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Australia and South Sudan have strong people-to-people links, including a large South Sudanese diaspora resident in Australia.

The 2016 Census recorded 17,031 Sudan-born people in Australia. Victoria had the largest number with 5,665 followed by New South Wales (5,093), Queensland (2,370) and Western Australia (2,196).

South Sudan were crowned World 9s champions in 2021, having won the title by defeating Samoa in the Division 1 Grand Final. South Sudan also competes in the Harmony Cup.

If you are of South Sudanese descent and keen to represent South Sudan, please join the Team South Sudan Facebook group.

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Shaggy Bol

Team South Sudan

Participating in the World 9s competition has played an important role in my life, on and off the field. I am more disciplined and have more respect towards the game. Further, how I play and see the game of football has improved all around. I am grateful for the opportunity and can’t wait for next year. It is such an amazing program!