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Emirates Invitational 7s Weekend Two Recap

Rugby 7s Senior Men, Rugby 7s Senior Women

The second weekend of the Emirates Invitational 7s concluded on Friday with Canada’s Men’s and Women’s Sevens Teams advancing to the Cup Finals and finishing in 2nd place. 

April 9, 2021 (Dubai, UAE)  The second weekend of the Emirates Invitational 7s concluded on Friday with Canada’s Men’s and Women’s Sevens Teams advancing to the Cup Finals and finishing in 2nd place.  Hosted in Dubai, the Emirates Invitational 7s was an important high-performance preparation event in advance of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. 

Similar to the first weekend of the Emirates Invitational 7s, Canada’s women went undefeated on Day 1 defeating Kenya, Japan and USA.  On Day 2, the women’s team dropped their first game to France then rallied for a massive win over Brazil.  They would then lose a tightly contested match versus France in the final.

The Canadian men won two of three games on Day 1.  They defeated Spain in their opener, lost to Kenya in their second match, and closed the day with a win over Uganda.  Day 2 started very well for the men’s team, with wins over Japan and France that advanced them to the Cup Final where they were defeated by Argentina. 

 

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Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team:

Day 1:

Canada 22 – 5 Kenya
Canada 28 – 0 Japan
USA 12 – 19 Canada

Day 2:

France 29 – 10 Canada
Brazil 0 – 60 Canada
France 17 – 12 Canada


Canada’s Men’s Sevens Team:

Day 1:

Canada 19 – 14 Spain
Canada 10 – 21 Kenya
Canada 24 – 12 Uganda

Day 2:

Japan 12 – 29 Canada
France 10 – 29 Canada
Canada 19 – 26 Argentina