Canadian Women’s Rugby 7’s Win Bowl Title In Las Vegas

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March 4,2017 (USB) Image by Erich Eichhorn (www.alldportmedia.ca

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.

March 4,2017 (ISN) Image by Erich Eichhorn (www.allsportmedia.ca
March 4,2017 (ISN) Image by Erich Eichhorn (www.allsportmedia.ca

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.

March 4,2017 (USB) Image by Erich Eichhorn (www.alldportmedia.ca
March 4,2017 (ISN)- A strong Aussy defense made for difficult ball advancement for Canada – Image by Erich Eichhorn (www.alldportmedia.ca

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.

March 4,2017 (ISN) - Britanny Benn puts the ball down for a try vs a diving USA defender -  Image by Erich Eichhorn (www.allsportmedia.ca
March 4,2017 (ISN) – Britanny Benn puts the ball down for a try vs a diving USA defender – Image by Erich Eichhorn (www.allsportmedia.ca

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.

March4, 2017 Las Vegas, NV (ISN) - Ghislaine Landry would score 2 trys and 4 converse to become all-time leading scorer in World Sevens Womens Rugby - Erich Eichhorn ( www.allsportmedia.ca)
March4, 2017 Las Vegas, NV (ISN) – Ghislaine Landry would score 2 trys and 4 converse to become all-time leading scorer in World Sevens Womens Rugby on route to a 33-0 win over France- Erich Eichhorn ( www.allsportmedia.ca)

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.

March 4,2017 (ISN) - Canada rose above USA to take the Bowl trophy -  Image by Erich Eichhorn (www.allsportmedia.ca
March 4,2017 (ISN) – Canada rose above USA to take the Bowl trophy – Image by Erich Eichhorn (www.allsportmedia.ca

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.

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