Brumbies star Rachel Crothers has been named in The Australian Women’s Sevens team for the Oceania Sevens Championship in Suva, Fiji this weekend.
The flying fullback has had a stellar 2019, with the Brumbies, UC Sevens and Uni-Norths where she was named player of the match in the Owls Grand-Final victory.
Australia Women are the defending champions having defeated New Zealand last year in the Final of the Oceania Sevens.
Due to the Olympic qualifiers, Australia will play in a separate competition team to the teams who are in the hunt for Olympic qualification but will meet Canada and New Zealand as the Aussies’ fixtures.
Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens Head Coach, John Manenti said: “We’ve been building well into our season over the last few weeks and the Oceania Sevens gives us a great opportunity to continue to do so.
“This tournament is tough, and we know just how hard teams will be coming at us this year.
The Oceania Sevens is the last major pre-season tournament before round two of the HSBC Women’s Sevens World Series in Dubai. Australia finished round one of the series in second place.
Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens Fixtures:
Thursday 7 November
Australia v Canada, 12.56pm AEDT
Friday 8 November
Australia v New Zealand, 11.06am AED