Dual rugby star Mahila Murphy has been working hard to earn her spot back in John Manenti's squad.
The Doonside-born player will earn her first cap in more than a year at the Kitakyushu 7s over the Easter weekend.
Her last appearance in the Sevens squad came during the first leg of the 2017-18 Rugby Sevens World Series in Dubai.
“It’s been a while, it’s been over a year now so I’m excited to get back onto the circuit and put the colours back on and represent my country,” Murphy said.
“It’s taken a bit of self-accountability to come back into the team so I’ve kind of gone away and done the best that I could to come back in the best shape I can and put my hand up position.
“Now I get to head to Kitakyushu in Japan and play with the girls.”
Since her last appearance, Murphy has represented Australia in the XV side game, including two historic Test matches against New Zealand.
It was only last weekend that the 25-year-old lifted a grand final trophy after the NSW Waratahs won their second consecutive Super W title.
However, at a Sevens level its been a challenging time.
“It’s definitely been challenging mentally, physically and emotionally,” she said.
“It was a big mindset shift that I had to focus on, making the decisions on and off the field.
"Nutrition was a big part of that and that was something I learned first when coming into the program but kind of slacked off a bit and it got the best of me but now I’m on track and heading in the best position.”
Australian Women’s Sevens Fixtures:
Saturday 20 April
Australia v China, 12.36pm AEST
Australia v Spain, 3.20pm AEST
Australia v Canada, 6.04pm AEST