Youth gold for Aussie Sevens

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by Beth Newman

Australia's youth sevens are gold medallists again, beating Canada 31-5 in the Bahamas final overnight.

They were the tournament favourites heading into the weekend, looking to defend their 2015 Samoa gold, and they proved unstoppable with an undefeated run through the tournament.

Lily Rose Bennett led the way for the Aussies with a hat-trick, as a strong second-half effort gave Australia a big win.

Australia's youth sevens had plenty to celebrate. Photo: Getty ImagesCoach Dale Roberson said he was proud of his side.

A double for Page McGregor and a score for Georgia Hannaway helped the margin blow out, as they limited the Canadians to just the one try.

"I’m extremely proud of this team. We played a clinical game and defended really well to limit Canada to one try," he said.

“The girls were brilliant right throughout the tournament and the way they worked together to win the Gold Medal is a credit to the hard work every player put in.

“This couldn’t have been done without the work of the state unions who have continued to develop the girls around the country before they came to national camp and shows that the future is very bright for women’s Rugby Sevens.”

The side will head back to Australia before linking up with their respective university sides for next month's University Sevens.


Australia 31

Canada 5