National Women’s Rugby Sevens capture silver at Kitakyushu 7’s

National Women's Rugby Sevens capture silver at Kitakyushu 7's

They were mere seconds away from an undefeated tournament win, but New Zealand scored a last second try to defeat Canada in the gold medal game.



The Canadians came out swinging on day two, after a perfect 3-0 start to the tournament, Canada made short work of Russia by a score of 41-0 to advance to the Cup semi-final. In the semis, Canada once again shut out their opposition, this time a 33-0 win over the Australians to advance to the Cup Final.

Canada would take on New Zealand in the final game, and opened the scoring on a nice try by Hannah Darling as she would break numerous tackles before rumbling in for the try to give Canada the 7-0 lead. After a passing miscue tied the game, Canada once again shot in front thanks to a try from Jen Kish. With a two point lead in the dying seconds, the Canadians were on the ropes, and unfortunately gave up a last second try to New Zealand to seal the game and give the Kiwi’s the gold medal win. For Canada, a tough way to lose, but definitely nothing to be ashamed of, as the ladies gave it their all this weekend in Japan.

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