The Canadian team defeats New Zealand for the first time in its history

The Canadian team defeats New Zealand for the first time in its history

Canadian Women's Rugby Union players wrapped up the Pacific Four Series in style on Sunday. They were crowned tournament champions with a 22-19 win over the New Zealanders, who were playing at home, recording the first win in Canadian program history against the Black Ferns.

Thus the Maple Leaf representatives concluded the Pacific Four Series with three wins in as many games. They have beaten the Americans 50 to 7 and the Australians 33 to 14 in recent weeks. On Sunday they meet the world champions at Apollo Projects Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The Canadiens 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 the score 14 to 10 before halftime.

The second half was up to the Canadians, who gave themselves the lead by eight points in the 60th minuteH A minute of play and he remained in the lead until the end of the match. The throw-in was taken to Alexandra Tessier, she kicked the ball, the whistle blew and the celebrations began.

Pamphenette Bouissa, Laetitia Royer, Fabiola Forteza and Justine Pelletier were the other Quebecers in uniform for the occasion.

To add to the celebration, British Columbian Tyson Buekeboom fired 68H Meeting with the national team and becoming the most selected Canadian in history.

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

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