Ki­wis with­stand Canada’s chal­lenge

Toronto Star - - SPORTS/SCOREBOARD -

LANG­FORD, B.C.— Tyla Nathan-Wong and Michaela Blyde scored first-half tries as New Zealand beat Canada 17-7 on Sun­day to win a HSBC World Rugby Sev­ens Se­ries event. Alena Saili added a clinch­ing try for New Zealand. Ju­lia Green­shields scored Canada’s try, with Ghis­laine Landry con­vert­ing. The Cana­di­ans beat reign­ing Olympic cham­pion Aus­tralia 17-10 in the semi­fi­nal. Canada be­gan its day with a 33-5 quar­ter-fi­nal win against Eng­land.

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