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The 12 captains and a Japanese Princess

Women’s Japan 7s - The fourth leg of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s 2016/2017 circuit continues when the twelve core teams assemble in Kitakyushu, Japan. The USA find themselves in the same pool as arch rival Canada, a team that defeated the Eagles in the last two events, Las Vegas and Sydney. Currently, the USA stand tied for fifth with Russia in the standings. Canada are third. Of importance to the Eagles will be the quality of play by England, mired in eighth place after recent subpar performances. The Red Roses are in the same pool.

Matches can be seen live at and also on The Rugby Channel for subscribers.


1. Joanne Fa'avesi 
2. Kristen Thomas 
3. Kelly Griffin 
4. Nicole Heavirland 
5. Lilly Durbin 
6. Alev Kelter (C) 
7. Naya Tapper 
8. Jordan Gray 
9. Kelsi Stockert 
10. Megan Sanders 
11. Bulou Mataitoga 
12. Nicole Snyder

v. Spain - Friday, April 21 @ 9:30 p.m. ET 
v. England - Saturday, April 22 @ 12:14 a.m. ET 
v. Canada - Saturday, April 22 @ 3:20 a.m. ET

British/Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand – The quadrennial southern hemisphere tour of an all-star team – traditionally, called the Lions- made up from Home Country sides (Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales) will head to New Zealand. These four-year visits rotate among the three top SANZAAR sides of South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia. The tour begins on June 3 and ends on July 8.

In 2013, the Lions beat the Wallabies 2-1. Four years earlier in 2009, the Lions lost 1-2 to the Springboks.

The Coach is Wales’ Warren Gatland for the second time, and the captain is Sam Warburton (Wales and Cardiff Blues), also for the second consecutive tour. The team plays in the familiar red strip jersey.

The Lions record against the All Blacks is 6-29-3, The visitors will play three Test matches and also other games against the leading Kiwi clubs.

Video Highlights of Top Ten Lions' Tries: