Canada aim for more glory after Japan triumph

By Machuki Sundaa

The Canada Sevens squad are looking forward to more glory after claiming the title at the Kitakysuhu Sevens in Japan last week.

Led by captain Ghislaine Landry, Canada were undefeated in all their matches in Kitakyushu. It was their third podium finish out of the four legs played and their first gold medal of the 2018/19 HSBC World Sevens Series.

Landry, who emerged the player of the final and featured in the dream team, had words of praise for her teammates.

Talking to BC Local, she said: “It was a super tough weekend but I’m really proud of the girls for being able to finish that one off and come home with the gold medal. It was special we’re looking to build off it and keep going.”

Canada aim to solidify their position in the top four when they host the next tournament in Langford on May 11-12.

“For such a tough tournament we’ve come out pretty unscathed,” Landry was quoted as saying. “There are a lot of battered bodies as it was a really tough weekend but everyone’s doing pretty good.

“Next year’s a big series with the extra stops and then finish it with the Olympics.”

With Olympic qualification spots up for grabs, there was a shift in top four table standings, New Zealand still lead with 72 points, Canada moved to second with 66 points and the USA slipped down to third place with 64 points.

Olympic champions Australia remained in fourth place with 56 points.

Main Photo credit: Mike Lee _ KLC fotos, World Rugby.

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