Story and Images by Erich Eichhorn (ISN)
April 17, 2016 Langford, BC (ISN) – After running the table in Day One play against thier Pool C opponents with a team defensive effort and four trys by Bianca Farella, Canada will go into Day Two Cup Quarter Final action against France.
Of the top top ten in the HSBC World Womens 7’s standings, only two teams, Fiji and Japan, will not see Cup action on day two. Canada joins HSBC World Women’s Sevens board leaders Austraila (1st) and New Zealand (2), who also went undefeated Saturday at Westhills Stadium, in their bid to meet in a possible top four semi-final showdown.
Canada, last year’s second day let down all too fresh in their memory, will certainly look to continue their dominant play from yesterdays tests. After loosing two of their three matches last year on day two and bowing out early from quarter cup play, coach John Tait simply put, is confident of a greater outcome this year. ““It will be different this year, because of last year.”
Added value to Canada this year and in this tournament is gthe return of Jennifer Kish. Kish, sitting out last years tournament due to injury, has shown patience in play and pace, so far this tournament. With sights set on day two action, Kish would comment after the win over England. “We’re just going to maintain our focus on where to attack on teams weaknesses and it’s all about having your vision up and when our vision is up and we’re looking and scanning and breathing and our minds keep working we’re going to have a successful Day Two”.
Cup Quarter Final action will resume today where Australia will meet Spain, New Zealand takes on Russia, Canada vs France, and USA and England will rond out the quarter finals.
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