Canada victorious over France, 36-19

Rugby 15s Senior Women

Canada come out with convincing win against France in game two of the Women's Rugby Super Series in Chula Vista, California on July 2nd, 2019.

Canada opened their second game of the Super Series with a penalty kick from Sophie De Goede, in just her second game for Canada. After a French try, Canada answered back with score by Tyson Beukeboom. A series of penalties against France gave Canada possession late in the half. Janna Slevinsky added another try for Canada, smashing through the defensive line to score. De Goede added on two conversions to put Canada up 17-12 at the break.

Starting off the second half, Canada moved the ball through hands to find Sabrina Poulin on the wing for the try. ­Canada’s forward pack kept the pressure on with a series of pick-and-goes inside France’s five metre line. Laura Russell crashed over the line to score and widen Canada’s lead. Veteran Amanda Thornborough notched the final try of the game—securing the win for Canada.

De Goede’s two second half conversions brought her to 11 points total in the match. MP Fauteux came off the bench to earn just her second cap in Canada’s win over France.

Next Canada will face England on Saturday, July 6th at 8:15pm ET/ 5:15pm PT and will be streamed LIVE on FloRugby.


Canada’s Roster

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)

Janna Slevinsky, Kingston Panthers (St. Albert, AB)

Fabiola Forteza, Club de Rugby de Quebec (Quebec Cuty, QC)

Sophie De Goede, Castaway Wanderers/Queens University (Victoria, BC)

Lori Josephson, Guelph Redcoats, (Beaverton, ON)

Taylor Black, Oakville Crusaders (Oakville, ON)

Sabrina Poulin, Town of Mount Royal Rugby (St-Georges de Beauce, QC)

Alex Tessier, SABRFC (Sainte-clotilde-de-Horton, QC)

Amanda Thornborough, Westshore RFC (Brandon, MB)

Paige Farries, Westshore RFC (Red Deer, AB)

Elissa Alarie, Ste-Anne-De-Bellevue RFC/Westshore RFC (Trois Rivieres, QC) – Captain

Ngalula Fuamba, TMRRFC, (Notre-Dame-de-Ile-Perrot)

Laura Russell, Toronto Nomads (Bolton, ON)

Maude Laliberté, Club de Rugby Quebec (Quebec City, QC)

Courtney Holtkamp, Red Deer Titans (Rimbey, AB)

MP Fauteux, Abenakis de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke, QC)

Sara Svoboda, Belleville Bulldogs/Toronto Saracens (Belleville, ON)

Brianna Miller, Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue (Point-Claire, QC)

Alysha Corrigan, CRFC (Charlottetown, PEI)

Canada's Schedule:

Canada 20-35 New Zealand

Canada 36 – 19 France 


Saturday, July 6


Canada vs England– 8:15pm ET/ 5:15pm PT


Wednesday, July 10


Canada vs USA – 8:15pm ET/ 5:15pm PT



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