The Aussies know that every game is a must-win match.
Caslick celebrated her return from injury in style, scoring the first try of the match in the 3’ minute.
After Spain put on the early pressure, Caslick was able to pick up a ball off a Spanish downfield kick. She then beat three Spanish players, slicing through with the use of her trademark footwork and ran a significant length of the pitch to put Australia up 5-0.
Ellia Green, named in last weekend’s Hamilton 7’s dream team, followed this up in the 5’ minute.
Her teammate Emma Tonegato had retrieved the play for Australia after diving onto a loose ball.
After a further penalty was given in Australia’s favour 30 meters from the try line, Caslick then ran diagonally across the pitch and proceeded to make a nice combination pass to Green who sprinted to her first try of the Sydney tournament.
After the conversion, Australia were up 12-0.
Closing in on the last minute off the first half a warmed up Caslick then went to score her second of the match.
She had started with the ball off a step piece play and opted to run it herself, ghosting through the Spanish line and sprinting up the left hand of the pitch. The try and subsequent conversion brought the Aussies to a 19-0 lead.
After the kick-off in the final minute of the half, Australia gained the ball off a Spanish penalty and yellow card to Garcia.
Caslick then received the ball off a pass from the restart, running it forward before opting to pass it to Green. Green then ran it up the right side of the pitch to her second try of the first half. The home team entered halftime at 26-0.
Green continued her scoring account in the second half. Australia were given the ball after another yellow card to Spain.
They worked it quickly from right to left following the restart, finishing with a final pass to Green. The converted runner showed off her speed by easily passing the Spaniard marking her to run the ball to mark her hat trick try.
After the following conversion, this brought Australia up to a 33-0 scoreline.
Both the Aussies and the Spaniards kept battling for the remainder of the second half, with several youngsters from both teams being substituted on, the scoreline remained as it was.
Pool Game 2: Australia vs Ireland
In their second pool match, Australia faced 10th ranked Ireland.
Aussie Captain Sharni Williams opened the scoring for the hosts. The Australians were able to stretch the Irish defence, through precise and intelligent passing, with Caslick making the critical pass to Williams who ran the ball in for the first try.
After the conversion, Australia was up 7-0.