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France lost against Australia and await their quarter-final opponents

The Group B leaders played France and Australia, with the Tricolors having already booked their ticket to the quarter-finals of the Sevens series in Vancouver on Saturday morning. After wins against Spain (33-14) and Japan (40-7), the French lost their last group game (21-10) to the Wallabies.

Australians are a cut above

From the start, the Australians took control of the game as the French failed to attack. Sevens all-time leading scorer (39 tries) Madison Levy scored the game’s first points 30 seconds later as her sister Deegan made it 7-0 with ease.

The score didn’t move until half-time, but the French were back on pace after three minutes spent defending in the second half (14-0). The reaction came two minutes from the end from Joanna Grises, well seen on the outside (14-5). But Australia had more resources and took the lead in thirty seconds through Biel Terita (21-5). A last-ditch effort by Frenchman Ian Jason didn’t change anything.

France finished second in their group and Les Bleus face Group C’s second-placed team.

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