Janna Vaughan to debut at Langford Sevens
Janna will be joined in the black jersey by Manawatu teammates Selica Winiata and Sarah Goss. Janna was named in the NZ7s squad following her performance at 2016 Nationals as she helped Manawatu to secure their third title in four years. Since then she has been waiting in the wings for an opportunity to show the National side what she can do.
No doubt Janna will be looking to help the team improve on a second place finish in Atlanta where New Zealand came up just short against series leader Australia in a close final. The win pushed Australia out to 60 points on the World Series ladder, 14 points clear of New Zealand with just two rounds remaining. The team has been drawn in Pool B at Langford and will play USA, Fiji and Spain.
“We made some real progress in Atlanta with a very young side,” said Horan. “Seven players had never tasted the pressure of finals sevens rugby before so that’s great experience to bank. We’ll certainly be looking to build on that in Langford where another tough pool awaits us.”
Canada Sevens match schedule
(Langford is 19 hours behind NZT)
Saturday 16 April (Sunday 17 April NZT)
12.28 (07.28) v Fiji
15.20 (10.20) v Spain
18.12 (13.12) v USA
Sunday 17 April
Source: Mike Jaspers, NZ Rugby