Rugby-U.S. name experienced Kelter, Doyle in women's Olympic sevens squad


FILE PHOTO: 2016 Rio Olympics - Rugby - Women's Placing 5-6 France v USA - Deodoro Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 08/08/2016. Leyla Alev Kelter (USA) of USA celebrates at the end of the match. REUTERS/Phil Noble

(Reuters) - USA Rugby named its squad for the women's Olympic rugby sevens on Thursday, with two veterans from the Rio Games among those hoping to bring home the Stars and Stripes' first-ever Olympic medal in the event.

The team lost in the quarter=finals in 2016, the first year the event featured in the Olympics, and is ranked sixth by World Rugby, after finishing fourth in the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens.

Alev Kelter, 30, who has 33 World Series appearances under her belt, and winger Lauren Doyle, also 30, bring Olympic experience to the squad.

"We have enough big match experience from the last three years to fully trust and believe that when we focus on the task at hand, play with discipline and fight as a collective, we are extremely hard to handle," head coach Chris Brown said in a statement.

"We will be exactly where we need to reach the podium."

(Reporting by Amy Tennery, editing by Ed Osmond)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Rugby

FACTBOX-Rugby-South Africa v British & Irish Lions – third test
Rugby-Wallaby Petaia recalled for All Blacks test at Eden Park
PREVIEW-Rugby-Edgy conclusion expected to tense Boks-Lions series
Rugby-All Black Mo'unga at flyhalf, Frizell dropped for Australia test
Rugby-Gatland disappointed Lions dragged into match official critique controversy
Rugby-Gatland rings Lions changes for decisive Boks test
Rugby-Lions skipper anticipating changes to third test line-up
Rugby-Lions prop Sinckler cited for biting in second test v Boks
Rugby-Powerful Vermeulen could return for Boks in third test v Lions
Rugby-Lions fullback Hogg denies accusation of biting in second test v Boks

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers