Canada Makes Statement Win With Victory Over Spain

Canada Advances to Semi Finals of Challenge Trophy

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March 10th, 2019. Vancouver, BC (ISN) - Canada's Connor Braid in the open field scores his first of two trys in the game to be named DHL's Impact Player of the Game. - Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

 

March 10th, 2019    Vancouver, BC ( ISN ) – The men’s Canada Sevens squad, making amends for a point differential cup elimination in pool play Saturday, made a statement with a dominating 33-7 win over Spain Sunday morning in Challenge Trophy quarter final play.

March 10th, 2019. Vancouver, BC (ISN) - Canada's Matt Mullins was hard to catch in the open field once he got the ball . - Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
March 10th, 2019. Vancouver, BC (ISN) – Canada’s Matt Mullins was hard to catch in the open field once he got the ball . – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

Connor Braid, who is dominating play this tournament, would tally his fifth and sixth trys of the tournament and add four converts , and Matt Mullins would also add a pair of tries to propel Canada in to the semi-finals of the Challenge Trophy. Phil Berna would also add a try in the lopsided win.

March 10th, 2019. Vancouver, BC (ISN) - Canada's Connor Braid, a dominating force for Canada this tournament, soldier checks before running in for a try. Braid would score 16 points in the game versus Spain - Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
March 10th, 2019. Vancouver, BC (ISN) – Canada’s Connor Braid, a dominating force for Canada this tournament, soldier checks before running in for a try. Braid would score 16 points in the game versus Spain – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

Braid and Mullins would bring the Canadian fans to their feet early with there side line speed to put down trys in the first, third  and fourth minutes of the match.  A late first half try by Spain’s Inaki Mateu would be the only test for Canada in the match.  Phil Berna would dot the ball down at the ten minute mark in the second half. Matt Mullins would add his fourth try of the Vancouver Sevens, to close out the match.

March 10th, 2019. Vancouver, BC (ISN) - Canada's Matt Mullins closes out his teams victory over Spain with his second try of the game. - Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
March 10th, 2019. Vancouver, BC (ISN) – Canada’s Matt Mullins closes out his teams victory over Spain with his second try of the game. – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

Canada now advances to play Scotland at 1:52 pm PST in the semi final match.