Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Falcons Finish 7th In Chile

The Falcons did not finish where they wanted at the Vina del Mar 7s in Chile coming in 7th place. The result comes after a 4th place finish at the Mar del Plata 7s in Uruguay last week. Once again the championship went to Fiji who once again beat Argentina. Canada came back from a not so nice showing in Uruguay to finish fourth behind Chile.

On day one the Falcons had mixed results in pool play. Up first was a 10-12 loss to Uruguay. Had the Falcons made their conversions it would have turned the result. Up next was Brazil. This one went better with the Falcons winner 12-5. Last up was a 26-0 loss to Argentina.  That set up a quarterfinal match against Chile. Unfortunately it didn't go their way as they lost 26-10. In the Plate semi-final they lost to Colombia 26-15 before beating Brazil 14-7 in the 7th/8th place match.

The team now returns home where the players will be in contention for spots in Wellington and Sydney. They will also likely be the group that plays in the Las Vegas Invitational and possibly the Vancouver Rugby Festival.

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