WRWSS – Langford Sevens: Full Results

HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series
Langford Sevens: Full Results

The HSBC World Rugby Women’s World Series Langford Sevens was held in Langford, Canada from 12-13 May 2018.

The 2018 Canada Women’s Sevens was the fourth of five rounds in the 2017-18 HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series.

Japan were in Pool B along with France, the USA and Russia. Meanwhile, series leader Australia were in Pool C along with Canada, Spain and Ireland with New Zealand, Fiji, England and Brazil making up Pool A. Coming into the Langford leg, Australia sat on top of the standings with 56 points from New Zealand on 50 points.

Japan were one of the eleven core teams on the series, while Brazil participated in Langford as the final team.

The Sakura Sevens ended day one with one win and two losses in their pool matches. In their first game, Japan lost 33-7 to France before beating Russia 24-7 early in the afternoon. In their third and final game in Pool B, the USA beat the Sakura Sevens 28-7 later in the afternoon. Japan finished third in their pool.

In the knockout stages on Sunday, in the Challenge Trophy Semi-finals, Japan defeated Brazil 31-21 to progress to the final. In the final, Japan beat Spain 26-21 to take the Trophy.

In the Gold Medal play-off, New Zealand comprehensively beat Australia 46-0 to win the title. Meanwhile, in other play-offs, the USA beat France 21-5 for the Bronze Medal, Canada beat Ireland 29-12 for fifth place and England beat Fiji 29-24 for seventh place. Finally, Brazil beat Russia 24-19 in the eleventh place play-off.

The Sakura Sevens collected four points in Langford, however, as the lowest ranked core team; they will be relegated for next season.

After four rounds, Australia retain the lead in the series with 74 points from New Zealand on 70 points. The series finishes in Paris in June.


Pool A Pool B Pool C
New Zealand France Australia
Fiji USA Canada
England Japan Ireland
Brazil Russia Spain

Pool B Games for Japan

Saturday, 12 May 2018

10:52 France 33 d Japan 7
13:24 Japan 24 d Russia 7
16:16 USA 28 d Japan 7

Knockout Games for Japan

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Challenge Trophy Semi-finals
10:48 Japan 31 d Brazil 21

Challenge Trophy Final
14:16 Japan 26 d Spain 21