During the 2016/2017 season Japan was not apart of the core teams in the competition. They only competed at two events, at home in Kitakyushu and in the France leg of the tour. While they didn’t fire a shot in front of their home crowd, they managed to take away 10th place in France. Japan also competed in the Qualifying tournament at the Hong Kong Sevens and were able to secure themselves a core position on the 2017/2018 Womens World Series Sevens circuit.
Japanese trains are among the world’s most punctual – their average delay is just 18 seconds.
Player to watch:
Ano Kuwai will be one to watch as the Japan takes on a full time position in the core playing team of the World Series circuit in 2017/2018. Kuwai was part of the Japanese Womens Sevens team who competed and finished 10th at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and became first Japanese Sevens player to score a try at the Olympics.
World Series ranking 2016/2017:
2017 Sydney Sevens placing:
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