Canada Win Sets Up Showdown With New Zealand

Canada scrum-half Lori Josephson goes over for the opening try in their Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 Pool A match with Wales at Billings Park in Dublin, Ireland, on 13 August.Photo by INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Canada scrum-half Lori Josephson goes over for the opening try in their Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 Pool A match with Wales at Billings Park in Dublin, Ireland, on 13 August.
Photo by INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

(DUBLIN, IRELAND) – Magali Harvey continued her scoring ways for Team Canada as the women pushed past Wales for their second win in round-robin pool play on August 13. Despite the win, however, Canada now trails New Zealand in Pool A 10 points to 9 on the basis of a single bonus point.

CANADA 15 : 0 WALES

Leading 7 nil at the end of the 1st half, Canada’s scoring came from a Lori Josephson try in the 25th minute and converted by the foot of Harvey. The two sides battled it out on the ground until the 70th minute when Wales are assessed a penalty and Harvey made no mistake striking for 3 points.

Canada went up 15-nil when Harvey grounded the ball across the line in the 81st minute, putting the game out of reach.

Team Canada will face New Zealand to close out the round robin play on March 17. The top team in each of the three pools will qualify for the semi-finals along with one wild card team. Canada is the defending World Cup silver medalist.

Canada flanker Karen Paquin charges up field in their Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 Pool A match with Wales at Billings Park in Dublin, Ireland, on 13 August.Photo by INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Canada flanker Karen Paquin charges up field in their Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 Pool A match with Wales at Billings Park in Dublin, Ireland, on 13 August.
Photo by INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

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