Women's Sevens: How Australia can win the World Series in Canada

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by Beth Newman

Australia’s women could clinch the World Series title in Langford this weekend but they’re going to need some things to go there way.

The Aussies currently sit on top of the World Series, 14 points clear of second-place New Zealand and 18 ahead of Canada, with two tournaments to go.

Once the Langford results unfold, Australia needs to be at least 20 points clear to secure the title, meaning they need to make up 27 points in Canada to claim an unassailable lead.

The lowest New Zealand has finished this season is fifth, in Dubai, while Canada finished sixth in the same tournament.

We’ve done the maths on all the different permutations, so you don’t have to.

If Australia wins in Langford:

They can win the series if New Zealand finishes outside the top four and Canada finishes third or below.

If Australia finishes as runner-up:

New Zealand has to finish at least fifth to keep the series alive, while Canada must finish at least fourth to keep the pressure on Australia.

If Australia comes third:

New Zealand must finish at least sixth and Canada has to be in the top four if either side wants a chance to chase down the women in green and gold.

If Australia comes fourth:

New Zealand has to finish seventh or higher, while Canada has to be in the top five to keep the series alive.

If Australia finishes fifth:

New Zealand has to finish at least eighth and Canada sixth or higher to stay in the title hunt.

If Australia finishes sixth:

Ninth is the benchmark for New Zealand and Canada needs to finish in the top seven to have a chance of stealing the title in France.