Houston Sevens – Feb 1-2, 2013 (IRB Women’s Sevens World Series)

In a ground-breaking move, the inaugural global series for the world’s top women’s Sevens players will feature rounds in UAE (Dubai), USA (Houston), China (Guangzhou) and Netherlands (Amsterdam). Houston is the second stop in the series, get all the details about the tournament below!

The system mirrors the men’s series, with each 12-team event featuring six core teams who will play across all four events and six teams who will be invited based on regional tournament rankings, reflecting the IRB’s strategic aim to mix the top teams in the world with the best up and coming teams from each of the six IRB regions. The six core teams for the inaugural series are Australia, Canada, England, Netherlands, New Zealand and USA. Read the full IRB.com release on the WSWS here.

IRB Women’s Sevens World Series 2012/13

Round 1 – UAE: Dubai, November 30 – December 1, 2012 – 7he Sevens Stadium
Round 2 – USA: Houston, Texas, 1-2 February, 2013 – BBVA Compass Stadium
Round 3 – China: Guangzhou, 30-31 March 2013 – Guangzhou University Town Stadium
Round 4 – Netherlands: Amsterdam, 17-18 May 2013 – NRCA Stadium

Rugby World Cup Sevens, Moscow, June 28-30 2013

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Want to sponsor this International Event? Get all the details here.

TICKETS / GROUP TICKETS
Purchase tickets at www.axs.com or www.bbvacompassstadium.com or by calling 888-929-7849. Interested in bringing your whole team or group of friends? Call the BBVA hotline at 713-547-3270 for group pricing options (leave a message)!

Living Social Deal – Two tickets and a USA Rugby hat!

HOTEL
USAR has secured a great hotel rate at the Hyatt Regency Houston.

SEREVI 7s CAMP
For Youth, HS & Collegiate Players (co-ed) on Thursday, Jan 31, 2013.

VOLUNTEERS
There is a need for general volunteers, must be at least 16 years old. Click on the link above to get more details and to apply to volunteer.

BROADCAST/LIVE RESULTS
Feb 2 games on Universal Sports! Get live score results by following YSC on Twitter or Facebook.

HASH TAG (Twitter)
The hash tag for this event is #Houston7s. Also we recommend anytime you talk about Women’s Rugby on Twitter you include #wrugby . 

PREDICTIONS (Vote via Facebook)
Who will conquer Pool A? Click link << to vote! Which team will come out on top of Pool B?
Who will win out in Pool C?

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POOLS & SCHEDULES

ROSTERS

USA
Kelly Griffin
Jillion Potter
Deven Owsiany
Victoria Folayan
Ryan Carlyle
Katie Dowty
Akalaini Baravilala
Christy Ringgenberg
Nathalie Marchino
Vanesha McGee (Captain)
Kimber Rozier
Lauren Doyle

Canada
Jessica Dovanne, (Velox RFC) Victoria, BC
Bianca Farella, (Town of Mount Royal RFC) Montreal, QC
Julia Greenshields, (Sarnia Saints) Sarnia, ON
Magali Harvey, (Club de Rugby Quebec) Quebec City, QC
Jennifer Kish, Captain (Edmonton Rockers RFC) Edmonton, AB
Mandy Marchak, (Capilano RFC) Winnipeg, MB
Kayla Moleschi, (Williams Lake Rustlers) Williams Lake, BC
Karen Paquin, (Club de Rugby Quebec) Quebec City, QC
Kelly Russell, (Toronto Nomads) Bolton, ON
Ashley Steacy, (Lethbridge Rugby Club) Lethbridge, AB
Brittany Waters, (Meraloma Athletic Club) Vancouver, BC
Julianne Zussman, (Town of Mount Royal RFC) Ottawa, ON

England
Heather Fisher (Worcester)
Sarah Guest (Worcester)
Natasha Hunt (Lichfield)
Ruth Laybourn (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks)
Alexandra Matthews (Richmond)
Katy McLean (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks)
Katherine Merchant (Worcester)
Marlie Packer (Bristol)
Alice Richardson (C) (Richmond)
Emily Scarratt (VC) (Lichfield)
Michaela Staniford (Wasps)
Joanne Watmore (Worcester)

