Toole locked in for Paris Olympics Sevens tilt

Wed, Jul 3, 2024, 2:17 AM
Brumbies speedster Corey Toole has booked a ticket to Paris for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games: Credit: Getty Images
Brumbies speedster Corey Toole has booked a ticket to Paris for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games: Credit: Getty Images

Safeguard Global ACT Brumbies speedster Corey Toole has been named to represent Australia at the upcoming 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France.

Rugby Australia, together with the Australian Olympic Committee today announced the Mens and Women's squads to compete for Gold, with the first fixtures kicking off on Wednesday, July 24 at Stade de France, Saint-Denis.

The Gungahlin Eagle's flyer who had a blistering start to the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season, leading try-scoring ladder early on, adds plenty of pace to Men's Head Coach John Manenti's disposal.

The Wagga Wagga junior who has risen through the Brumbies playing ranks has progressed through the ACT pathways system, representing the Brumbies at Schools, Under 19s and Runners level.

"We’re delighted to announce the 2024 Paris Olympic squad – a squad that we’re confident will represent Australia with pride and performance," Manenti said.

“The group has over 330 world series tournaments of experience, five previous Olympians and seven debutants.

“We welcome Corey Toole and Mark Nawaqanitawase back to the squad, both of whom have had seamless transitions and add an X-factor to our well-established combinations.

“We had a really good two weeks in Fiji and Darwin recently and that along with our solid season has the team really well prepared for Paris.”

2024 Mens Rugby Sevens Olympic Squad

  • Ben Dowling
  • Matthew Gonzalez
  • Henry Hutchison
  • Nathan Lawson
  • Maurice Longbottom
  • Nicholas Malouf
  • Mark Nawaqanitawase
  • Henry Paterson
  • Dietrich Roache
  • Hayden Sargeant
  • Corey Toole (ACT Brumbies)
  • James Turner

2024 Women's Rugby Sevens Olympic Squad

  • Charlotte Caslick
  • Bridget Clark
  • Dominique Du Toit
  • Tia Hinds
  • Maddson Levi
  • Teagan Levi
  • Isabella Nasser
  • Faith Nathan
  • Sariah Paki
  • Kaitlin Shave
  • Sharni Smale
  • Bienne Terita

Both squads will embark for their Olympics Campaign when they depart for Paris this Friday, July 5.

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