Update to Rio test event sqaud

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The Jayco Australian Opals are bound for Rio next week but unfortunately Tess Madgen will be unable to join the team as she has been declared not medically fit to participate in the test event.

Madgen will be replaced by Sara Blicavs from the Dandenong Rangers in the WNBL, with the Opals first match tipping off on 15 January 2016 against Argentina.

Australia will then play Venezuela the following night before finishing their tour against Brazil on 17 January.

A number of players who would have made the squad had already been omitted due to overseas commitments or injury.

The test event competition in Rio will be followed by training camps in March and April and tours of Japan and Europe in 2016 in preparation for the Rio Olympics.

Jayco Opals Test Event Squad: 

  First Name Surname Club
1 Rebecca Allen SEQ Stars
2 Suzy Batkovic Townsville Fire
3 Abby Bishop University of Canberra Capitals
4 Natalie Burton Perth Lynx
5 Katie Rae Ebzery Sydney University Flames
6 Cayla George Townsville Fire
7 Rachel Jarry SEQ Stars
8 Tessa Lavey Perth Lynx
9 Sara Blicavs Dandenong Rangers
10 Leilani Mitchell Adelaide Lightning
11 Erin Phillips LA Sparks
12 Stephanie Talbot University of Canberra Capitals

Head Coach – Brendan Joyce

Assistant Coaches – Damian Cotter, Lori Chizik

Analyst – Scott Butler

Doctor – Dr Simone Page

Physiotherapist – Rachel McAlister

Soft Tissue Therapist – Kerry Lawrence

Manager – Tamara Sheppard