Canada's rubgy seven women score historic victory
Capture 1st World series tourney by defeating Australia 20-17
One day after securing Olympic rugby qualification, Canada made history Saturday by defeating Australia 20-17 at the Amsterdam Sevens to win its first ever Women's World Series tournament.
Ghislaine Landry's try with one minute remaining put Canada ahead for good after a back-and-forth final. Canadian captain Jen Kish retrieved the ensuing kickoff to end Australia's hopes of a comeback.
"They've been playing some great rugby, I'm so proud of them," said Canadian coach John Tait.
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"We capitalized on their mistakes and we stuck together," said Kish. "I think that was what got us the victory."
After receiving their medals, the Canadian women celebrated on the field to the sounds of "Happy" by Pharrell Williams.
Sunday's Cup final was a rematch of last week in London, where Australia scored three late tries to defeat Canada 20-15. Amsterdam was the last event of the six-stop women's circuit.