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GB tweak squad for Perth SVNS after Six Nations call-up

By Josh Raisey
Great Britain's Tom Williams (C) runs with the ball during the men's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023 pool A match between South Africa and Great Britain at the Cape Town stadium in Cape Town on December 9, 2023. (Photo by Rodger Bosch / AFP) (Photo by RODGER BOSCH/AFP via Getty Images)

GB Sevens have named their men’s and women’s squads for the upcoming HSBC Perth SVNS, making multiple changes to both teams.

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Both squads have been tweaked slightly since the Dubai and Cape Town legs of the SVNS series, with Ciaran Beattie making two changes for the women’s squad and Tony Roques making three changes to the men’s squad for the Perth leg, which begins on Friday.

Abi Burton and Alicia Maude have come into the squad for Grace Crompton and Lisa Thomson after the women’s eleventh place finish in Dubai and eighth place finish in Cape Town.

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In the men’s squad, Jordan Edmunds, Jamie Adamson and Ethan Waddleton have come in for Alex Davis, Matt Davidson and Ross McCann after a tenth place finish in Dubai and ninth in Cape Town. Roques has been forced into a change with his squad after McCann was called into Gregor Townsend’s 15s squad for the Guinness Six Nations this week.

GB Women’s Squad
2. Abbie Brown (c)
3. Abi Burton
5. Shona Campbell
6. Lauren Torley
7. Emma Uren
9. Isla Norman-Bell
11. Jasmine Joyce
12. Amy Wilson-Hardy
13. Ellie Boatman
16. Rhona Lloyd
22. Jade Shekells
23. Heather Cowell
95. Alicia Maude

GB Men’s Squad
1. Jordan Edmunds
2. Tom Williams
4. Kaleem Barreto (c)
6. Harry Glover
7. Jamie Farndale
9. Morgan Williams
10. Robbie Fergusson
11. Ethan Waddleton
15. Tom Emery
17. Jamie Barden
21. Jamie Adamson
23. Api Bavadra
64. Austin Emens

Heading into the third leg of the series, the women’s team currently sit in ninth place in the rankings, while the men’s team sit second from bottom in eleventh place.

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