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Canada is the silver medal winner on day two of the HSBC New Zealand Sevens 2020 women's competition at FMG Stadium Waikato on 26 January, 2020 in Hamilton, New Zealand.Mike Lee / KLC Fotos / World Rugby
Mike Lee / KLC Fotos / World Rugby

Women’s rugby capture World Rugby Sevens Series silver in New Zealand

The Canadian women’s rugby team claimed the World Rugby Sevens Series silver medal in New Zealand after a tough 24-7 loss to the host Black Ferns on Sunday.

Brittany Benn put Canada on the board and captain Ghislaine Landry obtained a conversion to give Canada a 7-0 lead. Although, Micheal Blyde of New Zealand secured back-to-back tries within a minute’s time to take the lead and secure the gold medal.

In the semifinals, Canada came out on top against Australia 28-19.

During the tournament, Canada went 3-0 in pool play after defeating Ireland (24-7), Spain (35-5) and France (21-19).

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On the men’s side, Canada secured two wins during pool play, although they did not advance because of a points differential. Notably, the men did finish the tournament with a 28-7 win over the United States to secure their fifth-place finish.

Next week, Rugby Canada will be attending the Sydney Seven’s Series.