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'My best playing days are still ahead of me': Caslick re-signs with Aussie Sevens

By Finn Morton
Charlotte Caslick breaks away for the Wallaroo sevens. Photo by Christopher Pike/Getty Images

Australian Sevens star Charlotte Caslick has made a major announcement regarding her playing future, ahead of the upcoming World Series leg in Sydney.

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The reigning World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year has signed a new deal with Rugby Australia until the end of 2026.

This announcement is a major coup for the Australian Sevens program, with Caslick having starred on the World Series circuit for quite some time.

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Caslick may have played a couple of games for the Sydney Roosters in the NRLW a few years ago, but it was still a “simple choice” to recommit to rugby union for another four years.

The 27-year-old has embodied her role as a pioneer for women’s sport in Australia, and has achieved almost unprecedented success throughout her decorated career in Sevens.

Caslick has been crowned the world’s best women’s Sevens player on two occasions, and has achieved everything that the sport has to offer.

As well as Rugby Sevens World Cup and World Series success, Caslick has been part of champion teams at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games.

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But her hunger and desire to win remains just as fierce.

“I am really excited to have re-signed with Rugby Australia. They led the way in women’s sport when they professionalised our Sevens program back in 2014 and they are committed to continually raising the bar,” Caslick said in a statement.

“For me it was a simple choice to commit to the Sevens game.

“If you are prepared to embrace the hard work that comes with being part of the world’s best and most challenging high-performance program, then this is the sport to be involved in.

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“We play a World Series. We play a World Cup. We play at the world’s two biggest multi-sport festivals: the Olympics and Commonwealth Games.

“There are easier options, but if you want to compete in the world’s best sport, this is where you need to be.

“The Australian team is made up of an amazing bunch of talented women that I love training with and genuinely enjoy playing alongside.

“I know my best playing days are still ahead of me – look at Sharni Williams who, at 34 years old, is an integral part of our squad and an inspiration to many.

“I am so thankful for the continual support of (head coach) Tim Walsh, the trainers and staff, and can’t wait to see what we can achieve together over the next four years.”

After last weekend’s Hamilton Sevens, the World Series makes its way across the Tasman for the Sydney Sevens at Allianz Stadium.

The Sydney Sevens begins on Friday, with three days of nonstop rugby action set to light up the weekend.

Australia have been drawn in Pool C with Ireland, Spain and Brazil.

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