Team Canada won the bronze medal on Sunday in the Women’s World Rugby Sevens Series in Edmonton. The Canadian team finished round robin play on Saturday with one win and two ties. They then lost to the United States 22-12 in the semifinals, before trouncing Mexico 63-5 in the bronze medal game. Canada’s round robin win on Saturday was also over Mexico as Canada came through with a 40-12 win.
Great Britain won the gold medal for the second straight week. On Sunday, they defeated the United States 22-5 in the final. Great Britain also won in Vancouver a week ago.
In the Canadian win over Mexico on Saturday, Florence Symonds of Vancouver, British Columbia led Canada with two tries. In Canada’s win over Mexico on Sunday, nine different Canadian players recorded a try.
There were some significant improvements from the Canadian performance in Edmonton versus Vancouver. The Canadian team was much better defensively when facing Great Britain. A week ago, Canada lost 19-5, and on Saturday came through with an improved 7-7 draw.
In the men’s rugby sevens final in Edmonton on Sunday, South Africa won the tournament by beating Great Britain 24-12 in the final. South Africa also won in Vancouver a week ago, as they defeated Kenya 38-5 in the final.