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Canadian women rugby 7s to face Russia in quarters at Sydney

Canada has advanced to play Russia in the Sydney Sevens women's quarter-finals after finishing Day 1 with a 2-1 record. It marks Canada's 22nd straight quarter-final on the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens World Series.

Jen Kish scores try in injury return vs. France

Jen Kish, pictured at the 2016 Rio Olympics, scored a try in a 26-5 victory over France on Friday at the Sydney Sevens to help Canada to a quarter-final match against Russia. (Themba Hadebe/The Associated Press)

Canada has advanced to play Russia in the Sydney Sevens women's quarter-finals after finishing Day 1 with a 2-1 record.

It marks Canada's 22nd straight quarter-final on the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens World Series.

Canada opened play Friday with wins of 26-5 over France and 39-5 over Papua New Guinea before losing 31-10 to Series leader New Zealand.

Former captain Jennifer Kish returned to the pitch for the first time since Rio 2016. She marked her return with a try against France. 

The Black Ferns ran up a 17-0 lead at halftime before Britt Benn scored but New Zealand quickly responded with two more tries to go up 31-5. Charity Williams added a Canadian try in the final minute.

With files from CBC Sports

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