HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Women’s: USA
The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Women’s 2019-2020 Series starts this weekend in Glendale, Colorado, (HSBC USA Women’s Sevens), taking place at Infinity Park on 5-6 October.
This season is extra special as it will lead up to the Tokyo 2020 7s Olympics. New Zealand is the defending Series Champions while Australia is the defending Olympic 7s champions. The USA Women’s team finished second last season and will be looking for a perfect start on home ground.
The opening round sees the 11 core teams, including the addition of Brazil who won the qualifying rounds at the Hong Kong 7s, as well as Japan as the invitational team (the sole Asian representation.)
Japan has just come off the back of winning the Asia Rugby Sevens Series 2019 with a clean sweep of wins
HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series Pools: Colorado, USA
- New Zealand
- Japan (invitational team)
Japan Women’s Sevens squad
- Chiharu Nakamura
- Yume Okuroda
- Raichel Bativakalolo (c)
- Fumiko Otake
- Honoka Tsutsumi
- Atecayumi Bativakalolo
- Yume Hirano
- Mele Yua Havili Kagawa
- Riho Kurogi
- Tomomi Kozasa
- Hana Nagata D
- Yuki Ito
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Posted by World Rugby Sevens on Friday, 4 October 2019
Tokyo 2020 Olympics 7s Rugby
New Zealand, USA, Australia and Canada finished in the top 4 of the World Series last season to claim automatic spots for the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. The host nation (Japan), as well as Brazil and Great Britain, have secured 3 more spots, while the final two will be determined by the regional qualification process.
The Asian Olympic qualification series takes place in November 2019 for the men (Korea) and women (China).
- Venue: Infinity Park, Colorado, USA
- Date: 5-6 October
Read more about 7s rugby in Asia
- Want to know more about the World Rugby ‘Women in Rugby’ campaign?
- New World Rugby competition names gender-neutral.
- Read about the challenges of growing the women’s rugby game in Asia.
- Find out about the rest of the 2020 Sevens Series schedule.