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Canadian women beat U.S. to capture Sydney 7s cup

Canadian women beat U.S. to capture Sydney 7s cup

Canada’s women’s sevens team can add the Sydney Sevens cup to their trophy case after beating the United States 21-17 on Saturday in the cup final.

It’s the third World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series cup victory for the Canadians, with title wins at the Amsterdam Sevens in 2015 and the Clermont Sevens in 2016.

“It was a 12-person effort. The defence over the last day has been building and it takes 12 people to win that and that’s exactly what we did,” said Canadian captain Ghislaine Landry.

The Americans jumped out to a 7-0 lead just three minutes in, but Charity Williams and Britt Benn responded with a try each to make it 14-7 Canada at the half.

With the score 14-12, Bianca Farella added Canada’s third try to put the game out of reach.

Naya Tapper scored three tries for the U.S.

Canada entered Sydney in sixth place in the Series standings through one event this season, but earned 20 points with its first-place finish to jump ahead of Fiji, England and Russia into third.[…]

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