Australian female Seventh Champions were back-to-back in the World Series, and Australian men won a silver medal overnight in Dubai.
The woman defeated Fiji for the second straight week, claiming to continue to win the World Series. Men, on the other hand, fell slightly below the big upset against South Africa, down 10-7.
It is the first time in three years that Australia has played the finals of a men’s and women’s World Series event. They played the finals in Sydney in 2018, with women defeating New Zealand and men defeating South Africa to win two historic victories at home.
Charlotte Caslick paved the way for women for the second straight week, nodding to the impact players of the tournament. Faith Nathan, meanwhile, was selected as the final player for Australia’s overwhelming performance and opening try.
Nathan, Madison Ashby and Lily Dick stood out with a 15-0 victory. Australia recorded it despite defeating the player in the second half.
“I could have done better, but we got the win. That’s important,” Nathan said. “It’s absolutely unrealistic. Especially going back to back … has had a big impact on what Fiji gave us. This is a good thing.”
Due to the absence of Olympic champion New Zealand, the women had an advantage in both tournaments and were back-to-back in Dubai to start the 2021/22 World Series.
After finishing fifth unfortunately at the Tokyo Olympics, it was a remarkable return to the international arena and an important victory for John Manenti, who was forced to reapply for a job leading up to Dubai.
Australian women win, men claim silver
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