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Canadian women advance into semifinals at Sydney Sevens rugby tournament

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Julia Greenshields
Canada's Julia Greenshields is caught by the France defense on Day 2 of the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series in Sydney. (Mike Lee/KLC fotos/World Rugby photo)

SYDNEY, Australia — The Canadian women’s sevens team advanced into the Sydney Sevens semifinals with a 28-12 victory over France on Saturday.

Canada faces New Zealand later Saturday for a chance at reaching the final and defending its tournament title.

Britt Benn scored a pair of tries against France as the Canadians dominated possession in the second half. Julia Greenshields also had a try for Canada.

The Canadians finished first in Pool C after going 3-0 during the opening day of competition at the 12-nation World Series tournament. Canada began the day with a 24-12 win over Fiji, beat Ireland by the same score in its second match, and capped the day with a 19-5 win over third-ranked Russia.

Seven members of the Canadian roster are holdovers from the bronze-winning side at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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