Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Women's Rugby Sevens Team Opens against Fiji at Sydney Sevens

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Women's Rugby Sevens Team Opens against Fiji at Sydney Sevens

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Canada women open against Fiji in Sydney

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TORONTO - Canada has been drawn in a group with Fiji, Ireland and Russia at the HSBC Sydney Sevens.

The Feb. 1-3 tournament is the third round of the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series.

The Canadian women currently stand second in the standings after finishing third in Glendale, Colo., and second in Dubai. New Zealand tops the table after winning both stops. The U.S. is third and Australia fourth.

The top four teams at the end of the six-event season will secure automatic qualification to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Canada won bronze in 2016 in Rio.

The Sydney tournament features the 11 Series core teams plus Papua New Guinea, an invitational side.

New Zealand will play in Pool A alongside England, France and Papua New Guinea. …

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