Olympics in sight for Canadian women's rugby sevens team

Canadian rugby players sporting ice-covered toques during halftime on Saturday

It was Murunga's first assignment of the World Series as Kenya Sevens head coach.

The other Cup quarter-finals are New Zealand against Russian Federation, the United States against France and England against Australia.

The New Zealand men's and women's teams have also won Commonwealth Games gold and World Cup gold this year.

Canada trailed 21-0 before Pat Kay scored to cut the French lead to 21-5 at the half.

Canada is second in the season standings with 34 points behind leading New Zealand's 40.

Russian Federation were dispatched 31-0 in the quarter-finals and the United States - finalists at Glendale - were overwhelmed 22-0 in the semifinals. The Scots claimed a consolation try after the hooter sounded as Harvey Elms reached out to score but New Zealand were too good and advanced to the semi-finals.

But that was not before the Cheetahs had taken a 12-10 lead at the break.

ZIMBABWE'S Sevens rugby team failed to pick a win in their opening two Pool matches on the opening day of the Dubai Sevens despite putting on a commendable display against their more experienced neighbours South Africa and Argentina yesterday.

Final: New Zealand 21 (Tone Ng Shiu, Dylan Collier, Ngarohi McGarvey-Black tries; Andrew Knewstubb 2 con, Vilimoni Koroi con) United States of America 5 (Stephen Tomasin try).

The first came from a chip by Justin Geduld and the second came with trademark speed at the end of the game. However, Waisea Nacuqu had other ideas and his breakaway try levelled the scores, only for Vilimoni Botitu to step up and miss the straightforward conversion to mean extra-time would decide the victor. The Blitzboks went through the gears early in the second and looked like the side that had won the last two titles in Dubai, Du Plessis grabbing a second with Werner Kok, Selvyn Davids and Rosko Specman getting their name on the scoreboard, the latter delighted the crowd with his electric footwork.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NASA selects nine companies to compete for Moon funding program
Dec 02, 2018 - 01:36
NASA hopes that others will use these services as space travel becomes an endeavour accessible to private corporations. NASA hasn't landed anything on the moon, the final mission of the agency's crewed lunar exploration program .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israel carries out airstrikes in Syria
Dec 01, 2018 - 01:31
In 2017, the BBC, quoting a Western intelligence source, reported the Iranian military had a compound outside Al Kisweh. It is not yet clear whether the S-300s were among the air defense systems used in the Thursday night counterattacks.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top How Meghan Markle upset Prince Eugenie over wedding snub
Nov 30, 2018 - 01:10
According to The Daily Telegraph , the duchesses had a "falling out" around Meghan and Harry's May nuptials that ended up creating tension in the family.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Parliament seizes internal Facebook documents from Six4Three
Nov 29, 2018 - 00:18
The firm is engaged with court action against Facebook in the USA , where the records were acquired through lawful methodology. And it has not answered our questions about who knew what, when with regards to the Cambridge Analytica scandal .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top More photos of Pixel 3 Lite leak online
Nov 28, 2018 - 01:04
The company was rumoured to launch a mid-range Pixel device along with the flagship Pixel 3 and Pixel XL but that didn't happen. The alleged Google Pixel Lite is stacked against Google Pixel, Pixel 3 XL , iPhone XS, iPhone X, iPhone XR.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Lights Up Mueller Again After Special Counsel Accuses Manafort of Lying
Nov 28, 2018 - 01:03
He was found guilty on eight counts , including tax fraud, money laundering and lying to the government. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the District should set sentencing immediately.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top May challenges MPs to back Brexit deal
Nov 28, 2018 - 01:02
May, who ducked televised debates during the 2017 snap general election, challenged Corbyn to a TV contest round about December 9. And that wouldn't be a good thing.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Unai Emery says Gunners can reach same level as Man City
Nov 25, 2018 - 03:26
I respect him a lot, but no matter how much info he gave me, I had to change things. "I told the players: "We started at kilometre zero".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Footage From Inside Boca Juniors' Dressing Room Is Very Distressing
Nov 25, 2018 - 02:58
With so much at stake, the consequences for the losers at Estadio El Monumental could be huge for Argentinian football. Former Manchester United, Juventus and Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez was one player affected by the tear gas.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trubisky doubtful for Bears' Thanksgiving game
Nov 24, 2018 - 01:54
However, Daniel spent several years working with Nagy when he was the quarterbacks coach with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bears have listed quarterback Mitch Trubisky as doubtful for their Thanksgiving Day game against the Lions.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tiny satellites to assist NASA in monitoring InSight’s landing
Nov 24, 2018 - 01:19
Insight will try to answer crucial scientific questions on Mars interior and how it is different from the one of our planet. This mission will study the internal structure, the tectonic and seismic activity on Mars.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Where are tribe that killed missionary
Nov 23, 2018 - 17:52
Attempts by Indian census officials to count them from a distance have put their number at fewer than 100. In the post , the family remembered Chau as a "beloved son, brother, uncle, and best friend to us".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Brexit goes down to wire as May calls last-day talks
Nov 23, 2018 - 17:46
He repeated his threat that Spain will vote against the planned agreement unless its interests are taken into account. That 585-page legal treaty deals with the terms of Britain's departure, including what the country owes the EU.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United Nations prepares ground for Yemen peace talks as battles flare
Nov 23, 2018 - 17:33
Griffiths was also expected to speak with rebel leaders and push them to agree to attend the peace talks in Sweden. Yemen's economy is in crisis and three-quarters of its population, or 22 million people, require aid.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top John Wall and Kelly Oubre cursed at head coach Scott Brooks
Nov 22, 2018 - 01:35
There are other pieces to the roster that Washington could deal as well, and surely will if they are going for a full tear-down. Some of the top Vegas and offshore sportsbooks odds are updated in real time and we also provide who the public is on.