Wales women's national rugby sevens team

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Wales
Union Welsh Rugby Union
Emblem(s)The Prince of Wales's feathers
Coach(es)Rhys Edwards
Captain(s)Rachel Taylor
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The Wales Women's National Sevens Team represents Wales in Rugby sevens.

Wales Country in northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate.

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Squad

Squad to 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens Final Qualifier [1]

2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens

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References

  1. http://www.fira-aer-rugby.com/match-1985.htm