Gibbs, Team Canada top Sweden to move to 2-0 at Women’s Rugby World Cup
By Glenn Wilkins
The fourth-seeded Canadian women opened the 12-team tournament last Friday with a 37-10 win over ninth-seeded Scotland. The team was paced by two tries from Vancouver’s Mandy Marchak.
Burnaby’s Anna Schnell kicked 12 points for the winners.
Canada notched four tries Tuesday, qualifying the team for a valuable bonus point in the Pool C standings. Canada now has 10, to lead second-place France, their next opponent, who now have eight, after besting the Scots 17-7 Tuesday.
Gibbs, 25, whose position is “lock” on the Canadian side, graduated from Barrie Central Collegiate, and is competing at her second World Cup.
Canada and France wind up the round-robin portion of the tournament Saturday. The three pool winners and the best runner-up advance to the final four.