Canada defeats New Zealand for the first time in its history

Canada defeats New Zealand for the first time in its history

The Canadian Women's Rugby Union wrapped up their Pacific Four series in style on Sunday. They were crowned champions with a 22-19 win over the New Zealanders, who were playing on home soil, marking the first win in the Canadian program's history against the Black Ferns.

Thus, the Maple Leafs wrapped up the Pacific Four Series with three wins in as many games. They defeated the Americans 50-7 and the Australians 33-14 in recent weeks. On Sunday, they met the world champions at Apollo Projects Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The Canadians were first on the board thanks to Sophie De Goede, but their opponents then scored two tries to take a 14-3 lead, a try from Fancy Bermudez followed by a conversion from De Goede making it 14 to 10 before half-time.

The second half was the responsibility of the Canadians, who gave themselves the upper hand with eight points in the 60th minute.H A minute of play and they remained in the lead until the end of the match. A throw-in was taken to Alexandra Tessier, she kicked the ball, the whistle blew and the celebrations began.

Pamphinette Bouissa, Laetitia Royer, Fabiola Forteza and Justine Pelletier were the other Quebecers dressed in regalia for the occasion.

To add to the celebration, British Columbian Tyson Beukeboom fired a 68.H Meet the national team and become the most selected Canadian in history.

Canada has already qualified for the WXV tournament, which will be held in Vancouver this summer, and Canada has moved up to second in the world rankings thanks to this win.

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