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The scramble for Olympic qualifying points resumes again in Canada this weekend when the Women's 7s will mark its fourth round.  Historically, only New Zealand and England have won a sevens' event since 2012.

On top the leader board are the Black Ferns with three, 20-point wins this season or 60 points, and well ahead of the two-second place squads, Canada (48) and Australia (48). The top four point generators will automatically move to a spot for Rio 2016.  Then, there will be six global tournaments with one winner from each area advancing. Finally, there will be 16-team repechage event to determine the 12th and final place. (Brazil secures an uncontested spot as host nation.)

The USA totals 36 points, two behind France, the Eagles moving up the ladder with a second place Atlanta finish, and gaining 18 points for second.  France rests two points in front with 38 points, and England four back at 32.

Of note is that should England secure one of the top four - to play as Great Britain - then Scotland and Wales would not compete in the European tournament.

The event begins Saturday at Westhills Stadium, Langford, British Columbia.

(All the action will be streamed on www.worldrugby.org, however geo-blocking will apply in New Zealand and in the UK. TSN in Canada will broadcast the best of the action over the weekend to Canadian viewers.)