Black Ferns Sevens team for Las Vegas confirmed

bf7s1Black Ferns Sevens team for Las Vegas confirmed 

The Black Ferns Sevens team to play the third tournament of the 2016/17 HSBC Women’s Sevens World Series in Las Vegas, starting tomorrow, has been named.

Katarina Whata-Simpkins has been ruled out due to a hamstring injury so Renee Wickliffe has moved up from travelling reserve to take her place in the playing team.

The Black Ferns Sevens currently lead the points table for the Women’s Sevens Series, ahead of Olympic gold medallists Australia, who they have defeated in their last two outings.

The Black Ferns Sevens face Australia for the first time ever in pool play in Las Vegas, for further analysis of the Black Ferns Sevens head to heads with Australia click here

The team is (*indicates new cap)

  • rswrsSarah Goss (captain)
  • Michaela Blyde
  • Kelly Brazier
  • Theresa Fitzpatrick
  • Tyla Nathan-Wong
  • Cheyelle Robins-Reti*
  • Alena Saili
  • Terina Te Tamaki
  • Ruby Tui
  • Renee Wickliffe
  • Niall Williams
  • Portia Woodman

Travelling reserve:

  • Rebekah Cordero-Tufuga

Schedule for Black Ferns Sevens pool play

Saturday 4 March 2017
6:45am NZT v Brazil
9:30am NZT v England
12.15pm NZT v Australia

Sunday 5 March 2017
Finals Day

Information on World Rugby HSBC Las Vegas Women’s World Sevens Series Tournament
http://www.worldrugby.org/womens-sevens-series/stage/1748

Watch Las Vegas Sevens on SKY Sport (NZ)
Day 2: Coverage from the quarter-finals onwards will screen on Sunday 5 March from 10.20am on SKY Sport 6


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