New Zealand women's national rugby union team (sevens)

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New Zealand Women's Sevens
New Zealand women's national rugby union sevens team logo.svg
Union New Zealand Rugby Union
Coach(es) New Zealand Sean Horan [1]
Captain(s) Huriana Manuel
Team kit
Change kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances 2 (First in 2009)
Best result Champions 2013

The New Zealand women's national rugby union sevens team is New Zealand's representative team in rugby sevens for women. They are the reigning women's Rugby World Cup Sevens champions, having won the most recent edition in 2013,[2] and also have been a "core team" that participates in all rounds of the IRB Women's Sevens World Series since that competition's inception in 2012–13.[3][4]

IRB Women's Sevens World Series[edit]

New Zealand won the first leg of the 2012–13 IRB Women's Sevens World Series in Dubai by defeating South Africa 41 - 0 in the Cup final.[5] In the second leg of the series, (Houston, U.S.), New Zealand finished fourth after losing to the eventual tournament-winners England 12-19 in the semi-final. [6] They then came back for a strong finish to the season by winning the last two tournaments in China (Guangzhou) [7] and the Netherlands (Amsterdam) [8] to win the inaugural IRB Women's Sevens World Series.[9]

Honours[edit]

New Zealand did not have any official sevens team for women so they were unofficially represented by the New Zealand Wild Ducks and the Aotearoa Maori New Zealand teams during the years they were playing.

Current Squad[edit]

Squad to 2013–14 IRB Women's Sevens World Series.[10]

2009 RWC Sevens[edit]

Squad
Julie Ferguson
Carla Hohepa
Victoria Grant
Linda Itunu
Justine Lavea
Huriana Manuel
Hannah Porter (c)
Teresa Te Tamaki
Angela McGregor
Renee Wickcliffe
Rachel Wikeepa
Selica Winiata

Pool D[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA +/- Pts
 New Zealand 3 3 0 0 120 0 +120 9
 South Africa 3 2 0 1 43 30 +13 7
 Italy 3 1 0 2 17 69 -52 5
 Uganda 3 0 0 3 7 88 -81 3

Cup[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
       
  France  0
  United States  19  
  United States  12
      New Zealand  14  
  New Zealand  33
  Canada  12  
  New Zealand  10
   
    Australia  15
  Spain  7
  South Africa  15  
  South Africa  10
      Australia  17  
  England  10
  Australia  17  
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fred Woodcock (January 10, 2012). "Sean Horan appointed women's sevens coach". Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "New Zealand are Women's RWC Sevens champions" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "IRB announces Women's Sevens World Series" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Schedule announced for 2013/14 Women's Series" (Press release). International Rugby Board. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  5. ^ http://wsws.irb.com/destination/edition=1/news/newsid=2064598.html#hohepa+perfect+there+tonight
  6. ^ http://wsws.irb.com/destination/edition=4/news/newsid=2065190.html#england+crowned+champions+houston
  7. ^ http://wsws.irb.com/destination/edition=23/news/newsid=2066125.html#new+zealand+china+sevens
  8. ^ http://wsws.irb.com/destination/edition=24/news/newsid=2066818.html#nz+amsterdam+sevens+wsws
  9. ^ http://wsws.irb.com/destination/edition=24/news/newsid=2066818.html#nz+amsterdam+sevens+wsws
  10. ^ http://wsws.irb.com/destination/edition=4/teams/team=19/index.html

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