Australia’s Sevens sides have continued their golden 2021-22 campaign as they head to Cape Town for the Rugby Sevens World Cup.
Tim Walsh and the Women’s side are out to complete a historic Triple Crown following their success in the World Series and Commonwealth Games.
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They opened their account with a 48-0 win over Madagascar, set to face England (September 11 3:07 am) as they look to break a 12-year drought without a World Cup
John Manenti’s side are fresh off their inaugural World Series title, wrapping it up in Los Angeles after their bronze medal finish last month.
They will face France in the quarter-finals after a dominant 35-0 victory over Uruguay.
Follow a recap of all the action, game by game below:
Australia Women 48 v Madagascar Women 0
A historic five-try haul from Faith Nathan has powered Australia to a 48-0 victory over Madagascar.
Nathan opened the scoring after a scrappy start from both sides, going over untouched before Maddison Levi followed her over.
The flyer crossed for a double just before the break as the World Series champions took a 26-0 lead into the break
Nathan crossed for a third and her fourth shortly after, with Sharni Williams sealing the win after an incredible try-saving tackle from Maddison Levi.
She completed the feat on the siren, the first to so in World Cup history, as the defending Commonwealth Games champions cruised to victory, booking their place in the quarter-finals
Australia Men 35 v Uruguay Men 0
Australia Men’s Sevens side have started strong, cruising to a 35-0 victory over Uruguay.
After a tense start, Henry Paterson opened the scoring, beating the Uruguayan defense as he raced away under the posts.
Henry Hutchison crossed just before the break to give the Australians a 14-0 lead at halftime after Tomas Inciarte was yellow carded,
Maurice Longbottom put the result out of question as he scored instantly in the second half.
Paterson and Longbottom’s second tries of the match secured the victory, sealing a date with France in the quarter-finals.
Australia Women 35 v England Women 5
Tim Walsh’s side have eased into the semi-finals with a 35-5 win over England.
Charlotte Caslick got the Commonwealth Games champions off to a flyer as she scored inside two minutes, before Faith Nathan’s double powered them to a 21-0 half-time lead.
Nathan’s hat-trick sealed the win, continuing her incredible tournament as Teagan Levi crossed late to secure their place.
Australia Men 14 v France Men 5
Australia have survived a tough match-up, defeating France 14-5.
In a rematch of Toulouse, a late Henry Paterson try was the lone points of the first half as the World Series champions took a 7-0 lead into the break.
Paulin Riva instantly hit back for the French, setting up the grandstand finish.
In the end, the experience of Maurice Longbottom shone through, getting over the line to book their spot in the semi-finals against Fiji
2. Billy Meakes
4. Dietrich Roache
5. James Turner
6. Henry Paterson
8. Matt Gonzalez
10. Nick Malouf (c)
11: Maurice Longbottom
12. Nathan Lawson
13th player: Ben Marr
1. Charlotte Caslick (co-c)
3. Dominique DuToit
4. Demi Hayes (co-c)
5. Madison Ashby
6. Aunt Hinds
7. Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea
8. Madison Levi
10. Faith Nathan
11. Sariah Paki
13th Player: Bienne Terita
*All times AEST
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9
Australia Women 48 v Madagascar Women 0, 8:11 p.m. AEST
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10
Australia Men 35 v Uruguay Men 0, 12:45 a.m. AEST
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11
Australia Women 35 v England Women 5 3:07 am AEST
Australia Men 14 v France Men 5, 4:35am AEST