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Black Fern Vaughan to make NZ sevens debut

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 14/04/2016

Janna Vaughan © Hannah Peters/Getty Images Janna Vaughan Black Fern Janna Vaughan will make her debut for the New Zealand women's sevens side in the Langford round of the world series.

The inclusion of the Manawatu back for the tournament in Canada is one of two changes from the line-up that finished second in Atlanta last weekend.

The other change is the return of Tyla Nathan Wong for the injured Kelly Brazier.

The Langford round is the fourth of five legs in the world series and New Zealand's pool opponents on Sunday (NZT) will be Fiji, Spain and the United States.

New Zealand, the defending series champions, are second on the points table behind a dominant Australian team, who have won all three events so far this season.

With coach Sean Horan wanting to increase the depth available ahead of selection for the Rio Olympics, three players who made their debuts in Atlanta - Theresa Fitzpatrick, Terina Te Tamaki and Stacey Waaka - have been given another chance to impress.

New Zealand: Michaela Blyde, Theresa Fitzpatrick, Sarah Goss (capt), Tyla Nathan Wong, Shiray Tane, Terina Te Tamaki, Ruby Tui, Janna Vaughan, Stacey Waaka, Niall Williams, Selica Winiata, Portia Woodman.

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