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Canadian women top Australia 34-0 to advance to Cup final at Sydney Sevens

SYDNEY, Australia — Keyara Wardley of Vulcan, Alta., scored tries in the 10th and 12th minute as Canada advanced to the Cup final with a 34-0 victory over host Australia in the semifinals at the Sydney rugby sevens World Series stop on Sunday.

Earlier in the day, Canada won Pool "B" with a 21-7 win over the United States — improving its record to a perfect 3-0-0 and clinching its spot in the semifinals.

The Canadian women's team will now face New Zealand in the Cup final later in the day. They will be hoping to avenge last week's loss, which saw Canada lose 24-7 in the championship match to the host Black Ferns at the World Series rugby sevens event in New Zealand.

The Black Ferns secured their spot in Sydney's Cup final by defeating France 24-7.

Meanwhile, in the men's event, Canada finished 10th after falling 7-0 to France in the ninth-place playoff match on Sunday.

Sacha Valleau scored the only try of the game for France in the second minute.

The Canadian men's team also lost its final round-robin match to England 26-14 earlier in the day to fall to 1-0-2 in group play.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 2, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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