Jade Le Pesq
About the Team
The French were favorites to win the last time rugby was part of the competition, but lost to the United States and had to help police escort them from the Paris playing field as angry locals ran on to the pitch.
Female players from France and Spain will become the first rugby players contending for medals since 1924.
The European neighbours will meet in the first game of the rugby sevens competition at the Deodoro Stadium in the Brazilian city, in a Pool B clash on August 6.