Women's Sevens
26 12
Australia
7 7
Women's Sevens  @ Infinity Park
USA Women's Sevens
  Julianne Zussman
Cup Final

Emphatic Victory Seals Back-to-Back Cup Titles For The Women's Eagles Sevens

From the opening kick-off until the final whistle it was clear that the cup belonged to the hosts.

Alev Kelter, who was dominant throughout the entire weekend, opened the scoring with a try and conversion within 90 seconds of kick off to take a 7 – 0 lead.

Australia speedster Ellia Green responded immediately with her sixth try of the weekend, but that score was bittersweet for the visitors as it would be their last.

Right before half time Ilona Maher showed why she’s one of the true dominant athletes on the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series by chasing down an attacker on the outside before getting back to her feet and forcing the turnover in textbook fashion. From there she powered her way over the try line to give the Eagles Women’s Sevens a 12 – 7 advantage at the break.

Possession in the opening two minutes of the second half belonged to the Australians, however the Women’s Eagles Sevens continued their staunch defence by fighting for every inch and not allowing any points on the board.

The Eagles Sevens would touch down for two more tries in rapid succession at the 10- and 12-minute mark through Nicole Heavirland, who seemed to have superpowers all weekend on both sides of the ball.

As the final whistle sounded throughout Infinity Park, the home team had claimed their first-ever back-to-back cup championships and secured the number one spot in World Rugby rankings in their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Season. Next up, the series heads to Dubai for the second round on December 5-6.


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