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Canada evens rugby series with France on late try

The Canadian Press

11/5/2013 4:13:10 PM

AMNEVILLE, France - A late try by Montreal winger Julianne Zussman gave Canada an 11-6 win over France on Wednesday in a women's rugby Test match.

The Canadians opened their European tour Saturday with a 27-19 loss to France in Pontarlier. The tour wraps up Nov. 13 with a game against England.

Canadian coach Francois Ratier rang in the changes for the rematch, bringing in 10 new players.

Only the back row of Karen Paquin, captain Kelly Russell and Jacey Murphy and backs Bianca Farella and Ghislaine Landry retained their place. Landry shifted from fly half to fullback as Ratier opted for a new halfback pairing of Kayla Moleschi and Jackie Tittley.

Tittley kicked two penalties for Canada, which led 6-3 at the half on a wet, windy day. The French tied it up with a penalty of their own five minutes into the second half.