March 4th, 2017 Las Vegas, NV (ISN) – The women’s Canadian rugby sevens team capped off a hard weekend of work coming away with the Bowl title after making short work of a USA team with apparent, and surprising ease, 31-7, in front of a packed and boisterous home fan base at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas Saturday night.
The last time Canada met USA it was in Sydney, Australia February 17 where Canada defeated the USA 21-17 to take the Cup Final.
Canada’s Ghislaine Landry had another productive game, adding to her World Women’s Rugby Sevens all-time lead with two trys in and three converts in the win. Brittany Ben, Natasha Watcham-Roy, and Hannah Darling added trys of their own in the one-side victory.
Kristen Thomas was the lone USA player to find the try line in the loss.
Canada came into Saturday’s play undefeated, facing France in an early morning match that saw Canada get the better of the squad with a 33-0.
With the win, Canada would meet Australia in the Cup semi-final. Falling to Australia 26-17, Canada would meet the United States for the Bowl final and the eventual championship.
Canada will now prepare to host the Langford, BC leg of the World Rugby Sevens tour May 27-28 at Westhills stadium. Home field and fan advantage will no doubt fuel the Canadian women’s teams chances of a positive result.