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Tough Weekend for Canada at the HK 7s

Canada's John Moonlight (R) is tackled by Fiji's Isake Katonibau (C) during the play-off for the third place of the Tokyo Rugby Sevens in Tokyo on April 5, 2015. Fiji defeated Canada 21-19. AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

John Moonlight in April 8th game against Fiji

Canada endured another heartbreaker at the Hong Kong Sevens on Sunday, losing 19-14 in overtime to Russia in the consolation Shield final to finish 14th.

A tournament that started with Canada coming within two minutes of upsetting Series leader Fiji for only the third time in 43 matches ended with more disappointment as the Canadian men wasted a 14-7 halftime lead and ultimately fell victim to a Vladislav Lazarenko try.

Fiji, which rallied to beat Canada 19-17 on Friday, successfully defended its Hong Kong title by a 21-7 score in a scrappy, tight final Sunday against New Zealand.

Canada remained 13th in the overall standings after seven stops on the 10-event rugby sevens circuit. Russia stands 15th.

After going 1-2 on the first two days of play, Canada stumbled out of the blocks Sunday in a 19-10 loss to Samoa. Trailing 19-0 at the half, Canada roared back on tries by Nathan Hirayama and Mike Fuailefau but fell short.

The two teams could well meet again at a last-ditch Olympic qualifier in Monaco in June.

Canada rebounded to beat Portugal 19-5 on tries by Fuailefau, Conor Trainor and captain John Moonlight. Fuailefau and Moonlight also scored in the loss to Russia.

Excert: Globe and Mail & the Associated Press

Photo credit TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images

The HSBC Sevens World Series 2015/16

Round 1 Dubai  4-5 December 2015

Round 2 Cape Town  (South Africa) 12-13 December 2015

Round 3 Wellington (New Zealand) 30-31 January 2016

Round 4 Sydney (Australia) 6-7 February 2016

Round 5 USA (Las Vegas)  4-6 March 2016

Round 6 CANADA (Vancouver)  12-13 March 2016

Round 7 Hong Kong 8-10 April 2016

Round 8 Singapore  16-17 April 2016

Round 9 Paris (France) 14-15 May 2015

Round 10 England (London) 21-22 May 2015