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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Fantastic advert for women's rugby

The North American sevens final ended up being rather earlier than expected, but the USA and Canada put on a brilliant display of women's sevens. It was a really exciting game that went right to the wire and - hopefully - there will be a recording available soon. If/when I can find it I'll put link on here.

In the meanwhile I'll keep quiet about the result so as not to spoil it, but there is plenty to watch for - not least the creative use of quick throws which leads directly to one of the tries. The new laws seem to have made this much easier as you do not have to throw a quick throw in straight - you can throw it back to your own team. Its not a tactic I have ever seen used in our girls' rugby - maybe we should look at it? One for Wonky maybe.

Overall most of the other games I saw were a bit one-sided and, in the case of the lower ranking teams, I did wonder how they'd have coped even in our national club sevens (even the U18 sevens). That said USA and Canada were a level apart, and based on this the Sevens World Cup promises to be a real must see... that is always assuming we get a chance to see it, of course (if ITV have the rights again then, based on their past appalling efforts, we'll probably see next to nothing of the men's event leave alone the women's).

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