GAME BY GAME: Women claim silver, Men claim bronze in Vancouver

Mon, Mar 6, 2023, 1:11 AM
The history of Rugby Sevens explained

The Australia Sevens sides will be looking to boost their Olympic qualification claims as the World Series heads to Vancouver.

The Women's side went down in a thrilling final to New Zealand, going down 19-12 in their first final of 2022.

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As for the Men,they will improve on their sixth place standings after making the semi-finals following a shock win over NZ.

They finished with bronze after a 20-5 win over Ireland

Follow a recap of all the action, game by game below:
Australia Women 26 v Japan Women 7

Australia have celebrated a milestone game for Charlotte Caslick with a 26-7 win over Japan.

As Japan controlled possession throughout the game, Faith Nathan blitzed the defence to open the scoring.

Maddson Levi broke open the game with a stunning effort to put Australia up 14-0 at half-time.

Charlotte Caslick celebrated her 250th game in style, the first women to do so, scoring just after the break.

Levi’s second sealed the win to start the tournament on a high note.

Australia Men 36 v Chile Men 12

Australia have started strong with a 36-12 over Invitational side Chile

Darby Lancaster set the tone early, combining with Dietrich Roache for the opening try before sneaking down the sidelines for his second.

Lancaster showed the soccer skills to get his hat-trick before the break as the Aussies cruised to a 29-0 lead.

As John Manenti freshened up his side in the second half, Chile scored twice, only for Josh Turner to cross on the siren to complete the win 

Australia Women 48 v Spain Women 0

Australia have produced a ruthless display to defeat Spain 48-0

Maddison Levi does what she does best, palming off a defender and bursting away to open the scoring with a quick double.

Levi added her third before the break, was joined by Faith Nathan and sister Teagan as the Aussies took a 29-0 lead into half-time.

The defending Rookie of the Year sprinted away for her fourth before Charlotte Caslick broke some Spanish ankles to cross.

Lily Dick completed the perfect performance as the Aussies finish day one on a high

Australia Men 12 v Canada Men 29

Australia has been stunned by hosts Canada, going down 29-12 to close out day one

Canada shocked the Aussies early via Matthew Percillier before Darby Lancaster answered in the corner with his own high-flying effort.

Percillier added his second as Canada took a 10-5 lead into the break.

Alex Russell extended their advantage after the break, running the length of the field to the delight of the home fans.

The Aussies responded from the kick off as Tim Clement’s pop pass put Maurice Longbottom into space.

However, it was Canada’s day as Kalin Sager dived in under the posts to seal the win

Australia Women 21 v France Women 10

Australia has got revenge for Sydney's quarter-final exit with a 21-10 win over France

Maddison Levi started the day how she finished day one, scoring her seventh try of the tournament.

Some great scramble defence stopped a French try as they built pressure, only for the Aussies to go into the break with a 7-0 lead.

In a sloppy game, Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea burst through the line to give the Aussies some breathing room.

An incredible try-saving tackle from Dom Du Toit stopped a certain try and whilst France eventually found the line, Bienne Terita had an instant response to seal the win

Australia Men 21 v Ireland Men 7

Australia have snuck into the knockout stages after defeating Ireland 21-7.

Needing to win by more than seven, Darby Lancaster got the Aussies off to a perfect start as he raced away.

The Aussie held strong in defence to take a 7-0 lead into the half.

Lancaster set up Dally Bird for their second, however, a try to Jordan Conroy reduced the margin to seven, leaving the Aussies on the verge of elimination from the knockout stages.

Needing something special, Matt Gonzalez came up with the turnover and some great hands found Henry Paterson to put them in the knock-out stages

Australia Women 29 v Fiji Women 5

Australia have powered into the semi-finals with a 29-5 win over Fiji

Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea continues her strong tournament, beating multiple defenders to score.

The Levi’s combined for the second try as Teagan found Maddison, with Levi and Madison Ashby adding to the strong half to take a 22-0 lead.

Fiji answered back before Lily Dick powered her way over the line to secure their place in the semis.

Australia Men 17 v New Zealand Men 7

Australia have stunned New Zealand to take a 17-7 win to advance to the semi-finals.

