Canada defeats Australia to earn berth in women's rugby sevens final

Frederick Owens
May 29, 2017

After four of six events on the World Series circuit, Canada stands third overall with 64 points behind New Zealand (76) and Australia (66).

Canada, which won Olympic bronze last summer in Rio, posted three wins Saturday on home turf, defeating Brazil, France and Russian Federation.

New Zealand won the tournament - their fourth title of the season - by beating Canada 26-12 in the final.

Blyde's raw speed was on show as she scored all but two of New Zealand's tries in their 43-7 trouncing of the English in Langford.

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The second spell was as bruising a seven minutes as you will see, as New Zealand denied Canada any chance of mounting a comeback.

And although they allowed Canada's Julia Greenshields to pull one back before halftime, New Zealand's relentless defence had the hosts rattled and they struggled to get out of their own half for large periods of the match. A late turnover saw Alena Saili dive over in the corner to seal the victory.

"Stoked with the win the biggest thing out of this tournament for us is the team played with heart and we've learnt a lot". There is just one tournament left to play.

The sixth and final leg of the World Series will take place on June 24-25 in Clermont-Ferrand.

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