Three Australians have won big at the World Rugby Sevens Series 2018 Awards night in Paris this morning AEST.
It has been a big seven months of Rugby Sevens for Australia's women's team and after the games were done, it was time to celebrate those who were the best in the 2017/18 World Rugby Sevens Series.
Ellia Green, who unfortunately has been injured the past three event legs, was awarded the Don't Crack Under Pressure gong for her try against New Zealand in the Sydney Sevens Cup final.
Green beat Maria Ribera’s try to sealed a first-ever series win over Australia in Kitakyushu and Charity Williams’ last-gasp winning try against Ireland in Langford.
Australia, alongside New Zealand, had two players in the Dream Team with Evania Pelite and Emma Tonegato.
Tonegato was Australia's top try scorer (26) this series, third behind fellow Dream Team winners Portia Woodman and Michaela Blyde and was in the top 10 for most points scored.
“It has been another tremendous year for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, which continues to go from strength to strength," World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said.
“I hugely admire the skill and physicality of rugby sevens and thank the players for their outstanding commitment which makes the series such a success.
“Rugby sevens took a quantum leap when it joined the Olympic programme in 2016 and now we look forward to a Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco in just 40 days time in an iconic city and a market with great potential,” he said.
Women's World Rugby Sevens Series 2018 Awards
Top try-scorers: Portia Woodman (New Zealand) with 43 tries
Rookies of the Year: Coralie Bertrand (France)
Fair Play Award: Japan
TAG Heuer Don't Crack Under Pressure Award: Ellia Green (Australia)
Capgemini Coach of the Series: Alan Bunting (New Zealand)
DHL Impact Player: Michaela Blythe (New Zealand)
HSBC Dream Team: Evania Pelite (AUS), Emma Tonegato (AUS), Portia Woodman (NZ), Michaela Blyde (NZ), Baizat Khamidova (RUS), Patricia García (ESP) and Montserrat Amédée (FRA).