Canada earns quarter-final berth at Women’s Rugby World Cup with win over Italy


Hooker Emily Tuttosi scored two tries to assist Canada defeat Italy 22-12 on Saturday for a second straight win and a berth within the quarter-finals at the Women’s Rugby World Cup in in Auckland, New Zealand.

After conceding a attempt within the first minute, the Canadians scored 22 consecutive factors for a second straight bonus level win (for 4 tries scored in a recreation). Tuttosi, often discovered at the again of Canada’s highly effective driving maul, has 5 tries in two video games at the match.

Third-ranked Canada (2-0-0) tops Pool B with 10 factors, forward of No. 5 Italy (1-1-0) and the sixth-ranked U.S. (1-1-0), each with 5 factors. No. 13 Japan (0-2-0) has but to earn some extent within the group basement.
A win over the U.S. subsequent Saturday in Auckland would guarantee Canada finishes atop the group, which might imply a extra beneficial quarter-final draw. The Canadians might additionally end first with a bonus-point loss (for dropping by seven factors or much less).

The prime two in every of the three swimming pools and two finest third-place finishers advance to the quarterfinals. With the primary tiebreaker going to the winner of the match between the 2 tied groups, Canada can end no decrease than second within the pool given it has crushed Italy.

“We got here right here eager to win the World Cup and step one is to get wins and bonus factors. And we have managed to do this in our first two video games on this pool towards actually robust opposition,” mentioned Canadian captain Sophie de Goede, who had one other standout recreation.


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