Aussie 7s ready for HSBC Paris Sevens

· Mens - Paris
by Rugby Australia

The Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team for the HSBC Paris Sevens has been named with Henry Vanderglas making his return to the national fold, having last played in 2011 with Will Maddocks being named as 13th man.

Vanderglas made his debut for Australia at the Edinburgh Sevens in 2010, before going on to get six caps for Australia.

Will Maddocks, younger brother of Qantas Wallaby and Melbourne Rebels flier, Jack Maddocks has been training with the Aussie 7s on a part time basis.

The Aussie 7s will be looking to improve on their excellent form from the HSBC London Sevens that saw the side claim the silver medal after going down in the Cup Final to Fiji.

Australia has been placed in Pool B and will meet Kenya, Wales and South Africa.

Australia currently sits in sixth position on the HSBC Sevens World Series Ladder heading into the final round.

Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach, Tim Walsh said: “We're in a position where we can't make the top four in the Series and we're certainly not going to be near the bottom.

“We want to finish as best we can and maintain momentum, but we can give players, rest players and give players some opportunity.

“We’re looking forward to seeing Henry Vanderglas return to the Sevens fold and giving Will Maddocks a shot at it.

“He's playing very well, and he's got something about him that he can really light up the Sevens field, so see how those guys go on the world stage."

All matches from the HSBC London Sevens will available LIVE on Kayo.

Not considered for selection was Tim Anstee (knee) and Nick Malouf (ankle).

QANTAS Australian Men's Sevens for Paris

1. Henry Hutchison, Randwick, NSW, 25 caps 
2. Simon Kennewell, Randwick, NSW, 18 caps 
3. Henry Vanderglas, 6 caps 
4. Lewis Holland (c), Queanbeyan, ACT, 46 caps 
5. Ben O’Donnell, Randwick, NSW, 17 caps 
6. Lachlan Miller, Randwick, NSW, 5 caps  
7. Joe Pincus, Easts (Sydney), Queensland, 5 caps  
8. Jeral Skelton, Brothers, Queensland, 13 caps 
9. Josh Coward, Souths (Melbourne), Queensland, 4 caps 
10. Matt Hood, Sydney University, NSW, 5 caps 
11. Maurice Longbottom, LMRDT, NSW, 14 caps 
12. Lachlan Anderson, Eastwood, NSW, 21 caps  
13th Will Maddocks*, Easts (Sydney), NSW 
*Uncapped 

QANTAS Australian Men’s Sevens Fixtures, Paris:  

Saturday June 1 

Australia v Kenya, 8.06pm AEST

Australia v Wales, 11.32pm AEST 

Sunday June 2 

Australia v South Africa, 2.58am AEST