Canadian women advance to Sevens semifinals with win over France

The Canadian women’s sevens team advanced into the Sydney Sevens semifinals with a 28-12 victory over France on Saturday.

Canada faces New Zealand later Saturday for a chance at reaching the final and defending its tournament title.

The semifinal match, at 9:59 p.m. ET, will be streamed live on

Britt Benn scored a pair of tries against France as the Canadians dominated possession in the second half. Julia Greenshields also had a try for Canada.

The Canadians finished first in Pool C after going 3-0 during the opening day of competition at the 12-nation World Series tournament.

Seven members of the Canadian roster are holdovers from the bronze-winning side at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Canada beats France 28-12, will face New Zealand in semis.20:33

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