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Canadian Women impress in Dubai with 2nd place finish

02 December, 2018, 10:58 | Author: Lora Ball
  • New Zealand's Michaela Blyde has become the fifth women to score 100 tries on the World Series circuit

I was really curious as to why they were all saying well done and when I realised why, it was like "Wow!".

New Zealand were reduced to six at the start of the second half when Luke Masirewa was sin-binned for a high tackle, and a Martin Iosefo break drew the Kiwis to free Stephen Tomasin to score untouched for the Eagles.

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US beat Australia 22-17, while New Zealand edged out England 7-5 in the Cup semis. Of course, it has to be remembered that the team is in a rebuilding phase following the departure of several stalwarts, but they will be mightily disappointed with a sixth-place finish in Dubai.

Stand-in captain Sione Molia reflected on the win. Ng Shiu gave New Zealand a first-half lead only for Tom Bowen to cut the deficit to two points early in the second half.

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Moments before, the United States of America knocked on and the ball went out.

Sevuloni Mocenacagi opened the charts for the Fijians as Kalione Nasoko and Amenoni Nasilasila followed suit to lead 17-0 before Motari struck with his maiden try for Kenya.

The HSBC Canada Sevens, which will see the fourth edition run this coming March, was named Friday as Tournament of the Year on the ten-stop World Rugby Sevens Series for the 2017-18 season.

However, in their final group match the U.S. shot out of the blocks to opening the scoring and lead to the Australians struggling to regain possession.

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The World Rugby Men's Sevens World Series action is also due to begin tomorrow in the same venue.

Murunga didn't have the luxury of most of his experienced players Collins Injera, Andrew Amonde and Nelson Oyoo, who were away with Kenya Simbas for their 2019 Rugby World Cup Repechage qualifier.

Fiji and South Africa will contest the fifth-place final.

The women's Sevens Series kicked off last month with the newly introduced Glendale Sevens in Colorado, USA.

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