In Vancouver, the Blues lost in the final to New Zealand

In Vancouver, the Blues lost in the final to New Zealand

New Zealander Portia Woodman Wycliffe.
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The French women's team was defeated by the Olympic champion (35-19).

The Blues were unable to believe in their first win on the World Rugby Sevens circuit, as in Western Canada, David Cortex's players faced the New Zealanders who confirmed their status as Olympic champions (35-19).

The Blues were soon outpaced by their opposition and conceded their first try to Portia Woodman-Wickliffe (0-7). Immediate reaction from the French with the inevitable Anne-Cecile Ciofani, the best player in the world for 2021 (7-7). The Blues barely catch their breath when the Black Ferns Sevens strike again and take advantage of the break (28-7). The rest is almost one way.

The New Zealanders won their 34th title at the arena, and the Blues fell again in the final (35-19). With 151 days to go before this summer's Paris Olympics (26 July – 11 August), captain Carla Nyssen's teammates, silver medalists in Tokyo in 2021, will once again be in the gold favourites' bandwagon, along with Australia and New Zealand. Primary competitors. Next stop is the World Rugby Sevens Circuit in Los Angeles (March 1-3), where they will attempt to win their first title.

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