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Hooper to debut for Australia 7s in Hong Kong

Wallabies legend Michael Hooper is set to make his Australia Sevens debut after being named in a 13-man squad for the sixth round of the HSBC SVNS World Series in Hong Kong on April 5-7.

Hooper, a four-time John Eales Medalist with 125 caps for the Wallabies, joined the Men’s Sevens squad in November before an Achilles injury delayed his start with the team.

His inclusion is one of two changes made by coach John Manenti with Maurice Longbottom also returning from a calf injury in another major boost for the side.

The Aussie men claimed silver in Cape Town and Perth earlier this season before hard-fought performances in Vancouver and Los Angeles.

They open their campaign in Hong Kong against Fiji next Friday before facing France and Canada in their other pool matches.

Australia squad– Henry Hutchison, Ben Dowling, Henry Palmer, Dietrich Roache, Henry Paterson, Matt Gonzalez, Nick Malouf, Maurice Longbottom, Nathan Lawson, James Turner, Hayden Sargeant, Michael Hooper, Michael Icely.


Reginald Chandar
Reginald Chandar
Head of News & Sports |


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