How Fiji Helped Canada Win
The Vodafone Fijian 7s team helped bring the best out of the Canadian team as they romped to win the Singapore Sevens early yesterday morning.
This is Canada’s first-ever tournament win in the World Sevens Series since it started.
The Osea Kolinisau-captained side walloped Canada 35-7 during their final pool clash early Sunday morning.
Canadian coach Damian McGrath, told World Rugby they had to talked about the loss before deciding to make a comeback.
“It’s incredible,” McGrath said.
“On the first night we were beaten by Fiji so we had a little bit of soul searching and then we came back and beat some of the best teams in the world. This will show that Canadian rugby has so much to offer.”
Similar sentiment was echoed by Canada captain and veteran prop John Moonlight who also indicated that their underdog tag suited them fine during the tournament.
“No one worries about you that much, and after our (pool stage) loss to Fiji, the big teams probably weren’t worried about us too much today,” he said.
“But we turned around and showed that we’re worthy of being here, and that we can win more Cups. It’s hard to put that into words.
“We took a licking against Fiji yesterday, and from our coach.
“But we showed up today, we showed the world we can beat anyone. We beat three of the best teams today.
“We are flying and an unbelievable feeling.”
In a heart stopping final Canada beat Mike Friday’s coached USA 26-19.
The Canadians raced ahead into a 19-0 lead but USA scored twice through Perry Baker in a thrilling finale. A try in the dying moments from Lucas Hammond sealed the win for Canada.