England claimed their first series tournament of the season with a 31-14 win over New Zealand in Canada on Sunday.
It was the first time this season that Australia didn’t win a round, having claimed top prize in Dubai, Sao Paulo and Atlanta, as the girls in gold were beaten by England in the semi-final, however, they can still win the last leg of the series in Clermont-Ferrand in May.
Another thrilling women’s sevens series final saw England and reigning champions New Zealand battle it out in beautiful conditions in British Columbia with a first half that contained no less than five tries that gave England the lead 19-14 at the break. However, England’s experience and fitness shone through in the end with HSBC Player of the Final Heather Fisher, as well as Jo Watmore and Alice Richardson making the difference for the England Women’s team that is likely to make up the bulk of Team GB at the Olympic Games in Rio this year.
Earlier in the day, home team Canada delighted their passionate and energetic fans in Langford by winning the Plate Final while Fiji claimed the Bowl.The last round of the series will see teams visit Clermont-Ferrand in France on 28 and 29 May, 2016 where Australia will be hoping to secure their first series title.