The final squads have been named for the last round of this season’s World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Amsterdam.
The tournament in the Netherlands will see three teams qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio next year, after New Zealand ensured their place in Rio when they officially qualified in London last weekend. Brazil automatically qualify as hosts.
New Zealand are also expected to be crowned series champions in Amsterdam, and bring the cup home for the third year in a row.
The action kicks off in Amsterdam at midday on Friday (GMT +2) and Australia are the only team to make any last minute changes, with Evania Pelite coming in for Amy Turner.
The three Olympic places can only be contested by Australia, Canada, France, USA, England and Russia, however the Russian would face a huge battle to qualify and would need other results to go their way.
Australia lie in second just ahead of Canada in third spot, with both teams on equal points. The real battle is expected to take place between USA, France and England for the much-coveted fourth place spot. USA and France are both on 62 points, with England behind them on 60 points.
Australia and Canada only need to gain seven points to qualify for Rio 2016. This can be achieved by finishing in seventh place or better, irrespective of what other teams do. Put simply, Australia and Canada will qualify for next year’s Olympic Games by qualifying for a Cup quarter-final in Amsterdam this weekend.
Remember to stay tuned to worldrugby.org this weekend where you can watch the stream of all matches from Amsterdam, and keep track on our live blog. We’ll also have all the latest on twitter @worldrugby7s.
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