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Ex-Wallaby McMahon jumps ship to chase Olympic dream

Wallaby Sean McMahon will join the Australian Men’s Sevens team for Round Two of the Sevens World Series in Cape Town – report Rugby 365.

He will re-join the National Sevens team for the first time since 2014.

McMahon started his professional rugby career with the Aussie Sevens and has 26 Test caps for the Wallabies. His last Test for Australia was against Scotland in 2017.

McMahon will begin to chase a potential Olympic Dream with the Aussie Men’s Sevens as he seeks valuable game time in Tim Walsh’s side, balancing his commitments with Suntory.

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Australian Men’s Sevens head coach, Tim Walsh said: “We’re really excited to welcome Sean back to the Aussie Sevens and it’s great that he has made a commitment to the Australian jersey.

“Sean and I have had some great conversations about him playing for Australia again and he’s really hungry to wear the green and gold jersey.

“Sean is a fierce competitor, mobile forward and is the kind of athlete that is perfect for the intensity of Sevens and he wants to put himself in contention of going to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

“We’re looking forward to seeing him back in the Australian jersey in Cape Town.”

Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens player, Sean McMahon said: “Walshy and I have been talking about returning to Sevens and I really looking forward to representing my country again.

“The Australian Sevens team having been building well following their qualification for the Olympics next year and I’m looking forward to putting my hand up for the campaign.

“I would like to thank Suntory for being supportive of my decision, to share my duties across the two teams.”

The Australian Squad for Cape Town will be confirmed later this week.

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Ex-Wallaby McMahon jumps ship to chase Olympic dream