Japan Women’s Rugby Sevens Team

The Squad

Chiharu Nakamura
Yuka Kanematsu
Ayaka Suzuki
Ano Kuwai
Marie Yamaguchi
Makiko Tomita
Chisato Yokoo
Kana Mitsugi
Noriko Taniguchi
Yume Okuroda
Mio Yamanaka
Mifuyu Koide

About the Team

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The Sakura Sevens joined the men in booking their tickets to Brazil, a major accomplishment for the Japan Women’s Rugby Sevens team.

The Japan women’s team earned its berth with a 14-7 win over Kazakhstan in the final of the second leg of the Asia Rugby Sevens Qualifier at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground.

The victory avenged an earlier 7-5 loss in the pool stage to the same opponent and ensured Japan’s super run in international rugby continues.

Japan women's rugby sevens totals Rio Olympics