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Canada drops opening match at Rugby World Cup Sevens

The Canadian Press
6/28/2013 12:15:46 PM
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It was a tough start for Canada's men's team as they opened the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow on Friday.

The men's team dropped their opening test 31-12 against the group-favourite New Zealand All Blacks.

The loss dropped Canada to last in Pool D by virtue of points differential and means that Canada will likely have to win both their remaining matches if they hope to qualify for the top-tier Cup playoff section of the draw.

Canada's next game will be against the United States on Saturday at 2:06am et/11pm pt. Canada also faces off against Georgia on Saturday at 5:46 am et/2:46am pt.

The women's team - ranked third in the world in sevens - will start their World Cup campaign on Saturday playing the Netherlands, Tunisia and New Zealand.

Select matches from the World Cup can be seen in their entirety via Video-on-Demand on TSN.ca. Check back throughout Friday for the latest videos as well as updated results and standings info.

IRB World Rankings

The rankings remain unchanged at the top as Canada holds firm at 15th.
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