WOMEN:

SHAKIRA BAKER

Birthdate: 4 January, 1992


Hometown: Greytown


Position: Forward


Previous Olympics: Nil

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Fact: Studied marine biology at university.

KELLY BRAZIER
Birthdate: 28 October, 1989
Hometown: Dunedin
Position: Back
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: Was the top points scorer at the 2010 Women's Rugby World Cup.

GAYLE BROUGHTON
Birthdate: 5 June, 1996
Hometown: Hawera
Position: Back
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: If she wasn't playing rugby, Gayle Broughton would be a tattooist.

THERESA FITZPATRICK
Birthdate: 25 February, 1995
Hometown: Auckland
Position: Back
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: Her sister is former Silver Ferns defender Sulu Tone-Fitzpatrick.

SARAH GOSS
Birthdate: 9 December, 1992
Hometown: Feilding
Position: Forward
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: The New Zealand women's sevens captain would like to become a pilot

HURIANA MANUEL
Birthdate: 8 August, 1986
Hometown: Auckland
Position: Back
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: Led the New Zealand women's sevens side to the inaugural world series title and the world cup in 2013.

KAYLA MCALISTER
Birthdate: 6 August, 1988
Hometown: Auckland
Position: Back
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: After coming through the Go4Gold recruitment campaign in 2012 she was named the international women's sevens player of the year for the 2012/13 season

TYLA NATHAN-WONG
Birthdate: 1 July, 1994
Hometown: Auckland
Position: Back
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: Became the youngest player to represent the New Zealand women's sevens team when she made her debut as an 18-year-old in 2012.

TERINA TE TAMAKI
Birthdate: 1 May, 1997
Hometown: Hamilton
Position: Forward
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: Only made her debut for the New Zealand women's sevens team in April this year.

RUBY TUI
Birthdate: 13 December, 1991
Hometown: Christchurch
Position: Forward
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: Is another graduate of the Go4Gold recruitment campaign and has now played 12 tournaments for New Zealand.

NIALL WILLIAMS
Birthdate: 21 April, 1988
Hometown: Auckland
Position: Back
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: Only made her sevens debut this season after playing for the New Zealand women's touch team since 2005. Apparently her brother has achieved a bit in the sporting world.

PORTIA WOODMAN
Birthdate: 12 July, 1991
Hometown: Auckland
Position: Back
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: Her father Kawhena Woodman and her uncle Fred Woodman were both All Blacks in the early 1980s.

MEN:
SCOTT CURRY
Birthdate: 17 May, 1988
Hometown: Reporoa
Position: Forward
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: The New Zealand men's sevens captain is a trained science teacher.

SAM DICKSON
Birthdate: 28 October, 1989
Hometown: West Melton
Position: Forward
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: Has made the team after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee at this year's Hong Kong Sevens in April.

DJ FORBES
Birthdate: 15 December, 1982
Hometown: Auckland
Position: Forward
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: Has won six world series titles and Commonwealth Games gold and silver during his 10 years with the All Blacks Sevens team

AKIRA IOANE
Birthdate: 16 June, 1995
Hometown: Auckland
Position: Forward
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: Burst onto the scene at the Wellington Sevens in 2014. He was born in Japan.

RIEKO IOANE
Birthdate: 18 March, 1997
Hometown: Auckland
Position: Back
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: Like his older brother, Rieko made his debut for New Zealand at the Wellington Sevens, making his mark in 2015.

GILLIES KAKA
Birthdate: 28 May, 1990
Hometown: Napier
Position: Back
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: Gillies Kaka is fourth on the list of New Zealand's all-time points scorers, having become the team's first choice playmaker in the last few years.

TIM MIKKELSON
Birthdate: 13 August, 1986
Hometown:
Position: Back
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: Is the sixth highest try scorer in the world sevens series history, having been a mainstay of the New Zealand team since 2008.

AUGUSTINE PULU
Birthdate: 4 January, 1990
Hometown: Auckland
Position: Back
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: The two-test All Blacks halfback made his debut for the New Zealand men's sevens side in the opening event of the 2015/16 world series season.

TEDDY STANAWAY
Birthdate: 3 August, 1989
Hometown: Auckland
Position: Back
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: Captained the Cook Islands at the under-20 world cup in 2008 before being a member of the world champion New Zealand team the next year.

REGAN WARE
Birthdate: 7 August, 1994
Hometown: Tokoroa
Position: Back
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: Appeared in nine of the 10 tournaments in the last world series season, only missing Cape Town through injury.

JOE WEBBER
Birthdate: 27 August, 1993
Hometown: Hamilton
Position: Back
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: Made his debut for the New Zealand men's sevens side as a teenager before playing for New Zealand Maori and the New Zealand under-20 sides.

SONNY BILL WILLIAMS
Birthdate: 3 August, 1985
Hometown: Auckland
Position: Back
Previous Olympics: Nil
Fact: Williams won his first two tournaments with the New Zealand men's sevens team in Wellington and Sydney at the start of the year.