At the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Vancouver on Saturday, the Canadians initially lost 29-19 to the United States without being able to get out of a hole.
The men beat Germany 24-5 against Chile in their first two matches, 19-14. They quickly fell to the United States 19-0.
“We didn’t have possession for the first six minutes,” coach Henry Paul said. “We have to work hard on our set pieces and our work.”
Paul was glad that his team had not left.
“When I put the ball in my hand, I was impressed,” he said. “We’re fighting again. I’m so proud.”
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Canada will face Great Britain in the quarterfinals on Sunday, while the United States will face Kenya.
Canadian women prepare to compete again against the United States
The Canadian women lost 22-12 to the United States and Great Britain before beating Mexico 39-0 on the opening day of the Fast Four tournament.
Canada (1-2) will face the United States (2-1) in the semifinals on Sunday, while Great Britain (3-0) will face Mexico (0-3). The winners play for gold and the losers fight for bronze.
“We make every game,” said Kelly Russell, a member coach of the Canadian team that won a bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics. “It’s very good to go to the second day to finish the game successfully.”
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‘They show what they can really do’
On the men’s side, all the players who appeared in the first series of the World Rugby Sevens, Matthew Perseller, Anton Enjongo and Jack Carson, tried for Canada against the two kick turnover of the US Brennick Privost.
Nine players are making their series debut in Canada.
Captain Phil Berna, a member of the team that finished eighth at the Tokyo Olympics, said, “Senior athletes lead by example and young athletes take risks and show what they can do.” They will not be ashamed. “
Paul said his team should perform better against Great Britain.
“We know they are a great team,” he said. “We know they have a lot of experience at the World Championships. We will give them a lot of respect and we will go out and try to show energy and enthusiasm.
Canada followed Chile 14-12 when they received a pass from Bernier to get the win. Players Andrew Coe and Jake Thiel also tried for Canada in that game.
“We saw our balance in the second half.” If we reach that cadence throughout the game, no one will follow us. “
Privost made one attempt and another in the win against Germany. Toronto’s Josiah Mora scored two tries, while Privost added two changes.
They discovered our weaknesses
Alisha Gorigan of Prince Charlotte, Prince Edward Island, scored two tries in the women’s victory over Mexico. Emma Chun scored from Barry, Ontario. .
Canada led the United States 12-5 in the first half, conceding 17 points in the second half.
“Sevens fitness level and those extra meters,” said team captain Apes. “America really took it from us. They identified our weaknesses on the defensive line and perfected them to maintain possession and score.
It’s a tough match. “
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Saun scored two tries, kicking two of Daniels’ mutants.
Renee Gonzalez is from Scarborough, Ontario. A native of Scarborough and now studying at the University of Victoria, he lost Canada’s only points to Great Britain.
The other men will face South Africa and Spain, Chile Jamaica and Germany Mexico in the quarterfinals.
Differences with previous matches
Kovit-19 was the first match in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series to slow down last March. Canada finished third at the last championship in Vancouver.
Covit-19 Concerns Attendance at PC Place was about 13,500 in the bowl below, but that did not stop fans from dressing up for the event. The crowd wore long hats with witches, a few yellow bananas, different types of fur, several pirates, a group wearing recorded oysters, a ketchup bottle, some mountain, a blue shark and various people. . Loud in Hawaiian shirts.
This year’s tournament will feature 12 men’s exclusive teams instead of the usual 16 rugby teams. Rugby powerhouses like New Zealand, Fiji, Australia and Samoa decided to skip the show.
Many Canadian men’s teammates Nate Hirayama, Connor Bright, Justin Douglas and Connor Trainer have retired after the Tokyo Olympics.
World Rugby says there will be no setbacks from the 2021 series and scores will not be counted to qualify for future events.
The two-day tournament ends Sunday.
The following teams travel to Edmonton to play next weekend.
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