Canadian women trounce England, will play Ireland in Rugby 7s play-off

Canada put together its most solid effort of the weekend Sunday, defeating England 35-12 at the World Women's Rugby Sevens Series at Westhills Stadium.

The win set up a rematch with Ireland for fifth place at the world sevens event in Langford, B.C., located just west of Victoria.

Canada defeated Ireland 19-17 Saturday in a thrilling match that was decided on the last play of the game. But the Canadians lost its quarter-final game to the United States earlier Sunday.

Canadian Bianca Farella, with two tries against England, said the team had its most consistent effort against the British team.

"Everything was really coming together," she said. "We're really proud we got our groove on day two. We can't put our foot off the gas. We have to keep going."

Canadians Sara Kaljuvee and Hannah Darling had one try each. Captain Ghislaine Landry scored one try and booted four conversions.

Canada's record now stands at three wins, and two losses, defeating England, Ireland and Spain, but losing to Australia and the U.S.

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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