The Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team has been named for round six of the HSBC World Sevens Series in Vancouver this weekend.
Following a narrow loss in the Bronze Medal Final of the Los Angeles leg last weekend, Tim Walsh has opted to retain a majority of the squad with Tim Anstee the only addition.
Following a successful return from injury, Anstee will take to the field for the first time since the Singapore leg of the 2019 Sevens World Series, adding size to the Australian forward pack as they look to go one better in Canada.
Australia will again tackle Scotland, Samoa and USA in Pool D as the side vies for valuable HSBC World Series points as they continue their march towards the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens Head Coach, Tim Walsh said: “After missing out on a podium finish last week there is a real hunger within the squad to go one better in Vancouver.
“After a pretty lengthy injury Tim returns to the team in great physical condition. Despite being young he is an experienced 7s player and brings a physical dominance balanced with deceiving speed. We are very pleased to see Tim back in gold and playing in Vancouver.
“Much like last weekend we’re looking to go out and make a statement, especially as we draw closer to the Olympics its important to continue to build on strong performances so we can hit the ground running in Tokyo.”
All matches in the tournament will be screened LIVE in Australia via FOX SPORTS and Kayo Sports.
Qantas Australian Men's Sevens for Vancouver
Nick Malouf (c), University of Queensland, 39caps
Joe Pincus, Eastern Suburbs, 11caps
Lachlan Anderson (vc), Eastwood, 26caps
Tim Anstee, Eastwood, 22caps
Henry Hutchison, Randwick, 31caps
Dylan Pietsch, Randwick, 17caps
Maurice Longbottom, Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team, 19caps
Stu Dunbar, Sydney University, 1cap
Josh Turner, Manly Marlins, 5caps
Lewis Holland (vc), Queanbeyan, 52caps
Lachlan Miller, Randwick, 11caps
Trae Williams, 4caps
Rod Davies, 4caps