Canada Trounces Hong Kong At Women’s Rugby World Cup

Canada captain Kelly Russell, who scored two tries in the first half, is tackled by Amelie Seure of Hong Kong on day-1 of Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 at Billings Park in Dublin, Ireland, on 9 August.Photo by INPHO/Oisin Keniry.

Canada captain Kelly Russell, who scored two tries in the first half, is tackled by Amelie Seure of Hong Kong on day-1 of Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 at Billings Park in Dublin, Ireland, on 9 August.
Photo by INPHO/Oisin Keniry.

(DUBLIN, IRELAND) – Quebec City’s Magali Harvey earned Player of the Match honours after scoring 5 tries for Team Canada as they toppled Hong Kong at the Women’s Rugby World Cup yesterday. Harvey’s groundings were accompanied by 8 conversions as she scrambled for 179 yards on 13 carries in the win.

CANADA 98 : 0 HONG KONG

Canadian captain Kelly Russell contributed 3 tries while Elissa Alarie, Andrea Burk, and Amanda Thornborough each had 2 and Brittany Waters and Alex Tessier scored 1 apiece. Brianna Miller added a conversion for Team Canada.

The Canadians sit atop Pool A with 5 points after 1 match and are tied with New Zealand, who disposed of Wales 44-12. On Sunday, Pool A matches continue with the Kiwis facing Hong Kong and Canada going up against the Welsh.

Canada and New Zealand will take to the pitch at Billings Park, in Dublin, on August 17 at 7:00am EDT in what is expected to be for the top spot in Pool A. The top team in each pool plus the 4th seeded side will compete in the semi-finals.

After 1 match in Pool B England and the United States are tied with 5 points each while Italy and Spain have none. In Pool C, France has 5 points followed by Ireland with 4, Australia with 1, and Japan with zero.

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