Sydney upgrade aids Rugby World Cup hopes

Jan 29, 2018, 02:42
Sydney upgrade aids Rugby World Cup hopes

Australia, New Zealand and Canada topped their pools Friday on the first day of women's competition at the Sydney Rugby Sevens tournament.

Harry Jones and Nathan Hirayama scores tries for Canada, which dropped out of Cup contention by losing all three of its pool games earlier in the tournament - including a 52-5 loss to No. 13 Scotland.

The Olympic gold medallists will take on the US in the Cup quarter-finals while New Zealand play arch-rivals Australia.

The lung-busting defensive effort continued Australia's incredible clean sheet after five games and put them one win away from repeating their World Series round one victory in Dubai.

Despite the carnage in the final though‚ the Blitzboks will leave Sydney and head to Hamilton for round four of the 2017/18 World Series on top of the standings with 58 points.

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Against France, a spirited Kenyan team came from behind to beat the French 17-14 and revive their hopes of reaching a second Main Cup this season where they will be looking to get one over the Blitzbokke on Sunday morning at at 3.50 am EAT.

"It is also great to share the spotlight with the women in Sydney".

Under the pump to get his Aussie team winning silverware, Friend will be helped by that outcome but a victory over New Zealand - and a finals run on Sunday - will go a long way to ease that pressure, too.

"It is part of the assessment and was part of this assessment with the recent World Cup", Gosper said of Sydney's plans to improve its sporting infrastructure.

Australia has blazed its way into this afternoon's semi-final against Russian Federation without conceding a point while Cherry and Friedrichs have helped themselves to a combined total of five tries in the preliminary matches.

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"Finishing on a result like that to the United States of America, a team that's beaten us twice over the past year or so, shows a lot that our team is coming together", Woodman said.

"We know off the back of a good defense we're going to win tournaments".

Willy Ambaka had given Shujaa the lead, before two quick converted tries from Jean Pascal Barraque and Paulin Riva put the French firmly ahead at the break.

"Our coach Tim Walsh wanted a better defensive effort in this tournament as it was not up to par a year ago, so we have worked really hard on it and we finished without conceding a try which is awesome".

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