After an end-to-end start, Henry Paterson finished off in the corner to open the scoring

Ngarohi McGarvey-Black struck back for the Kiwis after sustained pressure from the World Series leaders.

Darby Lancaster continued his breakout tournament, burning his defender to put the Aussie back in front 12-7 at the break.

Lancaster turned hero on defence, producing a great hit to stop a certain try to Moses Leo.

As the Aussies dig deep, Paterson crossed for the second to seal their path into the semi-finals.

Australia Women 38 v USA Women 0

Australia are into their first final of 2023 with a dominant 38-0 win over the USA.

Maddison Levi set the tempo early, blitzing down the sidelines for her tenth of the tournament, shortly followed by the 11th 90 seconds later.

Madison Ashby combined with Faith Nathan just before the break to extend the lead to 19-0 at half-time.

As the Americans built pressure, the relentless work over the ball won turnover after turnover.

Levi completed her hat-trick as Dom Du Toit sealed the win with a quick-fire double

Australia Men 12 v France Men 26

Australia will fight for third after falling to France 26-12

Darby Lancaster was yellow-carded from the kick-off, making up for it on his return as he sprinted away for the opening try.

Theo Forner struck back for the French before JP Barraque scored on half-time as France took a 12-5 lead into the break.

Forner scored his second as the second half started, giving France a 14-point lead.

Josh Turner looked to engineer a comeback, catching France napping, however the French hung on as Jonathan Laugel scored the winner

Australia Men 20 v Ireland Men 5

Australia has claimed third with a 20-5 win over Ireland

Henry Paterson got the Aussies off to a perfect start, racing away for the first try of the bronze medal match.

Ireland had an answer via Niall Comerford as they looked to avenge their group stages defeat, however some magic from Darby Lancaster restored the lead for John Manenti’s side heading into the break.

With the game in the balance, Maurice Longbottom produced some magic, sneaking down the sideline to race away from the Irish defence.

Nathan Lawson crossed shortly afterwards, taking advantage of a picture-perfect pilfer from Hayden Sargeant

Australia Women 12 v New Zealand Women 19

Australia has gone down in heartbreaking fashion to New Zealand, going down 19-12 in Vancouver.

It was a wild final, with Maddison Levi pulling off an unbelievable try-saver on Jorja Miller, only for Sarah Hirini to score the first try of the game.

Madison Ashby answered back but it was all the Black Ferns as Stacey Waka restored their lead at the break.

Miller's solo effort put the margin out to 12 before Ashby found captain Charlotte Caslick to set up a grandstand finish.

The Aussies threw everything at the Kiwis with no avail as the World Series leaders held on for victory

Australian Sevens Squads for Vancouver


Stu Dunbar (C)

Dietrich Roache

Tim Clements

Henry Paterson (VC)

Josh Turner

Dally Bird

Matt Gonzalez

Maurice Longbottom (VC)

Nathan Lawson

Jordan Williams

Trae Williams

Darby Lancaster

Hayden Sargeant


Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea

Maddison Levi

Faith Nathan 

Bienne Terita

Isabella Nasser

Charlotte Caslick (C)

Tia Hinds

Sariah Paki

Teagan Levi

Madison Ashby

Dominique Du Toit 

Lily Dick

13th player: Kaitlin Shave

Australian Sevens Vancouver Schedule

*All times AEDT


Saturday, March 4

Australia Men 36 def Chile Men 12, 9:07 am

Australia Men 12 def by Canada Men 29, 4:03 pm

Sunday, March 5

Australia Men 21 def Ireland Men 7, 9:57 am

Australia Men 17 def New Zealand Men 7, 3:35 pm - QUARTER FINAL

Monday March 6

Australia Men 12 def by France Men 26, 8:48 am - SEMI FINAL

Australia Men v Ireland Men, 12:29 pm - BRONZE MEDAL


Saturday, March 4

Australia Women 26 def Japan Women 7, 4:15 am

Australia Women 48 def Spain Women 0, 10:30 am

Sunday March 5

Australia Women 21 def France Women 10, 5:22 am

Australia Women 29 def Fiji Women 5, 10:28 am - QUARTER FINAL

Monday March 6

Australia Women 38 def USA Women 0, 8:04 am - SEMI FINAL

Australia Women v New Zealand Women, 12:56 pm - FINAL