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WATCH: Australia’s women’s sevens team is cleaning up on and off the field

by Giga

First they won another world series tournament, then they won widespread praise for a classy clean-up job.

Australia’s women’s sevens team is on a roll following their flop at last year’s Tokyo Olympics.

With gold medal-winning coach Tim Walsh back at the helm, the Aussies have won three of the four 2021-22 events to date, this week beating Ireland 17-12 in a thrilling cup final in Seville.

And while they are rightly receiving plaudits for their fine play, so too are they winning friends for their behaviour.

Several social media posts showed the players cleaning up the celebratory confetti following their trophy presentation at the Estadio de La Cartuja.

“This is why we love rugby,” the tournament’s official account tweeted

The Aussie women now lead the series by 18 points.

“It was a great final,” said player of the match Dominique du Toit.

“We always said Ireland were a fighting team and they certainly did fight to the end, but it was awesome to see our girls out there fighting just as hard to the end with that final try (by Faith Nathan).”

Captain Demi Hayes said there was still plenty of room for improvement as they prepare for the next tournament in Canada.

“It’s not really the show we wanted to put on,” Hayes said.

“We made it pretty hard for ourselves but I think the belief we have in the squad really showed there and got us through. I think we were a little disappointed with how we want in Malaga (third) so we’re happy to come away with the win.

“We’ll be asking the group for a bit more consistency next tournament but what more can you get than a win.”

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