Japan women's national rugby sevens team

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Japan Women's Sevens
Union Japan Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s)Sakura Sevens
Coach(es) Keiko Asami
Captain(s) Chiharu Nakamura
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Team kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances2 (First in 2009 )
Best result13th place (2009, 2013)
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Japan at the 2016 Summer Olympics

The Japan women's national rugby sevens team has competed in competitions such as the Hong Kong Women's Sevens.

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In 2012-13 they played two World Series tournaments, resulting 13th in China. In the 2013–14 season they resulted 7th at São Paulo and 8th at Atlanta. They were not invited to any World Series tournament in 2014–15. Japan played the full 2015–16 World Series, with a best result of 9th at the Dubai Sevens, and finished 11th in the overall standings.

Japan qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics after winning the 2015 ARFU Women's Sevens Championships. [1] The team won over Kenya but lost twice to Brazil, finishing 10th in the tournament.

Tournament history

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Women's Sevens Series

Japan qualified for the 2017-18 World Rugby Women's Sevens by defeating South Africa in the finals of the 2017 Hong Kong Women's Sevens. [2]

Summer Olympics

Olympic Games record
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Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Placement round10th5140
Total0 Titles0/05140

Rugby World Cup Sevens

Rugby World Cup Sevens
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Current squad

The following is the Japan roster in the women's rugby sevens tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics. [3]

Head coach: Keiko Asami

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1 Chiharu Nakamura (c)3 Noriko Taniguchi
7 Marie Yamaguchi 4 Mio Yamanaka
9 Mifuyu Koide 5 Ayaka Suzuki
10 Yume Okuroda 6 Ano Kuwai
11 Yuka Kanematsu 8 Chisato Yokoo
2 Makiko Tomita 12 Kana Mitsugi
13 Aya Takeuchi

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References

  1. "Sakura Sevens qualify for Rio Olympics". JRFU.org. 29 November 2015. Archived from the original on 18 April 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  2. worldrugby.org. "Japan secure core place on women's series" . Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  3. "Japan 7s – Olympic Games Women's Sevens". World Rugby . Retrieved 24 July 2016.