Perth SVNS Team Profile: Australia


The Australian teams will head to Perth on a mission to give the home fans something to cheer about.

The Women have started the World Series on fire with two straight event wins to start the new-look SVNS.

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As for the Men, they are full of confidence after their second-place finish in Cape Town, going down to eventual champions Argentina.

Both teams left Sydney last year disappointed after quarter-final exits, out for redemption.

Here is everything you need to know about Australia ahead of the Perth Sevens!

Men’s

When they joined Sevens (as a core team)

1999-2000 

Highest overall finish

First (2021-22) 

Tournament wins

9

2022-23 World Series finish

Fifth 

Recent tournament results 

Dubai: Seventh

Cape Town: Second

Highest ever Australia Sevens Tournament finish

First (2018)

X Factor: Maurice Longbottom

Longbottom continues to shine in a youthful Sevens side,

The electric Longbottom was at his brilliant best in Cape Town, with his energy inspiring John Manenti’s side to the finals.

The vice-captain can break any game open with his rapid step and turn of pace and is coming off yet another Dream Team nomination in Cape Town.

Australia Men’s Perth Fixtures

*All times AWST/AEDT

Friday, January 26

Australia v USA – 4:14 pm (7:14 pm)

Australia v Great Britain – 9:13 pm (12:13 am Saturday)

Saturday, January 27

Australia v Ireland – 2:11 pm (5:11 pm)

The Sevens action heads to Hong Kong. Photo: World Rugby
Maurice Longbottom is intergal to Australia’s chances in Perth. Photo: World Rugby

Women’s

When they joined Sevens (as a core team)

2012-13

Highest overall finish

First (2015-16, 2017-18, 2021-22) 

Tournament wins

14

2022-23 World Series finish

Second 

Recent tournament results 

Dubai: First

Cape Town: First

Highest ever Sydney Sevens Tournament finish

First (2018)

X Factor: Maddison Levi

Maddison Levi is rapidly rising up the all-time Sevens try-scorer table as she continues to dominate the SVNS Series.

Levi has had just two full seasons on the circuit yet has accumulated 116 tries in just 96 games.

The flyer will miss the group stages after picking up a red card in their thrilling Final against France.

However, the prospect of a fresh Levi for the finals is a scary prospect for other sides.

Australia Women’s Perth Fixtures

*All times AWST/AEDT

Friday, January 26

Australia v South Africa – 3:28 pm (6:28 pm)

Australia v Great Britain – 8:27 pm (11:27 pm)

Saturday, January 27

Australia v Canada – 11:54 am (2:54 pm)





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