Canada Sevens 2020: Winners, losers and World Series Standings

Hsbc Canada Sevens 2020

The World Series Sevens visited Vancouver over the weekend where there were thrills, spills and plenty of surprises.

South Africa, though, failed to defend their title and the defending series champions, Fiji, blew more cold than hot in what has been a frustratingly inconsistent season.

South Africa had to settle for a bronze medal match (which they lost to Canada) after losing 15-27 to series leaders New Zealand in their semi-final clash. The Blitzboks struggled to keep possession and was undone by a slick All Blacks side who is looking like real title contenders.

South Africa had beaten Japan, Argentina and England during the pool stages.

Defending champions Fiji also had a disappointing weekend, most notably losing 40-14 against the United States in the fifth place semi-final.

But the team of the weekend award surely goes to Canada. The homeside thrilled the crowd throughout. On day one, they ran in 14 tries in three games to reach their first Series quarter-final since London in 2019.

They crushed surprised package Spain in that match before falling agonisingly short against Australia, a mere millimetre from the whitewash that would have levelled the scores with a kick to come.

Hsbc Canada Sevens 2020
Canada [layers celebrates Theo Sauder’s try against Spain on day two of the HSBC Canada Sevens 2020 at BC Place Stadium on 8 March, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada. Photo credit: Mike Lee – KLC fotos for World Rugby

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Canda Sevens 2020: Results

World Series Sevens Standings 2020

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