CANADA FALLS IN RUGBY FI­NAL

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

Tyla Nathan-Wong and Michaela Blyde scored first-half tries as New Zealand beat Canada 17-7 on Sun­day to cap­ture the HSBC World Rugby Sev­ens Se­ries event in Langford. Alena Saili added another try in the sec­ond half for New Zealand. Ju­lia Green­shields (above) re­sponded in the sixth minute for Canada and Ghis­laine Landry had a con­ver­sion. The Cana­di­ans reached the fi­nal by de­feat­ing reign­ing Olympic cham­pion Aus­tralia 17-10 in the semi­fi­nals. Canada de­feated Eng­land 33-5 ear­lier Sun­day in the quar­ter­fi­nals. Canada, which won Olympic bronze last sum­mer in Rio, posted wins Satur­day over Brazil, France and Rus­sia.

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