GOING FOR GOLD: Charlotte Caslick with her parents, Tracy and Don, who presented her with her jersey.
GOING FOR GOLD: Charlotte Caslick with her parents, Tracy and Don, who presented her with her jersey. Contributed

Aussie with Stanthorpe links competes at Rio Olympics

AUSTRALIAN women's rugby sevens player Charlotte Caslick, who has family in Stanthorpe, will compete in the semi-finals at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday morning.

Caslick and her team will play Canada from 3.30am (AEST) after the side defeated Spain 24-0.

Her parents, Tracy and Don Caslick, are with her in Rio, along with family members from Stanthorpe, to show their support for the team.

The Aussies lost to Canada in the final game of the world series in Clermont-Ferrand earlier in the year but had already claimed the season-long series win.

The world champions are favourites for the inaugural Olympic tournament and showed why in their quarter-final clash with Spain.

Caslick, who scored a hat-trick in the Aussies' big pool win over Colombia, starred as the side bounced back from a 12-12 draw with USA in its final pool game earlier in the day, only drawing level with a converted try after the siren.

Australia raced into a 12-0 half-time advantage with Emma Tonegato and Caslick touching down for tries.

Ms Caslick put the result beyond doubt after the break with an 80-metre solo try before Ellia Green showed she picked up against the Americans scoring a strong try right on full-time.

Caslick, 21, lives in Corinda, in the western suburbs of Brisbane.

In the other semi-final, Great Britain will compete against New Zealand.

See the Border Post on Thursday for an update on the team's progress at the Games.

Stanthorpe Border Post


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