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Reigning HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series champions, New Zealand were the standout side on day one of the HSBC USA Women’s Sevens in Glendale, Colorado.
Nicole Heavirland ran in two tries as USA defeated Australia 26-7 in the Cup final in Glendale to triumph on home soil for the first time on the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series.
Australia, Canada and New Zealand finished top of their pools as the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series 2019 kicked off at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado, on Saturday.
Defending series champions Australia had to recover from 15-0 down at half-time in their Pool A decider with Russia to make it three wins from three at the HSBC USA Women's Sevens and set up a Cup quarter-final with the hosts who finished third in Pool B.
New Zealand claimed a fourth successive title on the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series – and sixth in total – after beating the Women's Sevens Eagles in the HSBC USA Women's Sevens final in Glendale, Colorado, on Sunday.
The Black Ferns Sevens have now won 33 consecutive matches, including the Commonwealth Games and Rugby World Cup Sevens, after another dominant weekend in the opening round of the 2019 series at Infinity Park.
The wait is over! This weekend the HSBC Women’s World Series gets underway with a new exciting stage in the US. The Infinity Park in Glendale (Colorado) hosts, for the first time, a stage of the series. Besides the USA Sevens in Las Vegas and the Rugby Sevens World Cup in San Francisco held earlier, it’s the third major 7s event based in the USA within one year. The United States are turning into a real 7s hotspot, underlining the great passion and ambition the nation has developed for the sport in recent years.
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This weekend marks the start of a brand-new HSBC Women’s World Series with the curtain-raiser to be held in the US. For the second time, hosted at the Infinity Park in Glendale (Colorado), the opening stage of the series takes place in Colorado Sevens ahead of a huge year for the game.
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