As the sun beamed down on Westhills Stadium in Langford on a beautiful, windless Saturday in British Columbia, the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series players took those perfect conditions and served up a wonderful day’s entertainment.
Two teams finished with three wins from three and the fact that one of those teams was home favourite Canada went down particularly well among the 4,000 or so who cheered them on from the packed sidelines.
Unsurprisingly, series leaders New Zealand were the other team with a perfect win-rate on day one but even they didn’t have everything their own way, being pushed extremely hard by the Netherlands and USA before finally clicking against defending HSBC Canada Sevens champions England.
Sunday’s cup quarter-final line-up will be:
Canada v England
Australia v USA
France v Ireland
New Zealand v Russia
See all the results and next round fixtures here.
Report courtesy of World Rugby