New Zealand gained fifth place and 12 vital points to remain on top of the HSBC Women's World Sevens at the Kiyakyushu tournament in Japan on Sunday.
Beaten by France for the first time in HSBC Series Sevens, and drawing with Russia, the Blacks Ferns Sevens still managed to qualify for Sunday's quarterfinals in the Kitakyushu Sevens.
The Black Ferns Sevens will wear a special warm-up jersey in Kitakyushu this weekend to pay their respects to Christchurch.
New Zealand's Black Ferns Sevens have a date with history on Saturday at the HSBC Kitakyushu Sevens.
18 year old Dhys Faleafaga is set to make her Black Ferns Sevens debut, while Rhiarna Ferris will play at her first World Series event after debuting at the Fast Four tournament in Hamilton.
After a nine week break in competition the Black Ferns Sevens are ready to take the field at the HSBC Kitakyushu Sevens in Japan this weekend.
Ever wondered what a gym session with the Black Ferns Sevens looks like? Strength and conditioning coach Brad Anderson talks us through the team's work out leading into a tournament
It will be back to the drawing board for the All Blacks Sevens, who for the second tournament in a row, have finished in sixth place at the HSBC World Sevens leg in Singapore.
Doing it the hard way, having to come back from 0-17 down in their pool game with Samoa, the All Blacks Sevens took a 26-22 win to end the first day of the HSBC Singapore Sevens unbeaten on Saturday.
The All Blacks Sevens are aiming to bounce back after a sixth place finish in Hong Kong last weekend when they take the field tomorrow at the HSBC Singapore Sevens.
The Black Ferns Sevens team has been named for the upcoming Kitakyushu Sevens features new and returning players as they aim to secure their place at the top of the World Series rankings.
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