Brittany Mitchell, ESPN Assistant Editor
May 27, 2024, 01:50 PM

Australian women's sevens co-captain Charlotte Caslick as well as several of her teammates have expressed interest in moving into the 15-player game to bolster the Wallaroos for Rugby World Cup 2025 in England, sources have told ESPN.

Caslick has previously expressed her desire to switch formats when she re-signed with Rugby Australia in 2022, after she witnessed the Wallaroos' performance at the 2021 World Cup in New Zealand (played in 2022). However, ESPN understands, interest from players such as Teagan and Maddi Levi as well as Demi Hayes, has ruffled feathers inside the Wallaroos camp.

Considered the 'Sevens Queen' Caslick has collected Olympic gold, Commonwealth Games gold, a Sevens World Cup, three World Series titles, and was named World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year in 2022. She is currently in Madrid ahead of the SVNS Grand Final where Australia will battle for the inaugural SVNS Champions title.

Meanwhile, sisters Teagan and Maddi have enjoyed an incredible rise through the Australian sevens ranks after transitioning from AFL. Maddi debuted at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where the side was knocked out in the quarterfinals, but she has since become one of the leading try-scorers on the sevens circuit, becoming the fastest Australian woman to score 100 tries. Meanwhile her sister Teagan made her debut a year later and has become a mainstay of the line-up, alongside Hayes who is currently sidelined with a season ending ACL injury.

Caslick and the Levi sisters wouldn't be the first sevens players to put their hand up for Wallaroos selection with teammates Sharni Smale (nee Williams), Bienne Terita and former Aussie sevens captain Shannon Parry part of the Wallaroos squad that was knocked out in the quarterfinals at the 2021 World Cup.