NZ Women's Sevens amend squad for China

International Rugby Board     25 Mar 2013     International Rugby Board

Burgess, 27, was a late call-up into the squad this weekend after Manawatu’s Shakira Baker failed to achieve a full medical clearance.

After a five-day camp in Mt Maunganui, the team assembles in Auckland tomorrow for their last training before departure tomorrow evening.

The Guangzhou Women’s Sevens is on 30 and 31 March.

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New Zealand Women’s Squad for China

Olivia Bird * Canterbury
Kelly Brazier Otago
Lauren Burgess ** Taranaki
Sarah Goss Manawatu
Honey Hireme Waikato
Linda Itunu Auckland
Huriana Manual Auckland
Kayla McAlister Auckland
Tyla Nathan-Wong Auckland
Kristina Sue * Manawatu
Ruby Tui Canterbury
Portia Woodman Auckland

* denotes new cap
** denotes new call up

Guangzhou Women’s Sevens schedule (NZ Times)

Saturday 30 March
3:44pm NZ v Brazil
6:06pm NZ v Tunisia
8:48pm NZ v Netherlands

IRB Women’s Sevens World Series:

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