Brazil 7s are getting ready for their second Olympic appearance

The Brazilian women’s 7s national team has now been in Japan for the past few days as Will Broderick leads them as head coach.

Broderick the young head coach at 28 years old flew to Japan with his team last week and didn’t wait any longer as they went straight into training.

He and his team are now preparing for the game of a lifetime, after making there Olympic debut five years ago as hosts of the Rio Olympics. Brazil has since then gained much experience playing in several international competitions including the World Series.

Brazil has had a chance to play some much needed international games before the Olympic Games in Tokyo, playing in the Invitational 7s in Dubai and the Quest For Gold 7s in the USA.

“Due to Covid, things have been difficult, however the squad have managed to play in Dubai and in the USA.” says Broderick.

Photo from: Brazil Rugby Facebook account

Brazil has been hard at work in Nagato Blue Angels High Performance Center doing field training and gym session as a team. Some of the ladies have even shared some behind the scenes stories on their social media pages about their time in Japan. Sharing smiles as they settle in Nagato and relax in the pool before they get down to business.

Brazil finished 9th five years ago at the Rio Olympic Games and are looking into improving on that finish.

Four of the original 2016 Olympic Squad will be making their return for Tokyo, Haline Scatrut, Isadora Cerullo, Luiza Gonzalez and captain Raquel Kochhann helpped the Yaras to finish ninth in their first Olympic participation in Rio.

They have since then been dominating the South American women’s sevens, They have been put in Pool B for the Olympic Games. A harsh pool for a any team as they are pooled with Canada, France and Fiji.

Squad: Nicolau, Luiza Gonzalez da Costa, Rafaela Zanellato, Leila Cassia dos Santos, Thalia da Silva Costa, Isadora Cerullo, Aline Ribeiro Furtado, Mariana Fiovaranti, Haline Leme Scatrut, Raquel Kochhann (captain), Bianca dos Santos Silva and Thalita da Silva Costa.

The two reserve athletes selected are Eshyllen Coimbra and Gabriela Lima