England started 2016/17 in good form, finishing 4th place at the Dubai Sevens. But they were not able to keep the momentum from the first tournament throughout the rest of the series, finishing up in 8th place on the ladder. After the Womens Rugby World Cup in 2017, eight 15s squad members were contracted to the Sevens, in order to develop a stronger national team that has its sights set on the 2018 Commonwealth Games and Sevens World Cup.
Every day, the British drink 165 million cups of tea, which is over 20 times more than the average American intake.
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Abigail Brown made her first appearance in a World Series in 2016, where she not only debut but also captained her side on four legs of the 2015/2016 tour. Brown was also part of the Olympic squad under the flag of Great Britain, that just missed out on a Bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. As one of the leading try scorers for England, Brown has the makings of a future Sevens star.
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2017 Sydney Sevens placing: