Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Earns Quarterfinal Berth at HSBC Rugby Sevens Series at Langford, B.C

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Earns Quarterfinal Berth at HSBC Rugby Sevens Series at Langford, B.C

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Canada earns berth in rugby sevens quarterfinal

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LANGFORD, B.C. - Canada squeaked into the quarterfinal at the HSBC World Women's Rugby Sevens Series with a thrilling 19-17 last second win over Ireland.

Canada's victory gave the sevens squad a 2-1 record Saturday at Westhills Stadium, which was packed with about 3,500 spectators.

Canada is set to play the United States on Sunday morning.

"It was amazing," said Canadian Charity Williams, who sealed the victory by sprinting from Canada's goal line to the Irish end zone on the final play of the game.

"I know, I'm tired and if I'm tired they must be even more messed up," said Williams, adding all she could think was, "We've got to score."

Canada started Saturday with a 22-7 loss to world No. 1 Australia, but bounced back with a 24-10 win over Spain, in which Williams scored two tries with blistering runs.

Canada is on home turf this weekend looking to break out of an extended slump that saw the team finish fourth at the recent Commonwealth Games in Australia and fail to qualify for the medal round at a Sevens Series event in Japan. …

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