Canada’s bid to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is on maintain after a fifth-vicinity end on the HSBC Canada Sevens Series at Westhills Stadium.
With the top 4 teams in the season standings securing automated Olympic qualification, Canada should have punched its ticket to Tokyo this weekend given Langford is the penultimate forestall at the six-occasion World Rugby Women’s Series.
Essentially Canada had to maintain or boom its points lead over 5th-area France, however, did not achieve this after Sunday’s 12-7 loss against the USA dropped them out of contention.
The Canadian women rebounded from a difficult quarterfinal loss to the Americans with a 31-zero win in opposition to Spain and a 31-7 victory over England to take 5th.
New Zealand defeated Australia 21-17 to win the World Rugby Women’s Sevens event. The U.S. Located 1/3 with a 26-five win over fourth-location France.
“I actually have a hundred consistent with cent confidence we’re going to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020,” stated Toronto’s Charity Williams, who scored two attempts towards England.
Williams electrified the gang earlier Sunday when she outran the complete Spanish crew at some point of a stop-to-give up try.
“It came from trying to reveal the fanatics and every person that every so often we make mistakes but we are a higher crew than that.”
Montreal’s Bianca Farella, who scored to 2 tries for Canada towards England, said the Canadian girls are unstoppable once they installed efforts like Sunday afternoon against England.
“It truly felt like we were at practice today, just tearing it up,” she stated. “We showcased in that fifth-place very last we’re one of the pinnacle teams in the global while we are on and while we are doing things the way we plan.”
Julia Greenshields of Sarnia, Ont., also scored a try for Canada towards England.
Coach John Tait stated the crew is inappropriate form heading into the Olympic qualifying occasion in France.
“Overall we played extraordinary defense all match,” he stated. “We simply had a few unforced errors and accurate groups just like the U.S. And Australia punish you and they got us.”
Tait said his players “put in clinical performances to complete the match.”
The Canadians got here into this weekend’s movement as the most up to date crew within the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series after prevailing in Japan final month.
Canada published wins over Brazil and Ireland on Saturday but lost to Australia, the reigning Olympic champion.
“This became big,” Keyara Wardley of Okotoks, Alta., stated Sunday after defeating Spain. “Coming off of the final recreation (towards the U.S.), we desired to bounce back.”
Captain Ghislaine Landry of Toronto scored attempts, at the same time as Williams, Farella and Wardley introduced singles in opposition to Spain.
The quarterfinal Sunday in opposition to the Americans was a shielding struggle that noticed Williams rating Canada’s simplest strive.
“Our crew placed a sincerely good protecting attempt out, but the U.S. Capitalized on some more errors and that’s simply the manner it goes,” stated Williams. “I’m assured we will qualify for Tokyo.”