CAPE TOWN — The Canadian women finished sixth and the men seventh after a challenging day Sunday at the South Africa Sevens.
Australia won the women’s event for the second week in a row, defeating France 29-26 in the final at Cape Town Stadium. New Zealand finished third, defeating the U.S. 19-7.
The Australian women won despite having Maddison Levi sent off for a high tackle at the end of the first half.
Argentina, which was runner-up to South Africa last week in Dubai, beat Australia 45-12 to win the men’s event. Fiji downed Ireland 14-7 to take third place.
Cape Town was the second stop of the rebranded HSBC SVNS, formerly known as the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.
The Canadian women made it to the Cup quarterfinals by virtue of being one of the two best third-place finishers. They were thumped 41-src by New Zealand in the qu
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