The Canadian National Women’s Rugby team is doing great at the 2017 Women’s World Cup. They have moved up the ranks to the fifth position after successful matches against Hong Kong and Wales. They secured a 98-0 score against the ladies from Hong Kong and followed that with a beat up of 15-0 success against Wales.
It was a powerful start to the tournament from the ladies who were ranked 3rd in the world after the 2014 Women’s World Cup. The match against Wales was one for the cameras – read the highlights and captains comments below.
Fifth Position – Match Highlights
Latoya Blackwood was named ‘Player of the Match’ and said, “We played for each other, we played for our fans, we played for our country”. Her run aided Elissa Alarie, who scored two tries. Other key players were Cindy Nelles, Karen Paquin, Jacey Grusnick and Barbara Mervin; who all scored tries. But Brianna Miller scored one try and five conversations.
During an interview, Kelley Russell, team captain, said she is very lucky to be surrounded by this group of strong women. She added “I’m really proud of the way the Canadian players rallied together after a bit of disappointment earlier this week. The girls executed great today, and our handling and ball security were much better.”
Fifth Place and Onward
The Canadian national team will face the Australian ‘Wallaroos’ on Saturday, 26th August. They are regarded as vigorous competitors, and if they are anything like their neighbours, New Zealand, the Canadian team may have cause for concern. The New Zealand team thrashed the Canadian ladies, 48-5 on 17th August. The loss cost them their second straight World Cup Medal. But the country still has faith in its leading rugby ladies.
We wish them all the best for this Saturday.