Canadian males’s, ladies’s rugby 7s groups lose opening matches in Vancouver

Each the Canadian ladies’s and males’s rugby sevens crew misplaced their opening matches on the HSBC SVNS cease at Vancouver’s B.C. Place on Friday.

Canada’s ladies’s rugby sevens crew fell to France 26-14 whereas the lads misplaced 12-10 to Argentina.

The lads’s facet briefly took the lead courtesy of a attempt from Jack Carson, assisted by a behind-the-back cross from Vancouver native Phil Berna, however missed each conversion makes an attempt on their tries.

The match marked Berna’s fiftieth rugby sevens match, with the Vancouver native talking earlier within the week about how lucky he feels to be enjoying in entrance of a hometown crowd.

“Credit score to the blokes for placing their head down and doing the onerous work,” mentioned males’s head coach Sean White after the loss.

Argentina has gained the final two tournaments in Vancouver, and are aiming to grow to be solely the fifth crew in SVNS historical past to win three or extra consecutive cup titles in the identical nation.

Argentina broke the impasse with 43 seconds left within the first half with Santiago Mare scoring the attempt.

Canada responded earlier within the second half after Alex Russell transformed after a Canadian breakaway.

However Argentina retook the lead close to the tip of the match for the victory.

The ladies entered the match in sixth place, having misplaced within the quarterfinals of the Perth sevens collection cease whereas the lads sit in eleventh.

The Canadian ladies’s squad are in Group C and face off towards Nice Britain later within the day, whereas the lads’s crew are in Group A and can tackle Fiji close to the tip of the primary day of the match.

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