Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Downs Wales 52-0, Moves on to 5th-Place Final at Women's Rugby World Cup

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Downs Wales 52-0, Moves on to 5th-Place Final at Women's Rugby World Cup

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Canada downs Wales 52-0 at Women's Rugby WCup

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BELFAST, Ireland - Elissa Alarie scored two tries and Canada advanced to the fifth-place final of the Women's Rugby World Cup with a 52-0 rout of Wales on Tuesday.

Brianna Miller had a try and five conversions for Canada, while Barbara Mervin, Jacey Grusnick, Karen Paquin and Cindy Nelles also scored tries as Canada posted its second shutout win over Wales at the tournament.

Latoya Blackwood, whose tackle-busting run helped set up Alarie's second try, was named player of the match.

"We needed to come out strong and we did a lot of work on the breakdown and the girls had something to prove today," said captain Kelly Russell. "I'm really proud of the way they rallied together after a bit of a disappointment earlier this week. …

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