6 1 0
Total 0 Titles 1/2 7 6 1 0

Oceania Women's Sevens results[edit]

Oceania Women's Sevens
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Samoa 2008 Final 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 6 0 0
Fiji 2012 Final 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 5 1 0
Australia 2013 Final 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 6 0 0
Australia 2014 Final 2nd, silver medalist(s) 8 6 2 0
New Zealand 2015 Did not attend
Fiji 2016 Final 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 6 0 0
Fiji 2017 Final 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 4 1 0
Total 3 Titles 6/7 37 33 4 0

World Series record[edit]

2010s[edit]

Summary for Series I to VIII
Women's Sevens Series

  

Challenge

11–12

I

12–13

II

13–14

III

14–15

 
Middle East 3rd, bronze medalist(s)rd
Dubai
4th
Dubai
1st, gold medalist(s)st
Dubai
2nd, silver medalist(s)nd
Dubai
 
Oceania
 
Americas 1st, gold medalist(s)st
São Paulo
2nd, silver medalist(s)nd
São Paulo
3rd, bronze medalist(s)rd
Houston
3rd, bronze medalist(s)rd
Atlanta
5th
Atlanta
7th
Victoria B.C.
 
Asia 2nd, silver medalist(s)nd
Hong Kong
7th
Guangzhou
2nd, silver medalist(s)nd
Guangzhou
 
Europe 4th
London
1st, gold medalist(s)st
London
7th
Amsterdam
2nd, silver medalist(s)nd
Amsterdam
2nd, silver medalist(s)nd
Amsterdam
 
 
 

 

3/3
 

 

4/4
46 pts

5th [10]

5/5
92 pts

Silver medal icon.svgnd [11]

6/6
94 pts

Bronze medal icon.svgrd

Women's Sevens Series
IV

 15–16 

V

 16–17 

VI

 17–18 

VII

 18–19 

VIII

 19–20 

 
1st, gold medalist(s)st
Dubai
2nd, silver medalist(s)nd
Dubai
1st, gold medalist(s)st
Dubai


 
4th
Sydney
1st, gold medalist(s)st
Sydney


 
1st, gold medalist(s)st
São Paulo
1st, gold medalist(s)st
Atlanta
2nd, silver medalist(s)nd
Las Vegas



3rd, bronze medalist(s)rd
Victoria B.C.
3rd, bronze medalist(s)rd
Victoria B.C.
2nd, silver medalist(s)nd
Victoria B.C.


 
3rd, bronze medalist(s)rd
Kitakyushu
3rd, bronze medalist(s)rd
Kitakyushu


 
2nd, silver medalist(s)nd
Clermont
2nd, silver medalist(s)nd
Clermont
2nd, silver medalist(s)nd
Paris


 
5/5
94 pts

Gold medal icon.svgst

6/6
100 pts

Silver medal icon.svgnd

5/5
92 pts

Gold medal icon.svgst

 
 

 

 
 

 

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Previous squads[edit]

The following is the Australia roster in the women's rugby sevens tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.[12]

Head coach: Tim Walsh

Backs Forwards
3 Nicole Beck 1 Shannon Parry (c)
5 Emma Tonegato 2 Sharni Williams (c)
6 Evania Pelite 4 Gemma Etheridge
7 Charlotte Caslick 8 Chloe Dalton
10 Alicia Quirk 9 Amy Turner
11 Emilee Cherry
12 Ellia Green

The following is the Australia roster in the women's rugby sevens tournament of the 2015 Pacific Games:[13][14][15]

  • Nicole Beck (c)
  • Brooke Anderson
  • Dominique "Dom" Du Toit
  • Nikki Etheridge
  • Georgie Friedrichs
  • Mollie Gray
  • Sarah Halvorsen
  • Mahalia Murphy
  • Taleena Simon
  • Tanisha Stanton
  • Laura Waldie
  • Brooke Walker

Coaches[edit]

Name Tenure Refs
John Manenti 2018–present [16]
Tim Walsh 2013–2018 [17]
Chris Lane 2011–13 [18]

Captains[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IRB announces Women's Sevens World Series" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 4 October 2012. Archived from the original on 19 October 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Australian women's side secure rugby sevens world series title". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. 29 May 2016. Archived from the original on 30 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Series champions Australia second in Clermont". www.rugby.com.au. Retrieved 2016-05-30. 
  4. ^ "Australia wins gold in women's rugby sevens". Sky News. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Australia and New Zealand to compete in Pacific Games". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 3 July 2014. Archived from the original on 20 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Chand, Shalveen (30 April 2015). "History for 2015 Pacific Games". The Fiji Times. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Polkinghorne, David (7 December 2015). "Women's sevens captain Sharni Williams waiting for results of knee scans". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. Archived from the original on 2 July 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Australian Rugby Sevens tops Oceania qualifying to reach for 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 15 November 2015. Archived from the original on 2 July 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "Chalmers claims two AIS awards to complete fairy tale year". Australian Sports Commission website. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "2013 IRB Women's Sevens Standings". Rugby7. 
  11. ^ "2014 IRB Women's Sevens Standings". Rugby7. 
  12. ^ "Rio 2016: Olympic squads named by Australia for rugby sevens debut at Games". ABC News. 14 July 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  13. ^ [dead link]"Beck Named Captain Of Australian Women's Sevens Squad For Pacific Games". rugby.com.au. Australian Rugby Union. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "Australian team for 2015 Pacific Games" (PDF). olympics.com.au. Australian Olympic Committee. Archived (PDF) from the original on 28 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  15. ^ "Rugby Union 7s Female: Australia". pg2015.gems.pro. 2015 Pacific Games. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 
  16. ^ "Former Eastwood premiership-winning coach John Manenti takes charge of Australian women's sevens team". news.com.au. 20 April 2018. Archived from the original on 29 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018. 
  17. ^ "Former Australian Sevens rep named new Women's coach". Australian Rugby. 19 September 2013. Archived from the original on 8 September 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  18. ^ "Qantas Women's Sevens coach resigns". Australian Rugby. 20 July 2013. Archived from the original on 8 September 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 

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