New Zealand
Shakira Baker
Kelly Brazier
Kendra Cocksedge
Sarah Goss
Linda Itunu
Honey Hireme
Carla Hohepa
Halie Hurring
Huriana Manuel (Captain)
Kayla McAlister
Selica Winiata
Portia Woodman

Argentina
Gisela Janina Acuña
María Gimena Acuña
Gladys Lettizia Alcaraz
Noelia Alejandra Billerbeck
Maria Eugenia Botelli
Rita Beatriz Cazorla
Isabel Fontanarrosa
Sonia Viviana Garat
Vanesa Celeste Garnelo
Carolina Ohaco
Yamila Vanesa Salas
Xoana Fabiola Sosa

Netherlands
Inge Visser
Linda Franssen
Tessel van Dongen
Anne Hielckert
Elke Van Meer
Jasmine van der Waal
Pien Selbeck
Kelly van Harskamp
Annemarije van Rossum
Nicole Kwee
Paula Schouten
Joyce van Altena
Tessa Veldhuis
Lorraine Laros

Brazil
Angélica Pereira Gevaerd – SPAC
Beatriz Futuro Muhlbauer – Niterói RFC
Beatriz Pereira da Silva – Desterro RC
Edna Santini – São José RC
Júlia Albino Sardá – Desterro RC
Juliana Esteves Santos – Bandeirantes RC
Luiza Campos – Charrua RC
Maira Bravo – SPAC
Mariana Ramalho – SPAC
Paula Harumi Ishibashi – SPAC
Tais Bernal Balconi – Desterro RC
Thaís Cruz Rocha – SPAC

South Africa
Yolanda Meiring (Blue Bulls)
Mandisa Williams (Border, captain)
Nwabisa Ngxatu (Border)
Sinazo Nobele (Border)
Nosiphiwo Goda (Border)
Fundiswa Plaatjie (Border)
Zenay Jordaan (Eastern Province)
Phumeza Gadu (Eastern Province)
Natasha Hofmeester (Western Province)
Belle Makwezele (Western Province)
Zaandre Theron (Western Province)
Mathrin Simmers (Southwestern Districts)

Japan
Emi Ito, 28, Nagoya Ladies, Aya Takeuchi, 26, Setagaya Ladies (Tokyo), Chiharu Nakamura, 24, Phoenix (Yokohama) (c), Keiko Kato, 24, Setagaya Ladies, Ayaka Suzuki, 23, Rissho University (Tokyo), Yuka Katashima, 23, Rugirl-7s (Yokohama), Ano Kuwai, 23, Rugirl-7s, Marie Yamaguchi, 23, Rugirl-7s, Chikami Inoue, 21, Ryutsu Keizai University (Ryugasaki, Ibaraki Province), Makiko Tomita, 21, Setagaya Ladies, Misaki Suzuki, 20, Kanto Gakuin University (Yokohama), Chisato Yokoo, 20, Setagaya ladies, Noriko Taniguchi, 20, Setagaya Ladies, Yoko Suzuki, 19, Rissho University

Russia
Rusiet Edidzhi
Ekaterina Kabeeva
Baizat Khamidova
Svetlana Usatykh
Navrat Khamidova
Anna Malygina
Marina Petrova
Galina Khaet
Nadezda Yarmotskaya
Ekaterina Kazakova
Anastasiya Mukhar’yamova
Mariia Titova

Australia
Sharni Williams
Shontelle Stowers
Alexandra Sulusi
Nikki Etheridge
Jessica Palmer
Tricia Brown
Gemma Etheridge
Cobie-Jane Morgan
Emilee Cherry (Captain)
Iliseva Batibasaga
Amy Turner
Ellia Green

Don’t see your team’s roster? Send to wendy@scrumhalfconnection.com.

PAST RESULTS
None, this is the first year!

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