Emilee Cherry to retire ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Australian Sevens royalty, Emilee Cherry, has today confirmed her retirement from international Rugby.

Cherry was a founding member of the full-time program in 2012, making her international debut on the World Series in Dubai, in what was the first-ever HSBC Women’s Sevens World Series tournament. Cherry has since gone on to collect 31 caps for Australia on the world circuit.

In the 2013-2014 season, Cherry was voted World Rugby Women’s Sevens Player of the Year and was one of the linchpins in Australia’s successful 2016 campaign at the Rio Olympic Games.

The 28-year-old is one of only two Australian players to score over 700 points on the World Series, amassing a career total of 719 points (131 tries, 32 goals), making her the seventh highest point scorer in history.

Cherry is also one of only six Australian players to play in over thirty World Series tournaments, with victories in San Paulo (2014 & 2016), Dubai (2013, 2015 & 2017), London (2015), Atlanta (2016) and finally on home soil in Sydney in 2018.

Emilee welcomed her first child to the world, Alice, in 2019 before making a successful return to the international arena.

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