With only a day to go until the HSBC Canada Women's Sevens gets underway at Westhills Stadium, we've picked seven players to light up round four of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series 2018. 

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CHARLOTTE CASLICK (AUSTRALIA)

The former World Rugby Women's Sevens Player of the Year returns to Australia's squad after missing the last round in Kitakyushu as a result of concussion suffered in the Commonwealth Games gold medal loss to New Zealand, and with host nation Canada up first for the series leaders they will need Caslick to be at her best. A player blessed with no shortage of pace, strength and vision, the 23-year-old inspires those around her and whenever she gets the ball there is a palpable sense of excitement to see what she will conjure up for herself or a team-mate.

MONTSERRAT AMÉDÉE (FRANCE)

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A key player in France's run to their first-ever Cup final in Kitakyushu last month, Amédée scored a try in each of Les Bleues' six matches in Japan to take her tally for the season to 13. She may have honed her skills as a playmaker in 15s, giving her the vision to spot a gap and pace to go through it, but is also a renowned finisher who has crossed the whitewash in France's last nine matches. Can France give Amédée an extra reason to celebrate on Sunday, the day she turns 22?

RUBY TUI (NEW ZEALAND)

The HSBC Player of the Final in Langford last year, there is no question that Tui will be chomping at the bit to pull the Black Ferns Sevens jersey on this weekend after being forced to watch from afar as her team-mates won Commonwealth Games and Kitakyushu gold after contracting mumps. A powerful and aggressive prop with seemingly endless energy levels, the Black Ferns Sevens Player of the Year is never one to shirk a challenge, instead rising to the occasion and inspiring those around her.

RAIJIELI DAVEUA (FIJI)

Named Rookie of the Year for the 2016-17 series after scoring 11 tries, Daveua will make her first appearance of the season in Langford after taking time away from rugby to return to her netball roots in a bid to make the Fiji team for the Commonwealth Games. She missed out on selection and coach Iliesa Tanivula was happy to welcome her back to the sevens fold, fully aware of the qualities that the dual international possesses as he looks to build on their Cup quarter-final appearance in Japan.

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JULIA GREENSHIELDS (CANADA)

Canada's leading point and try scorer on the 2018 series, Greenshields will be hoping to use her pace and footwork to good effect at her favourite event on the series to help her country bounce back from the disappointment of missing out on the Cup quarter-finals for the first time in history in Kitakyushu. She already has 14 tries to her name this season, two-thirds of her tally for the 2016-17 series, and any team that gives her an inch of space is likely to see a lot of her back as she races away to the try-line. 

 ESHYLLEN COIMBRA CARDOSO (BRAZIL)

The 17-year-old may only be making her HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series debut this weekend, but the drive and determination she has shown to realise the goal she set for herself while sitting in the Deodoro Stadium during Rio 2016 marks her out as someone to keep an eye on in the years to come. 

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ALEV KELTER (USA)

With Kelter what you see is what you get, a nuggety player who wears her heart on her sleeve, always gives her all and never takes a step back from a challenge, using her footwork and pace to good effect in both defence and attack. The former USA captain, who honed her competitive spirit in football and ice hockey growing up, will play in her 23rd consecutive series tournament this weekend in Langford and needs just one try to bring up her half century.

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