Quade Cooper to play Vancouver Sevens after Toulon release

Quade Cooper will have the chance to atone for his error in the final of the Las Vegas Sevens after Toulon agreed to release him for this weekend's leg in Vancouver.

The former Wallabies playmaker endured mixed outing on his World Series debut, compiling mistakes and moments of skill in equal measure.

But it was Cooper's failure to pass, or at least retain possession, in the final against Fiji which proved to be the lasting memory of his Vegas efforts as the Australians were beaten in the Cup decider for the second straight tournament.

Fortunately, Cooper has the opportunity to make amends this weekend after his French paymasters agreed to let him compete in the second leg of the North American swing.

Meanwhile, Australia coach Andy Friend has moved to freshen up his 12-man squad with the addition of five new faces for the inaugural Vancouver event.

Lewis Holland, Australia's standout performer in Sydney, returns to the squad after missing the Vegas stop while veteran playmaker James Stannard has also been recalled.

"The team performed well last weekend [in Las Vegas] but this series doesn't wait around and as a squad we have to look forward," Friend said.

"We want to be playing for World Series points at the top end of the table and in order to do so we need to consistently qualify for Cup semifinals, Cup finals and ultimately win Cup finals.

"We've decided to freshen things up for Vancouver in order to give players additional experience and to manage workloads.

"I feel we're building a genuine depth in our player pool at the moment and we're slowly getting to a stage where we can count on any of the players in the program to step into the breach."

Australia face Russia, Wales and hosts Canada in the pool stage in from early Sunday morning (AEDT).