HSBC Canada Women’s Sevens ready to go
The HSBC Canada Women’s Sevens is set to kick off in Langford this weekend for the 5th round of the Sevens World Series.
The last round in Japan (Kitakyushu) saw a number of upsets, with neither NZ or Australia making the final and Canada securing the Cup in the last play of the game against England.
The 12 teams are now set to go in Langford with the series possible seeing the first of its top four spots being secured. New Zealand currently leads the series with 72 points, followed by Canada (66), USA (64) and Australia (56). The chasing pack consist of France (46), Ireland (38) and England (37). Canada will be hoping to secure their first title on home soil and will be in a buoyant mood after the win in Japan.
Women’s World Rugby Sevens Series standings
- New Zealand (72)
- Canada (66)
- USA (64)
- Australia (56)
- France (46)
- Ireland (38)
- England (37)
The top four teams at the end of the 2019 series will, of course, secure their spot for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, of which Japan is already guaranteed a place. Japan is currently in 12th spot with only 1 point.
China is the other Asian representative on the World Seven Series and is in 11th place with 10 points, just behind Fiji on 13 points. Only China will be competing in Canada at the 7s in Langford.
Langford 7s Pools
All of the match results can be viewed on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens website.
- New Zealand
You can follow the 7s online at the World Rugby Sevens FB page.
- Date: 11-12 May 2019
- Venue: Langford, Canada