New Zealand Women’s Sevens coach Sean Horan has named 22 players in the contracted squad for 2016.

Shakira Baker – Waikato
Michaela Blyde – Manawatu
Kelly Brazier – Bay of Plenty
Gayle Broughton – Taranaki
Sarah Goss – Manawatu
Honey Hireme – Waikato
Carla Hohepa – Waikato
Lesley Ketu – Waikato
Huriana Manuel – Auckland
Kayla McAlister – Auckland
Tyla Nathan-Wong – Auckland
Shiray Tane – Hawke’s Bay
Terina Te Tamaki* – Waikato
Hazel Tubic – Counties Manukau
Ruby Tui – Canterbury
Janna Vaughan* – Manawatu
Stacey Waaka – Waikato
Jordon Webber – Waikato
Kat Whata-Simpkins – Wellington
Niall Williams – Auckland
Selica Winiata – Manawatu
Portia Woodman – Counties Manukau

*new squad member

The New Zealand Women’s Sevens team next plays at the Sao Paulo Sevens tournament on 20 and 21 February. They finished fifth in the opening tournament of the World Series in Dubai and will be looking for a sharp improvement in Sao Paulo.

The team departs for a training camp in Florida in early February where they will also be based prior to the Olympic Games. The players will then spend two days in Rio De Janiero to familiarise themselves with the Olympic host city before travelling to Sao Paulo.

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