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Canada’s Sevens Teams conclude campaign in Dubai, prepare for Cape Town

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The Dubai Sevens tournament concluded on Saturday morning with Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team finishing in ninth place and Canada Men’s Sevens Team finishing in fourteenth place.

The Dubai Sevens tournament concluded on Saturday morning with Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team finishing in ninth place and Canada Men’s Sevens Team finishing in fourteenth place.

Keyara Wardley had a standout performance for Canada in the women’s ninth place semi final. After Thalia Costa scored the first try of the game in the third minute to give Brazil an early lead, Canada responded with six unanswered tries, including two from Wardley, who also scored one of Canada’s three conversions. Breanne Nicholas was the first to score for Canada in the sixth minute of play, with Bianca Farella also contributing two tries. Krissy Scurfield closed out the game for Canada with a try in the fourteenth minute. With conversions from Julia Greenshields and Charity Williams, Canada won 36-5.

Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team then faced Japan in the ninth place play-off. Wardley and Williams scored in the fourth and sixth minutes, and Japan responded with tries in the eighth and tenth minutes to tie the game. Williams secured the 15-10 win and ninth place overall finish for Canada with a try in extra time.

The men’s team opened Day 2 with a 17-7 loss to Kenya in the ninth place quarter final, with Josiah Morra scoring Canada’s lone try, which was followed by a conversion from Brock Webster.

The thirteenth place semi final was a strong offensive showing for Canada, with the team winning 29-0 over Uganda. Six different players contributed to the scoring, with tries from D’Shawn Bowen, Jake Thiel, Thomas Isherwood, Lockie Kratz and Kal Sager and conversions from Brock Webster and Thomas Isherwood. This was Sager’s first international try for Canada.

Day 2 concluded with Canada’s men’s team falling 38-7 to Spain in the thirteenth place play-off. Morra was once again the only Canadian to score a try, which he did in the ninth minute with Canada down 26-0, followed by a conversion from Isherwood.

Both Canadian teams now head to South Africa for the Cape Town Sevens, taking place December 9-11. For full results from the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, visit the official website: world.rugby/sevens-series