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Australia dominate World Rugby Dream Team

Sun, 22/05/2022, 10:49 pm
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
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Australia's champion Women's Sevens side have been rewarded for their strong 2021-22 World Rugby Sevens Series as they dominated awards night.

Australia entered the final event of the Series in Toulouse unable to be caught in the standings, finishing 20 points ahead of nearest rival France.

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Whilst they were unable to secure their sixth title of the eight-leg event, falling to New Zealand in the Final, they were rewarded for their prolonged dominance with four players named in the World Rugby Dream Team.

This is led by co-captain Charlotte Caslick, who was named DHL Impact Player of the Year.

Caslick finished the tournament with 85 tackles, 27 breaks, 38 offloads and 159 carries, putting her 75 points ahead of nearest rival Lucy Mulhall.

She is joined by fellow Australians Madison Ashby and Faith Nathan after their impressive performances across the Series

Nathan finished third in the try-scorers rankings behind Caslick and Irish sensation Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe, who was also included in the team.

Meanwhile, Ashby was a workhorse throughout the Series, finishing third for tackles and seventh on the Impact Player standings.

The Australian quartet was rounded out by Maddison Levi, who was also named Rookie of the Year.

Levi beat out teammate Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea for the honour, ending the year with an incredible 24 tries.

Along with this, Lily Dick was handed the Don’t Crack Under Pressure Award for her heroics in Langford, producing the match-winning try to defeat New Zealand after the siren.

"On behalf of World Rugby, I would like to congratulate all HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2022 award winners," World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said in a statement.

"The 2022 Series was another spectacular reminder of why rugby sevens is a truly unique and thrilling sport, growing in popularity around the globe.

"Its speed, skill and incredible tries are capturing the hearts of fans worldwide and inspiring young girls around the world to pick up the oval ball.

"With a very exciting Rugby World Cup Sevens in Cape Town in September and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games just two years away, the future is bright for rugby sevens.”