The Ricoh Australian Sevens team leaves for Paris early this afternoon with four players winning late call-ups to the quad.

Experienced sevens specialist Brendan Williams makes a welcome return to the team following an ankle injury to Alan McDonald in club rugby last weekend, while Martin Schliebs replaces Matt Dowling (leg).

Australian Under 19 representatives Michael Tabrett and Elia Tuquiri take the places of Tim Donnelly and Peter Miller, who have both joined the NSW Waratahs squad for the upcoming National Ricoh Championship.

The team is: Ryan Constable (QLD), David Croft (QLD), Richard Graham (QLD), Jack Isaac (NSW, captain), Matt Isaac (NSW), Cameron Pither (NSW), John Roe (QLD), Martin Schliebs (NSW), Michael Tabrett (QLD), Elia Tuqiri (QLD) , Andrew Willett (NSW), Brendan Williams (ACT). Coach: Glen Ella, Manager: Tom Barker, Physiotherapist: Alan Davies.

The tournament kicks off this Saturday with Australia drawn to play the French Barbarians, Scotland and Canada in its pool games.

For further information please contact Derek Nelson at the ARU:
Tel: +61 2 9956 3444
Fax: +61 2 9955 3299