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Women's Sevens, Dubai - The Black Ferns continued their remarkable winning streak by going undefeated again and notching their second 2018/2019 sevens circuit HSBC Cup title with a 26-14 win over Canada. New Zealand extended their win streak to 27 games in world series matches (37 in all competitions). Canada vaulted to second place in the standings. The USA finished fourth and dropped to third overall. The top four rankings to date follow:
New Zealand - 40
Canada - 34
USA - 32
Australia - 28
The top four teams in the six circuit series qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
HSBC Dubai Women's Dream Team - The Black Ferns saw three of its many stars named to the Dubai Women's Dream Team. They were Sara Goss, Gayle Broughton, and Kelly Brazier. Canada added two with Brittany Bean and Bianca Farella. Lauren Doyle from the USA and Evania Pelite from Australia’s rounded out the team.
Dubai Men - The USA men finished 2-1 in Day One to advance into the quarterfinals today. The Eagles beat Spain 29-0, and Wales 33-12 before losing to New Zealand 24-7.
US Rugby Hall of Fame Nominations - The US Rugby Hall of Fame seeks nominations for the 2019 Class. Deadline is February 1, 2019. Nominations can be submitted at www.usrugbyhalloffame.org.
Las Vegas Sevens, Last Day of Discount - Today, November 30, marks the final day to receive a 33% ticket discount on the USA Sevens tournament in Las Vegas in March, 2019. Hotel deals are also available. Go to www.usasevens.com.