Canadian women finish seventh at Rugby Sevens World Cup in San Francisco

The event then moves to Hamilton in New Zealand

Blyde's treble took her tally to the tournament to nine tries, crowning a superb weekend for the 22-year-old, the reigning women's world sevens player of the year.

France next play New Zealand, who opened their campaign with an easy 29-5 victory against Russian Federation.

"We've made history now, so we're pretty happy with ourselves", Blyde said.

It was a good tournament for the men's and women's teams.

"There are so many teams that could win and it will be the team that can execute under pressure; you have to play every game like it's a final in this knock-out format, so we need to step up and do the business".

France tackled ferociously in an attempt to pin the New Zealand women back in their own half but soon found themselves another try down when captain Sarah Goss broke clear and swept forward in an attack capped by Portia Woodman's try in the corner.

It means the Blacks Ferns retain the title they won in Moscow in 2013, the inaugural women's World Cup having been won by Australia in 2009.

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Substitute Gayle Broughton fired New Zealand back in front when she stepped inside two United States defenders before storming 80m to score under the posts straight after halftime.

Earlier on Saturday, Canada lost to Spain 26-14 in a game to play for fifth place.

They face a very strong looking Fiji side tomorrow who dispatched of Argentina 43-7 in their quarter-final.

After beating Chile 17-12, Ireland squared up against South Africa, but the tournament's top seeds and World Sevens Series champions proved too strong as they claimed a convincing 45-7 victory. "We're pretty happy with ourselves".

New Zealand, meanwhile, were anything but impressive as they scraped past France 12-7 to progress.

England needed an extra-time win over hosts United States of America to set up a semifinal clash with South Africa who thrashed Scotland 36-5.

New Zealand barely engaged second gear in defeating Rugby World Cup Sevens debutantes Mexico 57-0 in the Round of 16 before powering past Ireland in the Championship quarterfinals.

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