Canada ties for 11th place at the Singapore Sevens

Canada ended the  Singapore Sevens tournament with a loss and tied for 11th place in the Challenge Trophy semifinals on Sunday.

They fell in their first match against Fiji, 50-12 with Fiji dominating the second half. 

In their second match of pool play, South Africa defeated Canada 36-0. A number of errors kept Canada off the scoreboard which allowed the Blitzboks to capitalize.

They rallied and defeated Scotland 33-10 with two tries from Jake Thiel, one from Harry Jones & Phil Berna. Nate Hiroyama kicked for two.

Canada then went on to win their Challenge Trophy quarterfinal match against Japan 33-14 with tries from Connor Braid, Phil Berna, Justin Douglas, Jake Thiel, and Nathan Hirayama.

The Canadians led France 12-7 at the half with tries from Hirayama and Braid, before losing 19-12 in a tough fought game.

The top four teams at the end of the season qualify automatically for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Canada is currently in 12th place.
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