Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014

Posted: August 14, 2014 in General Commentary

A HUGE congratulations to Canada’s Women’s Rugby team on beating the French in Paris in front of a very vocal French crowd and qualifying for the final against England on Saturday. The Men’s team should take note. Canada were electric against the French and this is one very talented, highly disciplined and motivated group.

England however will be hard to beat, but Canada have the advantage of already having played them and holding them to an impressive draw in the pool stages. If Canada stay focused and keep their discipline and grind England down at the breakdown then it is highly probable that they could walk away with the spoils, especially if the ball lands in the hands of their turbocharged back three.

Having watched some of Canada’s games in the Women’s World Cup, I would like to salute the Women’s team on being a great advertisement for the game in this country. Canada plays a very fast and expansive game and some of their performances in the tournament have been quite breathtaking.

This is exciting rugby to watch and one can only hope it serves to showpiece the exciting potential of the game in Canada. I am also delighted to see that the final is getting full prime time coverage on television on TSN2. So make sure you take time to cheer on our ladies on Sunday!

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