USA Women's Roster Released For Madrid 7s

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The USA Women’s Sevens National Team will compete for the first time since the conclusion of the 2020 World Series this month in Madrid, Spain. 

Via USA Rugby

Head Coach Chris Brown has today named his roster for two weekends of international play happening Feb 19-21 and 26-27. Full schedule, confirmed teams and streaming info will be confirmed by event organizers in the coming days.  

A total of 16 players will travel for both weekends with Kris Thomas and Abby Gustaitis named as Co-Captains. Newcomers Sui A’au, Nia Toliver and Jaz Gray (No. 16) will join an experienced bunch as the squad takes the world stage for the first time in a year. 

Head Coach Chris Brown said:

“It’s exciting that we finally get the chance to get back out and compete as a unit following a pretty frustrating last year. We have been developing well and the internal competition is only getting stronger. We see a strong belief come through as the group continues to mature. It will be an awesome couple of weeks back on the road allowing us to get a solid checkpoint 6 months out from the Games.” 

Hosted by Spain Rugby, the Madrid tournament will feature six men’s and women’s senior national teams as the first Olympic preparation tournament of 2021. As planning for the next HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series continues, teams have begun formal preparation for the Games which are confirmed for Tokyo this July. 

In accordance with COVID-19 safety mandates, testing and quarantine measures are required for all participants prior to entry and during their stay in Madrid. Daily symptom checks, monitoring and track and trace measures are also in place to minimize the risks of exposure to the virus. 

Schedules and where to watch information will be announced in the coming week. In addition to a live stream, fans should follow @USARugby on Twitter and Instagram Story for event updates, news and scores during the tournament. 

USA Women’s Sevens Roster 

PLAYER NAMEPOSITIONHSBC TOURNAMENTS
Sui A’auPropuncapped
Lauren DoyleFlyhalf/Wing30
Cheta EmbaProp/Wing16
Abby GustaitisProp/Hooker12
Nicole HeavirlandHooker/Scrumhalf24
Kristi KirsheCenter/Wing8
Ilona MaherCenter/prop12
Kayla Canett Scrumhalf/Flyhalf10
Kasey McCraveyHooker/Flyhalf4
Alena OlsenScrumhalf/Flyhalf3
Kristen ThomasHooker/Center26
Nia ToliverProp/Winguncapped

Reserves

PLAYER NAMEPOSITIONHSBC TOURNAMENTS
13. Stephanie RovettiFlyhalf/Wing6
14. Naya TapperWing/Prop21
15. Nana Fa’avesiScrumhalf 19
16. Jazmine GrayWinguncapped

Team USA Women Withdraw From Madrid Sevens

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MADRID, ESP. (February 27, 2021) - The USA Women’s 7s National Team has decided to withdraw from its remaining matches at Madrid Sevens. As a precautionary step due to positive cases on other teams, the program will not risk any additional exposure to players or staff. 

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