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Australia Under 19s have claimed a 4-1 win in their five-match Youth ODI Series against Sri Lanka Under 19s in Hobart, after recording a 23-run win in the final match at Kingston Twin Ovals today.

The hosts posted 6-244, before holding off a determined Sri Lankan outfit, who were dismissed for 221.

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The Australian Women’s Sevens side has finished the Kitakyushu Sevens in Japan in third place with a thrilling 19-17 come from behind victory against Fiji. Australia was without Ellia Green, Evania Pelite and Emilee Cherry for the final match of the day with all three players sustaining injuries that prevented their further participation in the tournament.

Earlier in the day Australia had come from behind to defeat France (19-12) in the Quarter Finals but fell to a Canada (0-33) in the Semi Final that moved the Aussie 7s into the battle for third.

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Australia has topped Pool B on day one of the Kitakyushu Sevens in Japan with victories over Brazil (38-0), Ireland (36-0) and Fiji (17-12) to ensure their progression the Quarter Finals. Ellia Green was at her blistering best scoring five tries across day one as Chloe Dalton added 22 points to her tally.

Australia will play the best third place finisher in Quarter Final one on Sunday 23 April with kick off at 11.30am AEST.

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Netball Australia confirms the appointment of Cheryl McCormack, Marcia Ella-Duncan, and Susan Comerford to the Board of Directors, following a vote at today’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Cheryl McCormack and Marcia Ella-Duncan will commence three-year terms, with Susan Comerford appointed for a one-year term, filling a Casual Vacancy after the removal of Anne-Marie Corboy from the Board.

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Fast bowlers James Pattinson and John Hastings have recovered from their injuries to return to the Australian squad for the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England next month.

"We have selected a very exciting, well-balanced squad that will give us plenty of options with both batting and bowling, depending on the conditions. We are in a very fortunate position at the moment with a large number of quality players available for selection, as such this was a very difficult team to choose and there have been some unlucky players on this occasion," national selector Trevor Hohns said in a statement.

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The Australian Men’s Sevens team has finished the Singapore 7s in fourth place after falling to England in the Third Place Play Off 12-14.

Australia defeated HSBC Sevens World Series leaders, South Africa in the Quarter Finals with a stunning come from behind 19-17 victory. Progressing to the top four, a quick American outfit accounted for Australia 7-40 before the men in gold fell in a tight battle against England 12-14.

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The Australian Men’s Sevens team are through to the Quarter-Finals in Singapore after finishing top of Pool C with three straight wins on day one.   Australia will play England in the Cup Quarter-Final at 2:52pm AEST on Sunday April 16, after victories against Samoa, Kenya and Argentina on Saturday.

It wasn't without casualty though, with skipper Tom Lucas set to be monitored overnight while experienced duo James Stannard (nose) and Ed Jenkins (shoulder) won't play any part on day two. 

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