Australia have been crowned HSBC Women’s Sydney Sevens champions after beating New Zealand in the Cup Final 31-0 with Canada finishing third after beating Russia 40-12 in the Bronze Final.
In the Trans-Tasman Cup Final showdown between Australia, the winners of the HSBC Dubai Sevens, and current HSBC Women’s Seven Series champions New Zealand it was one way traffic as Australia suffocated New Zealand in defence and scored five unanswered tries.
Australia went through the tournament without conceding a try, a first in the HSBC Women’s Sevens Series.
HSBC Player of the Final was Australia’s Charlotte Caslick who steered her team around the field and scored a try herself. The tournament win is Australia’s second in a row following victory in Dubai in the series opener and extended their lead in the HSBS Women’s Seven Series to 10 points over New Zealand, Canada and Russia.
Australia had lost their five previous meetings against New Zealand and Charlotte Caslick said after the match, “It was a fantastic way to finish the tournament here in Sydney in front of our home crowd especially as New Zealand are so tough to beat.”
“Our coach Tim Walsh wanted a better defensive effort in this tournament as it was not up to par last year, so we have worked really hard on it and we finished without conceding a try which is awesome.”
Canada finished in third place at the HSBC Sydney Sevens after beating Russia 40-12 in the Bronze Final to reverse the result at the same stage in Dubai.
On Day Two England beat Fiji in the Challenge Trophy final 29-10