Canada wins bronze in Women’s World Rugby Sevens Series in Vancouver

Charity Williams (Rugby Canada)

Team Canada won the bronze medal on Sunday in the Women’s World Rugby Sevens Series in Vancouver. In the bronze medal game, Canada upset the world number one Australia 19-14.

In Pool play, Canada had a record of two wins and one loss. They defeated Great Britain 38-0 and Spain 22-5 after losing to France 26-14. In the quarterfinals, Canada beat the United States 12-10 before losing 15-7 to New Zealand in the semifinals. In the gold medal game, New Zealand beat France 35-19.

With the bronze medal, Canada is tied with the United States for fourth place in the overall Women’s World Rugby Sevens Series standings with 48 points. Australia leads with 72 points. New Zealand is in second place with 66 points and France is in third place with 62 points.

In Canada’s win over Great Britain, Charity Williams of Toronto, Ontario led the way with two tries. Canadians with one try were Krissy Scurfield of Canmore, Alberta, Florence Symonds of Vancouver, British Columbia, Asia Hogan-Rochester of Toronto, and Piper Logan of Calgary, Alberta. In Canada’s win over Spain, the four Canadians with a try were Fancy Bermudez of Edmonton, Alberta, Symonds, Williams and Hogan-Rochester. In Canada’s win over the United States, the Canadians with tries were Symonds and Scurfield. In Canada’s win over Australia, the Canadians with tries were Chloe Daniels of Sutton, Ontario, Scurfield and Williams. The bronze medal for Canada will give them confidence as they prepare for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. 

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