Canada downs Wales 15-0 for second win at women's rugby World Cup
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DUBLIN — Magali Harvey sealed Canada's second win of the women's rugby World Cup with a late try as the Canadians downed Wales 15-0 on Sunday.
Harvey scored her first try of the game — and Canada's second — in the 81st minute. The 26-year-old from Quebec City also scored on a penalty kick in the 70th minute and converted on Lori Josephson's 25th-minute try.
"I think in our first game we got the offence right and in this game we got the defence right, but the next one we’ll put it all together," Canadian captain Kelly Russell said. "Wales put a lot of pressure on us, but (the knock-ons) are pure discipline on our part and it's something we have to clean up.
"I'm very happy with the discipline on defence we had. It's definitely something to build off of."
Canada, ranked third in the world, is hoping to improve on its second-place showing at the last World Cup in 2014, when it lost to England in the final.
The Canadians controlled the game against 10th-ranked Wales, taking possession over 70 per cent of the match.
Canada had 112 carries over gainline compared to just 30 for Wales.
It was Canada's first World Cup victory over Wales in three tries. The last meeting was in 1994.
The Canadian squad opened Pool A play at the World Cup with a 98-0 rout of Hong Kong earlier this week.
Canada will play No. 2 New Zealand on Thursday. New Zealand is coming off a 121-0 win over Hong Kong.