Of their first-round opponents, St George are fielding a strong squad, but the other Sydney sides, Norths and Penrith, seem weighted towards younger players with, like the Great Britain, side, only a leavening of experience.
That experience is provided by Denis Betts, John Bentley, Chris Joynt and Lee Jackson, who can muster around 40 international appearances between them. The rest of the 10-man squad looks quick enough to make an impression, with Francis Cummins, Steve Blakeley and Paul Sterling all natural wingers, and the remainder all drawn from the threequarter line.
Great Britain's first-round matches are both on Saturday, when they meet Penrith and St George.
Great Britain squad (World Sevens, Brisbane, 3 February): D Betts (Wigan), J Bentley (Halifax), S Blakeley (Salford), F Cummins (Leeds), L Jackson (Sheffield), C Joynt, S Prescott (both St Helens), T Smith (Castleford), P Sterling (Hull), N Summers (Bradford Northern).Reuse content