Australia overcame Canada 17-5 to book their place in the Olympic Women’s Sevens final
A brace from Emilee Cherry gave the girls in yellow a 12-0 lead at the interval
Chloe Dalton added another score after the restart to secure the win
Favourites Australia are the first team to advance to the Gold medal final after they overcame Canada on Monday.
The Aussies will meet the winner of New Zealand vs. Great Britain in the battle for gold while Canada will face the loser in the match for Bronze.
This semi-final between Australia and Canada was a pulsating and physical affair from the very start. The Aussies patiently worked themselves into the right areas of the field before Emilee Cherry got her country off the mark. Chloe Dalton then converted to give Australia a seven point lead.
With a penalty on half-time the Australians then went in persuit of another score instead of kicking the ball out and following a combination of Cherry dived over. Dalton was not able add the conversion but the girls in yellow were 12-0 up at the break.
After the restart, Australia started to show all of their skills from deft chips through to beautiful passes across the width of the field and Dalton exploited the overlap on the left-hand side with ease to score a third try. She couldn’t add the extras, 17-0.
Canada did showi great fighting spirit as Charity Williams powered over for a five-pointer with one minute to go but Australia’s lead was insurmountable and the top seeds now press on into the Gold Medal final.
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