World Cup winner Maggie Alphonsi expects to see a surge in popularity in the women’s game after sevens rugby makes its Olympic debut at Rio 2016. Sevens rugby and golf are sports that have been added to the Olympic roster, with kitesurfing also debuting at the Games in place of windsurfing.Former Saracens and England flanker, Alphonsi, believes there will be a boom in rugby, following the growth in womens football in this country after Team GB entered a team at London 2012. The best thing about the rugby sevens is that it is now going to be on the world stage where people can watch it and we saw something similar happen with the womens football at the last Olympics, she told Tuesdays Sportswomen show on Sky Sports News HQ. Skipper Emily Scarratt scored a try in a 26-14 win over Canada in Atlanta Ever since then the profile has grown and I think the same thing will happen with rugby sevens. It will help grow the game and I think it will benefit the XVs game as well as the sevens.A number of Alphonsis former team-mates, including skipper Emily Scarratt, will take part in the latest leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series in Canada this weekend, after England finished third in the Atlanta leg last weekend.England topped their pool on day one after winning all of their matches, including an impressive 21-7 win over Australia, ranked No 1 in the world.I think England were the most impressive of all the teams over in Atlanta, Alphonsi said.They started very well, had a flying start over Australia and to beat the number 1 seeds is very impressive because Australia are looking very good at the moment. Alphonsi was part of the England side that won the World Cup in 2014 To win all of their games on day one and finish top of their pool was very positive. They were pushed very hard on day two by Russia who are a very good side but England are showing their potential.They are starting to play with confidence and I think that is a big thing for them going into the next leg in Canada. Playing back-to-back, going from Atlanta straight to Canada, allows them to keep that momentum and confidence going. Its not just about winning and doing well in the series, the priority now is to make sure they peak at the right time going in to Rio. England are looking good and playing the rugby that we know they can and I think they will get even better. Also See: SportsWomen Latest Show News Latest News SportsWomen Video Kenny Lofton Jersey .C. - Steve Clifford isnt exactly singing his teams praises after the Bobcats won for the sixth time in seven games. Nick Wittgren Indians Jersey . Harrison Barnes had 15 points and Reggie Bullock scored 11 for the Tar Heels (17-3, 4-1 ACC), who took the court for the first time without starter Dexter Strickland. The junior guard tore his right ACL last Thursday at Virginia Tech and will miss the rest of the season. http://www.indianssale.com/indians-joe-carter-jersey/ . Woods said Friday that his charity event, which attracts a world-class field even without being part of any tour, will move in December 2014 to Isleworth, the course where he honed his professional game from 1996 until moving away to south Florida two years ago. Carlos Baerga Indians Jersey . The Redskins announced Monday that the quarterback who led the team to the Super Bowl championship in the 1987 season will serve as a personnel executive. Tyler Clippard Indians Jersey . Chris Johnson singled with two outs off left-hander Jerry Blevins (1-1), and Schafer pinch ran. With a 2-2 count, Schafer ran on the pitch and Upton dropped a single in front of Bryce Harper. Schafer already was rounding third when Schafer bobbled the ball.Canada Soccer has announced a friendly against Moldova on May 27th which will take place four days after their first game of the year vs. Bulgaria at the Sonnenseestadion in Ritzing, Austria. The venue for Canadas second match has not been announced. Thee plan is for Canada to assemble in Austria on May 18th in preparation of the game against Bulgaria and will break camp on 28 May after the Moldova game.dddddddddddd Canada will also face Jamaica and Panama in friendlies later in the year. ' ' '