Canada vs. Fiji
Canada come out on top in their first match against Fiji, winning 36-12.
Bianca Farella scored twice in the match, giving her 14 in the series so far. Julia Greenshields added on another and Ghislaine Landry gave Canada two more.
Britt Benn had two of her own tries as well, with Em Chown scoring the last try of the match for Canada. Landry and Breanne Nicholas were good on the conversions.
Canada vs. Ireland
Canada lose in an incredibly tight game to Ireland, 15-14.
The captain Ghislaine Landry started things off for Canada, scoring a try off the Canadian scrum. Then it was Breanne Nicholas off an inside ball from Britt Benn. Ireland scored twice before the half ended. With Landry’s two conversions Canada led 14-10 at the break.
Ireland fought their way back, scoring the final try of the match after much offensive pressure. A late drive from Canada was stopped short due to a penalty, leaving Ireland victorious 15-14.
Canada vs Russia
Canada get upset in their final match of day one, losing 12-7 to Russia.
Canada’s lone try was scored by Bianca Farella after an amazing effort by Charity Williams who chased down a bumbling ball and freed Farella for the long run into the Russian end. Landry added on the conversion.
Some uncharacteristic mistakes worked against the Canadian team and they were not able to fight their way back into the match.
Canada will move on to the Cup Quarterfinals tomorrow against New Zealand at 8:50pm ET/ 5:50pm PT.
Watch every match LIVE on CBC Sports.
Canada’s Roster for Sydney:
1. Olivia Apps, Lindsay RFC (Lindsay, ON)
2. Britt Benn, Guelph Redcoats (Napanee, ON)
3. Emma Chown, Aurora Barbarians (Barrie, ON)
4. Caroline Crossley, Castaway Wanderers (Victoria, BC)
5. Bianca Farella, Town of Mount Royal RCF (Montreal, QC)
6. Julia Greenshields, Sarnia Saints (Sarnia, ON)
7. Sara Kaljuvee, Toronto Scottish (Ajax, ON)
8. Ghislaine Landry, Toronto Scottish (Toronto, ON)
9. Kaili Lukan, Unattached (Barrie, ON)
10. Kayla Moleschi, Williams Lake Rustlers (Williams Lake, BC)
11. Breanne Nicholas, London St. Georges RFC (Blenheim, ON)
12. Keyara Wardley, Okotoks Lions (Vulcan, AB)
13. Charity Williams, Markham Irish (Toronto, ON)
Sydney Sevens Schedule:
Day 1- January 31, 2019
Canada 36 – 12 Fiji
Canada 14 – 15 Ireland
Canada 7 – 12 Russia
Day 2- February 2, 2019
Canada vs. New Zealand- 8:50pm ET/ 5:50pm PT