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2024/04/02

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The Oceania 7s kicks off today in Brisbane! Here's where, when, and how rugby fans can catch their Aussie Sevens heroes live in action at Ballymore.

The Aussie women kick off their first match of a five-game series against New Zealand Development at 3:40pm (all times local/AEST) and will back up for another hit-out at 7:20pm

Meanwhile the Aussie men are also scheduled for a Day 1 clash with the Oceania Barbarians at 6:58pm.

Veteran Nick Malouf headlines an experienced men's squad and the Aussie women aren't pulling punches either, naming 11 players who won a World Cup and Commonwealth Games double in 2022.

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“The Oceania region is always a strong rugby region and it’s going to be a great weekend of rugby; we are lucky to play some of the best teams of the Pacific," Malouf said.

"With the HSBC SVNS Series starting in a couple of weeks and this will be a final head out for us, we are looking forward to finding out the final side of the draw as well.” 

While Australia are playing outside Olympic qualification, Malouf has tipped a thrilling men's battle for tickets to Paris 2024.

“Samoa would have to be the favourites because they narrowly miss the qualification, we went down to the wire with them, Tonga and PNG are dangerous as well," he said.

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Meanwhile Fijiana remain hot favourites to take out the women's Olympic qualifiers but face stiff opposition from Samoa, Tonga, Papua New Guinea and others.

Australian Men's Squad & Fixtures - Oceania 7s

Nick Malouf, Dally Bird, Aden Ekanayake, Ben Dalton, Tim Clements, James McGregor, Hayden Sargeant, Ben Dowling, Dietrich Roache, James Turner, Henry Palmer, Nathan Lawson

Day 1 (Friday 10 November) - Australia Men v Oceania Barbarians (06:58pm AEST)

Day 2 (Saturday 11 November) - Australia Men v Niue (01:34pm AEST), Australia Men v Fiji (04:52pm AEST), Australia Men v New Zealand (7:26pm AEST)

Day 3 (Sunday 12 November) - TBC

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Australian Women's Squad - Oceania 7s

Sariah Paki, Bella Nasser, Kaitlin Shave, Madison Ashby, Maddison Levi, Teagan Levi, Faith Nathan, Demi Hayes, Bienne Terita, Sharni Smale, Charlotte Caslick, Dominique Du Toit, Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea

Day 1 (Friday 10 November) - Australia Women v NZ Development (03:40pm & 07:20pm)

Day 2 (Saturday 11 November) - Australia Women v NZ Development (04:08pm & 07:04pm)

Day 3 (Sunday 12 November) - Australia Women v NZ Development (04:02pm)

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