England steal game three of the Women's Rugby Super Series from Canada with a late-game surge, taking it 19-17 on Saturday, July 6.
The third match of the Super Series was an all out battle with England’s line holding strong and Canada putting on relentless pressure at the breakdown to start things off. Canada’s resilience was rewarded after a TMO decision gave Tyson Beukeboom the lone try of the first half.
Canada got off to a rocky start in the second half with Gabby Senft picking up a yellow card. They bounced back quickly though with Elissa Alarie weaving her way through the English defense and popping the ball inside to Paige Farries who burned it down for the try. Brianna Miller added the kick to put Canada up 12-0. An infringement off the scrum by Canada awarded England the penalty try to shift momentum in the Roses favour.
Canada took one back, smashing at the line before moving the ball out wide to Farries for her second of the game. England’s forward pack proved too much for Canada, dominating at the set piece and maul to take control late in the game. A yellow card to Sara Svoboda and another score secured the win for the Red Roses, 19-17.
Canada will face historic rivals USA for their last match of the Super Series on Wednesday, July 6th. Kick off is at 8:15pm ET/ 5:15pm PT and can be streamed LIVE on FloRugby.
Olivia DeMerchant, Fredericton Loyalists (Mapledale, NB)
Gillian Boag, Capilano/UBC (Calgary, AB)
DaLeaka Menin, Calgary Hornets (Vulcan, AB)
Tyson Beukeboom, Cowichan Piggies (Uxbridge, ON)
Jacey Grusnick, Barrhaven Scottish (Alliston, ON)
Gabrielle Senft, Castaway Wanderers (Regina, SK)
Janna Slevinsky, Kingston Panthers (St. Albert, AB)
Sophie De Goede, Castaway Wanderers/Queens University (Victoria, BC)
Brianna Miller, Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue (Point-Claire, QC)
Taylor Black, Oakville Crusaders (Oakville, ON)
Alysha Corrigan, CRFC (Charlottetown, PEI)
Sara Kaljuvee, Toronto Scottish (Pickering, ON)
Alex Tessier, SABRFC (Sainte-clotilde-de-Horton, QC)
Paige Farries, Westshore RFC (Red Deer, AB)
Elissa Alarie, Ste-Anne-De-Bellevue RFC/Westshore RFC (Trois Rivieres, QC)
Maude Laliberté, Club de Rugby Quebec (Quebec City, QC)
Veronica Harrigan, London St. George’s (Lucan, ON)
Courtney Holtkamp, Red Deer Titans (Rimbey, AB)
MP Fauteux, Abenakis de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke, QC)
Sara Svoboda, Belleville Bulldogs/Toronto Saracens (Belleville, ON)
Lori Josephson, Guelph Redcoats, (Beaverton, ON)
Anaïs Holly, TMR RFC, (Montreal, QC)
Canada 20-35 New Zealand
Canada 36 – 19 France
Canada 17-19 England
Wednesday, July 10
CHULA VISTA ELITE ATHLETE TRAINING CENTER
Canada vs USA – 8:15pm ET/ 5:15pm PT
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