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Burey to debut as Men's side is confirmed for Toulouse

Thu, 19/05/2022, 10:57 pm
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
Members of the Australian Sevens visited the Australian Pavilion at Dubai Expo while at the Sevens World Series

John Manenti has confirmed Max Burey will make his Sevens debut as he announces the Australian Men's side for Toulouse.

Burey, a Northern Suburbs product, joined the program at the start of the year, featuring in March's warm-up series in Fiji.

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He is one of several changes to the team which claimed Bronze in Vancouver last month as standout Ben Dowling and Sevens stalwart Stu Dunbar earn re-calls.

“After a run of podium finishes, we are striving for consistency in performance and going deep into every tournament we play in," Manenti said in a statement.

“Toulouse sees us in a very challenging pool, first up we have USA before we bounce into Scotland and New Zealand - we will need to be at the top of our game to get through the pool stages.

“The team is reasonably well settled now, with just one new edition in Max Burey who will debut for us. Max played in some practice matches in Fiji in March we're her impressed before sustaining an injury.

“Max is another product of the Shute Shield and a battled hardened performer for Norths Rugby Club.

“We're really excited for this weekend and next week in London as a chance to perform and keep building towards the Commonwealth Games.”

Australia will be looking to cement their position in the top three, drawn in Pool C.

They will open their tournament on May 20 against fourth-placed USA (9:06 pm AEST), who they have defeated in all three matches in the '21-22 World Series.

This will be followed by a clash with Scotland (May 21 - 3:46 am), with a Corey Toole double giving them a 19-7 win during their last match-up in Seville.

Their ground stages will be rounded out by a blockbuster match-up with New Zealand (9:06 pm).

The Australians stunned the All Black Sevens in Vancouver, eliminating them in the quarter-finals after a 19-12 victory on their Series return.

All games across the tournament will be LIVE on BeIN and Kayo Sports.

Australian Men's Sevens Side for Toulouse

  1. Henry Hutchison (C), Randwick, 38 caps
  2. Ben Dowling, Randwick, 4 caps
  3. Corey Toole, Gungahlin Eagles, 6 caps
  4. Dietrich Roache, Western Sydney Two Blues, 6 caps
  5. Max Burey, Northern Suburbs, Debut
  6. Henry Paterson, Eastern Suburbs, 6 caps
  7. Josh Turner, Manly Marlins, 11 caps
  8. Matthew Gonzalez, Eastwood, 2 caps
  9. Stuart Dunbar, Sydney Uni, 6 caps
  10. Nick Malouf, University of Queensland, 44 caps
  11. Maurice Longbottom, Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team, 25 caps
  12. Nathan Lawson, Southern Districts, 3 caps
  13. Ben Marr, Warringah, 2 caps

Australian Men’s Sevens Pool C Fixtures:

Friday 20 May

Australia v USA, 9:06 pm AEST 

Saturday 21 May

Australia v Scotland, 3:46 am AEST

Australia v New Zealand, 9:06 pm AEST

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