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Ellia Green left out of Australia rugby sevens squad, John Manenti, reaction, news, New Zealand Black Ferns

John Manenti says the decision to leave Ellia Green out is the “toughest call of his career”.

Green – the gold medal-winning, tryscoring machine – was sensationally left out of Manenti’s 12-person squad for the Tokyo Olympics later this month.

By leaving out Green, the selection bombshell rivals Robbie Deans’ decision to axe Wallabies star Matt Giteau from the 2011 World Cup squad.

In years gone by it has been a case of if Australia needs a miracle, just like David Campese three decades earlier, get the ball to Ellia.

Ellia Green featured in Australia’s side for the Oceania Sevens but has been left out of the Olympic squad. Photo: Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

But Manenti says the decision to leave her out is purely down to form.

“Ultimately she’s not in the form we all know of her and want,” Manenti said on Saturday.

“I wanted to give her every chance to produce…

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